Made famous by Angelina Jolie and the popular movie Tomb Raider, Cambodia and the Angkor temples receive almost 2 million visitors annually. The temples of the Angkor area number over one thousand, ranging in scale from nondescript piles of brick rubble scattered through rice fields to the magnificent Angkor Wat, said to be the world’s largest single religious monument. Many of the temples at Angkor have been restored, and together, they comprise the most significant site of Khmer architecture. – Wikipedia
As time passes nature takes back what once was hers. This Fine Art Print was taken in a recent exploration of the Angkor Temples in Cambodia. The roots and trees grow in and out of all the cracks and crevices, slowly taking over and crumbling the once magnificent works of man. Walking through the rubble you are taken to a place that only dreams can describe, where the temples are tall and smooth, full of people with a complete sense of peace and devotion.
How I got this shot:
Canon 40D, 10-20mm Lens, f/6.3, 1/320 sec, ISO 640, Polarizing Filter
It was middle of the day but this was a very shaded area, I bumped up my ISO because of the darkness and I wanted a relatively high shutter speed to deal with camera shake and no tripod. f/6.3 was a good crisp aperture to use for the thickness of the roots, I could have stopped down but wanted to make sure everything was in focus since I was handheld. Once I imported the image into Lightroom I fiddled with the clarity and such then desaturated the stone to see the true grey and add a little more contrast to the image. I think it ended up being a pretty stellar shot.
Thanks for check it out, Nadie