Last week I had a sudden, short-lived paparazzi –like bash. I got super excited. It made our not so exciting stay in Bangkok to do a not so exciting work- related errand quite exciting.
While my family and I were waiting for our train, camera men and black blazer clad- politician-looking people came into Hualumpong Train Station. There was a buzz about a high rank politician coming. And I thought right away it should be Yingluck Shinawatra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yingluck_Shinawatra). True enough, after a short while the media and other people hurried into the lobby like flies feasting on meat in a frenzy.
Dying of curiosity, I went there to see for myself with my husbands camera . Indeed, the high rank politician referred to was Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. I was mentally battling either to wrestle my way into barricades of human bodies or retreat at the back, and wait for a chance. But then I thought this is my chance. If I will let my shyness prevail, nothing will happen. I would go home thinking would have I gotten a picture of her had I tried to at least take a peep? Well, I am so thankful I was able to brush my shyness off, and freed myself from “don’t be starstruck mentalities” for the moment though, because I was able to take three photos of her.
It felt good. It was a feat on my part. I was able to photograph the Prime Minister in the most unlikely place with the tight security and news-voracious media men all around. The pictures may not be pixoto-quality, but it was I who took them and for me it is my most interesting/exciting capture ever!Pixoto link: http://www.pixoto.com/ryandominguezphotos
My Photos of Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra