Burning Through the Clouds – Angkor Wat in the Morning

Morning at Angkor Wat was a very cool experience. It was very muggy — the kind of muggy that makes you just give up and give in to being covered in sweat. I wasn’t going to any dinner parties, so I figured it was okay. Moving around the complex to get photos from many perspectives was a lot of fun… this place was a treat to compose.

In vaguely related news, a friend of mine in Shanghai just opened a new spa and used my images throughout. The one that is linked here at “Spa City 5.5” is another from this area of Cambodia. It’s not the highest quality photo of a high quality photo, but you kinda get the gist… If you want to see the original of that photo of the Angkor Wat Temple, just clicky click there!

Burning Through the Clouds - Angkor Wat in the Morning

  • Awesome tones. I love how you you mix up the images here. you go kinda ultra pretty with the landscape and then you go historical like this and its got such mood to the image. the variety is nice. I really want to go here someday. You site helps me plan out where I want to go on vacation.

  • My children have both been here and said it was the most amazing place they have ever seen. Great imagery.

  • Jacksonian

    I like the yellow-redish tint to the photo, just looking at the picture makes me feel the humidity. I imagine you must’ve had a lot of water that day. Good work!

  • Trey, did you make the prints yourself (for the spa), and send them to China? May I ask how much you sold each print for? The prints look fantastic in his spa!!



  • Awesome, I took some HDR’s at Angkor too, love to know what you think.


  • Liking the aged effect, Trey,
    I just discovered treyratcliff.com and was surprised that the music playing was letting the cables sleep by bush, did you by any chance discover this at hotel geysir, iceland?

  • I agree with all the above, Trey. Your photo brings out the mood of being right there in the early morning hours and feeling the humidity. Like the yellow and brown tones. Great job!!

  • I went to the spa city site, very impressive, Trey. Looks like an inviting place to end your day in Shanghai!!!

  • casusan

    Wow love this shot Trey! And the spa is fantastic – excellent choice for your photos!

  • Hey Trey,

    Great photography I love this part of the world – I spent 4 years living in Indonesia and got to travel around SE Aisa quite a bit. I looked thru your journal and noticed that your company has several references to Ayn Rand’s Fountain Head. Are you a big fan of hers? I don’t meet to many people my age and younger that even know who she was. Not to get to political here on your photo blog, but I wish she was around today to comment on Bail-out Nation.


  • Thanks all!

    Scott – yes – I do like to jump around and keep it fresh!

    Scotty – They were printed in China… it was a private transaction there

    Matthew – thanks for the links – anyone is free to share links on the page – I don’t always have time to visit, however… sorry mate

    Dan – Cool! Yes I love that song… no I knew the song before I went there…is that a cool hotel?

  • it is great, we stayed in a private chalet sort of thing surrounded by snow which was cool, and the restaurant was huge (probably for summer coach tours) and full of candles, including a mini viking longboat full of tealights, with views of strokkur erupting. Also we were the only ones in there so got a guided tour of the hotel from one of the waitresses. It was very nice and just across the road from the geysirs, i’d recommend staying there if you ever return to iceland -i know i will!

  • wow – that sounds very cool!

  • As always, lovely work, Trey. Angkor Wat seems so exotically mysterious. It’s provides the setting for the bittersweet conclusion of my favourite film ever, In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar Wai (I’ll admit it, I’m a romantic at heart). However, unlike the film’s drabby greyness yours is a lovely warm gold with sepia tones.

  • Top class website yours sincerely, Kirstin Dashne

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