We arrived an hour before sunset to shoot The Bayon Temple.
As we approached, all Jeff and I saw were Buddha faces on all the towers – not exactly exciting for two landscape photographers who were experiencing a serious case of “BF,” Buddha fatigue. We tried to see the beauty of the temple… but the Buddha busts got in the way.
Thank goodness we had Alessandro (see post) with us who quietly pointed out that the essence of this temple was the Buddha busts and to capture the spirit of the temple, we should look to isolate multiples of these figures through the light and shadows created by the setting sun.
Skeptical, we followed his lead. (How many faces do you count in each photo?)
The late afternoon light creates a unique perspective of the buddha. Did we capture the essence of the temple?
And finally, simplifying the same theme , we shot a sunset on the bridge leading from the temple.
Once again, it’s all about the light.