Southeast Asia in Black & White

One of the most striking parts of visiting Asia is the amount of color everywhere, vibrant crimsons and golds in every direction. I felt compelled to convert many of my shots to black and white to simplify and bring out the details of some of the sights, creating a different perspective than the color images.

Southeast Asia | Elephant

An elephant awaits her bath in Luang Prabang, Laos.

A Lao native pours scented water over retired Buddha statues in the Pak Ou Caves of in celebration of Lao New Year or Pii Mai.

A Lao native pours scented water over retired Buddha statues in the Pak Ou Caves of in celebration of Lao New Year or Pii Mai.

Southeast Asia | Teens at Hoan Kiem Lake

Teens at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Southeast Asia | Lines

Power lines on the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Southeast Asia | Ha Long Bay

One of the most breathtaking sites in Asia, Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay.

Southeast Asia | Buddha at Pak Ou Caves

Luang Prabang’s Pak Ou Caves are home to many retired Buddha sculptures, collected from various temples.

Southeast Asia | Prayer Bowls

108 prayer bowls line the wall at the temple of the reclining Buddha or Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand.

Southeast Asia | Stairway to Heaven

One of the many ancient temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Southeast Asia | Twisted Trunk

Twisted tree roots set Wat Ta Prohm apart from the other temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Southeast Asia | Vietnamese Fishermen

A group of men fish on Hanoi’s West Lake in the afternoon.

Standing guard outside Wat  Pho, one of Bangkok's oldest temples.

Standing guard outside Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s oldest temples.

Southeast Asia | Hanoi

Motorbikes and street vendors crowd the streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

The Angkor Wat complex was initially home to a cluster of Hindu temples and subsequently Buddhist temples. It is the largest religious monument on earth.

The Angkor Wat complex was initially home to a cluster of Hindu temples and subsequently Buddhist temples. It is the largest religious monument on earth.

This mosaic was one of many adorning the outside of the temple of the emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew, one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Thailand.

This mosaic was one of many adorning the outside of the temple of the emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew, one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Thailand.

See the full set of both color and black and white images on Flickr and a video montage of the trip as well.

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