December 2005 I realised one of my travel ambitions - to visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
The trip had been organised through Gecko
Travel (02392258859) and having had numerous jabs and bought anti -mosquito
sprays and anti-malaria tablets ( none of which I needed by the way) I was ready
for the long haul flight to Bangkok and then Phnom Penh.
this was primarily a photo trip deciding what to take was a problem. I decided
to take the Nikon D70 for my main still camera with 4 lenses -the Sigma 12-24
, 18-200 and 70-300 zooms and a Nikon 105 macro lens. As a back-up I had a Minolta
Dimage 7 which I used only for infra red images. I also took a Sony digital camcorder.
All images were saved as jpegs on an Epson p200 - great device - and then finally
saved on the computer as tifs after post processing in Photoshop.
a selection of the many images taken during the trip. There are some larger versions
of some of the pictures.
December 3rd 2005 - arrival Phnom Penh
18-200mm 45mm(equiv) 1/800 f7
18-200 27mm (equiv)
1/500 f11 200 iso
18-200 27mm (equiv) 1/160 f6.3 200 iso
arrived in the Cambodia capital Phnom Pehn early morning and booked into our hotel
our small party met the Gecko tour leader and following lunch we then took a walk
past the Independance Monument -left and local stall holders near a park - above.
walk took us to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda complex where the images below
were shot. There is a small fee if you take pictures or video.
18-200 175mm equiv. 1/800 f8 200 iso
18-200 47mm equiv. 1/400 f10 200 iso
18-200 27mm equiv. 1/320 f9 200 iso
18-200 27mm equiv. 1/250 f8 200 iso
18-200 145mm 1/400 f5.6 200 iso
18-200 40mm equiv. 1/250 f8 200 iso
18-200 100mm equiv. 1/200 f7 200 iso
18-200 33 mm 1/320 f9 200 iso
12-24 20mm 1/200 f9 200 iso
12-24 18mm 1/160 f8 200 iso
12-24 22mm equiv. 1/160 f8 200 iso
12-24 35mm equiv. 1/160 f8 200 iso
12-24 27mm 1/125 f7 200 iso
18-200 190mm 1/200 f10 200 iso
panorama of the painting was formed by 7 overlapping images in 'autostitch'. Each
image was about 1/30 f5.6 with the 12-24 Sigma. The two images below cropped from
the pano show details of the painting.
the visit to the Royal Palace we strolled around the river front area which was
a hive of activity in the early evening.
12-24 27mm equiv. 1/160 f8 200 iso
12-24 18mm 1/100 f14 200 iso
18-200 27mm (equiv.) 1/125 5.6 200 iso
18-200 46mm (equiv.) 1/160 f5 200 iso
18-200 60mm 1/125 f5.6 200 iso
18-200 46mm (equiv.) 1/100 f5 200 iso
18-200 300mm (equiv.) 1/60 f6.3 200 iso
18-200 27mm (equiv.) 1/40 f3.5 200 iso
18-200 27mm(equiv.) 1/10 f3.4 800 iso
18-200 70mm (equiv.) 1/6 f5 800 iso
the road required a slow even pace as the traffic just went round you. Speed up
or stop and you're in trouble.
a walk back to the hotel with a couple of traffic impressions -both shots hand
18-200 33mm 1/160 f8 200 iso
18-200 100mm 1/200 f7 200 iso