I loved exploring Ta Nei. It was early afternoon and it had been raining the whole way out to this remote temple so when we arrived it was completely deserted. Because of its remote location Ta Nei has not received much attention in the way of restoration. There are some small narrow paths through all the fallen stones but mostly the courtyard was filled with rubble. Still, it was very pretty, the air was sweet with the scent damp earth and rustling of sleeping bats could be heard in the dark corners of the temple. All it needed was an idol made of gold resting on a plinth illuminated by a single ray of light and it would have been a great set for an Indiana Jones movie.
Canon 1D X, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
16mm, f11, merged layers of 1/10, 1/5, 0.4, and 0.8 sec @ 100 ISO