Angkor Wat Teaser

by Ice on August 21, 2011


I took over 350 photos at Angkor Wat. So while I am wading through the possibilities and editing with ruthlessness for the next post…I have a couple of Angkor Wat teasers to keep you occupied.

Before we even got to Angkor Wat I thought no way am I going to be able to match the quality of some of the exquisite photos that have been published of Angkor Wat. We had a brilliant sunny morning at Ta Prohm but by the time we got to Angkor Wat there was a thick cover of cloud. So I was even more discouraged about the possibility of getting really good photos.

But! While a little dark…I did get a very interesting photo…quite by accident. I was concentrating on standing in the right place so that all 5 towers would be visible so I didn’t even notice the reflection that appears in this photo.

There used to be 9 towers but 4 have collapse over time.

This next photo is inside the temple…this is just one of several long walls of bas-reliefs
(approx 150 meters [450 feet]). These walls tell the Hindu stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

If you look closely you can just see the carving in the wall. The whole length of the wall is carved.

And here’s just one closeup…

More Angkor Wat photos tomorrow.


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shan August 21, 2011 at 3:12 am

sometimes we are looking so hard to make it perfect, we miss what we are already given. love the first shot. your photos are always excellent.

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