Cambodia – Part Four: Angkor Thom

The Next morning at Angkor Wat I was looking for a more original viewpoint, shooting from the bank of the moat as the pilgrims crossed the causeway towards the famous temple, from here I could shoot in relative tranquility.

Sunrise over Moat, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sunrise over Moat, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sunrise over Moat, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia – Nikon D800E with 24-70mm, 30 Sec at F/14, ISO50 with ND 0.6 Hard Grad and 6 Stop Neutral Density Filters.

Sunrise over Moat, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Having originally composed the image seen above this one, when this young Cambodian man sat down I could see it was just what the shot needed, a solitary figure to add some sense of scale, I removed the 6 stop ND as using that would have blurred the man too much. Using such a wide focal length exaggerates the perspective and makes the man seem further than he actually was from the camera.

Sunrise over Moat, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sunrise over Moat, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

These tree ridden ruins are an incredible sight, you can feel like you’re wondering into your own Indiana Jones film as you explore the ancient ruins!

Monkeys near Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Monkeys near Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Monkeys near Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia – He attacked me after i got too close, should have brought a longer lens with me that day, luckilly there weren’t too many people to see me run away.

Sunset over Moat, Southern Gate, Angkor Thom, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sunset over Moat, Southern Gate, Angkor Thom, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sunset over Moat, Southern Gate, Angkor Thom – I set up for the sunset near the southern gate of Angkor Thom but it wasn’t anything to write home about until this boat came floating down the river with its distinctive Asian dragon design, I waited until it was in the ideal place in the frame compositionally and then exposed.

Faces of Deva and Asura's, Southern Gate, Angkor Thom, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Faces of Deva and Asura’s, Southern Gate, Angkor Thom, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Thom, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Thom, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Facade of building, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Local bbq restaurant, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Local bbq restaurant, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Man fishing in Lake, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Man fishing in Lake, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Thom, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia – Tip, remember to wear appropriate clothing when visiting the Angkor sites – I forgot and cycled out here in a vest this day so couldn’t get inside most of the temples!

Buddhist Monks, Phimeanakas Temple, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Buddhist Monks, Phimeanakas Temple, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Portrait of Vat Ann, Baphuon Temple, Angkor Thom, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Portrait of Vat Ann, Baphuon Temple, Angkor Thom, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Buddhist Monks taking photographs of each other, Phimeanakas Temple, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Buddhist Monks taking photographs of each other, Phimeanakas Temple, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Buddhist Monks taking photographs of each other, Phimeanakas Temple, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temples of Beng Mealea, Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia

Lolei Temple, Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Lolei Temple, Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Portrait of Kim Ly, Monastery, Lolei Temple, Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Portrait of Kim Ly, Monastery, Lolei Temple, Roluos, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Pre Rup Temple, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Pre Rup Temple, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Pre Rup Temple, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Pre Rup Temple, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Pre Rup Temple, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Pre Rup Temple, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Pre Rup Temple, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

Pre Rup Temple, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Asia

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