Photographer's Note

In late afternoon on 3rd day, we returned to Angkor Wat temple for another sunset. When monks show up, it always stirs interest because the orange robes in strong light is striking to the faded grey of the temple stones. So when these 4 young monks passed by, many photographers requested for a pose. Here they were facing the later afternoon sun, just before entering the temple proper. I mostly prefer not to have people in pose because they tend to be stiff and nervous. But for this day, monks are really hard to come by, so I could only take a pose from them. And I also prefer old wise monks than these young learners. I learn that you can become a monk without shaving your head and return to normal life after 3 years. One thing is interesting : do they carry wallets? Their food is from donation, so all they have as a monk will be a robe, slippers and daily given food. Interesting way of life especially in regions like Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Mynamar. Thank you for viewing.

iso200, FL200mm Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8

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Additional Photos by Bill Laucp (trekks) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
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