In the Morning

In the Morning

This shot was one of opportunity – however it wasn’t the shot I wanted. I took only a dozen or so shots of these cows being moved for grazing alongside the moat surrounding the Angkor Wat complex. The light was amazing and just starting to break through. Two other early photographers were also shooting this scene (I hope they did better than I managed to).

I thought I got better shots, but because of the low light and incorrect camera settings this is the closest I got to a usable shot – and even this has a LOT of photoshopping done to it (actually less than several other attempts). Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time, but if you rush your shots the opportunity is still missed.

Layers of adjustments. Most of the work was done in DFx 55mm for Photoshop.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Camera: NIKON D2X
  • Taken: 27 December, 2009
  • Focal length: 32mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

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I’ve been wondering if anyone ever clicked that thing, now I know – thanks!

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