Angkor Wat Reflection

This photo was shot in Angkor Wat, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world and one of the most visited attractions in south east Asia (if not the world). While visiting there I decided to get off the main path that leads to the temple from the main gate and walk around to see if I can find some interesting compositions.

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Bayon Temple Is Always Watching…

This photo was shot in the Bayon Temple in Angkor, Cambodia.

As you can see in the photo, the main attraction of this temple is the big stone faces. This photo is an HDR, combining 3 exposures. Using HDR made it possible to get everything in the shot without losing the face through the window or the close walls around the window.

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Sunrise at Angkor Wat

This photo was taken at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

One of the MUST DO things while visiting Siem Reap and Angkor Wat is to get up early and see the sunrise at Angkor Wat. Pretty amazing experience to see thousands of people gathering up at the edge of this pond at 5:30am just to watch how the sun is rising behind one of the most famous temples in the world.

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The Gate of Triumph

This photo was taken at Vientiane, the capital city of Laos.

There isn’t much to do in Vientiane and not much to see either aside from the Patuxai War Monument which means the Victory Gate or the Gate of Triumph.

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Electric Green Rice Fields

This photo was in Vang Vieng, Laos.

Vang Vieng is really an amazing place located on the Nam Song river and surrounded with a karst hill landscape as can be seen the photo. It was mostly famous for the tubing and parties that were going on there and I was actually there just 3 weeks before the Laos government cracked down on that party scene and put an end to it by closing all the riverside bars.

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Golden Funeral Chapel

This photo was taken in Luang Prabang, Laos.

The funeral chapel in the photo is located inside the Wat Xieng Thong (or Temple of the Golden City) grounds. It is one of over twenty structures on the grounds including a sim, shrines, pavilions and residences, in addition to its gardens of various flowers, ornamental shrubs and trees.

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Golden Royal Palace

This photo was taken in Luang Prabang, Laos.

The royal palace grounds are actually a national museum these days. The temple in the photo is called Haw Pha Bang and it isn’t the actual palace but a royal temple that was built to house Laos’ most sacred Buddha image and it is by far the most eye catching building in the grounds.

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Sunset Jungle Storm

This photo was taken on my up to the Phnom Bakheng temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Phnom Bakheng is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, it was built at the end of the 9th century, during the reign of King Yasovarman (889-910). Since it is located atop a hill, it is a popular tourist spot for sunset views of the much bigger temple Angkor Wat, which lies amid the jungle about 1.5 km to the southeast.

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Two Cities in Black, White, Red & Blue

This photo was taken on a bridge connecting the cities of Tel Aviv (on the left) and Ramat Gan (on the right).

I saw a tutorial video about shooting black and white images and how they can work great in situations where the scene seems a bit boring. It was a very cloudy day in which the sky was completely covered and no light was getting through so I figured I should go and see if I can get something interesting to turn into a black and white photo.

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Rabin Square in Tel Aviv

This photo was taken at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.

I currently live in Tel Aviv and while scouting Facebook I noticed on the Tel Aviv Municipality Page that they have a cover image of the fountain located in Rabin Square (taken by Nir Amos) and I was inspired to go out and take a similar photo.

So I did.

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