Here is a special picture compilation of Galaxy S23 Ultra street photography in Bangkok, Thailand, taken from 15-18 February 2023.
I was on transit to Khao Lak via Phuket and had a different kind of stopover in Bangkok; therefore, I used the Galaxy S23 Ultra to explore this vibrant city.
Galaxy S23 Ultra Street Photography in Bangkok
In the last 10 years, I have focused on smartphone photography in Malaysia and other countries when the opportunity arises.
Most of my work is simple and straightforward, as I am different from the Gen Z content creators focusing on social platforms. My work is always translated through my articles, which are highly relevant nowadays.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra was recently launched worldwide through Galaxy Unpacked 2023 on 2 February.
Bangkok Street Photography with the Galaxy S23 Ultra
|The super-famous Erawan Shrine in Bangkok Central. While moving around this area, I captured this semi-wide angle shot from the BTS elevated walkway. Sometimes, you can find great angles from various places and just need to look around for them. Also, you may need to time your shots due to the traffic moving around the area. Notice how there are no cars in front of the shrine.|
|While exploring the Choe Phraya River, I could not hesitate to photograph these large Thai River Prawns, which stood out beautifully against the famous riverway. Again, I went into the ‘Portrait Mode’ and focused on the river prawns, resulting in a beautiful bokeh in the background.|
|I had to try this unique Mango Sticky Rice Frappe, which was a first for me and using the Galaxy S23 Ultra to photograph this was so easy. I went into the ‘Portrait Mode’ to get focus on the frappe while the background went auto bokeh. Perfect for immediately sharing photos on social media with friends.|
|A close-up photo of the Four-faced Buddha at the Erawan Shrine, and I love how the S23 Ultra picks up all the details, especially the mirrored mosaic glass decoration pieces. The focus point was the Buddha.|
|The Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel is an interesting subject for architecture, especially on the ‘Ultra Wide’ mode of the S23 Ultra. You can get an excellent perspective of the hotel’s unique and pointed architecture when you go a little low to photograph this.|
|Moments like this require quick action, and while visiting the famous Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, I saw a local doing a prayer to the Four-faced Buddha and captured the moment quickly with the S23 Ultra. I also used the ‘Portrait Mode’ to get the bokeh effect while maintaining the focus on the person.|
|While exploring Chinatown in Bangkok, I stumbled across a shop selling crystals and tested the S23 on this particular crystal cluster in a sphere shape. Notice how sharp the details are, and this was shot with the normal mode before it went into auto-macro when I got closer.|
|Sometimes, I cannot help but take photos from interesting angles, like this one from the fifth floor of the Terminal 21 Shopping Mall in Bangkok. I was here to explore a Thai seafood restaurant in Bangkok that was highly recommended by many.|
|Sunsets are one of my favourite subjects with smartphones, and this time, the S23 seems to have found a good balance between what your eye sees and what the system produces. This was shot in normal mode with a 3x zoom.|
|This is one of my favourite shots using the S23 at night. Notice how well the camera compensates for the lighting in the gym versus the outdoor lighting. It’s quite balanced, and the details are intact when you zoom in on the photo.|
|The S23 picks up the details of buildings and processes them well with the sky colours. This works great, especially on a clear day. I had a great time photographing several beautiful buildings around Bangkok central.|
When I visited Khao Lak in Southern Thailand after Bangkok, I also took the opportunity to explore night photography with the Galaxy S23 Ultra.
These photos are just randomly selected to show a diverse range of photography. Sometimes I will do a series based on location, but Bangkok is too big.
And if you have considered upgrading your previous smartphone, I recommend doing it now, as the technology has greatly improved.
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