Unloading the catch of the day

January 8, 2007



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Originally uploaded by carlos avalos.

Once the boats are unloaded the frenzy to sell begins.
Buyers wait until the boats are tied together. They then jump into the boats to begin negotiation. It’s such a trip to hear these buyers haggling.
I once saw this woman fill her basket and just as she was about to pay, some words exchanged and the buyer grabbed the basket and unloaded it’s contents back into her live well. It was unbelievable. The poor buyer, who was a very frail and older woman retreated and went to another boat.

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The day in the life of the fish market

January 8, 2007



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Originally uploaded by carlos avalos.

I’ve had the opportunity to see the fish markets right from dusk. In this picture of a man just dropped his wife off at shore.
They unloaded large baskets of fish on to a dock.
I will try to tell this story with as much naval knowledge that I have, which is very little.
This particular part of Hoi An has a port and a main bridge that connects one part of the city to it’s market. I took a walk over the bridge to get to this area. I then noticed all the boats coming to unload.


Halong Bay

January 6, 2007



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Originally uploaded by carlos avalos.

There are a few images from Halong Bay that I enjoyed taking. This was the view from on top of the sail boat where we spent the night.
This region is blessed with limestone outcrops rising out of the sea.
There are nearly 2000 of them.

I saw this person from a distance as he or she was paddling away.
I waited until they crossed into the light to juxtapose their size to the rest of the environment.


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January 6, 2007



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Originally uploaded by carlos avalos.

Walking through a small village in Nha Trang, I came across this little girl. She was looking at the comotion that our prescence had arroused. All the local children were running at us, then running away from us, laughing and posing. Half the time we just pointed the camera at them with out releasing the shutter just to get them laughing. I steped away for a moment to get away from the intense heat and I noticed this little girl holding on to the window frame.
Out of all the photos I took that afternoon, I think this was my favourite.


Trying to figure out a way to make something large than life.

January 6, 2007



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Originally uploaded by carlos avalos.

We’ve spent three days in Cambodia shooting temples in Siem Reap Province. This particular shot was done at sunrise at one of the smaller ruins. We climbed for about 35 minutes up a hill to find this temple. Since I’ve already shot over one hundred images of this genre I wanted to get something a little different.

Climbing the stairs to the top of the temple is quite the task. The steps are narrow and quite high. I felt as If I was mounting climbing.
So it just so happens that as I came eye level with the last step, the temple in the back looked so iddy bitty small.

And that is how I thought of shooting something larger than life in a diferent perspective.


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January 5, 2007



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Originally uploaded by carlos avalos.

I was walking through a hallway lined with columns to my right. The space between the wall and the pillars was probably 8 feet wide. At about 7:30 in the morning, the sun was high enough and It’s light warm enough not to wash out the scriptures on the wall.

I’ve been trying a diferent approach with how I’m shooting lately. For the longest time I’ve tried capturing people in my frame in order to make the image. I don’t know what inspired me to start shooting more abstract images. I think it might be a challange to bring life to non living subjects.