Chris Bird and his Photography

Chris Bird and his Photography.

Just lately I have met a lot of people that go out of there way to comment on my Photography,this is brilliant and to be honest the only payment I ever get ….Praise is priceless.

My payment is all the kind comments and the strangers that come over to meet me and talk photography and I have all the time in the world for this subject so it suits me just fine,keep it up everybody.

I have been truly humbled by the amount of people that come over to me and compliment my work ….not to mention the thousands that have commented on my online/ social media presence …I even have a Groupie !!!!!

Anyway here is a taste of my imagery and diversity just incase you missed it ..

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Relax Nearly down Another night in Paradise 40 Degrees Its hot Perspective Abandoned Safety first Health and safety www.chrisbirds.com The Humber Bridge Umbrella Keeping cool flying through BKKBlade Blade untitled-11-Edit The Model www.chrisbirds.com Behind the rocks www.chrisbirds.com Long tail IMG_7307_HDR Getting the Bus Rush hour Traffic Taxi Take me home The barber The BarberIMG_9960 Blue First sight First sight Lost lostIMG_0662-Edit LifeWhat ? WhatIMG_0502 The Shepherd The Business man The business man www.chrisbirds.com Nearly home IMG_7680 Be carefulThe Buddha The Buddha Once upon a timeThe Meeting point
www.chrisbirds.com Flat out www.chrisbirds.com Dubaiwww.chrisbirds.com Water under the bridge www.chrisbirds.com Going undergroundwww.chrisbirds.com Underground www.chrisbirds.com Piccadilly www.chrisbirds.com Fifawww.chrisbirds.com Draculas house  www.chrisbirds.com Angry train www.chrisbirds.com Trexwww.chrisbirds.com Window 9www.chrisbirds.com

Koh Chang ,Thailand
Koh Chang ,Thailand
Koh Chang ,Thailand
Koh Chang ,Thailand
Koh Chang ,Thailand
Koh Chang ,Thailand

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The future of Photography

The future of Photography

Its obvious that over the coming years photography will evolve,especially equipment.It probably already has but due to the manufactures making billions out of the public its slowly drip fed  to keep the money machine working..
They offer us a few extra megapixels every year and a few extra frames per second for a extra few hundred Dollars .
Sony’s mirrorless A7 R mk2 for example has taken the world by storm with many pros using the system for all Genres of photography ..
I am still using a Canon Dlsr but I can see its old technology now and certainly not state of the art..
We will no doubt laugh at these things in a few years .
The 3 pictures below where all taken with a smart phone …an old smartphone at that,not the latest Samsung s6 or iPhone 6s .
Now my clunky Dlsr requires multiple lens changes and yet many times I am left feeling a bit disappointed with image quality …
One reason  I guess is that I haven’t spent $20,000.00 on lenses.
Compared to my smart phone the huge lens on my huge DLSR should blow it away ,but in good light it simply doesn’t .
Some of the latest Smartphones are also able to shoot RAW ,mix this in with some of the amazing smart phone editing software and you’ve got a powerful little toy in your pocket.
Don’t get me wrong if we were to enlarge these images then the Dlsr would pull away ..BUT its only 2015 and very early days in the world of digital photography and smartphones , not forgetting software is evolving also.There is software available already that can add pixels to Smartphone images allowing for huge prints..
Look at the free Selfie apps on your phone that automatically softens the skin tones leaving the rest of the image sharp..
I will almost guarantee future smart phones aimed at photographers will have full frame sensors and mind boggling image quality like the Sonys A7 R mk2 ..
The latest Sony RX100 mk4  is already available in 2015 and is a great example of just how powerful a small camera can be..
If they can read a newspaper from space with satellite cameras how come when I take a shot from 30 feet away I can’t see the text clear enough to read??? what is this technology.?
The Police have CCTV cameras in many major cities around the world that can also read newspaper print form several miles away …Personally I think there keeping us in the dark with the Camera technology that is potentially available to the Public. Apple showed us this a few months ago when the iPhone 6S came out with a camera that 100% better than an Iphone 6 and I will bet the iPhone 7 will be 50 % better than its predecessor and the iPhone 7 S will be …etc etc etc .
It is of course exciting times in the world of Photography ..

