If you follow me on Facebook, you’re getting fresh Kamala Beach pics almost everyday. I walk Kamala Beach every night with an iPhone 6S Plus and a beautiful Thai girl. With the sun going down on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, some days you’re going to get lucky and get a great pic.

Looking back at 2016, I got lucky often. I’ve got some pics I’m proud of here. That’s shooting everyday and I get a couple of ones a month I really like.

Look at the joy on this girl’s face! She was dancing around the beach on her own all by herself. That’s spectacular joy. Proud of that one.

Sun behind the clouds, the single guy out on the end of the rocks

The bird out of the sun pic! That’s the kind of photo you look at on the computer when you get home and say, “Wow, look what I did!”

A girl walking into the sunset, simple and beautiful.

Framing a small boat in the sunset. It works somehow.

An attractive gal walks out of the water at the south end of Kamala

A pensive couple on the beach

After delivering some tourists a long tail boat gets ready to return

Kamala Beach in May, after everyone has gone home. That’s when I like it the best. Yeah, it’s warm, but I got it to myself then.

Just a pic of the sun and the clouds, but majestic!

We’ve got to have a pic of the Thai girl here. I think this is the day we mastered stop action.

This is a stylized version of a pic I took of the South end of Surin Beach last summer on one of those rough days.

I spotted this older couple hiking down the beach with their sticks. Unusual effect from the sun really blends the pic.

Starting to spot a theme here? Women walking into the sun. This one was a winner.

Just a cute little girl walking along in the sunset. Love this pic.

And the #1 pic of 2016 is this one. There was a big beauty pageant going on in Phuket that day, I stumbled onto this photo shoot on Surin Beach. There was a photographer taking pics of the model and I walked by and stole this one. I think this gal won! I saw another pic of her and she was one of the most popular models, if she didn’t win. Anyway, I took one shot of her because I didn’t want to seem too obvious. I got lucky.

Sometimes you get lucky, but the most important thing is showing up and taking pics, lots of pics.

Remember, the best camera is the one you got with ya.

See pics daily at the new The Phuket Sun

Pete Bowen