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.
Wonderful photographs from all over Buddhist Asia by Jeremy Horner.
Report on the photoshoot trip to the remote temple of Banteay Chhmar in North-West Cambodia.
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.
A modern retelling of the Ramayana story by Nina Paley featuring the music of the 20s blues singer Annette Hanshaw.
Highlights from the Royal Ballet of Cambodia’s perfomance of the Khmer version of the Ramayana, the Ramkear, which was performed in Lyons, France.
Book Review of The Ascendency of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia by Prapod Assavavirulhakarn
This is a short video from National Geographic’s Atmosphere podcast, which looks at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which I visited twice this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.