New Album from Phimai in Korat

Photographs from this Angkorian site, which is now situated in North-East Thailand, at the farthest end on the road from Angkor, together with further information.

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Nirvana – The Spread of Buddhism across Asia: images by Jeremy Horner

Wonderful photographs from all over Buddhist Asia by Jeremy Horner.

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Trip to Banteay Chhmar

Ven. Dhammanando

Report on the photoshoot trip to the remote temple of Banteay Chhmar in North-West Cambodia.

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Bhante Anandajoti: 4. The Spread of Buddhist Civilisation through Asia

Gandhari Dhammapada

A video based on a talk looking at the spread of Buddhist Civilisation throughout Asia from the earliest times till around 1,200 years after its beginning.

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Sita Sings the Blues

Sita Sings the Blues

A modern retelling of the Ramayana story by Nina Paley featuring the music of the 20s blues singer Annette Hanshaw.

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Royal Ballet of Cambodia: Khmer Reamker (Ramayana)

Ramkear

Highlights from the Royal Ballet of Cambodia’s perfomance of the Khmer version of the Ramayana, the Ramkear, which was performed in Lyons, France.

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The Ascendency of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia

The Ascendency of Theravada Buddhism

Book Review of The Ascendency of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia by Prapod Assavavirulhakarn

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Angkor Wat Lotus Temple

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This is a short video from National Geographic’s Atmosphere podcast, which looks at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which I visited twice this year.

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Mural Walls at Bayon 3: Soldiers and Elephants at War

Bayon-Soldiers-and-Elephants-at-War

The video is made from three murals from the East Wall at Bayon at Angkor Thom. Scenes: the 1st mural shows the Khmer army marching from East to West; the 2nd from West to East; and the 3rd shows the Chams marching to meet them and engaging in battle.

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Photographic Paintings of Tonle Sap: FotoSketcher

Pink Rose

In earlier posts I have shown some of the tools I am using to output panoramic photographs and make videos out of them. Here I will show a great software that can make “paintings” out of your photos.

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Ta Phrom: Gods and Angels in Ruins: Digital Clip Factory

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I had used the Digital Clip Factory to scan from one end of a photograph to another in order to make viewing of the long murals as Bayon presentable. I also have another video made this time of the East Wall.

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Mural Walls at Bayon 2: Digital Clip Factory

Bayon-Everyday-Life-and-War-Scenes

Doing long scans in this way is really an imaginative extension of what the software was meant for. A more usual way of employing it is to animate still photographs to make them more interesting. This is called the Ken Burns effect.

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Mural Walls at Bayon 1: Microsoft’s Image Composite Editor

On the second day at Angkor I started taking photographs of the walls at Bayon, it was actually quite hard work to shuffle along corridors holding the camera at a steady height, trying not to bump into anyone, and not to fall over either.

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View of Penang Island: Hugin and Panorama Tools

I had found some software that makes excellent, seamless panoramas, and I had visions of panoramas from the Bayon in Angkor that would, like their originals, be wall-long.

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Traditional Mahori Music from Cambodia

Audio

Following on from yesterday’s video here are 9 recordings of traditional Cambodian mahori music. The performance is from the early 1970s but there is no information about the performers available.

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People at Angkor

 At Angkor

Photographs of various people I saw around the Angkor Sites. They were collected from the two trips I made to Angkor in March and June.

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The Roulos Group

 Preah Ko

We were only on site for three days during this trip, which is a very short time when trying to get around and see some of the main sites, see some new places, which I hadn’t seen before, and also get some photography done!

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Photographs from Kbal Spean near Angkor

Approaching the Mountain

I first went to the Angkor sites in Cambodia in March this year with my good friend Leslie Shaw; and I have just returned there in June for a short visit with another good friend Colin Low.

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