Ta Prohm is the most visited of the "ruined, unrestored" temples in the Angkor area. It has, however, had a fair bit of structural work done to make it safe for the large number of visitors that it gets - for instance timber the flooring in parts of this photo. Unfortunately they've also set up platforms in front of the most striking trees growing over parts of the temple for those tourists who must have their photo taken everywhere to have their photo taken in front.
Despite the numbers of visitors you can still find quiet spots for atmospheric photos, especially if you have your tripod with you.
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hidibyendu (871) 2012-02-07 21:50
DOF is very good here and good perspective. Nice capture.
batalay (36129) 2012-02-07 22:27
Superb shot of the door-within-door... In the 17th century the great Dutch painter, Pieter de Hooch, made it a signature theme. You might spot a few at that link.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-08 2:00
a spectacular photo of this architecture I like the composition and the perspective of the photo, beautiful details and lights, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
dale54 (6683) 2012-02-08 2:44
ian hi,very well taken,POV is just right,great detail and texture to this pic,like it alot! tfs! dr
notrap (5941) 2012-02-08 5:08
I am one of the lazy photographers who leave their tripod at home, but you show me what I miss. I like this and one of your previous photos (the one with the golden glow) very much. I always try to find some waste-paper-basket etc. to lean on and stabilize my camera, but that doesn´t allow me to choose my POV, I have to take what I find.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-02-08 6:20
A picture not very easy to do, and very successful. I like successive gates, and I appreciate the clarity that gives a great depth. I also like the sharp detail of the first gate. The light and colors are good. Excellent and interesting work. Bravo.
Have a nice day
vasilpro (41035) 2012-02-08 13:23
Wonderful composition, excellent light management, vivid colors, very nice POV and DOF, interesting details, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
dkmurphys (50730) 2012-02-10 3:51
Very fine perspective through those entrances. Well taken scene, good idea.
Enjoy a fine afternoon.
fotka (3765) 2012-02-14 13:49
It is a great shot door after door with an excellent long perspective. Good colors, light and sharpness.
Angkor is a beautiful place to visit and fantastic opportunity for nice photos.
kabel (1861) 2013-11-23 22:27
Hello, I saw this image in your travelogue and what a great image it is. The light is fantastic and the depth within the photo is spectacular and beguiling at the same time. Stunning,
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (10263)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-02
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250
- Exposure: f/13.0, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Indo China
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-07 21:43