Category Archives: Cambodia

Ethiopian Coffee Break

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Lalibela, Ethiopia 2013 I’d “done” the churches of Lalibela. Now it was time for a coffee break. I don’t remember the taste of my coffee, but I do remember the little girl who brought it to me. After she handed … Continue reading

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Horizon LIne

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Cambodia 2011 Where to put the horizon line? The “law” that says it shouldn’t be mid-image has been emblazoned on my brain and if I’ve done that (and I still do occasionally) I’ll crop the least interesting part of the image. … Continue reading

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The Artist of Ta Prohm

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Cambodia, 20o7 A man sketches the massive, intricate temples of Ta Prohm. His skill amazes me when I look at this photo. How many years of practice does it take to do this?

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Retro Angkor Thom

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Angkor Thom 2011 The gate to Angkor Thom without tourists. How did that happen unless this shot was taken fifty years ago? and that couldn’t be because they didn’t have roads or motorcycle- powered pedicabs in those days. To be honest, … Continue reading

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Siem Reap in Mid Afternoon

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Siem Reap, Cambodia 2011 Rays of sunlight penetrated the jungle canopy. I took my cue and decided to print high key. This smoothed the texture of the pock-marked stone that has been damaged by centuries of lichen growing on the stone … Continue reading

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Solitude in Siem Reap

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Cambodia 2007 Carved portraits of Apsara dancers decorated the bottoms of massive stone pillars. Pools, long empty of water, divided rooms and hallways that sometimes led to a statue of a sleeping Buddha.  Reflections of morning sunlight highlighted scraps of designs painted on the ceilings. … Continue reading

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Bayon: The Last Temple

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Siem Riep, Cambodia 2007 The temples of Siem Riep honor Buddha or Hindu Gods depending on the religion of the various rulers at the time. If the new ruler were Hindu, he’d have any Buddhist sculptures modified to look like Hindu gods and … Continue reading

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Bayon: Being Eaten Alive

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Cambodia 2011 Although these monuments are spectacular, it was difficult to figure out a good perspective. Here, I’ve got the two sculptures plus a tree that is nearly the same size…maybe that makes it balance. I do like the fact … Continue reading

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Life in the Tropics: Cambodia

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Cambodia 2011 These floating houses don’t look as if they can withstand the monsoon rains that last six months of the year. Maybe they are ‘summer cottages’.

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Siem Riep

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Siem Riep, Cambodia 2011 The roots of a Banyan tree hold an ancient temple in their clutches. Although the trees were slowly destroying the temples (now the site is under restoration) they added to the mystery when I was there in 2007. … Continue reading

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