Bangkok By Night

After a few weeks island hopping, we decided to leave the rain and made our way north to the big city lights of Bangkok to catch up with friends. I think there is 14 million people living here, which for me is crazy shit. I had been scoping the city for a couple of days looking for a vantage point to shoot some cityscape photos from. In our continuing effort to keep the budget down and avoid paying the entrance fee to some more famous viewpoints, I walked into lots of 5 star skyscraper hotels in an attempt to reach the top floors. Many failed attempts later due to security hassles or lack of key cards, I came to the realization that doing my best to impersonate someone that might actually belong to these places in my traveled-out t-shirts and board shorts might not have been the wisest idea. Wanting to get at least one shot of a night skyline, we decided to bite the bullet, cough up the cash and head to one of the many beautiful sky bars to indulge in some overpriced beer and eat something other than vegetable fried rice and noodles. After a surprisingly short elevator ride we walked out on to the rooftop of the 37th floor. The view was incredible, the place was empty, nice ambient jazz music filled the air creating the perfect environment to sit back, relax and just soak up some of the finer things of life for a change. I took several images from the roof top that evening, but felt this was a standout image with  the main highway disappearing towards the horizon and providing a little scale to the seemingly never ending metropolis.

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Bangkok by night 3

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Photo Blurb
Canon 7d
Tokina 11-16mm @ 11mm
exposure blended F/8 @ 2/8/30 seconds
Iso 100

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