Angkor Wat Monks

Angkor Wat Monks. This is one of the smaller set of ruins in Angkor Wat. I had already walked through the ruins and was on my way back to my tuk-tuk when I shot this image. I was just trying to get a shot of the front of the building when I noticed the monks exit the front of the building. Everything lined up just perfectly so I took the shot.

I used my Fujifilm X100T for this shot. I keep debating if I should continue to keep this camera in my gear bag. I only have limited room and i’m constantly tempted to lighten the load I carry. But the I take an image like this and I remember why I keep the camera handy. It’s simple, light, and fast to use. The 35mm equivalent focal length is perfect as an all round travel camera. And it just looks so darn cool.

The image was processed in Lightroom, and Photoshop. This is not an HDR image so I didn’t use Aurora.

Siem Reap and Angkor Wat were definitely not on my radar when I decided to go to SE Asia. Cambodia was on my list of places to visit, but I never looked to deep into what I would find when I got there. Now I’m so glad I have been here. There are some things about Cambodia that I get frustrated with. The cost of food is much greater than other Asian countries and the street vendors are also very aggressive.  But Cambodia is also relatively clean, modern, and friendly place to be.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at