I’m from UK, Thankgiving isn’t a British tradition, but a lot of my readers are from America, so … Thank you for following my blog, thank you for your comments, inspiration and support, I am very grateful to each and … Continue reading Thank You to ALL my Followers
Very subtle colours on this one, with a speedboat to add some action. Stitched this time with Photoshop. (c) Don Charisma, photos taken in Thailand, 2013 Continue reading Beach Sunset Panorama, with Speedboat
The big vase shop has the most impressive vases I’ve ever seen, they are quite a lot taller than me. It also makes a good landmark … Continue reading The Big Vase Shop, Streetscape
I love this tree, it’s huge ! The power cables run right through the tree, hardly surprising the transformers are always blowing up here 🙂 (c) … Continue reading Tree of Awesomeness II – Power Cables Included !
A nice message written in the sand during Loy Catong festival. Photos (c) Don Charisma, taken Thailand, Nov-2013 Continue reading Writing in the sand – I Love You
Took this on the beach, near the big pipe. The same big pipe the guy was chatting on his phone, I posted recently (sunset photo). The … Continue reading Traditional Thai Shrine, On The Beach
There’s a really awesome tree that’s in the photo, but better shot from across the road. Suz loves power cables, so here’s some more ! Thanks … Continue reading Streetscape, Power Cable Heaven 2 – Tower-rama
Suz doesn’t like power cables, so I’ve set my compass to trying to persuade her that they can be cool in a Photo. Plenty of sources … Continue reading Streetscape Big Sky, Power Cable Heaven !
At least that’s who I’m guessing they are from having watched Monkey the TV Series – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_(TV_series) and it seems there is a whole Chinese story behind them. … Continue reading Monkey, Pigsy, Sandy, Tripitaka and Horse
The second pond at lower big Buddha hill. Worth a click on photo for higher resolution. Taken on iPhone 4s, 9w x 1h portrait, stitched with … Continue reading Pond Panorama, Lower Big Buddha Hill
Photo speaks for itself. 4w x 2g HDR photos iPhone, stitched with PTGui Pro. (c) Don Charisma, photos taken in Thailand, 2013 Continue reading Big Sky Panorama, Evening
I stumbled across this article on en.blog.wordpress.com. It relevant to anyone with a WordPress blog, and also to the wider content producing internet at large. It’s good that WordPress.com are fighting our corner, for a freer Internet. For those of you … Continue reading Striking Back Against Censorship
Sometimes my readers ask me questions and I answer in the comments. Afterwards I think that others might be interested in the reply, so why not post the answer as a post. So here goes : manson777daniel asks : Yeah and … Continue reading Vacation in Thailand (Reader’s Question)
This Chinese Pagoda is located on lower Big Buddha Hill. It’s guarded by a family of dogs (or maybe dragons), a more realistic red dragon and … Continue reading Chinese Pagoda Rest Area, Lower Big Buddha Hill
As Man Thinketh or talks on his telephone in picturesque places 🙂 I actually wanted to photograph the massive bore pipe that I imagine is either … Continue reading As Man Thinketh (or Talks on his Phone)
It’s crazy when I look at these photos in more detail. This guy has a bat on the top of his cane. He lives close by … Continue reading Chinese Bat-Man and his Deer
This is the second shot of my first attempt at “Macro” photography with my iPhone 4s. (c) Don Charisma, photos taken in Thailand, 2013 Continue reading Sea Flower, Macro iPhone Photo
Couch-Dating ? Couch-Whoring ? Google today sends me this traffic – “dating site rent out spare room” First, I want to clarify, this is NOT MY SEARCH, it’s one of the searches that Google sent me today. Probably because I did … Continue reading “dating site rent out spare room” – Google Fun
It’s a horse (Chinese), with the Chinese mural I already posted in the background. (c) Don Charisma, photos taken in Thailand Nov-2013 Continue reading It’s a Horse, of Course
I got lucky with the firework going off, those are really hard to capture on iPhone, timing is verging on luck ! Stitched with Microsoft ICE, … Continue reading Beach Night Pano, Loy Catong Festival
