Sunrise at 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!
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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Thank you for your compliments.
Let me take it with a grain of salt, as I am really not proud of this shot, I really put it up there to finish the sunrise / sunset topic.
I damaged half of my equipment on this trip to Southeast Asia, slept only 1 hour the night before and there were literally ten thousand of people around me. Besides not having a tripod, I squeezed myself through the masses so I could only take some quick shots – so bye-bye sharpness and well-planned intentions. And most importantly I had no real new story to tell…
But for all that, it is an almost acceptable result.
P.S. I love sunsets and less sunrises as they make me wake up too early, which is the nature of a sunrise… but then, once in a while… Well, I try to make less sunrise / sunset photos but I am sure you will still see some in the future popping up here.
I will be in Angkor Wat in ten days or so … I am discouraged by the thought of thousands of people after the sunrise shot! I like to think if I make the effort to get pout early I will be rewarded with some solitude! Nice pic … And even better memories! Safe travels! Joseph