Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tuk Tuks and Thai Boxing

Our photo tour is moving along nicely, although traffic here in Bangkok is terrible. After leaving Wat Pho we spend nearly two hours in traffic to cover the 3 kilometers back to our hotel! The streets are full of cars, trucks, motorbikes and the ubiquitous Thai Tuk Tuk. In the above photo, I panned at a 30th of a second and caught this image of a passing Tuk Tuk.

In the evening we had a delicious dinner at the Mango Tree restaurant and then headed over to the Pink Panther for thire nightly Mua Thia (kick boxing) show. This is where the newer, high ISO capable cameras really shine. With my old Canon Mark II I'm limited to ISO 1600 which is just barely enough speed. The action is fast an furious, and with ring side seats we have to be careful not to get hit by the boxers as they are up against the ropes!


Allen said...

Thanks Karl for the post. Really enjoy even a brief post with a few photos. Maybe I'll join you next time.

Anonymous said...

Mr Grobl
Just wanted to throw in a comment to let you know someone is reading your posts. I am in the Army and travel to Siam every few months for work. I have been to most of the places you go, but entirely different sitution. Your site is one of my daily checks in the office. Thanks Again, William.

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Karl Grobl said...

Thanks Allen, I appreciate the comment and look forward to having you join a tour some time. Cheers, Karl