My dear and faithful friends who have been regularly checking my blog and photographs, and leaving the occasional message of appreciation, thank you, and my apologies for two failings on my behalf. The first (a minor transgression): I realise that between myself and WordPress, the link for the below article was fudged so it never reached the full story. The second (fairly unforgivable): I haven’t updated this website in more than a month. The first sin I have already atoned for by correcting the link, so hopefully the final installment of that little trio can now be reached. You can click here to see the article. The second will, I fear, take longer to remedy.
My excuse is that I have been travelling (again). This trip took me through South East Asia for four weeks. Upon returning I immediately travelled to the wedding of Mike and Lisa, two dear friends, in New South Wales, and the day after returning from that, I started a brand new job. That was last week. So I have been a little stretched for time. But I haven’t forgotten this place.
Luckily, I’ve been taking lots of pictures. So as well as continuing my ongoing journey of sharing some of my older photos with you, I promise to post some of my newer shots as well, which I hope will make up for my absence.
This first photograph was taken at dawn from a well-trod lookout at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, the world-recognized and UNESCO World Heritage temple complex that will be familiar to anybody who has ever flicked through a travel magazine. Given that I am a sucker for sunrises, it goes without saying that I snapped off a LOT of shots that morning. This was taken with my new (bought 9 months ago but never used until December) Canon 400D with Gustav (Tokina AT-X super-wide 12-24mm) snapped on the front. The serenity of the foreground belies the gaggle of about fifty photographers all standing behind me, equipped with everything from cameraphones to Canon EOS 1Ds with L-series telephoto lenses and snapping their collective fingers so fast that the combined kinetic energy could have powered a small Cambodian village for a week. Fun times on the tourist rat-track. But it was a good trip. More pics to come. I promise.