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« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2007, 06:28:10 AM »

des images vraiment magnifiques bernard. it's a double pleasure for me to look at your pictures, i was there in jnanuary 2005 and have always told myself i need to go back, and this might just give me the impetus. cambodia as a country is very photogenic, as are its people, and angkor wat is a very special place, particularly in early morning light. but cambodia is also very demanding mentally, the people there are still learning to live normal lives, trhey have not yet gotten over the khmer days. you really need alot of empathy to just begin to understand them.
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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2007, 09:14:37 AM »

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des images vraiment magnifiques bernard. it's a double pleasure for me to look at your pictures, i was there in jnanuary 2005 and have always told myself i need to go back, and this might just give me the impetus. cambodia as a country is very photogenic, as are its people, and angkor wat is a very special place, particularly in early morning light. but cambodia is also very demanding mentally, the people there are still learning to live normal lives, trhey have not yet gotten over the khmer days. you really need alot of empathy to just begin to understand them.
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You're very right about all that. Furthermore the growth of tourism in the Siem Reap area is a constant challenge in respect of the infrastructure requirements, and the environmental issues are not to be ignored. Nonetheless, tourists (including photographers) are an important source of income to Cambodia, which has much to offer. Phnom Penh is also an interesting city, worth visiting.
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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2007, 06:01:11 PM »

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des images vraiment magnifiques bernard. it's a double pleasure for me to look at your pictures, i was there in jnanuary 2005 and have always told myself i need to go back, and this might just give me the impetus. cambodia as a country is very photogenic, as are its people, and angkor wat is a very special place, particularly in early morning light. but cambodia is also very demanding mentally, the people there are still learning to live normal lives, trhey have not yet gotten over the khmer days. you really need alot of empathy to just begin to understand them.
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Hello Amnon,

Merci. You are totally right about Cambodian. Very nice people, extremely friendly overall, but there is indeed some deep wound still needing to heal. What is impressive though is the willingness of these people of move on. Had Europerans half the urge to do something with their lifes and 1/3 their ability to deal with sub-optimal conditions...

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Bernard
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2007, 09:25:50 AM »

Hi Bernard,

Loved the new pics from Cambodia. I was there 2 years ago and spent two weeks in Siem Reap. I have to say I got a bit templed out and asked my moto driver if he could take me to his village to meet his folks and family. It turned out to be quite rewarding.

http://www.thelightandtheland.com/pages/Po...ambodia_01.html

I used Kodak Portra for most of the people shots, and a combo of Mamiya 7 and Voightlander Bessa R3a with 40mm nocton lens for some street shots. I ended up deciding I could do street shots with the Mamiya 7 and felt most of the better images came from this camera.

Thanks for sharing. Cambodia is a lovely place with very genuine people.
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2007, 07:43:43 PM »

Great shots. I've been there twice in the past few years and your shots make me want to go again.

I will say to all of you who haven't been and are thinking about it - go ASAP. It gets more and more crowded each year, so the sooner you go, the better. My first trip was in high season 2002 and the second was in low season 2006. There were just as many people at the temples on my 2nd, low season trip as there were on the first.
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