I really like these “vases” a lovely decoration outside the restaurant. Possibly a little bit phallic from this angle, albeit flaccid ! Hopefully someone will tell … Continue reading Copper “Vases” with Random Texting Guy
Snapped this in the Chinese area, I call lower Big Buddha Hill. Not sure exactly what’s going on, presumably these dudes want to storm the castle … Continue reading Chinese Battle Scene, Lower Big Buddha Hill
I love panoramas. The joining multiple photos to get a photo of a wider area appeals to me … One of the problems with posting a … Continue reading Extra Skinny Beach Sunset Panorama
After typing this I spotted some wings on these dog or dragons? … so now not sure … let me know what you think ? These granite dogs are the guardians of a Chinese Pagoda which acts as a rest area in the lower Big Buddha hill area. There’s a particularly vicious looking pup with one of the dogs. Maybe it’s a family, dog dog, bitch dog and pup dog ? The other guardians are dragon and a crane bird (behind). I have a wider angle photo I’ll post later. (c) Don Charisma, photos taken in Thailand Nov-2013 Continue reading Chinese Granite Dogs (Dragons ?), Lower Big Buddha Hill
This is what my front yard looks like … well at least the front yard of my condo building ! (c) Don Charisma, photos taken in … Continue reading My Front Yard
I have iPhone 4S and iPad 3, and they keep pestering me to “upgrade” to iOS 7, version 7.0.4. I’ve read that some users have experienced problems with iOS 7. I am not desperate to upgrade, everything works OK on … Continue reading iOS 7 – “Upgrade” or Not Upgrade ?
The Loy Catong festival in Thailand was Sunday just passed. The Catong is a small decorative “boat”, that’s set adrift on a body of water such … Continue reading How-to do a “Catong” (Loy Catong, Nov-2013)
This ornate Chinese Pagoda is located on lower Big Buddha Hill. It’s guarded by a horse, an elephant and a stag (I’ll post their photos later) … Continue reading Chinese Pagoda, Lower Big Buddha Hill
I was walking along the beach and came across a Thai woman writing in the sand. I think it says “Don Charisma, you are awesome”, but … Continue reading Writing In The Sand
Thais like to celebrate with Sky Lanterns. These are a paper “balloon” with a burner underneath. First the burner must be attached to the lantern with … Continue reading Sky Latern How-to – by lovely Thai Couple
I love my big skies, breathtaking, the colours are often just stunning … This one taken late evening just before sundown (6.30pm). It’s 3w x 2h … Continue reading Big Sky, Sunset Balcony Panorama
A couple of people said they didn’t like the power cables in one of my photos. Being the contrarian that I am, I decided to make a … Continue reading Cat Power
I do love my big sky panoramas, this one is no exception. Stitched with PTGui, 6w x 1h (portrait). Master panorama is 28 megapixels. (c) Don … Continue reading Beach Panorama, Sunset
I’ve been flat out for a couple of weeks and need to slow the pace and recharge the batteries a little bit, so won’t be posting … Continue reading Charisma Break after Loy Catong Festival
The pagoda shrine is supported by four columns (pillars ?) adorned with orate Chinese dragons. The deity is the centre-piece sits on a yin-yang “throne” … … Continue reading Dragon Pagoda Shrine with Yin Yang Deity
I was walking near the beach on my daily walk, and saw a tiny little flower on a “succulent” plant. The flower is only maybe 1-2 … Continue reading Sea Flower, My First “Macro” Photography
This “Crane” bird is one of the guardians of a Chinese chill out pagoda, in the lower big Buddha area. His companion guardians are a pair … Continue reading We Think He’s a “Crane” (Bird)
Isn’t the sky just breathtaking sometimes … Sometimes I go out on the balcony and it just leaves me in awe … well these days I … Continue reading Big Sky, HDR Balcony Panorama
To get the photo of the face of the Dragon I had to stick my iPhone through a hedge. I can’t figure out if he’s escaping … Continue reading Is this Dragon running away ?
I was on my way out for a walk, and astonished to see this. The lady has about 10 chairs and a lounger, cushions etc, pulling … Continue reading Spare a thought for this lady
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