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Pattaya and other parts of Thailand - Past and Present Visits. (Updated 20th July 2023)


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My main camera is a Canon 6D Mark II, however it is heavy and even heavier with the longer lenses fitted. I wanted a small point and shoot type camera, which would produce pictures of a similar quality to the 6D Mark II when tayking what I would describe as easy pictures; by that I mean no difficult lighting conditions and subject not to far away etc.  I recently took the plunge and purchased a Canon Powershot g7x mark III.  Whilst it will in no way replace to DSLR, I have been pleased with its performance.  One feature that is good is the attached flash gun; the better quality DSLR s do not have a built in flash; it is so quick to just press a button and have a small flash gun there, rather than having to get an external flashgun out of the camera back and attach it.  All the shots here were taken with the g7x and I do not think there has been any loss of quality from previous stuff taken on the DSLR and the fill in flash also was convenient.  It is a 1 inch sensor.  I still post process everything using Lightroom and Photoshop.

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1 minute ago, john luke said:

LOL

I am afraid it reminds me of what the old Leeds Fish Market was like when I was a child; by the way I am 70 now.

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It’s always nice to buy fresh meat/produce, where I live there are few such places and they are all out of my way. Therefore, Walmart and the big grocers get my money 99% of the time

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22 minutes ago, Pumpuynarak said:

Great pics John, is that the place where you can actually eat there what they cook for ya ?  

Yes, there is a park between the market and the coastline.  Families bring their rugs and picnic/eat there.  

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12 hours ago, john luke said:

My main camera is a Canon 6D Mark II, however it is heavy and even heavier with the longer lenses fitted. I wanted a small point and shoot type camera, which would produce pictures of a similar quality to the 6D Mark II when tayking what I would describe as easy pictures; by that I mean no difficult lighting conditions and subject not to far away etc.  I recently took the plunge and purchased a Canon Powershot g7x mark III.  Whilst it will in no way replace to DSLR, I have been pleased with its performance.  One feature that is good is the attached flash gun; the better quality DSLR s do not have a built in flash; it is so quick to just press a button and have a small flash gun there, rather than having to get an external flashgun out of the camera back and attach it.  All the shots here were taken with the g7x and I do not think there has been any loss of quality from previous stuff taken on the DSLR and the fill in flash also was convenient.  It is a 1 inch sensor.  I still post process everything using Lightroom and Photoshop.

I decided after my last trip I wouldn't bother lugging my DSLR and lenses around on future trips , especially as I tend to travel  a lot on my holidays  .... last time I took around 90% of my pics with my phone , so next time I will use that and a Sony RX100 as backup 

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Pattaya International Firework Festival is taking place during the evenings of 29th and 30th November 2019.  Beach Road is closed to vehicular traffic and there are a number of food and market stalls set up on the pavement.

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I had a position just behind the plackard of the King; (Beach Road almost opposite Pattaya Klang.)  The show seemed to be in two parts, the first starting just after 2000 and the second just after 2100.  At the end of the show the area was crowded with people, however a short walk up to Second Road and within seconds of arriving on Second Road I was able to get a baht bus and off.  A good and cheap public transport system.

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What I am proposing this evening is to start somewhere near to the Dusit Thani hotel, using a 200 mm lens and then at half time walk down to a point on Beach Road a little past Mikes Mall.

If anyone else was there last night, where did they stand?  Any suggestions for a good view point would be appreciated.

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21 minutes ago, misteregg said:

Great photos John.
Although I have to say, fireworks are exciting when you’re a kid but grow very boring as an adult.

I can see what you mean.  Getting it right for the photo (ISO shutter speed and aperture plus composition) all provide a challenge.  Digressing slightly I wonder how long before lazer lights take over from fireworks. 

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