"I once heard that three human ingredients will combine to produce success in any field of endeavor: enthusiasm, talent, and hard work, and that a person can be successful with only two of these attributes as long as one of the two is enthusiasm." - Bruce Barnbaum
As a photographer and an adventure trekker, my passion comes from capturing the beauty of nature in new unchartered areas. For me, the mountain is a sanctuary where I find peace and solitude away from my professional work. Through photography and trekking, it becomes my quest to find the deeper meaning in my relationship with nature. In this, I strive to improve my vision through learning and practicing the fundamentals of photography.
As a photographer, it is my goal to express my "vision". I want the product of my vision to be both visually compelling and meaningful. That was the reason why I started my journey to be a better photographer and in that journey I came to realize that the means is more important than the goal. This realization has not only defined me as a photographer however but as the person I am today.
In my photography project, "My Journey, My Vision", I would like to share my philosophy, belief, and lessons those I have learned on my ongoing journey.
Life is an exploration
A sunset view from Doi Luang Chiang Dao, third highest mountain in Thailand.
(Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination
A view of Kangtega and Thamserku peaks in Nepal Himalayas.
(Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal)
Go out and chase your dream
A view of the great Himalayas range from the top of Gokyo Ri (5,360 m.). From this location, The Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, Nirekha, and Ngozumpa glacier can be seen.
(Gokyo, Nepal)
"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light"
- Helen Keller
Our journey to Everest View Hotel (the highest hotel on earth) with Ama Dablam (Mother's Necklace Mountain) in the background.
(Namche Bazaar, Nepal)
Learn to see the truth
An unknow peak in Machermo Valley.
(Machermo, Nepal)
Be Strong
The mountain shapes like a trident we came acrossed when crossing the gigantic Ngozumpa Glacier.
(Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal)
Student Always
A young lama who got distracted from chanting the mantra.
(Bodhanath. Nepal)
Go beyond yourself
A Burmese woman offering breakfast to young nuns in Nyaung U market.
(Nyaung U, Burma)
"If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams" - Les Brown 
A Thai soldier stands on guard in front of The Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
(Bangkok, Thailand)
Always reflect on what you have done and find the way to improve yourself.
A Chinese opera actor putting on make up before the upcoming show.
(Bangkok, Thailand)
Be Calm. Be Conscious.
Long exposure of Haew Suwat Waterfall.
(Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand)
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein
Star trail over Mono Lake.
(Mono County, USA)
Expect the Unexpected
Lightning strikes over Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall.
(Bangkok, Thailand)
Where there is a Will, there is a Way
Sunrise over Annapurna Range and Machapuchare (The Fishtail Mountain).
(Poon Hill, Nepal)
"If you can dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney
A view of the Everest, the highest mountain in the world from Gokyo Ri (5,360 m.). Lhotse, Nuptse, Lobuche, and Nirekha can be seen as well,
(Gokyo, Nepal
About Author:
Pichaya Viwatrujirapong is an amateur photographer and a trekker. His dream is to capture the beauty of nature in an unchartered land. For him, mountain is a sanctuary where he finds peace and solitude away from his professional work. Through photography and trekking, it becomes his quest to find the deeper meaning between him and nature. In order to express the true beauty of nature, he strives to improve his vision through learning and practicing photography fundamentals.
His passion is in landscape, travel, and street photography. His work has been published in Lonely Planet, BBC Travel, Popular Photography, and other magazines. He was also the winner of "Stream Photo Asia Photomarathon 2012". As a featured artist, Pichaya raised fund for the flood victims from selling his photos as a part of Bangkok Charity Orchestra concert in October 2011 during one of the worst flood in Thailand's history. 
From his adventurous experiences, he summited Gokyo Ri (17,577 ft) and Cho La Pass (17,620) in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. Moreover, he has seen 7 out of 10 highest mountains in the world. In 2013, he plans to trek across demanding Baltoro Glacier to Concordia and K2 Basecamp in Pakistan.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

- Le Petit Prince
My Journey, My Vision

My Journey, My Vision

In "My Journey, My Vision", I would like to share my philosophy, belief, and lessons those I have learned on my ongoing journey.


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