Tag Archives: Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh from “31” floors

Its actually 26 floors but the elevator seems to have lost floors 4, 13, 14, 24 and 27.

These photos were taken at the newly Canadia Tower restaurant. The first photo is a panorama of the city stiched using Auto Pano Pro. The second two are of Monivong Boulevard and Confederation de la Russie.

Phnom Penh Pano

Panoramic of Phnom Penh from Canadia Tower


Monivong Boulevard

Monivong Boulevard from Canadia Tower


Confederation de la Russie

Confederation de la Russie from Canadia Tower

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Shameless plug

A multimedia piece that I adapted for the Global Post is online.

Check it out HERE.

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Tilt/shift lens hack

This is something I have done in the past but wanted to refine the design a bit.
Essentially, I took an old Medium Format lens and turned it onto a tilt/shift lens.
One of the great uses for this lens is to make everything look like a model. There are photoshop techniques out there that recreate this but its always better to do it outside of the computer anyways.
Lets leave that photoshop stuff to graphic designers….
And remember kids, always be wary of a photographer that say “I’ll fix it in photoshop” more than once a day.
No photoshop other than curves adjustment was made to these photos.

Construction at Gold Tower 42

Construction at Gold Tower 42

Independence Monument

Independence Monument

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Lots of photos published

I just had a slew of photos in the January – February edition of fah Thai, inflight magazine for Bangkok Airways. Check them out here:

http://www.ink-live.com/emagazines/fah-thai

Let me know what you think of them.

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A trip to Orussey

Took a trip to Orussey market today to scope out some locations for an upcoming shoot for the Post. Got a couple of good shots on the Ricoh but shooting in such a dark environment really shows the limitation of the small sensor.
Anyhoo, some pics from Orussey market

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Canon EOS Experience at Raffles

Sorry this is a bit late but I haven’t been able to upload photos onto my blog ever since I got my new laptop.
So am on Safari for the first time in years to post this.

I had a chance to play with the new Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro IS L lens at the Canon EOS Experience Seminar at Raffles on Wednesday and Thursday.
Its an impressive lens which deserves the red ring that signifies it as an “Luxury” class lens. I wanted to see if the lens would be good as a portrait lens along with being a top notch Macro lens. The only drawback I experienced on the lens was the very loose focus ring which caused me to lose focus several times while in Manual Focus. It may easily be photographer error because of the very small depth of field f/2.8 allows at 100mm. So I guess I should say that I need to use the Auto Focus if I decide to get this lens!
There was an opportunity on Thursday morning with some models being brought out for the shooters. Here is a shot that really shows the sharpness of the lens.

Eyelashes

Tight closeup of a model

I still don’t really understand why they did this as I was the only one of the participants that actually got to use one of the products that they were flogging. When actually thinking about it, I liken the experience of the seminar like going to Guitar World in Hollywood.
Anyhoo, another photo of the event.

Paparazzi at Raffles.

Paparazzi at the pool

Paparazzi at the pool

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Working in the dome

I have been working on a project with my photo agency documenting the renovation efforts at Central Market.
Along with taking photos, I have been working on a slideshow which will have audio from around the market. So I have been walking around the market for the past few days, audio recorder in hand (thanks Rick for the loan).
Taken while getting some sound of some construction being done in the dome at Central Market.

Working in the dome at Central Market

Construction workers in the dome in Central Market

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Thmei Phsar Thmei

One of Phnom Penh’s most recognizable landmarks is getting a makeover. Built in 1937, its Art Deco dome is one of the coolest looking buildings I have ever seen.
It is now being renovated to its former glory by the French Development Agency at the sum of $5.5 million. The first of three market renovations planned by the FDA (Psar Chas and Psar Kandal being the other two), it is estimated to take 18 months to complete.
The first of three stages is now complete and market vendors are now moving back.

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Tonle Sap River

We are at the tail end of the rainy season here but there seems to be no let up. Levels have gotten so high that you are able to see the tour boats from riverfront businesses. I have never seen the levels so high.
Taken from Sisowath Quay in Phnom Penh.

A tour boat sits on the Tonle Sap river

A tour boat sits on the Tonle Sap river

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Spirit house

Practically every home and business in Cambodia has one. Their intended use is to provide shelter for animist spirits which you need to appease by offering gifts such as food and drink.
This is a shop that sells them. I assume they do pretty good.

Spirit houses for sale on Norodom Boulevard

Spirit houses for sale on Norodom Boulevard

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