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Copyright: Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: SONY DSC-P92
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cambodia - Angkor Wat - Reflection on water, World's Great Structures, Impressive Shots, Jeppo's favourites - the first 100!, My favorite photos (16) (Gatti Matti), More than 200 points to 300 – photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-26 10:31
Viewed: 13482
Favorites: 14 [view]
Points: 259
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat is a virtual pre-requisite of any visit to Siem Reap and mine was no different. Sunrise at Angkor has been well documented on TE, yet I decided to go ahead with this post at the risk of being termed cliché. It is an experience which is difficult to describe as I am sure all those who have been witness to this magical experience would agree.
It was 4.45 in the morning when I climbed aboard a 'tuk-tuk' and we were off. Despite the early hour and the darkness, the streets were already alive with procession of locals making their way into the temple complex by bicycle. The cool breeze helped to wake me up as we drove along the seven kilometre road to the temples. I was one of the first to arrive as the security guards opened the gate for the day. I settled myself on the stairway. Before me lay the inner courtyard with a 350 metre long paved walkway leading to the central complex, where the sun was due to rise above the five massive towers. However, at the time of my arrival, none of this was visible. I waited patiently as tourists began to trickle in. As dawn broke I realised there was some cloud cover behind Angkor which proved to be a blessing in disguise, providing more variation in terms of colour and sky patterns. I changed position to photograph the rising sun from different angles with the changing colours, luminance and the silhoutte it provided. As I said, words can never do justice to the whole experience. I hope my photographs in someway compensates. This is almost as I saw it, not much post processing except sharpening and contrast adjustment.

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Superb play with the light and shades Sabya.The reflections are great and the dark yellow effects suberb to watch.
Well Done Man.

  • dhurjati Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 453] (2709)
  • [2006-11-26 10:34]

Hi Sabya,
Another great work.Fantastic orange tone and nice use of the dark silhouttes.Lovely capture of the reflection on the lake water.You showed that a great sunrise shot doesnot necessarily requires the sun.Fabulous work.

Good Morning Saby where ever you are, its just morning here in San Diego and to be treated to this beauty. Fantastic work of art. The colours and the silhouttes does justify your words.

Fantastic, stunning and marvelous!]
great work


WOW .....what a beauty! I am speechless, katha hariye geche. Shotti ei jonne loke Angkor-er sunrise-er katha bole.

Hi Sabyasachi
What a spectacular sunrise with such a rich orange colour and strong silhouettes. The reflection is superb and the textures are so interesting.

Bella, romantica foto!

Hey Sabs, So atlast u got out of the portraits. And what a trailblazing pic to get in2 nature and architecture at the same time. U were sure lucky frnd to get this view. Gr8 gr8 shot.

A wonderful picture of a wonderful place. Well done. Lovely atmosphere that emits from it. Thanks.

Hi Sabya
Fantastic shot with vivid colors. Technicaly speaking the pict is oversharpened and i can see a white line aroud the dark parts.
Regards from France

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  • Kirych Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 267 W: 56 N: 434] (2716)
  • [2006-11-26 10:45]

Great shot, Sabyasachi!
Excellent reflection and black silhouttes! Amazing colors and light.
TFS. Tanya.

Namaste Sabyasachi,
it's a wonderful atmosphere, so silent and peaceful, I also like the colours and the water-reflection. So sad that I had not chance to be there early in the morning like you, it's a beautiful and impressive view, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda


Hi Sabyasachi, this is a great picture of Angkor wat from the dawn. A very unique one that I rarely saw. Great orange sky. Good work. Sothy

Hello Sabyasachi,
Excellent symetrical composition with that so pure reflection,a magic moment,

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  • veve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 13 N: 546] (4189)
  • [2006-11-26 11:50]

Hi Sabyasachi,
another beautiful picture!
I like the silhouettes,the mirror
and the orange tones.
The image has a good impact!
Best wishes,

Really fabolous view. Regards.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 913 W: 23 N: 338] (3233)
  • [2006-11-26 12:19]

Bonsoir Sabya,
Une superbe oeuvre d'art aux couleurs saturées mais bien choisies. Beaux cadrage et mise en page. Félicitations.

