Apsara’s are a main attraction in the temples of Cambodia. But we, Hindu’s already know about them. Because these celestial beauties are part of our Mythology. They are depicted as such beautiful women that even Saints fall for their charms. They were irresistible. Vishwamitra, a well known saint, falls for the beauty of an apsara (Check out the wikipedia for his story… it’s quite interesting 🙂 )

These photographs were taken in one of the temples during our visit to Siem Reap. My friend and I even tried to imitate the first photograph to see if we could do that pose. It was funny and luckily, that portion of the temple in Ta Prohm was empty. So no one was seduced by our charms 😛

I love the delicate features etched around these apsaras like they were painted on a canvas and then framed.

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life.” – Coco Chanel

PS: Posted for this week’s Julie’s Travel Photo prompt.

Red moon effect

This image is one of my favorites taken in Goa, of the St Augustine ruins. I liked how the tree formed a natural frame for that ruined building.
I haven’t done much on editing an image for quite some time (haven’t done much of anything for sometime now) so I thought, why not do this as part of my submission to the PhotoRehab participation. So I took the above image, added some tint and focus change using good ol’ Picasa to get a Red Moon effect to make it more eerie. Was I successful?