Gates of Heaven

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Pura Lempuyang Luhur
One of the most revered and oldest temples in Bali

It has one main attraction which has symbolised Bali ~ the Island of the Gods ~ which has become an icon, and one of the most photographed sites...
The high 'candi bentar' or split gates
Its Gates of Heaven!


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Visitors, couples, individuals pose at this gate for a memorable shot
Ideal would be if one also caught the Mount Agung volcano at the same time
Mount Agung constantly plays hide-and-seek with clouds
So you're in luck if you can capture it... its peak between the gates!

This is a standard image most people go for
With a 'reflection' photo-shopped in!
No, there is no water there...
(This is my own shot, with 'reflection' courtesy of yours truly)
😉


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Opposite the 'candi bentar' is this majestic Pura Penataran Agung temple with its imposing stairways flanked by dragons
My posts on that here and here


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And that's where I climbed up to get this unobstructed shot of
Mount Agung
Caught from that higher elevation... with it dwarfing the gates!


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Later on, while walking down, I caught another view of the active volcano albeit with some cables and rooftops but quite picturesque I thought with those clouds accessorising it!


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Finally I catch some color shots. ha ha...
What did you do, copy the top half, invert it and paste it back to make
The Reflection? That's how I would have done it. image.png

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Hahaha... I DO have colour, usually alternated with b&w...

Yup, that was done... and before I pasted it, I edited it a little dimension-wise (usually reflections aren't the same dimension, eg. a little distorted, shorter...) and I blurred it a little too! 😉

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I can usually spot such things.
Hey @ackhoo, I bought a fancy new camera, I may need some help
With questions about using it. Could we converse in Discord
When it is convenient please?

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