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  • pippo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 64] (596)
  • [2006-11-26 12:22]

hi saby!
the best sunrise i've ever seen!

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  • Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1312 W: 50 N: 2538] (15142)
  • [2006-11-26 12:41]

Hi Sabyasachi,
A great mirror image shot of this great temple. The colour and the clarity are both great. Nicely done!

good morning Sabyasachi,
a pleasure for the eyes, very nice photo, good point of view a fantastic quality and a very good composition, well seen and well done.
gr. Jaap

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9585 W: 157 N: 15497] (123989)
  • [2006-11-26 13:26]

Witaj Sabyasachi!
Very interesting photo. Curious composition and frame. I like the colours and reflection in water.
Greetings from Poland

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  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2006-11-26 14:18]

Hallo Sabyasachi
I didn't have the opportunity to have nice sunrise at Angkor
this is awesome, the colors are gorgeous
very well done

salut sabya
trés belle photo au couleur ocre et noire qui donne des reflets super, cadrage fait a la perfection bravo

Hi Sabyasachi,
wonderful POV, composition and great colors. Well done ;-)

Your note is exceptionally good. It really gives the right mood before I dived into your photograhy. I wish your picture could take my whole screen or even better being there at your side when you where there. Only then the shot starts breathing and whispering the marvels that lives at this magical place.
Wonderful work, Sabyasachi.
TFS, Peter

Wow... Very good use of reverse light. Congrats...

Hi Sabyasachi,
Great job.Fantastic orange tone and nice silhouttes. The reflection and composition are superb, too. Well done my friend...
Have a nice week...
Ali Rıza

Superb shot, Sabyasachi!!! I like how you composed asymmetrically, even with 2 tall trees on left and one on right, the black and orange is a spectacular winning combination here; a bit oversharpened IMHO; congratulations! Regards, Daniel

Hi! I have no words! it's so wonderfully captured and I feel I'm there...great mood!

Dear Sabyasachi!
Stunning shot! This is a very spectacular and particular impression! What a picturesque atmosphere! Gorgeous reflection and silhouette. Splendid shot!
Thank you, nice days

Hello Sabyasachi,
What a fantastic sunrise you present us.
Perfect symmetry and amazing colours.
The sky looks on fire.
And the dark silhouettes really contrast here.

Another masterpiece Sabyasachi. Just wondering if you did anything with the levels on this one? Brilliant evening compo. c

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  • partha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1318 W: 85 N: 1306] (14023)
  • [2006-11-26 20:54]

Exceptional shot. So grammatical. The composition is so balanced, nice warm tonality of colour. A different look of Angor.
Well done.

And a Good Morning to you Sabya,
Well just another great piece of work,
but i didn't expect any thing Else from you, jut great and well done Sabya.
Regards Irene

Hi Sabyasachi. That place sure looks like a slice of heaven to me. The silhouettes against the warm sky are spectacular. A reflection can't really get much better than that. Awesome work Sabyasachi!

Hi Talukdar
You have got an excellent sunlight over Angkor.Golden colors and reflection is charming.CongratulationsTFS

Hi Sabya,
It seems a painting. Superb play of the light and shadows here. Very nice reflections on the water.
TFS and have a nice weekend,

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  • jinju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2444 W: 87 N: 1576] (14265)
  • [2006-11-27 3:26]

Well, this is certainly a dramatic photograph Sabya. I love even more than the colros, which are great, the effect the silhoetting has produced, in that the photo is flattened to eliminate all feeling of depth. You put the horizon bang on in the middle, from what i read this is a no no (hahahah rules, who needs them) but it sure doesnt feel like a no-no to me, the image is well ebalnced between the reflecton and the real temple.

hi sabyasuchi,
what stunning sunrise!!
spendid colours and wonderful silhouettes and reflection, Even in the thumbnail is was an eyecatcher.
-:)) later


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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2006-11-27 3:55]

hi Sabyasachi
A perfect symmetric, mirror effect in this compo. Very special and original in the dark setting. Creative and interesting work

Hi Sabyasachi
Impressive sunrise. Nice silhouettes of the temple and their reflection.

