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After 1.5hour first morning sunrise shooting at Angkor Wat temple complex, I wandered around and came across this couple have a wedding photography session. You will see that none of them were looking at me. The bride was looking at her official photographer but the groom was looking at another outsider. So what should I do, shout for attention? No, I just took it easy and be the neglected photographer :)

I saw a few groups of wedding ceremony shooting at Angkor in the morning. Looks like this is the most favorite location for wedding photography. I would not mind the superb backdrop of the temples, they are really good for the colorful wedding dresses.

This one is official Khmer style of wedding tradition wear. And that is the main purpose I posted this picture. It was hot and the light was harsh, so I doubted why they came here during this time. To me, I think this looks better than South Korean wedding dresses.

You have to remember that I only saw film cameras used by Cambodian photographers. The latest model I saw by the more experienced Cambodian photographer was Nikon F50. Here, the official photographer [he was young!] was carrying an old Canon film camera and directed the couple to do this and that. If I knew the language I would like to ask him why putting the couple in harsh and strong sunlight for shooting! They really charged very cheap for a wedding.

Edited and prepared this photo for TE while inflight 2 weeks ago. Hope no mistakes on it.
2009:03:05 10:24:31, ISO200, FL160mm, sigma70-200 f/2.8

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