This past summer my wife and I were able to squeeze in a trip to Toronto and Chicago after shooting a wedding in Jacksonville, Florida. I had some extra days to burn, so we managed to fit this trip into our plans. Toronto and Chicago have been two cities I’ve wanted to visit since I’ve gotten into Instagram. I follow some awesome photographers who were from these two awesome cities and because of them, I had to fit these cities into our travel plans for 2016.
For Toronto, the main attraction for me was Niagara Falls. We were able to see Niagara Falls in the daytime and during the evening, which was amazing. While in Toronto, we visited the CN tower, Centre Island, Kensington Market, etc. I was amazed by the amount of skyscrapers in Toronto. One thing I like about Toronto is how diverse it is. We always enjoy sampling new food so when we got here, our eyes lit up. Hopefully we’ll be able to return some time in the future.
After Toronto, we visited Chicago for three days. We took the train from the airport to our hotel. Our first steps on the Chicago streets made us realize how small we are in this world. The buildings in Chicago are MASSIVE. We took the architecture tour and loved it! We were lucky to have our hotel next to Millennium Park. It was one of our favorite places we saw in Chicago. Millennium Park is known for The Bean, but my favorite part of the park was the fountains. The pictures I took there were my favorite pics I took on this trip.
Between the two cities, Chicago will be the first city we’d return to. We loved Toronto, but Chicago was awesome. We felt that our stay was too short and there’s still so much more to see. We always try to maximize our trips, squeeze in as many cities as we can in a small amount of time. Hopefully Chicago will be on our itinerary for our next trip.
Early this year, My wife and I traveled to Vietnam and Bangkok, Thailand. This was my first time flying over to Asia. I never had a desire to travel to Vietnam, until I got into street photography. Street photography makes me want to travel and see the world. Our first stop in Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh City.
My first morning walking around Ho Chi Minh City, I knew that motorcycles will be the recurring theme in the photos I take on this trip. It’s the most convenient form of transportation for these congested streets.
The traffic in Ho Chi Minh City is crazy. Never have I seen so many motorcycles. It was scary crossing the street. The traffic won’t stop for you. If you decide to cross the street, you have to commit to it and not hesitate.
Walking around Ho Chi Minh City, we saw so many random scenes. Almost every corner we saw something we’ll never see back in the states. After a while, we weren’t surprised by what we saw.
With the amount of traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, I thought it would be awesome to get some panning shots. This is probably my favorite technique I’ve learned in photography.
Ho Chi Minh City was one of our favorite cities we’ve visited on this trip. We had a good time enjoying the street food, exploring the city, and taking photos. I’ll end it with one of my favorite photos I’ve taken on this trip. Of course it’s a panning shot, but the eye contact with the passenger on the motorcycle just topped it off for me.
Hi, I’m Henry Huynh. I’m from Sacramento, California. Photography has been a new hobby for me this last year. I picked it up to help my wife as a second shooter. As I got into photography, I became really interested in street photography, so I decided to start this blog to display my photos. You can also find me on Instagram: @hhhuynh or @the_other_huynh.
In September, my wife and I went on vacation. Our destination was Paris, London, Venice, Rome, Barcelona and New York. We are from Sacramento, California. Before heading to Paris, we had a 12 hour layover in New York. These are the photos I shot while in New York.