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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Travel Photo: Buddhist Monk poses at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

As a travel photographer, I am always looking to take interesting pictures. But, sometimes images from magazines and websites stick in your head and you wish to recapture those moments in your camera. I got caught in such a moment too and came running to take a photo of a Buddhist monk only to realize that the Buddhist monk was getting his picture taken in front of Angkor Wat just like other tourists.

Buddhist Monk poses in front of Angkor Wat
This moment came as a surprise to me as sometimes you think why would a Buddhist monk need his photo taken when the person has given his life to serving the god. Why would be interested in trivial mortal pleasure? But here, he had hired a photographer and was posing in front of the important monuments and photographic locations of Angkor Wat. I took this photo by getting beside the monk’s photographer. I was wrong in not asking for permission, but I could not afford to waste the moment.



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