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A monk quietly reads from the scriptures at Preah Khan temple, as has been the daily ritual for over 1000 years

A monk quietly reads from the scriptures at Preah Khan temple, as has been the daily ritual for over 1000 years
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DuffyDoherty PRO
DuffyDoherty December 10, 2014
Nice story telling...!
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nina050 May 24, 2015
Wonderful capture.....
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cmorisset June 14, 2015
Magnificent capture, just beautiful light and tranquility. Well done! Your photo gallery is simply outstanding! Thank you for sharing ( :
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timpryce November 02, 2015
Thank you for your kind words and compliments, you have a beautiful gallery too. It looks like you live in a very beautiful part of the world. I've never physically seen snow yet as none here in Cambodia or where I grew up, so am captivated by your winter scenes and snow. Best wishes and look forward to your future posts. Regards Tim
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AntonioMarchetti July 03, 2015
Amazing shot !! Well done !!
JerryTremainePhotos January 02, 2016
Beautiful light in this shot..and the comp is spot on..you've captured the depth excellently with the doorways..love it! :)
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traceyjones_6524 January 07, 2016
Beautiful composition and light...stunning image.
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jennyhermann January 16, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
jennyhermann January 16, 2016
Love this picture
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michaeltillman January 27, 2016
I was stationed in Thailand twice back in the seventies, and every temple I was in were breath taking. Great shot.
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johndelalande February 08, 2016
Absolutely beautiful photo!

Behind The Lens

Preah Khan temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia
07.30 in the morning
The sun had just risen above the jungle canopy, flooding the outside courtyard in bright light that filtered into the interior of the temple, bathing the Monk in soft, golden light.
Nikon D750, 16-35 mm f/4 lens and a sturdy Manfrotto tripod.
I moved to Cambodia almost 2 years ago and visit the temples around Siem Reap regularly. I'm fascinated by the history of the Khmer Kingdom and peacefulness of the monks who frequent Preah Khan daily. On this particular morning, the elements came together in the one place at the right time.
The light was difficult and beyond the camera's dynamic range to capture in a single shot, so I took a 3 shot bracketed exposure (+1/-1) to bring out the detail of the interior, without blowing the highlights around the Monk..I merged the 3 images using Adobe Lightroom software
In my camera bag
My well used Nikon D750; 70-200 mm f/2.8; 2x tele-converter; 50 mm f/1.8; 16-35 mm f/4; and cleaning cloths and blowers for the constant dust that permeates everything here!
Firstly, (especially with Monks), wait for them to notice you first and indicate that you'd like to take their photo, if they're okay with that. Knowing the movements of other visitors throughout the Angkor Archaeological Park and at what time the hordes will be where, gives you the opportunity to visit certain temples before all the tourist buses arrive and the Monks head back to their Pagoda's.. Also, the light is really nice between 6-8am in the tropics, before it gets hot, humid and hazy and is pretty much all over by 9am, so get up early and see the best part of the day, find somewhere cool to relax between 10am-3pm, then try your luck again in the afternoon until sundown.

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