Inside a Buddhist Shrine

Walking around the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom (translated literally means “Great City”) its easy to forget that this is a religious site. That is until you walk through a dark, dimly lit passage and turn the corner to see these three children in the Shrine. They seemed very happy (as the majority of Cambodian people I came across did) as they lit incense.

Technically this was one of the more difficult photographs to take where I found myself longing for a more modern camera. It was so dark my camera needed to be set to ISO 1600 which for new digital SLRs would produce a grain free image. However my camera just couldn’t cope (to the point where I nearly deleted this photograph). Lightroom 4 has done a good job removing some of the noise or grain but sadly, it could never be good enough for a large print.

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