I had a chance to make a brief stop in Bangkok during my year-end trip. I only had one night to shoot; so I scouted the internet for locations which I feel best represent beauty of Bangkok at dusk. Most importantly, it must be easily accessible since again, I had a dinner deadline. Turned out most of the images I found of Bangkok were citiscapes, buildings, night lights, etc. Wat Arun stood out because it is a well-lit ancient temple, and it is right next to Bangkok’s famous river. Thanks to the tips from Prachanart Viriyaraks and my buddy Panu; I was able to find the right location, plan the shoot with enough margin after sunset, and still make it on time to dinner despite Bangkok’s infamous traffic.
I thought I needed HDR to properly expose the image. It turned out, single exposure from one of my bracketed frames was nearly perfect. What a majestic site, don’t you think?