Vietnam & Cambodia Winter Trip Part I (Vietnam)

I had a wonderful time spending few days in Vietnam and Cambodia with my family. I was doing tours around the city with guides so I didn't have much opportunity or time to take good photos or enjoy these places leisurely. But it was a family trip so I spent most of my time relaxing with family rather than stressing over capturing good shots. Sometimes it feels good to just set your camera down once in awhile. 

It was a very short trip but I tried to capture some glimpses of life and landscape in both of these countries with my new Sony a6000 :)

Sony a6000 + sel35f18

Sony a6000 + sel35f18

We started our trip in Vietnam first. After arriving in Hanoi we headed off to the famous Halong Bay. The weather was a bit foggy for the whole day which was a real bummer :( 
We took one of those many tour boats in the area and toured around the bay. 

Sony a6000 + sel35f18

Sony a6000 + sel35f18

Other than the weather, the scenery was very picturesque and reminded me of Zhangjiajie but on water (The movie "Avatar" but on ocean). 

a6000 + Sony 20mm f2.8

a6000 + Sony 20mm f2.8

We even took a small rowing boat trip down the cave :) I believe it was called Luon Cave. 

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

a6000 + Samyang 12mm f2.0

a6000 + Samyang 12mm f2.0

a6000 + Samyang 12mm f2.0

a6000 + Samyang 12mm f2.0

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

a6000 + Sigma 60mm f2.8

a6000 + Sigma 60mm f2.8

a6000 + Sigma 60mm f2.8

a6000 + Sigma 60mm f2.8

I stitched couple shots taken with sigma 60mm f2.8 and made a panorama on photoshop. Since I am now working with 24 megapixel.. it took forever to make this panorama shot :( Now I understood why it is a bit of a hassle to work with high megapixel cameras. 

The next day we took a bus back to Hanoi. We didn't stay for too long since we had to catch a flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia late at night. Our family did the usual Tuk Tuk tour around the the city and strolled around some of the landmarks of the city. 

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

I really didn't know how fast AF was on a6000 until I took it around the streets of Hanoi. The AF accuracy was just spot on and tracked the subjects very very well. Much improved from my good ol' NEX-6. 

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

a6000 + Sony 35mm f1.8

We also strolled around by the famous Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain)

a6000 + Sony 20mm f2.8

a6000 + Sony 20mm f2.8

a6000 + Sony 20mm f2.8

a6000 + Sony 20mm f2.8