#27 The Tiger’s Nest

A Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Paro, Bhutan.

Taktsang Dzong or The Tiger’s Nest is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. I hiked for 4 hours through the foothills of the Himalayan mountains to reach it. It rained on and off and the clouds sometimes covered the view completely.

For this shot I used a tripod and a very high f-stop (f/22) to get as much front to back detail as possible.  Since it was raining I also used a rain jacket for the camera which I’ll discuss further in another post!

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The Uncertainty of Bhutan via Bangkok

I have a photography trip  to Bhutan planned for this September.  To reach there I’m to fly via Bangkok (one of only a handful of places Druk Air – the Bhutan national airline – has flights from).

If you’ve read the news at all lately  you must have heard about the violence happening in Bangkok right now.  The US and British Embassy have closed and are urging people to avoid travel to Bangkok.

I will be the first to admit that my understanding of the situation is fleeting at best.  One alternative I have to avoid the violence is to fly via Kathmandu. However, the general population of Thailand don’t have much of a choice – it’s their home.

I really do hope it all dies down – not only for my flight but for the people of Thailand.

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