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Sunny day with flowers

31 Dec

I was located in Bangkok again and this time, it was a different weekend for me as I have had my friends who brought me out of Bangkok city area into the Northern part which was approximately 2 hours’ drive with resting intervals in between. For a foreigner like me, I don’t think I will have the chance to visit the sunflower field even if I visit Thailand for millions of times as tourist without engaging any locals’ help.

I must thank my friend and my other new-found friends who are also avid photographers for letting me to have a chance to enjoy Thailand like a local, literally. It was definitely a great experience that I would love to have! The journey is what I would have expected, a long way on the road towards our destinations and upon nearing the fields, we were already greeted by beautiful sights of sunflowers that cannot be missed as their color truly stands out of the greens.

It has been a long time since I last stepped out under the scorching hot sun without any form of protection on my skin, so it became a little intolerable for me to stay under sun for longer than 2 hours. The fields were filled with local visitors but not crowded as I like. I have always heard people telling me that sunflowers can put a smile on one’s face. I kind of agree with that as the sunflowers have indeed brought laughter and fun to the visitors there.

Sunflower III

Sunflower I

Sunflower II

This post will end the year 2012, indeed, this has been a quick but fulfilling year when I have started moving towards sharing more of my photography works here in my blog. I am definitely looking forward to the year 2013 with greater photography opportunities! Cheers!

Happy New Year!

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62 Comments

Posted by on December 31, 2012 in Destinations, Thailand

 

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62 responses to “Sunny day with flowers

  1. animalartist

    January 1, 2013 at 00:29

    Beautiful to see on a winter morning!

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  2. magsx2

    January 1, 2013 at 01:01

    Hi,
    A beautiful field of sunflowers, I love the photo with the mountains in the background, looks awesome.
    Happy New Year. 🙂

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 1, 2013 at 19:48

      Exactly! I loved this place for its gorgeous landscape, definitely a breathtaking and relaxing one.

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  3. Unconfirmed Bachelorette

    January 1, 2013 at 01:38

    Such happy flowers! Just gorgeous. Happy 2013 to you!

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 1, 2013 at 19:48

      Thank you and Happy New Year to you too!

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  4. travelwithlaughter

    January 1, 2013 at 04:06

    AWESOME!!! I always smile when I see sunflowers.

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  5. elvini

    January 4, 2013 at 22:59

    any idea how to get there from bbk ?

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 6, 2013 at 22:15

      Haa! Good question! I have no idea. It might be a good idea if you can get a private driver to drive you there!

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  6. Shannon @ DirtNKids

    January 8, 2013 at 00:48

    Love sunflowers! Had four pop up in my garden (Nov 20 post) and got to enjoy up close. Will be planting more of these happy flowers in the future. Happy New Year, Alex! Lovely photo.

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 8, 2013 at 08:41

      Happy new year to you too and have a blasting year! Thanks for dropping by!

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  7. midnighthues

    January 11, 2013 at 09:52

    Happy new year Alex!

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  8. instillari

    January 15, 2013 at 02:47

    Stunning!!! I love sunflowers and it was awesome you got to go to Thailand!

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 17, 2013 at 01:13

      Thanks!! It was indeed an great experience for me and a fabulous opportunity to be in Thailand!

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  9. dadirri7

    January 20, 2013 at 15:28

    gorgeous sunflowers alex, you were lucky to see them, and what a perfect sunny post to wish people Happy New Year … best wishes to you too 🙂 christine

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 20, 2013 at 21:50

      Hey Christine! Thanks so much! Yes! I must say I am fortunate to visit the field of sunflowers! Hope you have a great year ahead too!

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  10. Lorene Theodora

    January 21, 2013 at 01:06

    I have never been visited a field full of sunflowers, they are so pretty! 🙂

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  11. Lorene Theodora

    January 21, 2013 at 01:06

    I have never visited*

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  12. MANCOACH4903

    January 21, 2013 at 05:01

    Thank you for visiting and the like of my post “Dissolving Cloud Trails”.

