When a Temple is Forgotten

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    These are the kinds of places that are too cool to be true. I think these are called "banyan trees" (no doubt one of my smart readers will correct me if I'm wrong!), and their seeds fell centuries ago on top of these old tombs. Although not part of the main complex, the temple of Ta Prohm is still considered part of Angkor Wat. It's a distance away, but, in many ways, cooler than the main temple.

    Maybe I was lucky, the the days I spent there hardly had any tourists around. There were a few monks, but most of them were not Cambiodian and had traveled there from other monasteries all over the world.

    Probably the coolest thing about the place was the ability to go anywhere and do anything. No little chamber, passageway, doorway, or underground mystery was off limits. It was definitely one of the best places for spontaneous adventure that I have ever been.

    Note this was made with Lucis Pro 6.0... a few months ago, I did Lucis Tutorial, in case you want to know more.

    from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

    Taylor.McBride™, Selca, teflonjedi, and 64 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. godisinusall (GreyReb or Chris) 71 months ago | reply

      Awesome photograph. Very big tree in front of the temple. Great clarity, depth of Field + color. Thank you for sharing.

    2. The Art of capturing... in and out.... 71 months ago | reply

      Amazing place, amazing story... Thanks Trey!

    3. paulrob86 71 months ago | reply

      Man may build many things but mother nature will always go one better. Superb capture.

    4. AlinaPolo 71 months ago | reply

      So beautifull

    5. mike3k 71 months ago | reply

      Banyan trees are known for putting out roots from their branches which grow into additional trunks. A single banyan tree can look like an entire forest with multiple trunks - that's how you can easily identify them.

    6. bapriver2009 71 months ago | reply

      Amazing picture!

    7. ~Mina~ 71 months ago | reply

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    8. gg1927 71 months ago | reply

      Another fascinating shot. Tree Eats Temple!

    9. Matt Arlet | m23photo.com [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      Banyan's are great climbing trees. I climbed a 15' one up and down on a rainforest walk in Maui.

    10. Ormando SLR 71 months ago | reply

      Guau que lugar!!! Excelente tratamiento!

    11. p.m.w 71 months ago | reply

      what are all the holes in the rocks? banyan trees? :) i like that

    12. Ben Riddick iPhone 71 months ago | reply

      I think this is amazing. You did something differently with this HDR and it looks really awesome!

      Just so you know I blogged you as top 5 photographers on my contact list! Great work! Check out the entry on Tumblr

    13. evtwal 71 months ago | reply

      Wow! You got to visit the set of Lost? Sorry, bad joke.

    14. espressoDOM 71 months ago | reply

      looks like something straight out of INDIANA JONES

    15. Nad ! 71 months ago | reply

      Your photos are too cool to be true o.o Not to mean they're not true . Okay nevermind . Your pictures are all awesome ! :)

    16. Tealynnephoto 70 months ago | reply

      reminds me of the jungle book....haha

    17. .avina. 70 months ago | reply

      I loved Ta Prohm.
      Great photo!

    18. Bruce M Walker 70 months ago | reply

      Outstanding! Great composition.

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