KELLY PADGETT

TV. FILM. PHOTOGRAPHY.
Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.
There is an earlier post of this same photo, its in color, but the color version just doesn’t speak to me the same way as this black and white version does. Ive held off posting it for some time, trying to decide if i should post two versions of the same image. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

There is an earlier post of this same photo, its in color, but the color version just doesn’t speak to me the same way as this black and white version does. Ive held off posting it for some time, trying to decide if i should post two versions of the same image. 

Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  
Hy in B&W. Not a good scan, and too lazy remove all the dust spots. 
Hasselblad 500c
Zeiss 80mm F/2.8  T*
Kodak Tmax 100

Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  

Hy in B&W. Not a good scan, and too lazy remove all the dust spots. 

  • Hasselblad 500c
  • Zeiss 80mm F/2.8  T*
  • Kodak Tmax 100
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing"” ― Socrates

Inside a Pagoda, I’m told its some 300 years old. Clearly there have been renovations over time, still a nice find, hidden away from most of the world. 

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing"”
  Socrates

Inside a Pagoda, I’m told its some 300 years old. Clearly there have been renovations over time, still a nice find, hidden away from most of the world. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.
In Living Color. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

In Living Color. 

Somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.These three are your greatest treasures.Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.Patient with both friends and enemies,you accord with the way things are.Compassionate toward yourself,you reconcile all beings in the world.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
His name is Thạch Ken Buddhist Monk, 81 Years old. When my friend Hy went back to his home town for a wedding, and to deliver a print of this image to Mr. Ken, he didn’t want to talk too much about his personal life. All he wanted to say is that in the next life he hopes to live in one of the following countries, Thailand, Cambodia, America, England, or France. He also relayed the message for me to take care of my health. 

Somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
 
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

His name is Thạch Ken Buddhist Monk, 81 Years old. When my friend Hy went back to his home town for a wedding, and to deliver a print of this image to Mr. Ken, he didn’t want to talk too much about his personal life. All he wanted to say is that in the next life he hopes to live in one of the following countries, Thailand, Cambodia, America, England, or France. He also relayed the message for me to take care of my health. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.
I will get her name when i return, and try to get part of her story. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

I will get her name when i return, and try to get part of her story. 

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
  Mahatma Gandhi

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

“All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.” ” 
  Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Back to Nature Somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam 

“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.” 
― Criss JamiDiotima, Battery, Electric Personality

A change of pace, something different.

“I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Hy Le, somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

“I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?”” 
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Hy Le, somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.