I really thought that Everest would be nigh impossible to see but the Mother of all mountains stood proudly dominating all the peaks nearby. As I framed the shot the monk appeared and seemed as surprised as I was. the mountain posed until after the last rays of light had vanished and I have never been in so much awe of any natural wonder before.
Born in Melbourne, Australia I am based in Saigon, Vietnam where I can travel from the metropolis in to the wilds of Vietnam and beyond.
I share my passion and enthusiasm for everything Asian with others by leading a variety of tours. These trips can be anything from photography tours, to adventure to luxury and everything in between. Over my years in this region I have worked for a wide variety of travel companies and these days I freelance guiding tours throughout Asia combining this with photography.
A camera allows me to hone in on scenes and people, to block out everything else for the split second it takes to capture an image. A great photograph leaves me feeling euphoric. There is really nothing quite like capturing a moment in time. The need to respond to situations or to anticipate events is what makes photography so special for me.
However, the quest continues to capture the perfect moment.
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... as long as there's an advanced Maths course in a (not necessarily) nearby country. He's known for pushing friends into the most expensive photographic equipment... several family inheritances have been wasted, but they often acknowledge his smart advices. Owner of a clinical eye, he can spot perfection amidst chaos as easily as a small imperfection on a perfect photo. He's also an occasional stork stalker and, above all, a caring father of two beautiful children. Gastão's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... give us a hand. He's our Computer Science genius and is currently addicted to photographing cats. He's a natural born optimist who makes a joke out of anything... don't mess with his Toyota though. Eventually, his stocks will rise from death and he'll invest in livestock and vineyards. He's got highly trained fingers either playing the piano or shortcutting photoshop. We hope he'll stick around after marrying his college sweetheart. In the mean time, he'll dissect every submitted photograph into binary code. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal.
... would only be true if reading travel, geographic and surfing books/magazines accounted some mileage. He checks his e-mail every 2 minutes and he's often seen going cold-turkey when offline. Still divided between several walks of life, he strongly believes in Murphy's law "If anything can go wrong, it will". Photography plays a huge role in his life, at least judging by his conversation topics. Gray hair will eventually take the better of him. Pedro's current location: Covilhã, Portugal. Pedro's blog, personal/work homepage and facebook.