Lovely couple spotted…
Theres no words itself to describe how magnificent it is. Extracted from Tripadvisor:
Angkor Wat, in its beauty and state of preservation, is unrivaled. Its mightiness and magnificence bespeak a pomp and a luxury surpassing that of a Pharaoh or a Shah Jahan, an impressiveness greater than that of the Pyramids, an artistic distinctiveness as fine as that of the Taj Mahal.
Decided to try some black and white treatment for the following photos.
The carvings of the wall of Angkor Wat, which depicts the story of Churning of the Sea of Milk. Read more here.
Monks in Angkor Wat.
Had a little chat with him, his nice enough for me to take photo. Though it may help if he looks at the camera and smile @@.
Apsara Dancers who seemed to have a tiring day…
Monkey at Angkor Wat, this fella actually “robbed” a Korean tourist by taking a bag full of food. I wanted to “save” her by exchanging my remaining bananas but the fella ran away too fast ^^
Oh the banana came from James Bond, which apparently operates a outdoor restaurant outside Angkor Wat ^^
If given another chance in near future, I’ll definately come back to visit again.
**Guest I’m out of the blogging scene for too long. I have the convenience of Social Media to blame for.
The smile of Angkor, this is what best describes Bayon Temple. Best known for its gigantic face sculptures, it is believed that the faces are thought to represent Lokeshvara, a Buddhist deity that projected benevolence outward to the four directions. Its central shrine held an image of Jayavarman VII, founder of the temple, who perhaps imagined himself as a god-King ruling in the name of the Buddha. Astonishing as it is, Bayon appears to be the MUST visit place.
We visited this temple after lunch and it was already middle of noon and the heat was unbearable. It’s sure a good place to kill your memory card here. As you’ll try to capture every single angle possible. Initial plan was to spend more time here before heading to Angkor Wat (our last destination for the day), but somehow gave up due to the heat. Also having trouble finding my tour guide, whose promise to meet at the east exit, as the temple is HUGE!
Somehow we came back again on our third day visit
Decided to convert my photos into black and white to bring out more contrast. Kinda satisfied with the results actually. Guess will be editing my photos more from now on.
Had visited Thean Hou temple for the first time during Chinese New Year break. During CNY celerbration period, the temple’s top floor (天后殿） is fully decorated with red lanterns and when night approaches, the lanterns light up and the whole 天后殿 turns red, bringing a very “ONG” feels into it.
Had a fun time taking photos here and will visit Thean Hou temple again
Brought my DSLR out on the first day of Chinese New Year. While wondered around Nikon Center @ Berjaya Time Square’s, decided to play around with one of the few lenses displayed. I chosed one of the latest released by Nikon , the Nikon-35mm f1.4G. Here are a few test shots…
The results? impressive, just a few random shots for less than 10 minutes, but I can already feel the reason why it cost an arm and a leg.Nearly committed a crime, as I feel like leaving the shop without returning the lens ^^ (p.s on the other hand, my cheap 35mm 1.8F is still with them, but oh well…)
Get? while this lens is good and all (too short to do own review anyway) but for a hefty RM5999, I think I should upgrade my DSLR instead = =
this is the lens in case you wonder …
A few night shoots at the Dataran Merdeka. Gotta love the constant change of lighting of the building. The only down part is I was damn tired after walking a few hours aimlessly around the area and only managed to shot for a 1-2 hours.
Taken with Nikon D5000 with Sigma 10-20mm.
I have a few more of the photos with same angle but with different lighting colors, but viewers might get bored after viewing the same thing all over again. Well, guess I’ve already got what I want
A HDR attempt at the Bangunan Abdul Samad Building right at the golden hours. 3 images of +-01 EV were used. Glad not much cloud that day. This was done to kill some time before night falls for my night photography shot.
a few more test shot before the night. All taken using Sigma 10-20mm + Nikon D5000.
Stay tuned for my Night photography series of this historical building.