Sunrise behind Castlepoint light house

Sunrise behind Castlepoint light house

Castlepoint Light House is one of my favourite lighthouses in New Zealand. I was very lucky with this sunrise. It made getting up early well worth it. Sunrises are much more of a gamble to photograph than sunset but I often find they are more visually exciting. The night before there was no clouds so the sky wasn’t nearly as beautiful as you can see here. We were staying in a holiday home right on the beachfront so it was only a five minute walk to this location which was even better.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

I have spent the past few days in Cambodia photographing the Angkor Archaeological Park just outside Siem Reap. After an 11 hour bus journey from Bangkok to Siem Reap (much of it waiting around at petrol stations and the border) I have spent the past three mornings getting a Tuk-tuk from my hotel to be at Angkor Wat temple ruins for 5am for the famous sunrise. However, it is monsoon season here in Asia, so I couldn’t really have picked a worse time of year to visit. Not 100% happy with the above sunrise, but it was the best of the three days and it is the other photographs of other temple ruins and the people that made my few days in Cambodia a very rewarding experience.