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Great macjake 2020-07-31 1:35

Hi Bev
first of all, congrats on reaching 70,000 TE points :)
as Lars and I always say, its nice to reach round numbers :)
Personally, i'm about 9 posts away from 100 from India.
Reading your note, the best time to come here would be at night! hahaha...imagine capturing a ghost on camera! Now I really want to see this place. This is why travelling to Europe is so great, especially for us North American's because we just don't have Castles like this, we don't have the history. What a fabulous structure, and I like your choice of compo and angle, something quite unexpected but it works so well. lovely indeed. cheers

Old 07-31-2020, 10:49 AM
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Default To macjake: Drone shots

Thank you Craig,

I don't understand exactly what you mean with 'it actuallly appears smaller than expected' ...
Do you mean that the bas-reliefs or other architectural decorations appear small or the ruins in their entirety?
The Angkor complex is very large and has lots of separate constructions of which I have only shown a few details here.
To give you a better picture of it you will also have to look at many other photos (of others).

I'm afraid that an overall shot from far away like an aerial view will show you a lot of trees and only a limited view of the temple(s).
I'm not sure about this and you should try it out with your drone. However, I'm not sure if drones are allowed there.

In the large complex of Angkor there's a place where you can take off in a balloon.
But this balloon does not fly over the terrain!
This balloon only rises to a certain height and then descends again to the starting point.
To me this did not seem worth its price.
I had already made a balloon flight in Laos, which might not have flown over an archaeological site, but the journey was a lot more challenging.

There exists also the possibility to fly over Angkor in a small plane.
This is quite expensive and here too I have no idea over which parts of Angkor will be flown.
During my visit I have heard the noise of that plane but it actually never flew over one of the interesting ruins I was visiting.

So it remains to be seen what your drone can do. I hope for you that it will be allowed.
When I was visiting the ruins of the Khmer temples of Wat Banan (near Battambang) (see my photos and ) I met an American who was using his drone.
So there it was allowed. I'm convinced that he will most likely have fantastic pictures.
However, I found the sound of his drone quite disturbing. It resembled the hum of thousands of bees and you could hear it all over the site.
Do all drones make that much noise?

Good luck!
Al the best!
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