Sunrise at Angkor Wat is an amazing experience. It gives you a real feel for what the "paparazzi" must experience as there are literally hundreds of photographers lined up trying to get a nice shot.
I ended up with plenty which were in the expected landscape format however I liked the colours in the sky and replications which were captured in this portrait format photo instead.
Angkor Wat today......from Wikipedia....
The Archaeological Survey of India carried out restoration work on the temple between 1986 and 1992. Since the 1990s, Angkor Wat has seen continued conservation efforts and a massive increase in tourism. The temple is part of the Angkor World Heritage Site, established in 1992, which has provided some funding and has encouraged the Cambodian government to protect the site. The German Apsara Conservation Project (GACP) is working to protect the devatas and other bas-reliefs which decorate the temple from damage. The organisation's survey found that around 20% of the devatas were in very poor condition, mainly because of natural erosion and deterioration of the stone but in part also due to earlier restoration efforts.Other work involves the repair of collapsed sections of the structure, and prevention of further collapse: the west facade of the upper level, for example, has been buttressed by scaffolding since 2002, while a Japanese team completed restoration of the north library of the outer enclosure in 2005. World Monuments Fund began work on the Churning of the Sea of Milk Gallery in 2008.
Angkor Wat has become a major tourist destination. In 2004 and 2005, government figures suggest that, respectively, 561,000 and 677,000 foreign visitors arrived in Siem Reap province, approximately 50% of all foreign tourists in Cambodia for both years. The site has been managed by the private SOKIMEX group since 1990, which rented it from the Cambodian government. The influx of tourists has so far caused relatively little damage, other than some graffiti; ropes and wooden steps have been introduced to protect the bas-reliefs and floors, respectively. Tourism has also provided some additional funds for maintenance—as of 2000 approximately 28% of ticket revenues across the whole Angkor site was spent on the temples—although most work is carried out by foreign government-sponsored teams rather than by the Cambodian authorities
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yquem46 (35412) 2012-07-05 12:01
very simple compo for this view of Angkor Vat
But gorgeous colors and light
Have a nice evening
fanni (13944) 2012-07-05 12:15
very beautiful colours and nice mirror-like composition :) I might suggest cropping the image a little either at the bottom or at the top - to make it less symmetric :)
mirosu (8186) 2012-07-05 13:39
Beautifully taken photo. I like the water reflections, excellent clarity and marvelous contrast against great sky. Very well done.
carlo62 (19485) 2012-07-05 14:06
una doppia simmetria, sia in orizzontale che in verticale, un bel colpo.
Molto romantici i colori pastello.
Ottimo il taglio verticale.
emka (64182) 2012-07-05 23:42
Hi kathryn, Yes, surise in Angkor Wat is a fantastic experience, it is a must in cambodia, as sunrise in Bagan in Myanmar. beautiful composition, classic and symmetrical, with marvelous colours.
delpeoples (48660) 2012-07-06 0:00
Oooh la la! Love this Pink Hour shot. The sillhouettes are magical and despite the tital sillhouette, still allow us to see the amazing shapes and details of this creation. I like the vertical frame here alot and the lack of noise in the foreground is impressive - I always seem to get vestiges of it in those areas. Lovely symmetry and great light management.
Have a great weekend
siolaw (37642) 2012-07-06 6:43
A classic in nice colour tones and strongly contrasted silhouette. Good framing in vertical format.. I probably have to go there one day, so many times in Cambodia and never visited Angkor(wary of the too many "barangs"!)
aliabazari (10282) 2012-07-06 8:59
Registration of a beautiful sunset. Good lighting and beautiful symmetry. Well done.
adramad (30951) 2012-07-06 11:11
Wonderful composition, reflections are magnificent and create a spectacular image with the silhouette of the beautiful temple, fascinating range of colors. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.