Causeway to Neak Pean

The 12th century sanctuary of Neak Pean is at the centre of an artificial lake and connected to four surrounding ponds exactly at cardinals' points. This is the causeway across one of the ponds, going away from the sanctuary.

I was pleased that at least some of the shots from that morning turned out well. This was the worst day for condensation on my lens, because of the humidity, so all the shots from the first part of the morning are useless. Then there was the problem of dealing with the large dynamic range between the white of the sky and the dark stone of the temples, so even when the lens sorted itself out, the photos are poor. I did take some bracketed shots, and have combined these using HDR software, which helps a bit, but generally I'm unsure as to how I could have managed the situation better. Trying to protect the highlights meant the buildings came out very dark and post-processing can lighten the shadows, but I'm still not pleased with the results. Any advice for future such occasions?
JdM
Stunning capture-love the cool reflections !
posted November 8th, 2014  
great pov, beautiful place
posted November 8th, 2014  
Lovely location!
posted November 8th, 2014  
Wonderful compiosition and detail. Fav
posted November 8th, 2014  
Well this one is excellent, perfect reflections and symmetry. Can't help I'm afraid, just hope the conditions get better.
posted November 8th, 2014  
Fabulous lines and reflections in this shot. I love the depth.
posted November 8th, 2014  
Wonderful shot
posted November 8th, 2014  
Great shot !
posted November 8th, 2014  
Another fascinating place. Both those problems sound challenging.
posted November 8th, 2014  
This one turned out beautifully. I understand the problem you're having I do not know how to correct it. I sometimes try to reduce the amount of sky showing whenever I can. Here you cannot check the walkway beautifully and reflections and beautiful, yes the skies are a bit light but in live photography that can't always be helped. What amazes me about this photo is the walkway about guiderail. Could never happen in the US they would have to put up guard rails to prevent people from falling into the water adults and children alike. Safety first!
posted November 8th, 2014  
Beautiful capture of what seems a fascinating place
posted November 8th, 2014  
It would be so good to walk across this beautiful area! It looks quite long from your POV!
posted November 8th, 2014  
Great look across the bridge to the people, superb pov. The reflections are really clear. Can't help on the problem. Sometimes quite tricky to have everything right, maybe concentrate on showing the buildings or things you want and make the sky of less importance.
posted November 8th, 2014  
Nice shot, love how you are led right into the picture.
condensation is a big problem for my husband sometimes on his telescope on humid nights the only thing to do is to wipe the lens regularly. He also said that bracketed shots is probably the way to go too and then you get the best bits out of each shot. Can't see the exif data here for this photo so can't tell what settings you had.
posted November 8th, 2014  
love the leading line and the reflections are gorgeous
posted November 9th, 2014  
Great leading line of the causeway. Looks like you had a real adventure! - Lucy
posted November 9th, 2014  
I can't get any advice as you've probably done more than I would be able to - but I do like the shot.
posted November 9th, 2014  
lovely
posted November 9th, 2014  
mag
Beautifully shot....
posted November 10th, 2014  
Wonderful perspective and a lovely shot
posted November 10th, 2014  
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