The Lotus at Sunrise

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    Thank you for all the feedback yesterday. I appreciate it very much; indeed the negative feedback was quite constructive and helpful. Thanks for taking the time, as usual, to share your thoughts.

    Now that we are getting back in the normal groove of posting beautiful places and beautiful things, here is a nice one for your Sunday!

    This is Angkor Wat in Cambodia at sunrise. I think I went there every single morning around 5 AM to see the clouds and light in different formations. I got to know some of the locals there. A small girl from a family would see me in the dark by the lake, and come over to say hello. She would then bring me a chair and some Vietnamese coffee (quite thick and sweet with condensed milk). I would pay her just a few dollars and she was thrilled... I paid extra to keep the coffee coming in dangerously quick intervals. The sunrise lasted for several hours, and I was in no hurry...

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    1. oneduke99 [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    2. Sleepy~Steve 72 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! =) have a great monday!

    3. Alexxandra R. Duschner 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called DARK SILHOUETTES, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. *terry 72 months ago | reply

      Great reflection and simmetry!

    5. EMcHugh [deleted] 72 months ago | reply


    6. Justin Ornellas 72 months ago | reply

      interesting perspective
      perfect capture
      thank you for sharing

    7. hexihash 72 months ago | reply

      This is a Wonderful Image!
      We'd love to have this added to the group!
      We'd like to invite you to join Focused In on Photography too!

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    8. reychicaliso 72 months ago | reply

      a heavens like....................

    9. *LP* 72 months ago | reply

      amazing shot. I would love to go to my homeland

    10. Bluebird0927 (ON/OFF) 72 months ago | reply

      Congratulations re Front Page on Explore April 18th! ♥♪♥

    11. Bong Tongol Photography 'Explore' Life! 72 months ago | reply

      This is an Incredible Capture!
      I'd be honored to invite you to our Group
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      Check it out!

    12. ash2276  72 months ago | reply

      Just wow! This is spectacular. Love the light and colours as well as composition.

    13. jver64 71 months ago | reply

      Nice reflections in the water.

    14. SF Brit 71 months ago | reply

      Brings back many a memory....although I bought beer from the little kids. After buying 80 postcards, that was the only thing they had to sell that I actually liked.

      Great HDR by the way! Love it.

    15. Ben__Taylor 70 months ago | reply

      Great shot - unfortunately I wasn't able to get the Angkor Wat during sunrise/sunset but it's an amazing place all the same. Here's a similar photo of mine. Enjoy!

    16. Guido Musch 68 months ago | reply

      nice shot, i like the reflection and colors.

    17. Bun T. Pein Photography 68 months ago | reply

      Great tip on the coffee...will use it when I go there again.

    18. Ninja M. 67 months ago | reply

      i've been to Angkor Wat and this picture is more amazing than the location..and its an amazing location good job

    19. Olga Oslina 43 months ago | reply

      Stunning colours...Just a heavenly image, Trey!

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