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Times Square - Crossroads of The World

Times Square is probably one of the most recognised and iconic city centres in the World. Situated in Manhattan at the junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets this commercial area has an incredible concentration of neon advertising with gigantic Jumbotron video screens now taking up much of the real estate creating a dynamic and colourful vista on all the tall buildings.

This larger area around Times Square from 6th to 8th Avenue and from 40th to 53rd Street is known as the Theatre District where most of the Broadway theatres are located as well as many other theatres, movie theatres, music halls, restaurants, hotels and other entertainment outlets. This whole area just buzzes with peope and happenings and at night with all the neon lights on can be quite spectacular.

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Preah Rup

Preah Rup is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction.
The temple’s name is a comparatively modern one meaning “turn the body”. This reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple, with the ashes of the body being ritually rotated in different directions as the service progressed.
Located just south of the East Baray, or eastern reservoir, Preah Rup is aligned on a north-south axis with the East Mebon temple, which is located on what was an artificial island in the baray. The East Mebon was also a creation of the reign of Rajendravarman.
Preah Rup’s extensive laterite and brick give it a pleasing reddish tone that is heightened by early morning and late afternoon sunlight. The temple has a square lay-out and two perimeter walls. The outer enclosure is a platform bounded by a laterite wall, 117 meters N-S by 127 meters E-W. A laterite causeway gives entry from the east; unfortunately, a modern road cuts across it. The four external gopuras are cross-shaped, having a central brick section (consisting of three rooms flanked by two independent passageways) and a sandstone vestibule on both sides. To either side inside the eastern gate is a group of three towers aligned north to south. One of the towers appears to have never been built or to have been dismantled later, however they are later additions, probably by Jayavarman V. Further ahead, through another gate, libraries lie to either side of the walkway on the second platform. Just before the entrance there is a stone “cistern”, but scholars believe it was a basement for a Nandi bronze statue rather than being used for cremation ceremonies.
There is also a series of long distinct galleries running along each side, a distinctive feature of 10th century architecture that would be substituted by a continuous gallery from Ta Keo onward. The final squared pyramid, measuring 50 m at its base, rises in three steep tiers a dozen metres in height to a 35 m square platform at the summit. The lowest tier is symmetrically surrounded by 12 small shrines. At the top, five towers are arranged in a quincunx, one at each corner of the square and one in the centre. Deities carved as bas-reliefs stand guard at either side of the central tower’s eastern door; its other doors are false doors. The southwest tower once contained a statue of Lakshmi the northwest tower a statue of Uma, the southeast tower a statue of Vishnu and the northeast tower a statue of Shiva. The last one has an inscription on door jambs that dates from Jayavarman V and is the only proof of his reign at Angkor.
Preah Rup was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and it is probably located on a former shivaite ashram built by Yasovarman I in the previous century. Perhaps it was standing at the centre of a new capital city built by Rajendravarman, with the southern dike of East Baray as northern city limit, but nothing of the dwellings survived and this “eastern city hypothesis” by Philippe Stern was never confirmed by archeological discoveries.

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The Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is nestled at the foot of a central hill belt west of Hua Hin in Thailand and located on a former elephant corral where wild Asian elephants were domesticated. The terrain is mainly loamy sand and slate which is ideal for grape…
The Hua Hin Hills Vineyard is nestled at the foot of a central hill belt west of Hua Hin in Thailand and located on a former elephant corral where wild Asian elephants were domesticated. The terrai…
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Lake Toba is the largest lake in Indonesia and is also the largest volcanic lake in the world, 100km long, 30km wide and 505 m at its deepest point. It is located in the northern part of Sumatra, Indonesia and was formed in the caldera of a supervolcano…
Lake Toba is the largest lake in Indonesia and is also the largest volcanic lake in the world, 100km long, 30km wide and 505 m at its deepest point. It is located in the northern part of Sumatra, I…
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The bar at the Blue Elephant Restaurant in Phuket, Thailand. ‪#‎AuroraHDR‬
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An old mining pool at Batang Berjuntai, Malaysia.
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Preah Vihear

Away from the normal tourist temple areas of Angkor you can find some unique and incredibly interesting remote temples in Cambodia which are uncluttered by tourists allowing you to feel like a real first-time explorer. One such temple, and one which is one of the more remote locations, is Prasat Preah Vihear. Preah Vihear Temple is a Hindu temple built during the reign of Khmer Empire, that is situated on top of a 525-metre (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dangrek Mountains, in the Preah Vihear province, Cambodia. In 1962, following a lengthy dispute between Thailand and Cambodia over ownership, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague awarded the temple to Cambodia. Because of these past disputes there is still a heavy military presence at the temple site with bunkers, dugouts and many soldiers on the hilltop.