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2006-11-27 4:03]

Hello Sabyasachi
I missed sunrise in Angkor & now I know what I missed. The saturated colours are awesome. I like the composition with the distinctive merus off-centre...and I think I can see the lilies too in the pond. The reflections, mirror like is fantastic

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2006-11-27 4:45]

Hi Sabyasachi,

A wonderful sunrise. I like very much the atmosphere of this image. The light and colors are well managed. A pretty reflection too. A success, cheer.

With greetings from France,


Hello Sabya

Your work is amazing!!!! This picture is fantastic... Colours, POV, composition...



Hello Sabyasachi,
it's great cambodian postcard! Impressive photo of impressive place.

I've seen a lot of photos of this amazing place on this site, but none which show it with such simplicity and elegance.
I like the well balanced symmetry, and how the sky is almost a perfect match for it's reflection in terms of brightness.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24399 W: 523 N: 40812] (175612)
  • [2006-11-27 8:42]

Hi Sabyasachi,

Very contrasted picture, maybe a little bit dark, but excellent mirror picture, the colours and the silhouttes does justify your words, very well done! Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14257 W: 1033 N: 28549] (135778)
  • [2006-11-27 8:47]

Hi Sabyasachi

Perfect synmmetry & marvellous colour. One minor criticism is the very slight, almost negligible oversharpening. Apart from that it's flawless!

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
  • [2006-11-27 9:44]

Wow! What a nice shot, Sabyasachi! Beautiful colours, doubled! The silhouettes are sharp and great. Well done pp!

i like.the color catch my attention.beautiful output from you again,sab
a very great shot.

The colour tones make this a masterpiece, together with the clarity and symmetry of the reflection. Excellent double silouette of the complex, and it is fantastic how the sillouettes of the trees work to frame it.


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 569 W: 4 N: 345] (2949)
  • [2006-11-27 13:00]

Excellent shot Dear Sabya. Amazing colors and an awasome silhouette of this timeless beauty.

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  • pady Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 880 W: 60 N: 445] (4800)
  • [2006-11-27 14:16]

Woaw you woke up so early to get this beautiful shot. You're right, it's worth seeing. It' a beautiful spectacle and I could not get tired of it.
Great composition

Hi Sabyasachi superb sunrise over Angkor, wonderful photo, magic color and reflection, wonderful photo, BRAVISSIMO, ciao Silvio

The classic landscape of Angkor at Dawn. Very good work.

Hello Sabyasachi,

The sky and the water are both on fire at sunset, and I imagine the mood will be different throughout the day. In this fabulous composition, you have presented not one, but two photographs. Warm regards, Bulent

Hello Sabyasachi,
What an 'on fire shot' this is! The colours of the sky really are burning on, and makes such a great contrasts with the silhouetted buildings. A fabulous double-sided compostion!

Good day to you Sabyasachi.
I've seen this shot a couple of times today but have not had a chance to comment.


Cliche or not, it's beautiful. Sometimes the music of a chorus of frogs is as beautiful as Bach. One must not always strive for the most mentally challenging, sometimes beauty at its most pure form is enough.

The rest has already been said.
Regards friend,

Hello Dada,
I have no words! Simply outstanding.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2006-11-28 3:23]

As Angshu I missed what you are showing us today. Wonderful moement that you catched with the incredible sky, thaks to the clouds, and the great reflection. So beautiful... what a dreamlike picture!

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  • MIG13 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1854 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-28 5:41]

Hi, Sabyasachi! Great skyline! Nice strong colours and reflections! Well done! TFS! Regards! Miguel.

Hi my friend, you made here a great work. the colors and silhutes are suberbs. I saw many times this place in movies but ony few photos. You went in the right place in the right hour to get this amazing sunset and a very good reflection. You management very well the the lights.

Well done

Hello Sabayasachi,
A perfect sunrise with beautiful golden colours. A lovely balanced and symetrical composition made all the more so by the great reflection.

Hi Sabyasachi!
Amazing shot with delightful reflections, wonderful colors (perfect in saturation and contrast), fabulous silhouetes, and fine light.
Just incredible!
TFS and well done!

