Monday, March 18, 2013

The Temples of Siem Reap, Cambodia

Since returning from Cambodia, I have looked at thousands of photographs of the temple complexes in and around Siem Reap, the Cambodian city which has sprung up as a result of the popularity of this World Heritage site. Mass tourism certainly threatens to spoil the experience of walking among these spectacular temples. I also discovered that it is very difficult to photograph here for two reasons: the teeming masses of people everywhere one goes, and the monochromatic color of all the sites. One solution is to convert to black and white. The top four photographs are from four different temple complexes. The bottom shot is of a band of musicians badly maimed in landmine explosions. Landmines still kill people in Cambodia to this day. Nikon D90 and D300.

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