A Little Time on the Beach with the Ricoh GR and Sony RX1r

Clear, warm turquoise water and empty beaches as far as the eye can see. (Sony RX1r)

Natai Beach – Clear, warm turquoise water and empty beaches as far as the eye can see. (Sony RX1r)

We made our return to Phuket, Thailand last week with five very enjoyable and relaxing days and nights. Technically speaking we were just a few miles north of Phuket Island on a beach in Phang Nga. If you are looking to hop into town for dinners, shopping and nightlife this is not the place for you. If you want an empty, isolated, pristine beach this IS the place for you.

We spent five nights at the Aleenta Resort and Spa and left the resort’s grounds exactly zero times. There was no need to leave. The rooms, the grounds, the restaurants and the staff made this one of the most indulgent and relaxing 5 days we’ve ever had.

This really wasn’t much of a photo trip, but there were still a few photographs to grab. From a camera standpoint the 35mm focal length on the RX1r and the 21mm (wide-angle adaptor) on the Ricoh GR were just about perfect.

Enjoy.

Some lanterns were being released into the night sky so I propped the camera up against some rocks for a long exposure. BONUS...I caught a shooting star skipping through the atmosphere in the upper right-hand side of the image. See crop below. (Sony RX1r)

Some lanterns were being released into the night sky so I propped the camera up against some rocks for a long exposure. BONUS…I caught a shooting star skipping through the atmosphere in the upper right-hand side of the image. (Sony RX1r)

Another shooting star.

Another shooting star.

Sun, clouds and the Andaman Sea. (Ricoh GR with 21mm conversion lens.)

Sun, clouds and the Andaman Sea. (Ricoh GR with 21mm conversion lens.)

The sun getting lower on the horizon. (Ricoh GR)

The sun getting lower on the horizon. (Ricoh GR)

This pretty much sums up this holiday. (Sony RX1r)

One of Billy’s perfect daiquiris by the pool. This pretty much sums up this holiday. (Sony RX1r)

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