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Phoneography Challenge: The Angkor Wat in Black and White

The Angkor Wat in Cambodia is the largest religious monument in the world. We visited this architectural wonder in November last year.

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The above was my first glimpse of the temple. Needless to say, I was amazed since this has long been in my list of must-sees.

The temple is beautiful and we couldn’t help but marvel at its intricate details, especially when our guide told us that it was built in the 12th century.

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Angkor Wat was built by King Sryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. It was originally a Hindu temple, but later became a Buddhist temple.

Over the years, Angkot Wat has become Cambodia’s symbol (it’s in its flag) and main tourist attraction.  No wonder the place was packed with tourists.

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These are all panoramic shots because I find it easier to use this feature on a mobile phone, than on my Sony RX 100 II.

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Photos taken using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and edited using Snapseed.

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This post is an entry to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge by Lens and Pens by Sally. This week’s theme is Black and White.

Today’s Sunrise, April 04, 2015

It’s the Easter holiday in the Philippines right now so these past days, I was just holed up in my room catching up on some reading and crafts.  Today though, I had no choice but to get up early since I promised K yesterday that we will have breakfast at 6 AM.

When I stepped out of my room, my attention was drawn to the very dramatic skyline so I headed to the lagoon to check the view and was greeted with this dramatic sunrise.

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So beautiful, especially with how everything was reflected on the lagoon.  And the blue, white, yellow, and green colors complemented each other so well.

Thankfully, K was late so I had time to take more photos.

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The above was taken at the resort’s fishing pond.  Just look at that skyline and again, the tree reflecting beautifully on the water.

Right beside the fishing pond is Xanadu Lodge, which afforded me this view.  And because the coconut tree was so tall, I had to do a panoramic shot to fully capture it.

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All photos taken using an iPhone 6 and edited using Snapseed’s HDR mode.