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.
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.
Teens at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Power lines on the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam.
One of the most breathtaking sites in Asia, Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay.
Luang Prabang’s Pak Ou Caves are home to many retired Buddha sculptures, collected from various temples.
108 prayer bowls line the wall at the temple of the reclining Buddha or Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand.
One of the many ancient temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Twisted tree roots set Wat Ta Prohm apart from the other temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
A group of men fish on Hanoi’s West Lake in the afternoon.
Standing guard outside Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s oldest temples.
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.
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.