The most precious time to me is the twilight - morning and evening. In tropical countries this is short. I experimented with my digital camera and realized that it produced the most amazing bright and pure colours at night, when using long exposures - almost a virtual world of its own. Best of all was the time after rainfall, when reflections of street- and carlights on the tarmac became an orgy of colours. These pictures were taken in Penang, Bangkok, Phitsanulok and Mae Sot between 2005 and 2007. Most of them were handheld, not using a tripod.