Wow ! These colors are just wonderful !
The reflection is on par with them.
Great job,

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  • Nilay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 330 W: 3 N: 112] (1323)
  • [2006-11-28 15:47]

ı missed to say you wow,
great job!
wonderful again sabya,
thank you for sharing such a good works.
very very well done,

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  • zips Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 409 W: 6 N: 508] (1958)
  • [2006-11-28 23:22]

Good notes to see what needs to be done to capture a photograph such as this one. The light is very important so I see you were aiming to get something spectacular, which you did.

Great Job.
Aloha, JB

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  • sayan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 559 W: 76 N: 686] (2617)
  • [2006-11-29 1:09]

Hi Sabyasachi,

Wonderful mirror symmetry! Lovely reflections captured by you. Beautiful silhouettes. Overall a great sunrise photo. Missed TE for a few days and when I come back, I found this one to be really superb.

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  • teutza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 995 W: 227 N: 1994] (10590)
  • [2006-11-29 9:05]

Excelent image!!!!the reflection is so beautiful!but i love most are the colours!!!!:)

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  • Marche Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 765 W: 67 N: 1080] (4307)
  • [2006-11-29 14:12]

Bonjour Sabyasachi,
Extraordinaire prise de vue, le ciel en feu se reflétant dans le lac est du plus bel effet.
Très lumineux.
Joli travail.

Superb sunrise, backlight and reflection, excellent image, compliments, good note too.

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2006-11-30 11:17]

Hi Sabysachi,
One could never tire of such a scene, and posting it is not a cliche. The tones and hues of your photo are unique to the time and place you were there and are stunning. One can feel the peace and tranquillity. The lighting is just perfect. Congratulations on this classic shot, Sabyasachi...later.

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  • tcht Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1198 W: 65 N: 1267] (7565)
  • [2006-12-01 13:41]

Hi Sabyasachi
This view is very cliched :) BUT the colours and silhouettes are not. BTW, this is one of the most impressive picture I've ever seen of Angkor! Congratz.

Olá Sabiasachi
Lindas silhuetas e reflexos perfeitos.
Simplismente bela esta foto. PARABÉNS!!!
Grande abraço,

Hi Sabyasachi,

Amazing the little story behind a simple shot. The shot is well planned and the results are according to the sum of time spent before shooting.

Colors are rich and the reflexion in the water is well done. In an upside-down picture, viewer would not be able to tell which side is top.


Bonjour Sabyasachi
Superbe composition de ce lieu mythique avec le temple qui se détache sur un ciel flamboyant et se projette sur la pièce d'eau avec de très beaux reflets.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.

Hello Saby,
Very nice one, superb colors and light here, this shot is like a painting! Wonderful reflexions with a very pretty effect! Well done!
Best regards

Hi Sabyasachi, you don't have many without people, but the ones you have are no less impressive than the others. Angkor Wat is very well known and most photographed and yet, you can surprise us with your skills to produce this outstanding image. It's dificult to describe the beauty of this one in words. The composition of the sillouettes of this double imaged is just perfect. Congratulations!
Friendly regards,

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 426] (1874)
  • [2006-12-02 12:40]

Hi Sabyasachi,

Wow, this is just a perfect reflection, absolutely amazing!
Great use of light and excellent colours.
It's beautiful :-)

Greetings, Nel

wow..now THAT is a mirro image!..wow..what great reflections of the beautiful sun in the sky...great silhoettes as well. wow.. TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your comment on my photo "The Swimming Hole" :o)

Hi Sabyasachi.

Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Impressive colours and silhouettes!!!

My compliments!

Rgs, Oscar

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2006-12-04 11:40]

Perfect reflection! This is such and impressive shot, because of the colour and reflection, but also the positioning of the different elements. The towers of the building are off centre, allowing space to the sky and those interesting trees. Well done!

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-04 13:57]

une vue très reposante, au fait, ces temples doivent être des lieus de recueillement et de méditation, c'est pourquoi ils sont si bien placés.
Un lever de soleil sur une journée qui s'annonce belle.
Superbes couleurs.
Best ergards from Belgium.

