The Beautiful World of Cambodia

Kandal Province, Cambodia || AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D | ISO: 200 | f/8 | 1/125

One facet of Cambodia that continues to amaze me is the landscape. It's beautiful and breathtaking. During monsoon season, it's especially colorful. The green tones from the rice paddy that pop and the detail the cloudy skies provide makes for the perfect photo almost everyday. Since I'm smack dab in the middle of the rainiest time of year, I wanted to capitalize and capture some great shots. 

I started this site because I want to paint Cambodia with my camera. She's well-deserving. Unfortunately, Cambodia has been painted as the haven for sex trafficking and a place to go for naughty people. Well, I want to do my part in changing that. The people here are beautiful - made by our Creator and they deserve to have their smiles highlighted, their hard work noticed, their love for family captured and their home appreciated. This country is vibrant, full of life and in a stage of development that is taking them places. It's interesting to walk with many through the rough patches of moving forward, but I love seeing them excel to new heights. In fact, it's beautiful. I'm so proud of Cambodia. 

This blog is dedicated to Cambodia. The people, places, culture, things that make you give a second look - everything on this blog will be Cambodian in nature. 

 Today, I want to display some of the photographs I've taken of Cambodian landscape. Almost everyday, I drive out to a place called Saang. Saang is a district that's part of the Kandal province. It's located south-east of the capital city of Phnom Penh. It takes about 30-40 minutes by car, slightly less by moto and has views that I appreciate everytime. Past Saang are miles of rice paddys and during this season, they are quite vibrant with a green that is so rich, it becomes very pleasing to the eye. 

Saang, Cambodia || AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO: 400 | f/4.5 | 1/500

Saang, Cambodia || AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED | ISO: 400 | f/7.1 | 1/320 

Saang, Cambodia || AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G IF-ED | ISO: 800 | f/5 | 1/200 

 

 

Saang, Cambodia || AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G | ISO: 200 | f/6.3 | 1/800