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Every photographer who travels to Siem Reap has to come away with the almost obligatory sunrise shot of Angkor Wat.

For those TEers who may not have been to Angkor, the temple grounds may look quiet and deserted from this pic, but there were in fact about 200 tourists standing behind me. I had to get up at 4 am to ensure I was at the temple by 5 am in order to secure a spot by the pond that was not obstructed by other photographers.

There were about 20 photographers with tripods lined up on either side of me who looked like they knew what they were doing - the other 180 were flashing away behind us with their sleek silver mini-digitals. I wish I had had the time to explain to them that using flash was not the best exposure choice for this situation!

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Additional Photos by David Astley (banyanman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 108 N: 2568] (7789)
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