Weekly Photo Outing

This weeks photo outing is to Ayutthaya.  This outing is different because I wanted to show some photos that anyone could take with a common compact digital camera during the worst part of the day.  Basically, the sort of photos you’d get in the worst of circumstances using the cameras automatic settings.  Standard tourist fare!  In a future weekly I’ll share some of the many images I have taken during the optimum time of day, using professional equipment, and taking time to set up the compositions.  The comparing and contrasting will be fun!

This is an opening shot taken right off the sidewalk.  Even if you have a compact camera you can look for quick and interesting compositions

Ayutthaya Ruins

There will always be map and drink stands outside the ruins like this one.

Ayutthaya Ruins

Most regular travelers to Thailand know that each town has slightly different public transportation.  These versions of the tuk tuk are fun to photograph.

Ayutthaya Ruins

Another fun composition.

Ayutthaya Ruins

Everybody is a photographer these days thanks to digital cameras!

Ayutthaya Ruins

Try to line up your shots to show depth and scale.

Ayutthaya Ruins

This is one of my favorite structures.

Ayutthaya Ruins

During the wet season the grass will be green and courtyards attractive.

Ayutthaya Ruins

Another interesting structure.

Ayutthaya Ruins

This one didn’t work, but sometimes if you try to catch a part of the foreground when really showing the background you get a more interesting picture.  This would have worked with a DSLR and a ultra wide angle lens!

Ayutthaya Ruins

You can make interesting compositions out of the most common and available objects.  Put this is a nice frame and it would be suitable for a doctors office or elevator.. ;o)

Ayutthaya Ruins

I liked how the figures were spaced along the wall with the structures in the background.

Ayutthaya Ruins

The small lakes and water based structures make for interesting images.

Ayutthaya Ruins

There are lots and lots of elephant rides and attractions in Ayutthaya.

Ayutthaya Ruins

I hope you enjoyed our brief visit to Ayutthaya.