Wednesday, 28 December 2011


In our way discovered the south beach, we founded many amazing view. Here are one that catch our attention.

Somewhere in Malimping

Sawarna - Malimping route

View Sawarna - Bayah - Malingping in a larger map

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Sawarna 2

Ah.., at the end we can re-explore this beautiful beach. Still I remember when we visit it with a bigger gang :)
As arrived at Sawarna village, we took ojek to the beach. Kelayar beach with two high coral become primary attratcion. But its still around 4PM at that day, so we took some times to explore across the path belong to sea.

miss u
Good afternoon
As my view, the combination of light and clouds was nice. I tried some spots to get a better combination of rock and wave and add the contrast object to give more impression.

Hard and beatiful
As I saw the main business of local people there are to serve the tourist/photographer to explore this surrounding are. There are some small clean motel, we took the new one (next to bridge) near the main street to capture the sunrise on the next day. The motel has a very good service, we got 3 meals per day with delicious fresh fish and sambal as main menu, the bed and bath room is good, and also have nice welcomed by the motel owner.

The dark has come
Sunset at Batu Klayar

When the dark comes

Unlike our first visit which explore the east side to Ujung Genteng, this time.., after heard the story from local people at Sawarna we go ahead to the west, as they said that there are some nice beaches in Malimping.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Echo Beach - Bali

The last day in Bali, we planned to go to Cangu beach. But because the way to get there was stuck as there are traditional event, we reroute our way to the closest beach, its an Echo beach.

Lost Orientation
Echo Beach
There is a shelter near the beach that selling food and drink, but not much people I saw at that time. The wave is quite big and its suitable for surfing. Wandi suggest me to use his 10-stop filter to get better form of clouds. Its very interesting that I used 30sec for f/22 with ISO 100 in the very bright day.

Echo Beach
Echo Beach
Now its time to end our trip in Bali. We need to hurry to check out and rush to the hotel.

Tanah Lot - Bali

After Jatiluwih, we visited one of the famous place in Bali, Tanah Lot.

Sunset at Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot

Jatiluwih - Bali

The desire to watch the best view of paddy terrace was lead us to put Jatiluwih in our agenda. No one of us know where is it, just depend on Darman's GPS. I think this tool is very helpful on our next explorations, make me thinking to buy one :)
The way to reach this area is awesome, we crossed the dense forest and hill until on this spot we can saw the following view.

Land of terasering
Jatiluwih is a village located in Tabanan, its about 3 hours from Kuta. The unique of this village is a paddy terrace that compound in the hills, its very neat and beautiful. The air around this village is cool because its located in hill. That's why this village is also favourite place for tourism.
I tried to captures many good pictures as I can, trying some composition and spots. But what I watched on that time is totally better that I can get or any other pictures in flickr. Yes, I think because its too beautiful to captured it. You have to go there to fell the real athmosphere.

Just you and me
On this area, we can explore it as much as we want, at least there are no disallow sign :D I'm not too sure about the relation between this paddy field, which is owned and managed by the farmers, and as tourism spot. But I hope that there are symbiosis mutuality between them, and the farmers are not disturb by tourist existence. Because its kinda funny if what the local people make in Jatiluwih was not for tourism. It just the way they farm :)

Jatiluwih restaurant

After tired exploring the paddy field, now we turn back to the small restaurant to get lunch continue with hot coffee and smoke. Wish I can stay here much longer.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Batur Lake - Bali

Still in Kintamani area, our next destination was Batur lake which is still on this area.We crossed down the area which surrounded forest and mountain, where there are some nice hotels and villages in our way. This area is really serene and artistic. I'm very amaze with Balinese where the art, religion and culture is really seen as part of their daily live. There are so many artistic art things like pure (building for pray), gates and houses in our way, but we didnt have much time explore all of them.
In our way to Batur, there are some spots where some of them is facilitated for tourism, but we could'nt stop, its like there was a 'call to us to follow the road until its end.. Its quite stunning when kept moving in this small road, its up and down with stone on the right and cliff on the left. Its not covered by our GPS until at the end of this road, we found a Trunyan village. Some local people was gardening and fishing, they are friendly but sometimes I didnt understand what they talking about. They have chilly and cabbage on their garden grown at the edge of lake.

Batur Lake with Kintamani mountain
The view is very wide and open, I felt closer to the sun and clouds, and there are sun flair between the clouds when the sun still high. Serenity, this what we felt.
Picture above was merge from 3 pictures. After took some pics, we just sit together enjoy the beauty of panorama, with coffee and smoke, waiting the sunset.

Trunyan Valley
Trunyan Village
Its small mysterious village, not many people lives in Trunyan village. Trunyan people do not cremate or bury the dead body, but they lay down the body around the village. We didnt visit the dead body, its only hundreds meters actually, but we was too busy with the view. People said there is no stench as they use Kemenyan tree as the parfume of the dead body.

Sunset at Batur
Sunset at Batur
It almost dark when we went out Trunyan, not many people outside and we have to go back to Kuta. I wish I can go back to Kintamani again, I believe this area still keep many amazing thing to explore. I'm not too satisfy about what I captured on this exploration, but exploring this amazing area without any plan so far with my friends will not be forgotten.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Kintamani Mountain- Bali

After took a quick rest at hotel, we prepared to start our 2 days trip. Its only 5 of us (Wandi, Aceng, Darman, Herdiman and me) stayed in Bali while the other back to Jakarta. We started to go to mini market first to equip our travel with water, soft drink, coffee, chocolates, ice cream, gums, snacks, seems like preventing to not lack of snacks on our exploration. I felt amazing atmosphere that day.., yeahh its just like a rare moment that I have good time with my friends in the very famous island in the world!.
Its like an up and down to reach Kintamani area in my sleep, I woke up when we almost entering this area, its only about 2,5 hours from Kuta with car. A wonderful wide view welcome us on the gate area. Its like a huge caldera where the big mountain and blue lake side by side on it. Its totally a a great view.

Great wide view of kintamani
Great wide view of Kintamani
Its around 1PM when we arrived there, we went along the road for sightseeing and got lunch in a nice restaurant. The food is average but the view from restaurant's balcony was very beautiful. I take some pictures horizontally and merge it.

Kintamani is an active volcano (1.717m above the sea), and beside it, thereis a beautiful lake name Batur. The area is surrounded by captivating natural and some villages, and also there is unique species of dog from Kintamani. We took some times here to enjoy the view before going to explore Batur lake.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Sanur Beach - Bali

Just 3 days after Belitung, Bali is was my next destination, where there are memories of my childhood. Two great places within 1 week, thanks God :)
Its a job trip actually, but we managed the time so after everything done, we complete it with agenda to visit few of many amazing destination in Bali island.

After Sunrise
Sanur Beach

Our first destination was Sanur island, the calm beach between Denpasar and Kuta. Only Wandi, Bahrim and me going, while other still sleep in hotel at Kuta. It still dark when we arrived at Sanur, and also quite windy. Unfortunatelly, we could not get a sunrise since its too cloudy. We took some times there to explore the beach and capture the activity of local people with their traditional boats until we have to go back as the rain getting bigger.


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