The ideal way to travel Siem Reap, especially if you are a [travel] photographer, is to stay at least 5 nights, [try to] immerse in the culture, interact with the locals, wait for sunrise and sunsets, visit each temple and study the best angles to compose each shot. Though I didn’t have time to do all that (but yet again I am no travel photographer) I am elated that even for the weekend, I was able to experience and photograph one of the most photogenic places of all time — Angkor Wat.
We only had an afternoon to do a tour so Angkor Wat and Ta Phrom were the only temples we were able to visit. We came for the annual half marathon run you see, so time was not on my side (I will post my IG photos from that run– amazing iPhone pics!). Plus I was only a tag-along with a group, hence beggars cannot be choosers:-)
Yes, I was able to capture the usual façade and outdoor (common) shots but what really caught my curiosity were those dark pockets of space inside the temples where only little light shines through.
Siem Reap is a dream destination. It’s a sleepy town by day, but very vibrant at night (Pub Street is where it all happens!). I would not mind going back and just shoot away….
Posted the complete images in my Facebook Page here.