Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Angkor Wat in black and white

There's a new negative and slide scanner in the house, purchased with the intent of sharing part of the treasury of Kodachrome slides taken by my grandfather. I may end up sharing select images from 1950s and 1960s rural Australia but first, I tried scanning some of my own photos.

When I went to Southeast Asia in 2007, I brought three cameras. I shot one roll of expired black and white film at Angkor Wat. Since my other two cameras were basic point-and-shoots, the film photos captured the texture of the ancient structures best. The negative scans I posted here are not as sharp as the large prints I had made, so I may need to make a second attempt at scanning at an even higher resolution.

How often do you look over your photos from your travels? I look over mine all the time, to be honest.

Bayon black&white
Ta Prohm central sanctuary (more photos here)

Banteay Srei black&white
Banteay Srei black&white 2
Carved pillars and false doorway at Banteay Srei

Angkor Wat black&white
Khmer dancers black&white
Carved relief, probably from the Angkor Wat complex itself.


Lara said...

Oh I love the texture! Those negative scanners are the best!

Gem said...

oh wow, the black and white captured the detail perfectly :)
I saw on your profile that you are a Manics fan, I'm from their hometown-Blackwood:)
I'm a huge Suede and Pulp fan too

Anonymous said...

beautiful pictures :)

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