Wednesday, June 10, 2009

One of my favourite Nusa Lembongan photos

Sometimes a photo just grabs you. It might not be the best shot technically but it encompasses a memory perfectly. The latter is certainly the case with the photo reproduced below.

Looking to east Bali from Nusa Lembongan

This photo was taken by my dear friend's brother on his first visit to Indonesia earlier this year. He is neither a professional photographer nor even a keen amateur but has produced here a picture which means so much to me. It shows the view of east Bali from the north facing coast of the tiny neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan. My own understanding of the spirit and atmosphere of Lembongan and Bali are both captured perfectly by this image.

The highest peak in the photo is Bali's fabled Mount Agung. To the Hindu Balinese this volcano represents 3,142 metres of pure sacred energy - the home of the Gods on the Island of the Gods; a replica of Mount Meru, the spiritual axis of the universe.

From the extraordinary crystal clear blue seas with rolling surf to the small fishing boats in Lembongan's Jungut Batu bay and then the undeniable majesty of Mount Agung, this photograph represents perfectly to me the image and atmosphere on Nusa Lembongan when looking back at Bali.

16 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful scene. It has a mysterious quality.

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  2. Thanks for visiting our blog and sharing such lovely photos of your country.

    I'll be back

    Dorothy from grammology
    grammology.com

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  3. I am pleased you enjoyed the scene Ann. The quality of your own photography is extremely high.

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  4. Thank you Dorothy. Please do drop by again.

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  5. It is a majestic view. The photos in your blog are really nice. The beaches are a tropical paradise. And that sunset picture on the right--simply breathtaking!^^

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  6. Where's NusaLembongan? You did a great job brother, by promoting Nusa Lembongan through this blog. Great!

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  7. I've read it and, wow...... :))

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  8. Great shot, keep the photos coming! =)

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  9. Looks really nice !!!
    Makes me want to take the next flight out to Bali. :-)

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  12. Thanks Richard. That is very kind.

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  13. Awesome photograph. The scenery is really out of this world.

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