Hello Sabyasachi,
I think that the colours are lovely ,and indeed the reflection is superb but for me the clouds are the key to giving your view that extra texture .Without them the view would not have the same effect .
regards from Yorkshire

Wow, stunning one!
Incredible colours, nice reflection and good mirror effect, almost symmetrical I think. The frame works well.
Sharpness is fine, but there are halo's visible.
Thanks for sharing, great great sunrise shot!

Hello Sabyasachi! Great composition!!! Wonderful colours, contrast, sharpness and reflexion! Very well done! Lili

Hi Sab,
One of the best sunrise photos of Angkor Wat. Glad you shared it with us. Regards. Danilo

Sabyasachi bonjour !
C'est tout simplement superbe ces silhouettes sur ce ciel doré avec leurs reflets. On distingue bien les temples et les arbres.
Excellent travail !

WOW. what elese can I say?
Fantastic colors (only two, bit this is the point here), probably the perfect hour for this shot. Amazing.
Great shot, Sabyasachi.

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2048 W: 149 N: 6385] (35010)
  • [2006-12-09 11:16]

Hello Sabya,
Très jolie compo aux tons chauds sur lesquels les silhouettes du paysage contrastent bien.
Les reflets sont superbes et le cadrage très bon.
Best regards

a superb shot, lovely light and colours well captured and bravo for this composition with a beautiful mirror effect, well done.

Hi Sabyasachi,
Amazing sunset, beautifully captured.
Superb light and wonderful colors.
Best regards. Uğur

Unbelievable!!! Such an impressive photo. It is sooo good composed and sooo effective.
Thanks very much.

Hi Sabyasachi,

A good POV of Angkor taken at sunrise which is giving nice colors and a set of shadows to the photo. It has a good composition and perspective. Thanks for sharing.


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  • dzain Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 15 N: 60] (585)
  • [2006-12-14 8:28]

Allthough this scene looks nice as a thumbnail, the postprocessing (with adding saturation/color/contrast) makes little white lines visible arround the silhouets. Maybe kloon them away or try postprocessing the original again with the HDR-option.

Really fantastic! One of the nicest shots I've seen on TrekEarth. Regards, Doug

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2006-12-15 3:33]

Amazing picture, basically, it is 'just' a silhuette photo, but the shapes of the structures make the difference. Famous sight shown alternatively.
Good shot!

Hi Sabyasachi,

I haven't had much chance for critiquing lately so now I have some time I'm catching up on old friends.

Having a quick look at your photos, this one stands out. It's a stunning silhouette with wonderful sky colours and an unbeleivably mirror like reflection.

Best wishes,

Hi Sabyasachi,

Wonderful satured colors. Reflection is also very nice. A good one !
Happy new year,


very beautifull picture ;) well done mate!

Nice work with this temple photo. When I saw this photo come up on the main page, I did a double take; it's a familiar sight to me!
Click Here to see what I mean!

Well done,

Hi Sabyasachi,

Long time no see - happy New Year!!

Just went through your uploads from Cambodia and what a collection - wow!!

Amazing colours you have achieved here and the reflections of the temples in the lake is just fantastic.

:) Tina

Hi Sabya, possible i missed this masterpiece??
it is an outstandin image, with a great reflection and tones!
we can see all your style and great eye in this composition!
amazing work!

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  • MikiM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 339 W: 70 N: 392] (1924)
  • [2007-01-23 9:16]

Hi Sabya,
It is amazing.
I would like to visit Angkor - don't know when and how - but your image is strenghtening my determination. Thanks for sharing!
Miklós - from Budapest

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  • savask Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 53 N: 270] (1891)
  • [2007-01-28 10:30]

again you managed to offer an amazing shot

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2007-02-03 4:14]

Hi Sabyasachi.

Clever work with the composition and the reflections over the water.
Even I would say impressive, because the light of the sky is like fire.

Well done and thanks for share.

