One of the true pleasures of writing this column and running my business is getting to know the people I meet during the course of my work.  People from the world over contact me with questions, or to offer advice, or to share an experience and it really enriches my life.  One such person is Kevin J. who has made his life in Vietnam.  Over the last year he's shared his thoughts and images and I really enjoyed them, so I asked if he'd share them with the readership.  He generously agreed.  Thank you Kevin!

 

Kevin Kevin first experienced Vietnam as a 19 year old soldier.  In 2002 he returned and met his wife shortly thereafter.  He now lives in a small town north of Phan Rang and shares his place with various critters.  When you live in an exotic land photography becomes fun.  Kevin has had various digital point and shoots and recently purchased a Canon 500d.  He's already looking towards the future while eyeing the 7d or 5d Mark II.  You can send me (Steve) your feedback and I'll forward it on to Kevin.  I'm sure he'd be  glad to hear from you.

 

Kevin has captioned some of these photos, others will remain uncaptioned.  There isn't a narrative, just  flow of really nice images to give you a taste of the flavor of his country.  Enjoy.

 

Vietnam, fish nets in the bay

 

Vietnam, nice golden sunset

 

Vietnam, waiting for the boat

 

Vietnam, cruise ship

 

Vietnam, view of charter boat

 

Vietnam, lady being seasick

 

Vietnam, caucasion woman in bikini

 

Vietnam, everyone is full

 

Viietnam, huge meal on the boat

 

Vietnam, karoke on a boat

 

Vietnam, musicians.

 

Vietnam, band on a boat

 

Vietnam, musicans playing on the boat

 

Vietnam, swimming

 

Vietnam, swimming

 

Vietnam, swimming

 

Vietnam, jetskis

 

Vietnam, lunch on a boat

 

Vietnam, interesting building

 

Vietnam, friends together

 

Vietnam, ferry crossing, lady sleeping

 

Vietnam, rice fields

 

Vietnam, rice field workers working

 

Vietnam, water buffalos, farm,

 

Vietnam water buffalos

 

Vietnam, view of ocean

 

Vietnam, beach

 

Vietnam, ocean

 

Vietnam, nice landscape

 

Vietnam, beautiful landscape

 

Vietnam, beautiful oceanscape

 

Vietnam, beautiful landscape

 

Vietnam, tidal pools, shrimp

 

Vietnam, railroad tracks

 

Vietnam, inlet, islands,

 

Vietnam, lagoon

 

Vietnam, rice field workers

 

Vietnam, rice field workers

 

Vietnam, Rural Woman

 

Vietnam, Rural Children

 

Vietnam, Rice fields

 

Vietnam, small fishing boats, sea shore

 

Vietnam, beaches with hotels

 

Vietnam, small islands

 

Vietnam, small island offshore

 

Vietnam, gondola over the bay, tramway

 

Vietnam, Gondola, tramway

 

Vietnam, Gondola

 

Vietnam, big city

 

Vietnam, oceanside

 

Vietnam, Crosswalk

 

Vietnam, Sea Scenic

 

Vietnam by the ocean shore

 

Vietnam, bay, point, beach

 

Vietnam, rocky coast, bay

 

Vietnam,big fishing net

 

Vietnam beach

 

Vietnam Rice field

 

Rural Vietnam