The Lotus Sunrise
These delicate shapes are seen on a variety of temples all over southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the Far East. It is the shape of a Lotus Blossom, a timeless symbol, and it is repeated over and over here at Angkor Wat. The lotus represents the purity of body, speech, and mind. Like the lotus, these should float above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. The shot was taken around 5 or 6 AM in the morning. While shooting, I was attended to by a small Cambodian girl that would bring me strong Vietnamese coffee whenever I ran out, which was often. I don't know where she would go to get it -- she would disappear off into the jungle and come walking calmly back every 15 minutes or so, smiling.
- Trey Ratcliff
Read more, including some info on my upcoming London photowalk (and vote on some locations for shots!) here at the Stuck in Customs blog.
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