I love taking pictures. I actually shoot just for myself, The feeling I get when I find that perfect moment and am able to freeze it forever in time is almost indescribable. Photos are memories. They take us back to a moment in our life that was so special we had to preserve it forever, they are moments that moved you to yearn to capture it. I’ve always been drawn to the power and magic of photography. When I travel, it is not just photography, knowing local people, their culture and way of life as I read from the internet can be more interesting. In any way, I would always encounter new friends. I do prior research for each of my travel but will not necessarily 100% stick to the plan. My trips have always been based on low budget of which I can sleep anywhere which I think they are safe. The last few years, my trips were mostly to Indonesia and I was lucky to have tonnes of friends there from Sumatera, Jawa Island, Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat & Timur, Sulawesi and Papua.
“LET`S TRAVEL LIGHT WITH ZEISS”
Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 2s F10 ISO200
BALI, as known to all, is very rich of its culture and inheritance. Apart from the famous tourist spots which have already been over populated and mainstream, there are many other interesting places for you to explore to justify its tagline, the hidden paradise. The world seems to stop when you are in Bali. To be at one place to another is a one helluva journey and I would recommend local guides assistance for tourists. Take their advice since there had been incidents that took the lives of some who did not listen to the locals’ advice. It's just not worth it as the tides can be unpredictable and you have to remember the location as it is adjacent to the vast ”open” sea which is difficult to predict the weather. As for accommodation and local delicacies, nahh, it's not a problem at all!!!. For seascape and landscape photographers, this is simply an island not to be missed. Through all the excruciating steep, narrow and long winded steps, there lie beaches with breathtaking and spectacular views of the sea and rapid rocks formation. A charming island that i will definitely come again.
Three Batis lenses 2.8/18, 2/25 and 1.8/85 and two e-mount cameras accompanied me during this trip of 5 days & 4 nights. They are lightweight totaling to 7.5 kg only as compared to the normal DSLR lenses but produce such amazing output and what I like about the batis lineup is that they are water & dust resistance which are great for travel photographers. You will never regret having Zeiss Batis lenses.
Local people at Tenganan Pegringsingan Village
Zeiss Batis 1.8/85 1/500 F1.8 ISO100
Small temple before the storm
Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 15s F16 ISO50
Broken Bay is a coastal cliff at the same height of Uluwatu. Broken Bay's unusual appearance is due to volcanic activity, the beach appears "trapped" between the cliffs which has allowed a giant pool to develop which is second to none. Above the entrance to the water, lies a natural bridge of rocks that you can cross.
Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 ; 6 Exposure stitch photo crop 5:7
Karang Dawa View Point
You will pass stunning landscapes including some amazing beaches from the Karang Dawa view point. Kelingking Beach, which is hidden below the high cliffs and hills of the peninsula, is like a piece of paradise in the bottom corner of the island. This beach alone will make you fall in love with the island.
Zeiss Batis 2.8/18: 5 Exposure stitch panorama crop 16:9
Rustic, isolated cove beneath a sheer cliff face, with a sandy beach & offshore rock formations.
Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 30s F13 ISO64
The Moon Light of Atuh Beach
Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 30s F4 ISO1000
Raja Lima Atuh
this place is along the eastern coast of Nusa Penida.
Zeiss Batis 2.8/18 8s F11 ISO100
Toy for this trip:
e mount cameras, 6 batteries, Zeiss Batis lenses, Zeiss ExolensPro, Iphone, Gitzo Explorer tripod, Manfrotto Pixi mini tripod, Lee Filters, MindShift Gear bagpack, First Aid Kit