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Sitting in a dark room in Bangkok

I came to Thailand to work. I had no idea, however, just how far behind I’ve gotten and how much work it would be.

I’ve spent the last several days in my dark hotel room editing photos. My hotel room because the bandwidth is good and it is better than any other options for working around here, and dark because it is the best environment to edit photos in. I knew that I had let my photo editing slip, but I had no idea just how bad things have gotten.

You will probably notice photos of places that haven’t been previously represented in my daily photos over the next month. My recent photos from South Africa, Canada, Bilbao, Washington, and even a forgotten image from Sydney are all a result of my current photo editing binge.

I’m probably about half way done now. Chronologically, I’m about half way through South Africa with a few photos from Newfoundland I have to finish. I’m really pleased with some of the photos I’ve taken. The results from my new camera are evident in the photos from South Africa. The limitations of my lenses in taking wildlife photos are also evident.

So, I haven’t really done much of anything here in Thailand which is interesting. I even missed the celebrations of the Kings Birthday yesterday, which from what I’ve been told, was pretty amazing to see. I found out my site got hacked and had to fix that problem. I’ve recorded two podcasts and gone to a few movies. That is about it. It isn’t the glamorous life of a world traveler, but sometimes work just has to get done.

I just want to give everyone a heads up that I’m still alive. I haven’t been very active on Twitter or Facebook the last week and I haven’t written anything in a while. Once I’m done with the photo editing I’ll be shifting into writing mode, which should be more enjoyable if for no other reason than I can do it from anywhere with less concern about bandwidth and ambient light.

There are some great stories that I’ve been promising that I’ll be publishing once my photos are processed. This includes my dive with Great White Sharks that I’ve been promising, an audio slide show about a live game capture I witnessed in South Africa, my trip to the doctor in Thailand.

With that, I’m going to head back into Lightroom and hopefully get this finished in a few days.

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  1. bob says:

    bangkok is fun!!

  2. Low band width is a pain. Half the time I’m in dives where it takes 30 minutes to upload a photo. Or a website times-out while I’m still uploading a comment. Good luck with your photo’s, Gary. See you somewhere…!
    – Arie

  3. Editing photos is a mean work, but so was building the places the camera is aimed at! eheh

    good word and best of lucks!

  4. Josh says:

    Ah the busy life of a traveller – the last thing we consider when throwing in the life of a 9 to 5er!

    • Gary says:

      Its more the life of a blogger. If I didn’t have this site, I wouldn’t worry about editing the photos. I’d just back them up and deal with it some other time.

  5. I dont envy you Gary.. its like every time you go somewhere and have a blast we end up having even more work!! I know when I went ot Puerto Madryn I took so much video it took an extra 10 gigs of space on mycomputer… crazy

  6. i had missed your posts, i enjoy your blog

  7. First timer here. Really enjoyed your blog!
    What do you do with your photos, do you sell them? Or ru just editing them for fun?

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