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Simply put,

I love carrying around a camera, and trying to get people to look into the lens.

Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tiu Kelep Waterfall – Mt. Rinjani, Lombok

Mt. Rinjani dominates the northern part of Lombok Island.  Higher levels of shade and moisture create a micro climate that is perfect for growing rice.  Dutch settlers created an extensive irrigation network so that spring-fed streams crisscross everything creating an overwhelmingly, garden-like atmosphere.  Still extremely remote and rarely visited, it’s the perfect place to hike and search out some of the most beautiful waterfalls that I’ve ever seen.

We stayed at a place called Rinjani Mountain Garden.  It’s owned by a sweet and accommodating German couple named Roland and Toni.  If you visit, ask Roland to see pictures of their boat.  Apparently they had quite the adventurous life, sailing the 7 seas, before they settled in this idyllic spot.  They also have lots of pets… dogs, horses, cats and even a monkey that keep guests company.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served in their restaurant, as there are no other places to eat near by.  The food was great.  I can’t wait to return.

(below) Tiu Kelep waterfall.  If it wasn’t for our guide, we would have never found it.  We walked several hours on unmarked pathways through terraced rice fields just to find the trail to get here.

Selong Belanak Beach, Lombok

Locals

 

Selong Belanak Beach, Lombok

I’m in awe of this place.  Can’t wait to go back.  We stayed in the Sempiak Villas.  It was the best place I’ve ever stayed in my life.

We rented Scooters and drove over to a surf beach called Mawi Beach

Got lost looking for a market and had to ask this guy for directions.

 

erin - Oh my god..its so amazing placeJuly 13, 2014 - 11:42 am

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Selong Belanak Beach, Lombok

Selong Belanak, Lombok is one of those special places, where everything kind of comes together.  It readily feeds all of the senses.  I put it in my top-10 favorite places list!  I’m already planning my return, sometime in the first 15 days of June 2013.  I swear that if you start posting facebook updates from this place, your friends will start to hate you. 😉

(above) Does anyone else think that this guys looks like Lil’ Wayne?

 

 

Debbie Wibowo - I love your work. This series really capture the local community beautifully.June 17, 2013 - 12:07 pm

At the Market – Kuta, Lombok

The Market in Kuta, Lombok is pretty extensive, and the people are welcoming to a stranger with a camera.  It’s also just a couple hundred yards off the beach.  Go in the morning for the best light, and the best deals.

(below) just picked coffee.

(above) mending the nets.  (below) carrying the coconuts.

(below) This is one of my favorite images from Kuta.  Even though it didn’t work out, I had a vision of just the girl in the middle posing against the fence behind them.  I approached, made small talk, and then asked if I could take a picture.  The answer was yes.  Then, as I was setting up my light, she invited all the other girls to come in, and they lined up just so.  I saw one thing, but when I joined with others it turned into something different.  That may be the essence of traveling.

Kuta, Lombok and Surrounds

Lombok… what do I say?  Lombok is not Bali.  Lombok it like Turkey, where Bali is like Italy.  If you’ve been to those four places, than you understand.  South Lombok has some pretty nice beaches- which is a large understatement.

(below) OK, the beaches aren’t always empty.

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces – near Ubud, Bali

Tegallalang (chant that word a few times to yourself, it feels good doesn’t it?) is a small village and some rice fields, about 20 minutes north of Ubud.  I don’t think that the rice terraces are at their best in early June.  I’ve seen pictures where they are just bursting with green.  Still, any photographer worth their salt would have to drive up, and try to get a good picture or two.

On my way back from trying to shoot a sunset at the rice terraces, I came across a city-wide celebration.  This kind of thing is always happening in Bali.  I was the only tourist there.

(above) I thought the modest little place here looked like a great place to spend a week with the family… You can rent it HERE.  OK, so that might be kind of an expensive week.

Debbie Wibowo - I came across your blog while searching Tegallalang. Beautiful pictures and I really enjoy looking at your pics from Bali trip.June 17, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Tampaksiring – Near Ubud, Bali

Tampaksiring is known as one of the most magnificent and ancient temple sights in Bali.  Truth be told, I found it worth a visit, but it in no way blew me away.

The holy spring in the Tirta Empul temple complex is believed to have magical and/or cleansing powers.  Everyone would say a prayer and dip their heads in one of the streams of water, moving down the line through every jet.

Intan - Great work man! Really enjoyed these pictures.April 11, 2015 - 2:10 am

Goa Gajah – Ubud, Bali

Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave is a good place to visit first thing in the morning.  Driving my rented scooter here, something in my helmet kept itching my ear.  Though the persistent tickling drove me crazy, I rationalized that it must be an errant hair or perhaps a small feather, the kind that leak out of down pillows.  Upon arriving at the empty parking lot, with the sun just coming up, I tore off my helmet.  I didn’t see anything that would cause such pronounced ear-tickling, so I started taking the padding out of the helmet, only to quickly discover a feisty medium-sized cockroach.  SMASH!  Domestic violence educators will tell you it is our very hands that are truly the most deadly weapons in the world.

Pura Saraswati Temple – Ubud, Bali

Pleasant spot to take a few pictures, just before Starbucks opens in the morning.  I don’t buy as many Starbucks City mugs as I used to, but I admit that a Bali one did come home with me.