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Angkor Wat...meeting Kilted

Angkor Wat...meeting Kilted
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-15
Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb, Hama 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: My Trip Through south east Asia
Theme(s): Green Baron's most recent pictures on TL, 100 points or more!!!, Round trip through Indochina [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-02 1:04
Viewed: 8062
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 139
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Angkor Wat...meeting Kilted

Yes, this is a classic one, my impression and capture of the sunrise at Ankor Wat. And for more than one reason it is an unique capture:

- 1st there was nobody at exactly the same spot,
- 2nd and with the same (state of the art) equipment,
- 3rd who pushed the button on precise the same moment :-)

So special for Rew this “unique” posting :-)

One of my high lights of my journey through South East Asia was my meeting with Richard aka Kilted-Arab. Boy he is a good lad, Together we went in the middle of the night (that’s how it fell) to Angkor Wat to capture this impressive building at sunrise. Well in fact I did it twice and this image is the one of the first sunrise I captured. In the WS you find a picture of Kilted-Arab and the Green Baron at Angkor Wat. As you can see here we are still sober :-)

Anyway, as already written An “unique” picture, but it might appear you have seen this scene before ;-)

Shot in RAW. Increased brightness and contrast even like saturation slightly and cropped. Converted to JPEG. Resized and sharpened. Add frame and text.

Camera settings:
White balance: auto
Meetering: pattern
Shutter speed: 1 sec.
Aperture: f/22
Exposure compensation: -1
Focal length: 18 mm
Flash used: no
Tripod used: yes

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2007-12-02 1:05]

First morning cafe, first morning cigaret with so beautiful shots in TL...
Beautiful photo...
Great colors and reflection...

Stunning Hans... absolutely great!!!
Love the colors and the reflections in the water...
this would be a nice one to have on the wall!


Hoi Hans,

Wat kan ik zeggen prachtig en adembenemend. De spiegeling lijkt gewoon onecht, mooie kleuren en strakke silhouetten.
Ik denk dat we voorlopig nog wel even mee kunnen genieten van je trip.

Dank Pim

Hi Hans,
that's one of the best sunset-shots of Angkor I have ever seen. I'm impressed, sooooo wonderful! We had no chance to see the Wat early in the morning - and in the evening we visited the sunset-hill and climbed up to see the full area, it was wonderful.
Thanks for that shot, bye and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

On Tuesday I will leave and go to Egypt ;-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-12-02 1:12]

Hansie - this is soooo beautiful. Those colours are definitely soooo unique. WOW! The sky, silhouettes and reflections are soooo WOW!

And hello to the two of you toooo. I am pleased to see you both are sober at such an early time of the morning.

What wonderful memories and photos you have
Kia ora

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2007-12-02 1:16]

Hi Hans,
What a beautiful sunrise, lovely colours and stunning reflections, a unique shot alright.
In your note you mention you were both still sober....how can you get drunk on MILK???

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2007-12-02 1:18]
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Goedemorgen Hans,

Gààààff!! Genieten!! Alléén al voor zó'n foto te maken wil ik naar Cambodja en als ik nu naar buiten kijk wil ik vandààg nog....
Groet uit Renesse,

And we both know it's gonna be a winner.

You've outdone yourself, Hans. This is a superb shot - and yes, you've put your own little spin on that grand travelling roadshow, the one that circles the globe every 24 hours, "sunrise." (Its sequel, sunset, is more popular with photographers, I believe, because it takes less effort to attend.)

Beautiful capture.

Hi Hans,

Quite unique as you say ;-). A wonderful sunset overhead. A very nice reflection as well. Wonderful place for sure, still on my list of places to go...


WOW Hans, my today neighbor, amazing sunrise from a fascinating place with splendid reflections and superb colors, BRAVISSIMO! very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Hans,
Great shot my friend, the colours in the sky are excellent and with the silhouette and reflection this is excellent, I like the WS shot too, did Richard shave his head just for you LOL.
Well done
Regards Andy

Hi Hans:
Truely CLASSIC, and just perfect...thank you for the notes!!!

perfect place and good POV for a sunset/silhouette composition, well done

Hi Hans,
Als je daar bent moet je deze absoluut ook nemen - die silhouetten zijn uniek en zeker gecombineerd met het kleurenpallet dat de morgen je biedt.

what can i say?just great imaging

hello hans!
beautiful colors and wonderful reflection, i like it.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2007-12-02 3:50]
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Nag nag..equipment..nag nag. Still didn't get over the fact you opted for the wrong brand, Hans ? ROFL.
Stunning. This would definitely hang on my wall... I like the near-centered horizon, as it shows almost as much of the reflection as of the sky. One nit-pick is the bright cloud that's popping up next to the silhouette. If you clone that out, the shot would be perfect, Hans...
Anyway, TFS, TFS²

Amazing colours, and reflection on water.
Good framing

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-12-02 3:55]

Wow, superb colours !


