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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 24 February 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The temple of Angkor Wat at sunrise.

Angkor Wat has been in constant use since it was built about 900 years ago.

There must have been well over over a thousand tourists waiting to see dawn at this spot but after it started to get lighter none of them waited the extra half hour to see the sun actually rise above the temple itself.

I use a really great bit of photography software on my smartphone called TPE (The Photographers Ephemeris) and it told me exactly where the sun would rise behind Angkor Watt and at what time.

NIKON D800 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 100 31 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Sublime comme toujours chez toi!!! suis fan+++ et j'aurais aimé la faire!5*

24 Feb 2016 9:56am

@Libouton Martine: Thanks Martine!

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

What a great shot!

24 Feb 2016 2:45pm

Harmonia from Bondues, France


24 Feb 2016 3:58pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

A beautiful place, superb sunset, and symmetric reflections !

24 Feb 2016 5:52pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Wonderful silhouettes and such warm colors in sky and reflection!!

24 Feb 2016 10:44pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous view of the temple. The silhouettes are beautiful. A fabulous image! Beautiful color!

25 Feb 2016 2:11am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

Love the composition here - clean and elegant! Good planning for the position of the sun as well.

25 Feb 2016 2:21am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


25 Feb 2016 3:01pm

Anita B. from Bretagne, France

A beautiful graphic cutting and beautiful colors. A perfect composition!

20 Mar 2016 5:28pm

1/640 second
ISO 100
31 mm (35mm equiv.)