Southeast Asia - Jeff Henry Photography
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Speeding by Wat Arun

Speeding by Wat Arun

Located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun is one of Bangkok's best known landmarks. The Temple of the Dawn is a great place to watch the sunrise, as the rays will illuminate the tall central prang (Khemer-style tower). But, I had attempted to find a location that would allow me to shoot the sun setting near Wat Arun. Alas, my efforts were somewhat in vain, as the sun set a bit further to my right than anticipated, and I couldn't get the setting sun lined up with the prang. But, since I was already standing over the Chao Phraya on a rickety, probably long since condemned wooden dock, I made the most of my precarious position. I shot as the sun went down over the horizon and highlighted the whisps of clouds over the eastern part of the city. Then, when a speeding water taxi entered my frame, I captured the image. I think this is an accurate representation of Bangkok: an ancient culture in the middle of a modern and fast city.

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