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My first visit to Koh Tunsai (Rabbit Island) was about four years ago. I spent one night there with some friends but my stay was ruined as I was down with food poisoning. Again on the very first day of 2011, I revisited the island with my wife, my friend and his wife.

Even though nothing much has changed, I noticed there are increase in number of guest houses and restaurants there. Even massage services are available there now!! To my surprise, Barangs outnumbered the locals on that day. It seemed most of the guesthouses on the island were fully booked, but since we had already booked our rooms in Kep we had to return back to Kep on the same day. Kep was less crowded than I expected. And I was happy with that. The next day I was able to trespass some old villas in Kep with my friend while our ladies went crab shopping. I may write about it later, but now I would love to share you some photos from the island.

Guesthouses on Koh Tunsai
Basic bungalow guesthouses on the Koh Tunsai

Emptying water from boat
A man emptying his boat after unloading seaweed from the boat

Suset at Koh Tunsai
Hammock and Sunset.

Sunset at Koh Tunsai
Sunset view with the boat that brought us to and fro the island.

My First star trail
Star Trails at Kep Beach F/5, Speed: 226 sec., ISO:200

This photo was taken at 2nd not 1st of 2011 at 05:39AM. I did not intent to have the star trails but just wanted to have the smooth sea. Yet as I do not own any ND filter, I had to no choice but to shoot when the light is very low. I did not even see the star trails when I viewed the LCD monitor soon after I got this image. If I had seen it, I would narrow the aperture and drag the shutter speed for a few minutes more.

Sunset at Senn River

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Landscape
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Sunset at Senn River, Kampong Thom
Sunset View at Senn river in Kampong Thom, taken about six hours ago.

Green Field

Posted: October 22, 2010 in Landscape
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Cambodian Countryside Green-field view on the way down from Kulen mountain.

Bayon in HDR

Posted: September 6, 2010 in Architecture, Landscape, Tips and Tricks
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Bayon in HDR
I am not a big fan of HDR, partly because I have never been able to make any HRD that I considered good enough. The above HDR came from a single shot. I did some bracketing, but well I could not keep those geese stay still. That why I ended up using a single shot, adjusting its exposures for HDR processing. What a boring sky, by the way!!

I hate to wake up early if I do not have to, but again it is an exception when it comes to capturing sunrise.

My alarm rang at 4:20 and within an hour I was in front of Sras Srang where a few tourists were pointing their cameras at or enjoying the early morning view of the ancient pond. I was not able to visit the place in advance for location scouting, but I had some images of photos I wanted as I have checked some photos of Sunrise at Sras Srang. Luckily, today morning sky was not disappointed.

As a rule is not good to have foreground in the middle, but i had no power to remove it. That is why you find it here in an undesirable location.

Could not find any interesting foreground to include in this frame. And again as rule is not good not to have one.

Maybe this is the one composed by the rules. But sometimes we are taught to break those rules.

Actually a few minutes before 6:00 I moved to nearby Pre Rub temple, even before I could see the rising sun, as the sky was getting brighter and brighter, and I did not come with a long-neck lens.

Rivers of Stung Treng

Posted: October 22, 2009 in Landscape, Travel
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I am not quite sure the river in the photos is Sekong or Sesan river. Here are some more photos from Stung Treng.

091022Sekong1I stayed in Stung Treng for five days, but the sky was not favorable enough to grant us a view of neither sunset nor sunrise.

091022Sekong2 Sesan or Sekong?

091022Sekong4 If I am not wrong the bridge built by the Government of China named Sekong Bridge.

091022Sekong3