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!


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)


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


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!


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


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! 😉


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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