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Busra, At Last

Posted: February 28, 2012 in unposted
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If my memory is correct I my first visit to Modulkiri was in 2004. We spent a couple days there visiting Domank Sdech, Romanea waterfall and other places that I cannot recall. Our plan to visit the renowned Busra waterfall was not realized since the road condition at that time was too much for our rented Pajero. It was only 8 years later in February 2012 that I had the second opportunity to see mountainous Modulkiri again. At the time of this writing, the roads from Phnom Penh to Senmonorom, the provincial town of Mondulkiri, have been completely paved and the construction of the 30 km roads from Senmonorom to Busra Waterfall is partly finished. Now you can either reach there by motorbike or sedan in less than one hour. As the proofs of my visit, here are some photos.

Busra Waterfall of Modulkiri

Busra Waterfall of Modulkiri

Busra Waterfall of Modulkiri

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It was my first time to shoot waterfall since after I got serious about photography. I understand some basic now-how, as I have read several tips about it sometimes ago. Weather comes to play an important role in landscape photography, and it is no exception for waterfall photography. Sunny sky is not what you may prefer, especially when you want the milky flows of water that requires low light. This makes early morning or late evening the best times for a visit. Tripod is a must, though an extra burden. ND filter (which I cannot afford) can reduce more light for slower shutter speed.

Here are some shots I got from Khbal Spean waterfalls, also known as river of 1000 Lingas. It is 1,500m mountainous walk from the entrance to the river. The walk is scenic but tiresome especially the trip to the river.

The raod to the Kbal Spean A view of the road leading to the river. For your information, the entrance is closed by 15:00. I arrived there at 15:20, so I needed to work something out with the guard to get in.

Khbal Spean waterfallMy companion and I were the only souls when we arrived at the river. So I could have the whole place for myself.

With Reclining Buddha, Khbal Spean With Reclining Buddha, Khbal Spean

Khbal Spean waterfall Only after I came down that a guard told me there are more sculptures and waterfalls downstream. So what I saw was only a small part of the river. (;_;)

PS: Since the air nearby waterfall normally very damp, try to protect your camera and lens from getting wet as much as possible. Moisture is the main cause of lens fungus.