Sharing something away from weddings today (though a few wedding/engaged couples do feature, see if you can spot them!).
A couple of weeks ago me and the husband went off to Vietnam for a couple of weeks, spending a weekend in Hanoi and the rest of the time in Hoi An.
In Hanoi we wandered around Hoan Kiem Lake, over to the Temple of Literature, and ate and drank out around the Old Quarter, practically squatting on low plastic stools in the street, drinking cold 50p beers and eating Com Ga (chicken and rice) with fresh chilli and lime, and of course fresh rice paper spring rolls.
In Hoi An, it was time for some R&R by the beach, with the evenings spent wandering the main town itself – filled with pretty streets and lanterns (though, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site). We also had a trip out to the My Son temple sanctuary, dating initially from the 4th century, it’s a medley of Asian and Hindu influences.
It was freeing and fun to shoot with no agenda, timeline or ‘must-haves’. I just took my (slightly battered) Fujifilm X100 with a fixed 35mm equivalent lens – perfect for popping in your bag and the perfect focal length for street photography – and focused on ambling and looking for people, light, colours, angles and compositions that caught my eye.
Highlights will be appearing in my Fine Art Print Shop soon.
Enjoy – and apologies for the number of lanterns and conical hats that feature!