– Tropical Storms in Bali – 

One of the best things about visiting the tropics are the amazing thunderstorms that tend to just pop up out of nowhere.
After watching a bit of cloud build up just to the north of Kuta, I raced up to my room grabbed my gear and then set up my camera to time-lapse the developing cells.

After not being able to get to Darwin last wet season, I might just make it this year. Here’s hoping 🙂

Beautiful Bali

I have just returned from my latest trip to Bali. The whole reason for this trip was for my fiancé and I to find a venue for our wedding next year and I think we may have found a couple of very cool places. Exciting…..very much so. Bali is a place Irene and I have visited a few times of the last couple of years, and we just keep falling in love with it.
So after all the driving around, I was given a few opportunities to capture this amazing country and its landscape.
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Sunrise over the Balinese Landscape from the Summit of Mount Batur

Hikers descending the eastern ridge of Mt Batur

The first summit of Mount Batur with Mt Arung in the background.

Tanah Lot Temple at sunset

Getting ready for a surf. Uluwatu

Helping Hand.
This family of Balinese locals got a ride into town from another local. The older man featured in this photo was asleep as we approached the vehicle and only awoke when I decided to take a shot. The 100% zoom on this photo has the man looking straight down the lens.
And as soon as I took the shot, he fell back asleep.

Bali Storms

Hi all,

This photo was taken on the southern end of Kuta Beach in Bali, Indonesia.

The idea came to me a day before when another thunderstorm hit the Kuta area, and the surf picked up while the tide was low. Knowing that thunderstorms frequent the area usually in the afternoons I made sure I had my gear ready to go the next afternoon. My fiance and I stayed back at the hotel and enjoyed having a few drinks in the pool bar waiting for the storms to develop and approach. And they did.

Canon 5d Mark II

T:    1/100 Seconds

A:    F7.1

FL:  28mm

ISO: 50