I find the heat debilitating.

I would much rather be out and about in a cold environment than a hot one, especially when it comes to photography. Of course there is that perfect heat where you can wander around effortlessly; not too warm that carrying all of your camera gear leads to you melting in a pool of sweat, and not so cold that you have to do on the spot exercise while waiting for a 30 second exposure to complete. If that perfect temperature isn’t available however, I would prefer to fall on the side of the cold.

This is why my trip around part of Asia earlier this year was a difficult one for me. Even at night the humidity was pretty bad, and by day I had to decide on seeing as much as I could around various cities or napping in the hotels/apartments under the glorious air-conditioning. Indoor shooting was another possibility, as long as they had air-con.

I do love to nap. Therefore, after getting up for sunrise and spending as long as I could bear to outside, lounging around in the hotel for a while certainly won out a lot of times, hopefully mustering up enough energy to get back outside for the sunset.

At the time, it always feels like the best thing to do, but I do often look back and feel like I missed an opportunity by not spending every possible moment exploring.

So anyway, this shot was obviously taken at night time, and I was probably stood in a pool of sweat while I was taking it. Lovely looking towers though.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/2s