Vietnam Views

Photo © Bob Krist

Okay, I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but if I had the kind of weather karma I’m experiencing on this leg of the trip earlier in my career, I wouldn’t have had a career!

I mean, how many times can you reach into the sepia toning, or the tungsten WB bag of tricks to add some tone or color to gray haze? It’s getting to be ridiculous.

We spent a day in Hanoi, and then went down to Ha Long Bay, seen above, which could be, in even half decent weather, one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever seen. I’m just going to have to come back.

Actually, the hazy overcast wasn’t too bad if you were close to something or somebody, and you cut out the sky. But damn, seeing all these great places in crappy weather is beginning to wear me down.

Will Lijiang, China, our next stop, offer a meteorological respite from all this hazy horror? Jeez, I hope so, because if this keeps up, I’m thinking of becoming a writer instead. Those guys never have to worry about the weather.

So stay tuned, because I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, hit the jump for more Vietnam views, including a psychedelically lit limestone cave!

Photo © Bob Krist

Photo © Bob Krist

Photo © Bob Krist

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