Hi Sabyasachi,

Nice shot, very original. TFS


Hi Sabyasachi,
Interesting capture here of the Angkor Wat, although I have to admit that I don't like this rather sharp contrast resulting in The light rim around the towers and the trees. Good contour thou.
All the best,

A very nice "cliché" that you have posted here. I think the colours are great and I don't mind the effects from the post processing at all. The reflection in the water is great and I really wish I could have seen that sunrise for real myself. Very nice post!

Who don't mind if it's a "cliché". Such a beautiful picture must be shown on TE. Thanks to share it. It's very beautiful and so peaceful.
The colors, tones and silhouettes are really fantastic.
I would like to be there just to contemplate this spectacle.

Incredible Sabya
Its really beautiful
an amazing work of art
very well done

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2007-02-27 1:17]

Hi Saby. This is a superb composition of one of the most photographed ruins in the region. Excellent creativity with these colour patterns. TFS. Murray.

This almost looks animated, like a cartoon.
The colours are so strong and so is the contrast.
I really like the effect but think it more suited to treklens.

magnifIQUE PHOTO...merveilleuses couleurs chaudes et chatoyantes, bravo pour la réflection identique de chaque détails, le reste a ete dit, bravo, bravo,bravo, amicalement Bi

Hi Sabya,

What a fasinating view on Angkor! Superb shoot and very excellent view. I guess with this picture has give a different view for the place. Very well done!


You captured a wonderful magic moment here. I have heard of this place and have been told by many thats a must see.
Your note was wonderful and very informative too.
Thanks for sharing.


magnificent colors supported with a fine silouhette work. lucke you got a dead-still water for the nice refleection.


Hi friend,
Great shot, congratulations!
I like this sunset and silhouette, very well and the reflex is amaizing !!!! Take care Ana:)

This has wonderful color, a great reflection and fabulous lines. Excellent capture. You have a wonderful eye.

hello sabyasachi
I've just realized that I've never sent you any critics about this picture wich is a splendid one.Of course,the colors are wonderful,but I also like the perfect symetry between the silhouettes of the temple and their perfect reflections.Really fabulous!
Have a nice evening.

hola saiba, perfecta imagen con gran POV, definicion y color envolvente, creo que el espejo en el agua es insuperable co perfecta simetria y resolucion.
felicidades genio.
un saludo de luiscar.

Hi Sabyasachi real great sunset shoot with the shadow of the temple its real great, good colours and compo.

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  • agrin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 19] (108)
  • [2007-07-09 7:45]

Good photo and great note. Makes me want to go.
The picture has too much sharpening - I can see a white line around the towers.
- Alan

Hi Sabya,
This is a lovely photo with beautiful gold coloration.Great composition, nice balance, and reflections.

hello Sabyasachi Talukdar
i like very much your picture of the anhkor wat temple th mood is fantastic, a great composition and good contrats and colors in a perfect graphism also congratulations .
belgium liège Henri tks for sharing

I just got back from Siem Reap and looking at my own immages of the temple, I found they are lacking something. Your's is what I wanted mine to be. Excellent work. The colours are great. There is quite a bit of construction going on at the moment and you were able to hide that detail. I love how the temple reflects in the lake. Your other pictures are excellent as well.

no comment.

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  • mpsf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 47 N: 216] (731)
  • [2007-07-11 9:59]

Hello Sabya, perfecto reflejo, con gran color de base. bonita imagen. SAludos cordiales.

Huge colors added by an impresive Asiatic shadow.
Very well done,
Cheers, Jean-Claude

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  • fanoo Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 55] (500)
  • [2007-08-21 15:12]

Namaste Sabyasachi
Great reflection, colors and symetric
a beautiful image, congratulation

Amazing scene. wonderful colours and reflection. greetings,

Amazing place and excellent shot..
You can't do it better than this, Very well done. tfs



İt is a fantastic foto super and inredible.

Regards from Turkey



Just amazing, the colors very beautiful. The reflect on the water is very Nice.


Really great shot. I saw sun rise pictures before so as the perfect reflection photos, but never before saw both of them combined.

The sun rise is perfect gr8 orange colour and the reflection is also perfect and stand still. great work

Mesmerising photo, completely speechless. Loved reading the note almost felt as if I was virtualy touring the place.

Best Regards,


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