Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Watching the rising sun in Angkor Wat

Watching the rising sun in Angkor Wat

Alright, I managed to use my damaged Tokina 11-16mm on my classic Nikon D90, even with a defect filter ring. And it does give better colours than the built-in camera of my Samsung Galaxy Note II or my compact camera Olympus XZ-1.

But this is not a surprise and it is still the framing of the topic which is the most important part, just followed by the quality light. I still believe that story, supported by framing and techniques to convey your story is more important than the technology, i.e. the camera itself, as I described in my last blog entry: Sunset at Angkor Wat

This is definitely not one of my better pictures, I just included it here to round up the sunrise / sunset topic.

Please note that I did not expect that I could use my DSLR for having broken my Nikkor 35-70mm some days before so I did not bring a tripod. Technically it is not my best picture, not very sharp and the colours are a bit over the top, but still I like the feel of it. I even got up at 04:30 am for that photo fighting thousands of other people who wanted to take the same photo!

One in a million to take the same photo of the same spot!

One in a million to take the same photo of the same spot!

Enough of sunsets and sunrises of touristic spots, the next photo blog will be something totally different. The problems of touristic spots is obvious, too many people and too much of the same photos. It is very hard for me to get a new angle to this, so I normally prefer taking something less popular – which normally turn out to be much better photos!

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