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Temple Door In Phnom Penh Cambodia

Temple Door In Phnom Penh Cambodia

Honestly, I don’t remember which temple this was. It was right off the River Walk and just before 172 St. walking towards that street in Phnom Penh is about all I can tell you. I just liked the door. Looks cool. You think you are going to get some enlightenment dropped on you instead of a bunch of monks reciting the Dharma. Sadly, it was closed on the day I visited. Enjoy.

Wat Ounalom Monastery

Wat Ounalom Monastery

I was in Cambodia last month just to get out of Thailand for a bit. I generally try and disappear from Thailand periodically to have a holiday from my holiday as I call it. It’s not every person that can say they wake up to a view of the Gulf of Thailand as their daily view. During my time in Phnom Penh this time it pissed down daily. We are talking torrential rains for several hours. When it wasn’t doing…

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Wat Phnom

Wat Phnom

I shot these last year when I was in Phnom Penh for a couple weeks. Wat Phnom is the main temple everyone goes to if they are in Phnom Penh. It’s a mixture of a tourist trap and a local temple. There is an entrance fee of $1 (Cambodia uses the US Dollar) but you can easily just step over the rope and avoid paying it. I saw a lot of cheap ass tourists doing this, it is a dollar…

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Random Temple In Bangkok

Random Temple In Bangkok

I honestly have no idea what the name of this temple is in Bangkok. All I know is that it was off Khao San Road. In Thailand, a temple or a wat in Thai are a Baht a dozen. To be fair, once you seen one wat you kinda of seen them all. There are only a few that stand out. The trick is to wander around the grounds until you find something different. Granted, I didn’t do that with…

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Palace Temple

Palace Temple

This is the actual temple for the Royal Palace in Cambodia. The thing is you can’t take any photos inside. I once got yelled at in the Bangkok Royal Palace because my tried to take one quietly, they know what shutter noise sounds like. With a mirrorless I could have done it but living over in South East Asia now I understand some things aren’t done so don’t push it. I just like the roof of these temples, they are…

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Stupa Steps

Stupa Steps

This is another from Thailand I never published. Unlike others, this one makes a glorious HDR so I’m going with it! This image is from Wat Nong Yai which using my craptasitc Thai translates to Younger Big Temple. Nong means younger and yai means big. Thai being a tonal language I’m totally guessing since translation into English doesn’t always work cleanly unless you hear the words or can read Thai. My limited understanding means I miss tones a lot and I…

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Reds and Golds

Reds and Golds

I have no idea what the temple is called. It’s located off of Sukhimvit Road. I was looking for it when I got into a motorbike accident while trying to escape a pack of dogs that were trying to attack me. It was a very cool little local temple area. Not overflowing with tourists. To be honest, I was the only non-Thai there and there weren’t that many. No one had problems with me setting up for my shots and…

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Little bit of Thailand in Virginia

Little bit of Thailand in Virginia

I miss Thailand a lot.  It’s not a secret and with the weather being horrific around here I miss it even more.  There is a wat (temple) near me that serves the local Thai community so after a camera show where I picked up a 55mm 1.2 lens I headed out to Wat Yarnna Rangsee and shot these.  It was Noon so the light was horrible and the camera was still in jpeg mode which I realized AFTER this shoot…

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Sala Roof

Sala Roof

This was taken at the Bangkok Palace back in my heady days of not knowing what to do with a DSLR so walked around in “spray n pray” mode or full whack auto.  It seemed some shots were magical back then, this one wasn’t one of them but I really liked the color of the sala roof so I did what I could to get the image to pop and the sky went a bit grainy and while perfection is…

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