It is nice to see again that one of my photos is hanging in someone’s home. This time Dana from Australia chose a photo from Bali. The photo was taken at Unda River. Many children especially on Sundays when children have no school play here (yes, children in Bali go to school on Saturdays too). They use to splash water at each other and jump downwards to the river. These are perfect moments when the photographer has many options to make a good picture.
A few weeks ago I received an email from Jacquie Packer from New Zealand with the following content:
BW photo from Padang – Padang Beach, definitely a must do on your tri to Bali
Padang – Padang Beach is one of the most beautiful places we visited on Bali. Whether you love surfing or prefer just lying on the beach and admiring the magnificent surroundings, you will be amazed. This place is located about 25 km from the Denpasar airport in Badung regency. Some of the beautiful scenes of Bali that appeared in the movie Eat Pray Love with Julia Roberts in the main role were made in this very place. The crystal clear water and the scenery around will literally take your breath away. If you‘re hoping for some romance, just wait for the sunset which is so magical here. This place is definitely a must do on your trip to Bali.
Get tips for shooting from local photographers
As I already mentioned in the previous post in black and white photography tips about how to find the best places for shooting, you might have already understood, it was my intention to come to this place. Lots of local photographers takes photos of newlyweds with a sweet background of children playing and splashing water around or jumping into the water and making funny faces into your lens. These photographs really caught my attention.
About Batur Lake, Bali
Lake Batur is the widest lake on this island. It lies down on the feet of Mount Batur and Mount Abang. On the left side which is not seen in this photograph, there is mount Batur, which is a small volcano. The volcano is still active today as Balinese still remember the great eruption of 1917. It claimed thousands of lives and destroyed hundreds of temples. It has erupted about 24 times since the year 1800. From the distance you can see many trucks carrying away the volcanic soil which is later used in the construction industry all around Bali. There are six ancient villages around the cauldron of Batur Lake which is often conceived to be the Bali Age Village. The total number of residents in this area is about 15 thousand; they are mostly working as farmers, merchants or they work in tourism.