The jungle temples at Angkor are a truly amazing sight. I believe this one was Preah Kahn, at the back exit of the temple.
The Preah Kahn Temple dates from 1191 AD during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. He built this temple as well as Ta Prohm as monuments of h is rule. Preah Kahn was more then just a monastery - it was an entire city of 56 hectares.
I've brought down the gamma a little bit and sharpened this. Unfortunately the sky is overexposed. I'm not sure how I could have corrected for this without losing detail of the tree.
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lewiz (1297) 2005-07-16 6:07
I think this is a great composition with interesting colours. I'm still struggling to get to grips with what is the best exposure for any given shot but to me I don't think the slightly over-exposed sky changes this photo at all.
Very nice, thanks for sharing.
wishnugaruda (1305) 2005-08-20 7:36
I like this photo so much, the temples in the jungle are so impressive.
It's good that the temples were restaurated, but this is much more interesting, as being found yesterday. I liked this places so much and you gave me nice memories to Angkor.
Thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
jb06 (150) 2006-01-25 8:28
Nice Photo Ian, Ruin photos are very unique. They tell a story of something that happened a long time ago, and you cant help but to think about what it must have been like back then. Great photo! Keep up the good work and keep posting.
- Copyright: Ian Sewell (IanSewell) (579)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-05
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XT
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Angkor Wat & the surrounding temples... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-15 15:57