After spending a morning at the most touristy photo spot I’ve ever seen in my life, during sunrise at Angkor Wat, I decided that it was probably best I asked my tuk-tuk driver to start taking us to places that fewer tourists visit. We asked to get farther away from the crowds and try to take us to places within Angkor Wat Archaeological Park that were, perhaps, less impressive, but more detailed and less restored.
It was the best decision I’ve ever made. Our Tuk-Tuk drive around Angkor Wat was amazing. He did his best to make sure we got to some really cool temples and sights in the area when as few tourists were around as possible. And to be honest, maybe the best part about it all was cruising around in the Tuk-Tuk letting the air cool off what was easily a 35 degree afternoon in western Cambodia.
Honestly, after that sunrise in the park, I was worried that I would going to be greatly disappointed with the place, in general. However, within a couple hours of leaving, I realized that Angkor Wat is very much worthy of the crowds that pile through here each and every day.
Anyways, this is a photo post from the area. I tried my best to focus my photography in the archaeological park on the details rather than attempting to capture the whole scene. As a photographer, the thing I work the most on is my composition and “eye”. I’m as technical as it comes, so for this visit I really tossed away much of the tech side of photography and really maintained my focus on creating more simple, well thought out, images. Here they are.