Excellent work Hans !
Well done. Best regards, Daniel

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-12-02 4:59]

Hoi Hans,een foto die waarschijnlijk al miljoenen keren is gemaakt maar dat is ook logisch!
Jouw versie van dit verhaal is een klassieker vol onwijs mooie kleur en vooral symmetrie.
Dus Hans,niks cliche,gewoon uniek deze plaat!

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  • Loon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 11 N: 91] (1163)
  • [2007-12-02 5:21]
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State of the art equipment makes a difference ;)
Great shot. The comp, POV, colors, contras.......all is in balance....you sure Kilted didn't make this shot? LOL
No my friend, just kidding.
I love this peacefull scene.

Hi Hans,

What a lovely presentation here . . I love seeing wide landscape picture . .
Perfect composition with lovely sky as well reflection . .
Beautiful image my friend . .


Many thanks for your kind words on Red China rose .

Super , super job.
Good settings camera. Good timing
great shot in good time
bravo Réal.

Hello Hans,

This is one of the best Angkor Wat sunrise photos I have seen. This puts to shame the Angkor Wat photo that I took from two years ago (which I posted at TE). Hats off to you! The reddish hue of the sky, the magnificent clouds, and the well defined silhouette of the temple are particlarly impressive. Looks like you and Richard had a grand time. Can't believe there were few photographers when you were there. I remember there was quite a number of photographers for sunrise when I was there. But it was all fun, there was a symphony of clicks as the sun start to gradually rise. Yet everybody was quiet and respectful of one's space including tripod space.

Greetings from a rainy and damp Wash D.C. Must turn off my PC and stop looking at pics as I need to clean my gutters before it rains hard.


Wow this is a sight!! Wonderful color, darkness, & reflection! Did you two stay sober all day :} ! :} Don

WOWwwwwwweeeeeeeeeee! Very nice silouette here Hans! LOVE the pinks and reds here! Nice details! I heard you and Richard terrorized the streets in a drunken brawl! I wish I had been there with a camera! HAHAHAHA!

Hoi Hans.
What an excellent looking picture you've created here.
Dit resultaat zijn alle 'punten' waard welke je ongetwijfeld krijgt.
Ik denk dat ik het smile system maar weer activeer, het is niet fair, om de liefhebbers er van niet kunnen geven.
Alvast 10 punten voor deze.!
ps. MET a smiley. haha

Hi Hans,
Very beautiful picture with nice silhouettes and reflections on water, amazing cloud and sharp lanscape, very well done.

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  • k-2 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
  • [2007-12-02 9:27]

Stunning focus, colours, and composition. TFS. K2

Hello Hans!
Fantastic colours on the sky and great reflexion!
Really nice armosphere!
Wonderful frame, too!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

Great colours and a wonderful symmetry with the reflections. Definately a stunning and awe inspiring shot.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-12-02 11:21]

Hi Hans, Simply beautiful! How I would like to be there, a day!
Congratulations! Annie

Hello Hansie

Wow this is just superb my friend, really amazing colours and reflections.Excellent shot in all aspects.

TFS regards Helen

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-12-02 13:58]

Hello Hans,
Excelent picture, amazing colors and a great POV. You did a great job in the most beautiful moment in day-the sunset. Congrats!
Greetings from Gotland!
Thanks for comment on my "blue and gold" picture.

silhouette + reflection!! it's a great capture.. purple tones are wonderful.. perfect atmosfere!! really well done!
ciao Marco

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-12-02 19:15]

All together - good shot but there is something Nr 1 - colours!!!
Greetings - Tom

Hi there
Splendid reflection and beautiful colors. Great art.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-12-03 2:13]

Hi Hnas daer friend ;)))
excellent composition and colors, beautiful cosmic reflection, Compliments,
J ;)

Hello Hans,
Two shots in one, counting the reflection!
Very nice silhoutettes surrounded by the beautiful colors of the sky.
A most attractive post!
All the best,

Hi Hans!
I like the mood.Is marvelous...

