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This is not my first time to post the photos of Independence Monument. I have been there shooting for countless of times, but this is my first time to use painting technique to give more light to the foreground subjects. Here are my two favorite shots.

Independent Monument at Night

Fountain and Independence Monument

On last Saturday waking up at 4 am sharp, I made a very quick preparation and walked to the main road to hail a motor taxi heading to Wat Langka. Last year during this 15-day period of Pchhum Ben, I went to the nearby Wat Tuol Tompoung with a Japanese friend of mine. This year I picked up Wat Langka considering many people would visit the temple, and I was not wrong on that. The visit to the temple was very fruitful as I got some shots that kept me smile inside. Here are some of them.

090912PchhumBen1This slow-shutter shot turned the walking visitors into something like a line of smoke, leaving only the two standing ladies who did not move around while I opened the shutter.

090912PchhumBen2By the time I found this location, the ceremony of offering sticky rice ball (Baiy Ben) to deceased ancestors was nearly end. I was lucky to get this one shot.

090912PchhumBen3When I walk out of the temple, the sky at the back of Independence Monument was just great, so I thought getting it in the background of this frame would look nice.

090912IndependenceHere is the bonus shot, lightened Independence Monument without a trail of motor or car light. It is not what you can achieve in the evening time.

Arriving home 15 minute before six my family was waiting me to accompany them to Wat Kambol along National Road No. 4, a few kilometers from Phnom Penh International Airport. In the afternoon of the same day, I left for the hometown of my wife in Takeo and spend one night there as well. I will share some photos I took there later.