Light on Angkor Wat


There was a thunder-storm happening above Angkor Wat, right as I was leaving the place – because they where closing – I asked Mab My tuk-tuk driver if it was ok that I spend a few minutes trying to catch the a lightning, I mean it would have been awesome to get a photo with a striking lightning above the main gate to Angkor Wat.

I didn’t get a lightning, but I got something else. Because they where closing the place, all the cars on the parking lot behind me where leaving, and as they turned from the parking lot out to the road, their headlights hit the main gate adding just a little bit of light to it. And because I was trying to catch a lightning I used long exposure times (30 sec.) and therefore got more the one cars light on the main gate, ending up illuminating it quiet a bit as you can see.

  • Camera: NIKON D800
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 30s
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • Taken: 10 July, 2012
  • Location: 13° 24.7513′ 0″ N 103° 51.5796′ 0″ E

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