Watch this space.www.chrisbirds.com www.chrisbirds.com www.chrisbirds.com

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Popular, thanks Instagram .. ..

Popular, thanks Instagram .. ..

My latest post has some of the most popular images from my Instagram account ..

There’s always lots of diverse images been added to my Latest feed over at www.chrisbirds.com 

I am currently on the island of  Koh Samui chasing the perfect sunset.

Its actually easier said than done but great fun exploring ..

The sun Sets here at around 6 .0 PM which I find extremely early, still its a better deal than the 6.0am sunrise.

FlatFlat40 Degrees 40 DegreesIMG_5529 Street dog SteelSteelThe old Concrete jettyAbandoned Abandoned IMG_2935-Edit Kiss meIMG_3741 On the streets untitled-11-Edit The modelIMG_8474 TaxiTaxiOn the move IMG_9583 3IMG_9589 Character Eyes eyesIn the wall Hole in the wall Row, row, row your boat... Row Row Row the boat IMG_7894Varanasi
Stoney portraitStoney portraitAfter the marketAfter the MarketBoxesCard board cityIMG_8141TattooThe fortune tellerThe fortune teller www.chrisbirds.comCuteThe BuddhaThe BuddhaOnce upon a timeThe meeting pointThe shop keeperThe shop keeperInside the templeInside the Templewww.chrisbirds.comNellyIMG_0502Shepherd The welderSparkswww.chrisbirds.comMid the Gapwww.chrisbirds.comParlimant www.chrisbirds.comLost undergroundwww.chrisbirds.comOn the limitThe Sanctuary Of TruthSanctuary of truthwww.chrisbirds.comPerspective www.chrisbirds.com Piccadilly www.chrisbirds.com Busterwww.chrisbirds.com My Fatherwww.chrisbirds.com You go first www.chrisbirds.com Filewww.chrisbirds.com The entrance to it allwww.chrisbirds.com T,Rexwww.chrisbirds.com Angry trainwww.chrisbirds.com Dracula’s housewww.chrisbirds.com Like a mirror

Popular, thanks Instagram .. ..Kind regards

Chris Bird

Behind every picture theres a story

Behind every picture theres a story …

I had my morning walk and as usual was armed with my Camera.

As I was taking a shot of an interesting fishing boat I noticed this young boy shouting out to the man on the boat ..

It turned out it was the boys father fishing for small Shrimp that had just come into season ..I gave hime my card and later forwarded him some images of his Fisherman father..I think thats a pretty cool shot for is Dad…one for the wall.

2 years ago whilst exploring Koh Chang I came across this rather bizarre resort ..its literally at the end of the road .

This year I just had to return for some more exploring ..I wasn’t disappointed.

Aunchaleena Beachfront Resort, formerly, Koh Chang Grand Lagoona is the name.

This place is actually an illegally built resort by a billionaire Thai .. its long past its sell by date and is now practically in ruins.

Its the biggest resort on the island and its still operating ???apparently its full of Thai people holidaying  from Bangkok over Christmas /New Year .

As you enter the resort there are several full size elephant sculptures armed with huge Erections ..yes you heard me right ..

I stumbled on an old secure building that was full of broken bicycles?? there where dozens of them and on the wall old pictures of young people posing with new bicycles..what happened?

In fact everywhere you turn there are spooky things ,its a huge area with no one about ..occasionally you see a young girl on a bike riding by ..GHOST????

Any way Vietnam in a few days for some rather different culture and some street Photography ..Always love exploring this country.

Destination Hanoi .

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More on the resort Here !

