There is no doubt that Angkor Wat is a beautiful, sacred, and absolutely marvelous place. Every step I took while in its confines was packed with a wow factor. Its size, age, elegance and the raw power that it must have taken to construct all added to its mystique. Very few photos do justice to this temple and without doubting my skills as a photographer I realized going into this one that nailing a a few traditionally breathtaking shots of the wats wasn’t in the cards with the equipment I have right now. So instead of delivering photos that we have all seen hundreds of times I am presenting a fresh new take on the temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and The Bayon Temple.
Its late May and Cambodia is heading into its rainy season, which is great because the rain breaks the heat. Its also great because, generally speaking, with rain comes puddles. So I decided to use what nature had provided me with that morning. This collection consists of reflections capturing, or at least attempting to capture, the awe of the Angkor Wat temple complex.
I wouldn’t have previously associated Palm Trees with Angkor Wat, but they are everywhere and can be just as much a part of the experience as the temples themselves.