Devata at Angkor
Angkor is really a complex of numerous temples spread over several square kilometers. The Baksei Chamkrong is a pyramid like structure, given a striking perspective when shot with a wide angle lens.
There are several of these Buddha statues in strategic locations in the Angkor Complex. To create a special photo you should wait for a time when sidelighting brings out the Chiaroscurro effect as in this picture. Shot with my humble G10 point & shoot. Who says you need expensive cameras to make good pictures.
Angkor Wat at Sunrise in Infra Blue
You have to get up at the unearthly hour of 4.30 am in order to get to Angkor Wat by 5.30 am to shoot the sunrise. Most people shoot Angkor at sunrise as it is reflected in the pool from the sun, but the first perspective is usually not the best. Walk around to the back of the Angkor Wat Complex when all the usual tourists are busy at the front shooting the sunrise, and you'll get slightly different pictures like this.
Devatas on South Gate Angkor Thom
There are two rows of these Devatas or Guardians on either side of the bridge at the approach to Angkor Thom's south gate. They must have been a menacing sight to all those God fearing peasants of that time. If you imagine the human effort and even human misery that must have gone into the construction of these magnificent temples, that awe will multiply manifold when you realize that they had no machines, no tractors or cranes at the time Angkor Thom was built.