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-12-03 5:32]

Hello Hans, a true beauty ! Well composed and those are unbelievable colors. Well done !


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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2007-12-03 7:50]
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Welkom thuis.
Werkelijk een voortreffelijke foto! Kleur, compositie, reflectie...prachtig. Gaat in mijn fav's.

Vriendelijke groet,


Superb. Great light, colors, and a beauty of the moment you showed here. Wonderful work. It makes a great postcard of Angkor. Sothy

Superb Hans, how I wish the aperture range on my Olympus was greater, there are some truly lovely sunrises down here. Fine image, Well composed, good colour and delightful reflections. Interesting to note that you and Richard both sport the same type of haircut :) TFS,

Hi Hans,
I would love to see places like this.
You have captured this awesome temple in the most amazing way possible.
A truly spectacular shot.
Fantastic work!

Hello Hans

absolutely great!!!
I'm impressed, so wonderful!
Beautiful photo...
Great colors and reflection...
Greetings my friend....


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2007-12-04 10:52]

Beautiful composition. Love the colors and the reflections in the water.Well done.

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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-12-05 1:02]

hi Hans
great shot from excellent pov
and with great composition and colours

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  • Mas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 50 W: 62 N: 257] (2779)
  • [2007-12-05 2:11]
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Hoi Hans,

Hele mooie plaat ! De kleuren en de reflectie. Schitterend. (ook al is het classic). Moet een indrukwekkend gezicht zijn.
Je hebt weer heel wat meegemaakt zie ik. Ik volg het, maar heb weinig tijd om te reageren. In het nieuwe jaar een keer afspreken in Haarlem ?

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
  • [2007-12-05 11:47]

Wow Hans

That truely is stunning. Great composition, amazing sky and stunning atmosphere



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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-12-05 13:14]

great colours and reflections

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-12-06 0:40]

Hola Hans,
realmente sensacional,
colores, siluetas, pov...
intimo momento, siluetas y hermosos reflejos.

Hoi Hans,
Tja, waar moet ik beginnen. Zo veel foto's te zien dus dan maar bij de meest indrukwekkende. Het kleuren spel en de weerspiegeling zijn erg mooi. Prachtig qua scherpte en zeker op het juiste moment genomen. Vooral die eene gele wolk maakt de foto bijzonder. Ik denk dat de foto je ervaring wel weer geeft, maar dat het daadwerkelijk daar zijn nog veel indrukwekkende is.

Hello Hans .

Missed this beauty ! Memorable sight of a well known landmark.
Superb post . verdict on whih one is the best , beside you and Richard ........

The Referee declares - Deuce (^_^)

Different but equally beautifully captured . Well done guys !

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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2007-12-15 12:52]

Precisa fotografía.

I like the colour, excellent picture

A super picture of this wonderful place. The lighting and colours make it even more exotic.
Just enough detail. just enough silhouette and just enough colour. Perfect.

Obviously the colors are splendid, but what I like too much is the reflection reinforce by the perfect symmetry between sky and water.

Beautiful landscape, Hans. Well composed, with a nice frame.

Excellent colors and a very mystical, serene mood you have captured.


Lovely picture:)

Very interesting few, Love the wine colors..nicely composed. i'll be back with points. Heres the points.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-04-19 3:07]

nice and good colorful
good colors

Just wonderfull! Regards

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  • datis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 104 W: 4 N: 30] (642)
  • [2008-08-06 13:30]

Hi Hans,

Amazing shot, Very good composed. I like this color tone.
It's so difficult to select between these two shots(yours and Richard's shot). Interesting, Two friends, one subject and two POV, anyway both is very nice.


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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 196 W: 7 N: 301] (3113)
  • [2008-11-03 13:39]

super foto ! indrukwekkend mooi......

groetjes, willie

Hi Hans
Very beautiful shot, colors are really wonderful, it must of been something visiting a place that rich with a light that amazing
I did a little WS hope you like it

Grandeur et Harmonie...
Ce temple lé pour beaucoup kom la 8è merveille du monde.
L'eau croupissante de la douve (encerclant le temple) reflète les tours, dressée en quincence.
Très belles couleurs
Superbe moment

Hello Hans,

Fantastic work. Congratulations.


Beautiful colors. Beautiful reflection. Beautiful sunset. I wanted to be there.
Greetings and all good

This is absoluely wonderful, I love the mood and the deep rich colors.

awesome shot, for awesome place isnt'it?

Great shot..., the colours, the silhouette and the reflections are excellent.

congratulations...best regards..


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