Back to Phnom Penh, to measure up for a suit, and then catch a bus to the coast. I had the afternoon free free to wander to the Olympic stadium. En route I found these photogenic mechanics who were bemused … Continue reading
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Cambodia – Part Two: Phnom Penh, Tuol Sleng Museum
Like many first time visitors to this country I visited to the Tuol Sleng Genocide museum to learn a bit about the countries recent dark history. This site was a high school until the Pol Pot regime converted it into … Continue reading
Cambodia – Part One: Phnom Penh City
From Bangkok I flew to Phnom Penh, beginning the second half of an epic 6 week South East Asian sojourn. At the time I didn’t know how long i would stay in the country – with 3 weeks remaining I was torn between exploring Cambodia or fitting in a trip out to Burma (Myanmar).
Strolling out of the airport with backback and camera bag on my shoulders I was approached by a ‘remork moto’ (tuk tuk) driver offering his services, he had a cool hat so I went with him, where else in the world can you get a taxi into the city centre for $6?!
I did his portrait at the end of the journey, I’d been hoping to get a shoot done on this first evening here but the visa process at Phnom Penh airport dragged on.
Out the next morning nice and early, with no place in mind, just seeing what I could find, only a couple of lenses and the camera..
I stumbled across this morning market, always a great place to get started photographically in a new country.
Sometimes its good to include people in the shot – I exposed a frame without this mother and daughter but kind of like the eye contact and expression of the child as they walked away from the Throne Hall.
This was a warm up for the next week in which I would spend photographing mainly temple sites in the Angkor region. This was shot with the Nikon 14-24mm Wideangle and the verticals were corrected in Lightroom.
In the end I was glad I’d spent a couple of nights in Phnom Penh, there was a lot to see and I returned later in the trip for more, many people skip the capital and make straight for Siem Reap for the UNESCO sites of Angkor but they are missing out..