Visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia was probably one of the most amazing things I've ever done. And what was even more amazing was the ancient temple of Bayon.
Located in the center of the ancient city of Angkor Thom, Bayon rises majestically to greet its visitors with its 54 towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. However, it is said that these faces also bear a strong resemblance to the great Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, who built Bayon in the late 12th century as a shrine dedicated to Buddha. Also, according to sacred-destinations.com – “Bayon is surrounded by two long walls bearing an extraordinary collection of bas-relief scenes of legendary and historical events. In all, there are are total of more than 11,000 carved figures over 1.2km of wall”. And they really are a sight to behold!
Bayon is best visited after sunrise or late in the afternoon where one can take in the sun’s movement across these amazing faces. The fact that you can take your time, relax and sit around to take in the gorgeous surroundings just makes it all the more memorable. Sitting amongst those rocks, I couldn’t help but feel privileged to have seen this spectacular piece of history.
A UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay ranks as one of the world's most spectacular natural sights. Local lore states that it was created in ancient Vietnam by a great dragon that rained fire and giant emeralds to invading troops. Here, antiox shares an anecdote from his trip there last year.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
Like a cluster of cherry blossoms, the temples in Kyoto can stop visitors in their tracks. These people assume the pose of a statue, a camera dangling from their neck and hands. On a first visit especially, the impulse to photograph every angle is constant. The Kinkaku-ji Temple and the torii-lined Fushimi Inari-Taisha are always packed; one would think the tourists would hurry along. But really, many are busy taking snatches of Kyoto with them.
Battersea Park is on the south bank of the River Thames. With 200 acres of green space, you’ll get plenty of space for some amazing shots. The park has everything - wildlife, sports, gardens, a children’s zoo, and even a pagoda! What more could you wish for?
Considered as one of the best 35mm SLR cameras, the Nikon F2 is indeed one of the best experiences on film I’ve ever had. Fully manual and almost impossible to break, this historic camera is really marvelous to use.
Ever since the Pixelstick came out, I've been dying to try it out. This past week, I finally got my chance! With one goal in mind — getting some super cool light-painting shots — I grabbed some friends for an amazing session with my Lomo'Instant and the Pixelstick. Take a moment and have a look at these priceless pics!
Thirty-five degrees. Summer. Lisbon. Seven hills. Worst combination ever! What better to do than to escape the horrible heat of a tropical summer day in Lisbon with its too many hills to a fabulous beach that is just one bridge away? It's enough to just cross the stunning 25th of April Bridge to arrive in an exotic paradise, with great waves and even better people.
Ever since the launch of the well-loved Lomography Petzval Art Lens last August, photographers have been shooting some amazing photographs and given us many heartening reviews! We have curated the 10 best Petzval pictures, in our opinion, to give the lens one more round of applause.