Much of Bali's coastline is made of rugged lava cliffs.
Just up from the water here, there is a small cave with an altar in it. There are steep steps leading down to this rustic temple, and during the festival I attended there was a stream of people coming up from a service, or going down and waiting outside the small cave for their turn inside.
I am practically hanging off a tree root, jammed off the side of the path to stay out of their way, while getting a vantage point for a few shots. As you can see, the people were friendly, welcoming and generally pleased to have their photo taken.
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robbertjan (2906) 2004-04-05 5:11
Hai Ian. I like this one. You choose a good high angle here. The expresions on there faces are also very good. I like the child how waves to you. The nature around is also good. Wel done.
RGatward (20086) 2004-04-05 5:11
The unusual high angle definately adds drama to this shot, and neatly catches the mood of the scene.
clodreno (0) 2004-04-05 5:15
Nice shot Ian..
Very nice angle, between a portrait and a crowd shot.
mortijo (12828) 2004-04-05 5:48
The angle of your shot is excellent. Colors and composition too.
ChrisJ (113203) 2004-04-05 8:31
Ditto to the above. I'd add about 3% yellow to make the 'blue-ish' skin tones look more natural. Great composition & pov.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-04-05 11:08
beautiful people, this is what TE is all about, well done and they are almost wearing hte exact same clothes, very well seen and shot, well done
manny (21833) 2004-04-05 12:45
This is a very good shot! I like that you didn't use a shallow DOF. Too much details to see but they are not fighting against each other. Congratulations!
Steely (895) 2004-04-06 3:14
very good shot.
the friendly ppl climbing up the path and the clarity is amazing. Very good decision to include the breaking surf.
Without it - the image is good
Included - wonderful
touristdidi (8583) 2004-04-10 10:27
fritzi007 (10553) 2009-11-04 12:34
Very good, colorful photo, well documented!