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The Spung Tree

December 29, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ta Prohm Tree

Like my image of the Church of the Good Shepherd, this photo of a spung tree growing on the Ta Prohm temple has probably been taken by countless visitors to the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia.  But there’s nothing quite like knowing “I was there” and took the image myself …

  1. December 29, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Self-gratification in its most honest form. The thought, “I was there and did x, y, z.” and the proof in the pictures.

    Kierkegaard often wrote about how no two people experience anything the same, no matter if they go through the exact same situations their entire life, they will always experience things differently. We impute upon ourselves our own perceptions of the world around us, and in sharing them with everyone else give them the chance to realize a whole new world, i.e. the beauty of art in all its forms.


  2. December 29, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    it’s so amazing! wow – wish I was there. It’s an image inspiring enough to get me there 🙂

  3. December 29, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    that’s a magnificent tree and the composition is excellent, leading the eyes up through the roots and up and back again

  4. maenamor
    December 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm


  5. December 30, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Wow, it’s almost not real. Well done.

  6. December 30, 2011 at 5:26 am

    such an incredible image. the power and majesty of nature.

  7. December 30, 2011 at 10:02 am


  8. December 30, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Now this is awesome!!!

  9. December 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks everyone for your nice comments. It is a truly magnificent place.

  10. December 30, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Nice shot, great composition. While there i waited for a monk to walk into the scene- a la Steve McCurry- no such luck 🙂

    • January 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Txs Fergus! You just reminded me that I do have an image at the temple with a monk but it is not as good as Steve McCurry’s one of course!

  11. December 31, 2011 at 3:35 am

    It’s a fantastic image. I would like to be there too.

  12. January 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I agree.
    Great shot anyway – looks like an interesting area – would love to see it myself.

  13. January 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Hi again, Alicia, I’ve been so busy I haven’t been back for a while, and I see I’ve missed early appreciation of a worthy addition to your work. What an amazing tree–it’s hard to imagine the stages of growth it has gone through to attain its massive stature, and the stories it could tell, but one somehow can’t help but try!

    • January 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Hi Gary – hope you had a great new year. Thanks so much for your nice comment. The trees over there really impressed me. I love trees, but these were just magnificent.

  14. January 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    This tree had a mind of his own; just amazing!!

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