As we made our way through the Khmer ruins of Wat Thom near Siem Reap, Cambodia, nestled in a little nook a young man sat cross legged on the ground and painted images of the ancient site. His big toe was hastily wrapped from some injury, probably walking bare footed among the tumbled down stone blocks.

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
1/200 sec
ISO 500
focal length 64mm
28-200mm glass
hand held


khmer, siem reap, cambodia wat thom, artist, bandaged toe, candid of artist

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 2 years ago

    Magnificent Portrait!!!

  • thanks vitta,
    he sold a number of these to folks in our group, and was quite accomplished

    – phil decocco

  • Tom Broderick IPA
    Tom Broderick IPAalmost 2 years ago

    Great Portrait. Glad you did not show his face makes you wonder about his water colour talent.

  • tom
    appreciate your weighing in on this one

    – phil decocco

  • WeeZie
    WeeZiealmost 2 years ago

    Great capture!!!

  • WeeZie
    so glad you liked this one from the jungles of Cambodia

    – phil decocco

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 2 years ago

    wow.. what a fabulous capture Phil.. looks like his painting is quite involved..

  • thanks linmarie,
    he was gifted, for sure, and the items folks bought that I saw were well done

    – phil decocco

  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Dion. Always an honor to be featured

    – phil decocco

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