Pappa 

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Koh Chang,Thailand
Koh Chang,Thailand

 

 

A little taste of Koh Chang ,Thailand.

A little taste of Koh Chang ,Thailand.

Home for a few months, Koh Chang is a great island to relax and enjoy Thai life.

Its low season now so its very quiet and peaceful which is just what the doctor ordered.

One of the reasons its low season is the weather! it rains a lot this time of the year although  we still have plenty of dry times to wander around /explore and it usually makes for great sunsets .

Koh Samui next stop after I renew my Visa in Vietnam ,street photography at its best.

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Relax

The Back garden

Finally on tvKoh Chang ,ThailandAfter the storm

Koh Chang ,Thailand

Sweet

The Merc

Home for a while

The Elephant farm

Lifes a beach

The hat 

The Hammock Shopwww.chrisbirds.com Yamaha Dt175www.chrisbirds.com

Laid to rest 

Waiting

Fun

Stunning sunsets 

HomeBird of Paradise

The Aftermath  Going Fishing www.chrisbirds.com The Fisher man

Life Koh Chang ,Thailand

Koh ChangKoh Chang ,Thailand

Finally www.chrisbirds.com

Koh Chang ,Thailand

Simple hand held Photography Koh Chang ,Thailand

Evolution Koh Chang ,Thailand

A few new images uploaded to the Latest stream

A few new images uploaded to the Latest stream ..click here! to see all of my diverse imagery.www.chrisbirds.comInside Angkor Wat,Cambodia.www.chrisbirds.com
Going UndergroundStay Calm Keep Calmwww.chrisbirds.com Exploring the USSwww.chrisbirds.com The Things I do www.chrisbirds.comThe Plant shopwww.chrisbirds.com Zebrawww.chrisbirds.comThailand In Bloom
www.chrisbirds.com Laid to rest,Koh Samui ,Thailandwww.chrisbirds.com Koh Samui ,Thailand www.chrisbirds.com Death railway ,Thailandwww.chrisbirds.com

Koh Chang ,Thailand

The old concrete Jetty ,Koh Chang ,Thailand.

Chenai ,India.

The Coffee shopwww.chrisbirds.com

After the storm,Philippines.

Blue 

School timewww.chrisbirds.com The Market ,Indiawww.chrisbirds.com

Levitation

New work from www.chrisbirds.com

New work from www.chrisbirds.com

Its been an interesting week with a wide arrange of diverse subjects..just my style.

Here are a few new shots since my last post..see more of my images here!

I  have just bought the Sigma 35mm Art lens…its awesome, its focal length is perfect on a cropped sensor for portraits/people shots…read more about this stunning lens range here!

I will be heading back to the Uk in a few weeks to get a reality check and plan my next adventure..

Australia/New Zealand/New York/Austria/San Francisco are all on the Radar….

Just going to the local boxing gym to shoot a few friends training …beers on them tonight..



IMG_1805Nathon ,Koh Samui ,ThailandIMG_0051 SparringIMG_9960 BlueFirst sightFirst sightIMG_9710The Champ The street fighter by www.chrisbirds.comStreet fighterExplore Island hoppingIMG_0142 FangIndia by www.chrisbirds.com The ShepherdIMG_0839 JCBIMG_1222 Fun with PangIMG_1495Fun with the new lens
IMG_1730 Golden mirrorIMG_8434Mixing things up a little..

On the beach with www.chrisbirds.com #koh Samui ,Thailand.

On the beach with www.chrisbirds.com #koh Samui beach,Thailand.

For more of Chris’s Thailand images click here!

I have thousands of unpublished images so please keep popping back as there is always fresh content been added..

Thanks ..

IMG_0346On the beach with www.chrisbirds.com #koh Samui beach,Thailand.

For more of Chris’s Thailand images click here!

I have thousands of unpublished images so please keep popping back as there is always fresh content been added..

Thanks ..

 

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