Missing

24 October 12

Posted at 10:03

It's been hectic recently so I've been a bit lapse on the photoblog front. What with preparing for this weeks Public Private exhibition - private view 25th October 6pm - 9pm, you are invited, and also with Uni redaing and projects, it's been mad. So today's photos are something different. Six images that I have submitted for a project at Uni. The idea was to shoot six film stills using flash lighting. My six are from a 'film' titled Missing. My aim was to have a narrative in each image and across the series. On the face of it a simple project but there was very little time to complete it and, as a I soon discovered, more than one reshoot was required for each image!

I won't add any text - I'll just allow you to construct your own story. Enjoy.

 

MISSING

missing 1

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missing 2

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missing 3

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missing 4

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missing 5

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missing 6

 

Thanks to my family for being subjects and for their patience.

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The Angkor Temples

09 October 12

Posted at 10:22

Today, as promised sometime ago, a few of my images of the Angkor Temples at Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat - the reason people flock to Siem Reap. I enjoyed visiting the temples at Siem Reap. They are amazing. My stay in Siem Reap was short and circumstances meant I did not visit the temples at the time of day I would have preferred. I would have also preferred to have less people there! but I guess that's a tall order. This image gives a false impression of there not being many folk around but that's an illusion, there were thousands. So the only way to photoraph is to get up close to the fascinating detail.

Angkor Wat 2

This is the largest Hindu complex in the world and was built in the 12th Century. Angkor Wat is so popular it appears on the Cambodian national flag.

Angkor Thom

Angkor Thom is another of the popular temples. It is populated with numerous smiling Buddhas facing every direction.

Angkor Thom Buddhas

Angkor Thom Buddhas 

My favourite temple is Ta Phrom. The trees give it a surreal atmosphere.

Ta Phrom

Ta Phrom the trees, these are Silk Cotton Tres (ceiba pentandra), dwarf the buildings which are not small.

Strangler Fig Tree - Ta Phrom Temple

This is an iconic image of Ta Phrom featuring a tomb engulphed by the roots of a Strangler Fig (ficus gibbosa). Strangler figs and silk cotton trees dominate the temples and landscapes making this place like no where else on earth. No wonder it was chosen as the location to fim Tomb Raider.

Ta Phrom 2

Another strangler fig swallowing up a wall at Ta Phrom.

And to finish a couple of images repeated having been processed with HDR toning and other spurious actions. 

Ta Phrom 3

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Ta Phrom

 

 

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