Notre Damn Cathedral, District 1, Saigon

I often feel put off photographing tourist spots, just because of the volume of photos taken already and it  just feels like a bit of a waste of time, trying to make something original and different, but then many people looking at my blog will never have seen this cathedral before anyway, so I decided to share these, my aim with these shots was to try and create something that has some texture and are just small glimpses of this building, with a bit more mystery, rather than the typical postcard full cathedral images people often take.

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Watercolours

the first two are abstract, had made some experimental marks and decided to fill the page with random detail, it’s interesting how detail I feel can add a lot of interest and beauty to an image. 

The last image is of a group of shacks near my home, these are very interesting ad always varied to look at and make art from. I do like making images of these as well as boats, I plan to do as many as possible in the next few weeks.

  

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Monkey Island, Cần Giờ, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

We took a few buses and a bike taxi to Monkey Island, last weekend, a very beautiful area, with lots of swamp, trees and monkeys, it is always fascinating to see their expressions and lots of cheekyness as expected, one nicked my hat, which I thought a fair trade for letting me take a shot, what a great experience to hang out with our cousins for a bit!

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