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  13. italiansal007

    January 22, 2013 at 00:55

    Great shots.

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  14. Chillbrook

    January 22, 2013 at 01:15

    I just love sunflowers. Beautiful pictures! 🙂

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 22, 2013 at 18:22

      Thank you! I’m glad that you complimented on my pictures!

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  15. quieteating

    January 22, 2013 at 23:44

    I didn’t know they had sunflowers like this near Bangkok! Great photos!
    Out of curiosity what type of camera and lens were you using?

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 23, 2013 at 10:17

      I was using 5D mark II with 16-35mm f2.8 II L. Thanks for your compliments!

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  16. susielindau

    January 23, 2013 at 11:39

    Love your photos Alex! Is there another post in the works?

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 23, 2013 at 11:40

      I guess not. Thank you so much for your compliments!

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  17. nutsfortreasure

    January 23, 2013 at 11:42

    Pretty 🙂

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 23, 2013 at 11:43

      Thank you for dropping by and your compliment! Cheers!

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  18. alic3inund3rland

    January 23, 2013 at 12:13

    very pretty pictures! look forward to seeing more =D

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  19. creativespecs

    January 23, 2013 at 14:05

    makes me long for summer:)

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 23, 2013 at 14:10

      Agreed! I prefer summer than others though.

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  20. Tony

    January 23, 2013 at 20:41

    Great pics!!

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 24, 2013 at 11:42

      Thank you so much for your compliment!

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      • Tony

        January 25, 2013 at 05:33

        No problem. They are well deserved!

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      • Alex Khoo

        January 25, 2013 at 20:09

        Thanks! Very nice of you to drop by!

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  21. Pooja

    January 25, 2013 at 01:50

    nice pix Alex….first one is like its not of Sunflower but of Sun itself so bright and shiny…..

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 25, 2013 at 20:09

      Thank you for your compliment! It’s really nice to have you here in my post! Cheers!

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  22. photobycraig

    January 26, 2013 at 05:16

    Currently it is snowing out and very cold here, so looking at those great images of sunflowers has warmed me up!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Much appreciated!

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 26, 2013 at 09:58

      Appreciated your compliments here as well!!! Thanks!!

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  23. namajam

    January 26, 2013 at 11:13

    Those are great shots Alex! Your exposure setting was spot on!

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 26, 2013 at 11:16

      Thank you so much for your encouraging comment! It means a lot to me! Thanks!

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  24. 3rdCultureChildren

    January 26, 2013 at 12:09

    Needless to say i love your ‘blog layout’! 😮 Very similar tastes!!! And, about your post, who doesn’t love sunflowers? :p Take care!

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 26, 2013 at 12:10

      Thanks for liking my blog! Do feel free to follow too!

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  25. Ian Spagnolo

    January 29, 2013 at 04:23

    Beautiful shots Alex. Well done. 😀

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 29, 2013 at 09:33

      Thank you for your compliment!! Cheers!

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  26. neely wang

    January 29, 2013 at 09:38

    Love the beautiful sunflowers, Alex! The blue and yellow together are beautiful! I have always wanted to take photos in a sunflower field, but have yet to find one.

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 29, 2013 at 09:47

      Yes! The color contrast here is really nice and I love it a lot! Thanks for your compliments!

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  27. ajaytao2010

    January 31, 2013 at 12:21

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
    I feel you may find something of your interest.

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    • Alex Khoo

      January 31, 2013 at 12:22

      Sure I will!

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      • ajaytao2010

        January 31, 2013 at 12:46

        thank you

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  28. joserasan66

    January 31, 2013 at 22:09

    Muy Buenas, Hacía Tiempo Que No Veía Los Girasoles… Un Saludo…

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  29. Sheila

    February 2, 2013 at 01:00

    I think i have to go there on my next trip to thailand 🙂

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    • Alex Khoo

      February 3, 2013 at 14:25

      You have to! Make sure you have a local guide to bring you around!

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  30. Mark Simms

    April 7, 2013 at 22:52

    Love the first one – beautifully exposed and looks great against the blue sky.

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