Cambodian Temple Series

Angkor Thom West Gate
Angkor Thom West Gate

Over a few visits to Cambodia I have visited quite a number of the famous, and also the less well known, temple sites. I have taken the opportunity now to re-process many of these images and have prepared a small collection of some key images of these incredible temples. These images are now available for purchase on my main website under a special offer section as described below.

This is a unique collection of B&W images of temples in Cambodia and are printed in either MetalPrint high gloss or MetalPrint satin finish and in a variety of sizes. This set of high quality prints have been priced as a special package as a set of 4 and would make an exceptional framed series for the collector. These MetalPrints offers a stunning media to display these images and is particularly well suited for black and white images.

Preah Rup
Preah Rup

Background

From the 9th century to the 15th century the Khmer Kingdom was at its height and dominated large parts of South East Asia. At its heart the capital city of Angkor was, in its time, the most extensive urban complex of the world and had as many as three quarters of a million people living there. In today’s perspective the city covered around 400 square miles, an area equivalent to the five boroughs of New York City.

The city of Angkor rose to success through the ingenious manipulation of the seasonal rains resulting from the construction of a complex water system comprising reservoirs, dams and irrigation channels. Though plenty of water was available during the rainy season, the large reservoirs or barays that were constructed allowed control over precious water resources during the dry season and during periods of drought. This technology provided a continuous and predictable supply of water and plentiful food which resulted in the successful growth and development of the city. This vast complex of waterways however required a high level of maintenance and this, combined with possible unusual weather conditions, may have caused the ultimate demise of this once great civilization.

Like other high technology civilizations such as the Incas, Aztecs and Egyptians the City of Angkor declined in a dramatic disappearing act. Henry Mouhot, a French naturalist and explorer, and who made numerous expeditions to Siam, Cambodia and Laos, was instrumental in the “re-discovery” of the Angkor temples in 1858. Other western explorers had however visited this area years before Mouhot and there are records of Portugese monks and traders visiting in the late 16th century.

The great city and temples remained largely cloaked by dense jungle until the late 19th century when French archaeologists began a long restoration process. From 1907 to 1970 work was under the direction of the École française d’Extrême-Orient, which cleared away the forest, repaired foundations, and installed drains to protect the buildings from water damage. Work resumed after the end of the Cambodia civil war, and since 1993 has been jointly co-ordinated by the French and Japanese and UNESCO through the International Co-ordinating Committee on the Safeguarding and Development of the Historic Site of Angkor (ICC), while Cambodian work is carried out by the Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA).

In the Angkor region we are left today with a wonderful, rich legacy of temple complexes, some restored but many still hidden and overgrown by trees and creepers. These mystical tumbledown temples of Angkor can only hint at the level of sophistication and complexity of the Khmer Kingdom and the wondrous Lost City of Angkor.

Prasat Neang Khmau
Prasat Neang Khmau

How To Purchase

Got to my main website www.highlanderimages.com and click on the Special Offers tab and then scroll to the Cambodian Temple Series item in the list. Or use this direct link here : http://www.highlanderimages.com/Gallery/Cambodian-Temple-Series/

To purchase click on the BUY PHOTOS button then choose BUY PHOTO PACKAGE to take advantage of this special package pricing for 4 high quality prints. Or individual images can be purchased by choosing BUY PHOTOS and then choosing THIS PHOTO or PHOTOS FROM THIS GALLERY

To take advantage of the special package pricing for 4 high quality prints you can choose any 4 images from the complete set of images so gives a flexible way to create your own series for display.

Preah Vihear
Preah Vihear

About Metal Prints

To create MetalPrints we infuse dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets, creating truly archival works of art. These MetalPrints showcase a revolutionary new medium that is highly durable, waterproof, weatherproof, and ultra scratch-resistant. The unique printing method gives your photos a vibrant luminescence with incredible detail and resolution.

You can choose from High Gloss or Satin finishes.

Each print has rounded corners for your safety and the surface can be easily cleaned with any commercial glass cleaner.

MetalPrints come ready-to-hang with two 3/4″ thick lightweight foam blocks and aluminum plate with pre-drilled holes. MetalPrints sized 30 x 40″ and up are backed with an inset frame for added stability. When hung, these stunning prints will float off the wall.

 

Summary of Images

 


Passionate Photographer …. Lost in Asia

Stuart Taylor of HighlanderImages Photography has been making images for over 25 years and can offer a diverse range of photo imaging services with a focus on Asia and a documentary/photojournalistic style. These services include planning and executing a photo shoot on location but importantly all the post-processing and image preparation needed for the specific finished media format required by the customer. Stuart’s experience and knowledge in all of these aspects makes HighlanderImages Photography a one-stop-shop for a comprehensive and professional image production service.

Stuart can be available for a variety individual assignments or projects and he specialises in areas such as photojournalism, commercial, architectural, real estate, industrial, interior design, corporate, urbex, adventure, wilderness and travel photography. Stuart can also offer some innovative and advanced techniques such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Panoramic Photography.

Final image products can be delivered as high resolution images, prints, books, multimedia slideshows, videos and DVDs. Images from this website can be purchased as prints in a variety of sizes and media, as gift items or as digital downloads.

E-Mail : staylor@highlanderimages.com
Website : http://www. highlanderimages.com


 

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