After 10 months in Cambodia I finally made the journey from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. A 3 day visit to the Angkor complex is not long enough ... and too long. Well, at least that was what my back and legs said after carrying a backpack full of lenses and a tripod up and down temple stairs.
With all of the photographs of Angkor Wat, finding a new view or image is difficult. This is the southwest tower taken at dawn. I got there well before dawn, fighting my way through the hoards of other photographers and visitors. The signs were not auspicious as the stars in a cloudless sky foretold a boring set of photos. However, as the sky lightened, clouds started to drift in and just before the sun appeared above the temple I was able to get a series of shots that I liked.
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melissahubley (119) 2009-01-28 18:40
Great job! I think you succeeded in getting a unique and interesting shot of a place that has been photographed heavily. The colour and shape of the clouds add a lot of depth and creativity to the photo.
oreyd (437) 2009-01-28 18:51
nice work indeed. a very creative view of a world icon... thank you!
chinvinsen (21) 2009-01-30 5:49
Excellent use of clouds together with the detailed outline of the structure. Very good position and crop, and definitely a unique addition to an already over-photographed monument.
- Copyright: Mark Freitag (naga_laut) (408)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-26
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Nikkor 70-300 f:4-5.6 G AF
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Angkor Trip
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-28 16:10