Prasat Preah Vihear has the most spectacular setting of all the temples built during the six-centuries-long Khmer Empire with a view for many miles over the plains of North Cambodia. As a key edifice of the empire’s spiritual life, it was supported and modified by successive kings and so bears elements of several architectural styles. Preah Vihear is unusual among Khmer temples in being constructed along a long north-south axis, rather than having the conventional rectangular plan with orientation toward the east. The temple gives its name to Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province, in which it is now located, as well as the Khao Phra Wihan National Park which borders it in Thailand’s Sisaket province and through which the temple is most easily accessible. On July 7, 2008, Preah Vihear was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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The trail to Mount Kinabalu - a magnificent view looking back towards Kota Kinabalu. Post-processed in #AuroraHDR 
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Go anywhere in Asia and you will find local markets. These markets will be selling all manner of things; meat, seafood, vegetables, grains, spices, basket ware, silk, batik, and even electronic goods. These markets are a wonderful arena for photography…
Go anywhere in Asia and you will find local markets. These markets will be selling all manner of things; meat, seafood, vegetables, grains, spices, basket ware, silk, batik, and even electronic goo…
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wilderness — noun a wild and uncultivated region, as of forest or desert, uninhabited or inhabited only by wild animals; a tract of wasteland. a tract of land officially designated as such and protected by the U.S. government. any desolate tract, as of…
wilderness — noun a wild and uncultivated region, as of forest or desert, uninhabited or inhabited only by wild animals; a tract of wasteland. a tract of land officially designated as such and prot…
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A wonderful couple spotted at the Siem Reap Water Festival.
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Desolation Road

Destitution or Desolation Road in Wester Ross, Scotland was constructed by hungry crofters during the great potato famine of 1846-7, when their only wages were handouts of food. The mountain in the background is An Teallach (3,483ft). #AuroraHDR #Westerross #Scotland #AnTeallach
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Stuart Taylor of HighlanderImages Photography provides professional freelance photography services focused primarily on Asia and with a documentary and photojournalistic style. Stuart is available for a variety individual assignments or projects such as documentary, photojournalism, commercial, architectural, real estate, industrial, interior design, corporate, or travel photography and can offer some advanced techniques such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Panoramic Photography in conjunction with comprehensive post-processing capabilities. 

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Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Preparing images for a documentary or for journalistic requirements requires detailed research about the subject and some dedicated time onsite to capture required images to fulfill the storyline. As they often say "A picture is worth a thousand words" and certainly in the preparation of any story the images are usually the main driving force and can create the most impact. For many photojournalism projects there is usually a requirement for a fast turnaround of the images, the need for objective and accurate representation of the situation and the provision of some narrative describing the story.

HDR Photography
For interior and corporate photography there used to be a need for a fairly complex lighting set up required to capture the final image. By using HDR techniques there is now no need for this large requirement on lighting equipment. HDR photography is essentially the capture of multiple images at different exposures to capture all the light values or dynamic range in the scene then combining these into one final image. This essentially makes a final image that is close to what our eyes actually see with no blown out highlights and no loss of detail in the shadows. This technique is particularly effective for photographing interiors of houses and offices or in some industrial situations and can be done a lot faster and easier than traditional setups with a large array of lighting.

Panoramic Photography
Sometimes you just can't capture all of the scene you are trying to photograph even by using a wide angle lens so panoramic photography is a technique where you can take multiple photographs covering the whole scene, both horizontally and vertically, then combining these into one final large, composite image. This requires some complex software techniques to provide seamless stitching of the images and preserving the geometry and exposure values across the whole scene. The results however can be very impressive, whether capturing a large landscape, interior of an office or building or an expansive industrial complex.

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High resolution final images can be provided on CD or DVD with smaller low to medium resolution versions made available initially via e-mail. High quality prints can be ordered via my website but can be arranged to be printed locally if required. Multimedia slideshows, videos, DVDs or printed books of collated images can also be provided as to your specifications and design.

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You can contact me by e-mail, follow my photography blog, which is updated frequently, view my full website or you can also follow me on Twitter
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  • Kirkcaldy High School
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  • Heriot-Watt University
    Marine Biology, 1975 - 1979
  • Heriot-Watt University
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Our small party of 4 did a 4 day golf tour, 1 day at Thai Country Club in Bangkok, then 3 days in Hua Hin covering Imperial Lakeview Resort, Banyan and Black Mountain. Golf Asian did a 1st class job of all the arrangements including golf bookings, hotels and transportation. Their service is highly recommended and at a reasonable cost. Well done to all the staff at Golf Asian tour company. We will be back.
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