Up close in a Thai rice paddy

When growing up I would page through encyclopedias or National Geographic magazines and be completely mezmorized by the photos of rice paddy terraces and fields. Over the years of traveling overseas, I’ve always tried to capture that amazing photo of the bright green rice fields I’ve seen in pictures.

RICE FIELDS in NEPAL 

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RICE FIELDS in LAOS  

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                                                                           RICE FIELDS of SAPA, Northern Vietnam 

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I finally got the opportunity in northern Thailand to stop by a rice field - to get a close-up look. Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of rice and the largest strain of rice grown is jasmine.

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I grew up on a farm which specialized in various types of grains so having the opportunity to walk through the rice field was a treat. For years, I had only seen photos of flooded rice fields so getting a close-up look at the rice plant was a learning experience for me. Upload from March 21, 2012

Upload from March 21, 2012Enjoyed our stop and getting the chance to see exactly where the rice we eat comes from.

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Welcome to my travel photo blog. Photography has been a part of my life for a long time – back in the day the Pentax Super Program was always near at hand. But it wasn’t until I started travelling around the world that photography became a vehicle for me to show others about the absolutely amazing and complex world we live in. My hope is to share with you glimpses of what I’ve seen. Enjoy!

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