In the middle of these rice fields in Bali, about two miles from town is a small little all organic restaurant called Sari Organik. It's pretty cool because you're completely surrounded by these rice fields filled with these small little huts. So we ate, napped and took photos until the rain clouds came in. A pretty nice after noon.
It's kind of interesting how the farmers have this all set up. They have these poles and flags that are all connected by rope. Some of the poles have cans tied up to them that clank. So when the farmers pull the rope it causes all these cans to clank all throughout the rice fields. It's like this giant matrix of rope, flags, and cans all controlled by the master farmer in one of the huts. Kinda cool.
Tanah Lot is one of the Seven Sea Temples located around Bali. A popular tourist spot in Bali Indonesia.
Here's a fun fact. In 1980 Japan donated approximately $180 million to repair the temple's rock face and other significant locations around Bali. 1/3 of this temple is actually made up of artificial rock.
This is Hanuman, the mighty warrior monkey. One of the characters from the Kecak Dance of Bali Indonesia who Hama allies himself so as to save his wife Sita from the clutches of Rahwana. Hunaman is a hero and a fan favorite of the Kecak Dance.
This is part of a series of photos I'm doing from the Kecak Dance. I've been going back to my travel photography and taking another pass at processing. I'm trying to create a more artistic version of what I shot rather then just posting boring travel photography. 🙂 Plus I keep finding old photos that I've forgotten about. It's finally nice to be getting caught up.
This is Meghnath the son of the evil king Ravana. I think. It's almost impossible to find information on the Kecak dance of Bali Indonesia when searching the Internet. Impossible.
I'm working on a series of the various characters of the Kecak dance. They'll all look similar to this and it's already looking pretty cool. It's such an amazing dance and Bali has such an amazing culture, it will be nice when I'm done.
To create this look I've been using various textures all colored and touched up specifically for each character. It's almost all done in Photoshop with final color done in Lightroom.
The beautiful rocky reefs of Bali make for some really interesting and picture perfect beach landscapes. I've been playing around more with some retro light leak looks with photoshop in my last few photos. Seems to add a new life to some of my old photos I never bothered processing because they didn't have that magical touch that landscapes really need in order to be great.
I today for the first time also signed up for an account on Deviant Art. I've always love Deviantart but never was a member, so I'll be posting some of my photography there as well. The community there is amazing.
While touring a temple deep in the jungles of Bali, we immerged to this awesome sight. Some rice fields in the clearing. It seems that in Bali Indonesia, where there are no trees you can almost always count on there being rice fields.
You can actually see my wife in the picture way in the back. In this temple we had to wear a covering over our legs so they were not exposed.