Scott Holcomb

Scott Holcomb

Posted on 07/13/2013

Photo taken on May 30, 1974

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Luang Prabang
Wat Chom Si Overlook
Yashica ELECTRO 35CC
COLOR-YASHINON DX 1:1.8 f=35mm lens
Kodak 135 Negative
HP Scanjet G4050
Photoshop Restoration

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Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang
This is how Luang Prabang appeared in mid-1974 during an uneasy truce between the Pathet Lao and Royalist forces as viewed from the hilltop temple overlook at Wat Chom Si. I was a rare tourist in this beautiful city at this period of time.

Shot with a Yashica ELECTRO 35CC, the negative was scanned with an HP Scanjet G4050 and digitally rendered in Photoshop.

6 comments - The latest ones
Chris Grossman
Chris Grossman
Cool shot. That was still a seriously screwed up region then.
5 years ago. Edited 5 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Chris Grossman
Shortly after I left the Pathet Lao took over the country (likely not anything to do with me).
5 years ago.
A beautiful spot.
Was it worth it to get caught in the crossfire?
5 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Tacheles
No crossfire. Both sides revered the royal capital. There was a truce at the time.
5 years ago.
Manfred Jochum
Manfred Jochum
Very remarkable documentation. I wonder how bthat place looks right now, 40 years later....
5 years ago.
Scott Holcomb has replied to Manfred Jochum
It is a World Heritage Site now, so I am certain much has been preserved, yet surely a lot has changed.
5 years ago.