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The reflection of Angkor Wat in a swamp in front of it. Angkor Wat is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The largest and best-preserved temple at Angkor, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre– first Hindu, then Buddhist– since its foundation.

As was often the case with this summer trip to Asia, the weather was not perfect - especially for a reflection shot. However, it wasn't raining, so I shouldn't complain!

I struggled for a long time with this shot, trying to get the best composition, and I'm still not sure I'm happy with this. I have other shots with compositions without the flower, vertical compo's, reflection-only, etc.

Is this too busy? Are there too many points of interest for the viewer? (Flower, reflection, and the temple itself). I'm worried that I've fallen into the trap of packing too many elements into one shot, but I couldn't figure out what to cut. Any advice is recommended!

I sharpened the top third, and kicked up the saturation a little bit.

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