Quote of the day …
“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”
– Mandy Hale
Hope you like it.
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Keeping it uncomplicated, so a mixture of photographic disciplines from two Sony cameras with SEL1855 and SEL1018 lenses. Theme – “A walk”. Continue reading A Walk And A Dragon (Well Two Actually)
Some recent photos experimenting with macro photography … I’m quite busy right now, so sorry in advance if I don’t get a chance to reply … Continue reading Experimental Macro
My local TV station has been showing World Science Festival, TED, and some other science shows. It’s fascinating to hear the accepted theories on how the universe was created, stars, black holes etc. From what I understand our universe is thought to be a little under 14 billion years old, which is a staggering length of time …
Some of the other quantities like the number of stars (10-200 sextillion) and number of planets they think are in our universe are even more vast, so vast in fact it’s pretty challenging to comprehend things like – there are (perhaps) more stars in our universe than grains of sand on all the beaches on earth.
From what I understand, our universe is expanding, has been since the beginning. It’s what scientists call “inflation”. Liking to think beyond what I’m told, I do puzzle about what exactly the universe is expanding into.
Is there simply more “space” which is infinite ?
Or is “space” being created to expand into ?
Or, something else ?
Continue reading “What’s Beyond Space ?”
Tropical greenery on a lovely sunny day at the floating market … a fairly typical Asian scene in some parts ! Continue reading Bounteous Palm Greenery #9955
Leslie’s been a reader and contributor to the Don Charisma blog pretty much I think since she started blogging. She’s always “upbeat” and a talented jazz musician …
Leslie – thanks very much for taking part, I really like what you came up with. And thanks also for being a friend and consistent contributor to the Don Charisma blog. Continue reading Night Markets Of Thailand – Leslie
On a trip to the floating market … beautiful hanging plants with a backdrop of the floating market ambiance. Enjoy 🙂 Don Charisma is on FineArtAmerica, … Continue reading Hanging Orchid Vista #0310
Ever see a fight break out in the street, or a bar ? … sometimes people disperse, but more often than not a group of spectators forms, same as a boxing match or Roman gladiatorial contest … Continue reading Why Are We Attracted To Things We’re Afraid Of ?
Childhood – some had great ones others had awful ones. Lucky for the lucky ones. But what of those who had a terrible time – bullied or abused, terrorised or a narcissist’s object, unloved or abandoned, and so on ? Is it possible to have a great adulthood, even with a terrible childhood ? Continue reading Does One’s Childhood Determine One’s Adulthood ?
How many dimensions can you see on this photo ? … The spectacles are my favourite !
Enjoy 🙂 Continue reading Gold Writing Water Feature #7393
I can’t remember whether this place is a hotel or private … I like it from this angle either way 🙂 It’s four (1wx4h L) photos … Continue reading Nice Pad – Towerama
Thailand celebrates the Loy Catong festival in November. ‘Loy’ mean float, well float away. And ‘Catong’ is a little boat, well really a floating decoration with … Continue reading Night Beach Panorama – Loy Catong Festival
A lovely greenery surrounded pond, with a special lady of the lake. Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our blog … Continue reading Pond and Lady of the Lake
Water sprite because of the water droplets caught in mid-air, great colour and flare from the sun ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to … Continue reading Water Sprite Sunset
This guy has a bat on top of his cane
and has a deer as a companion Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy … Continue reading Chinese Bat-Man and his Deer
Another of the surrealist sunsets … very wide angle, merged direct on my iPhone 🙂 Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. … Continue reading Strikingly Surreal Beach Sunset Panorama
The Big Buddha has minor Buddhas, one for each day of the week. For YOU, your minor Buddha would be the same as the day of … Continue reading Minor Buddha 9 – Friday
Typical example of Thai overhead power cables, scary first time you visit, but one gets used to them ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available … Continue reading Towers And Power Cables
I didn’t have a perfect vantage point, this was taken from the 16th floor of my building. Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy … Continue reading Top Floor Sunrise
View from the hill on which sits the Big Buddha Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our blog readers we’re … Continue reading View from Big Buddha Hill
This is a one shot deal sunset where I’ve managed to capture yellows, blues and reds … It’s a rare beauty for sure, painted exquisitely on … Continue reading Beach Sunset Yellows Blues Reds
Durian is a tropical fruit, which in my opinion tastes pretty good. It’s not cheap either. However it does smell quite fowl, I guess a rotten … Continue reading Durians
Occasionally I walk past a mass of greenery and colour and think wouldn’t it be nice to take a picture of that. Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic … Continue reading Beautiful Flowering Creeper Bush
Lovely colours – this one blends in with the rocks on the side of the slipway very beautifully 🙂 Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available … Continue reading Rocky Sunset Panorama
More Don Charisma magic, seven portrait shots welded together
Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our blog readers we’re … Continue reading Wide Beach Sunset Panorama
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
She’s a mama dog … taken at the service station on a road trip to Cambodia for visa stamp. Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available … Continue reading Mama Dog
Twenty-four photos lovingly merged in Photoshop CS6 Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our blog readers we’re currently offering a … Continue reading Big Sky Beach Sunset Pano
Caught this recently off my balcony, the sun breaking through is always pretty exciting! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For … Continue reading Sun Breaking Through The Clouds
This is what Ronald McDonald look like in Thailand … Wai’ing is an important part of Thai culture. I guess folks at the McDonalds corporation didn’t … Continue reading Wai’ing Ronald McDonald – Thai Style
I was walking home one evening after doing my sunset shooting and noticed how cool the lights looked in the trees. So an experiment in night … Continue reading Night Beach Tree Lights Panorama
My ‘tripod’ for this photo was the top of a beer bottle. Taken on a night out with live and loud music, and drinks aplenty ! … Continue reading Band On Stage, Thailand
One sees these princesses outside bars and shops in Thailand. They have some religious significance because the Thais leave those little bottles of drinks at shrines … Continue reading Water Princess
Very calm waters, which provides a lovely reflection on the ocean. Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our blog readers … Continue reading Calm Water Ocean Sunset Panorama
I found out by posting the photo, this is a Papaya tree ! Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available to buy at Photos.DonCharisma.com. For our … Continue reading Papaya Tree
Thai markets and street food are a bit eclectic … I don’t know what these ladies are cooking, but this is what a street food stall … Continue reading Street Food
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 Loy Catong How To Do A Sky Lantern 3
The Big Buddha has minor Buddhas, one for each day of the week. For YOU, your minor Buddha would be the same as the day of … Continue reading Minor Buddha 3 – Sunday
The friendship supermarket is great. One of the best shops around, I really like it 🙂 Outside the supermarket is this quite impressive and imposing Buddhist … Continue reading Friendship Supermarket Shrine
Photographing interiors presents challenges for the photographically not very well equipped. Without a wider angle lens it’s often impossible to really capture an interior well. Usually … Continue reading Retail Therapy – Interior Panorama, Shopping Mall
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