Photographer's Note

Changing my mode down to sea level...

This dramatic sky was taken from a small fishing village overlooking the scenic Ende bay after the sun had gone down beyond Ebulobo volcano in the far end with a few splashes of blue and yellow to go with the red along with dark grey clouds. I waited for a break in the sky area rather than shooting directly into the setting sun until the skyscape formed a dramatic abstract on their own. This effect disappeared within a couple of minutes and turned the bay to darkness.

Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey ND4 filter was fitted to balance the exposure.

Brief infor about Flores Island:
Flores island is one of the 13000 islands, one of the most exotic and the least visited island in Indonesia's province of Nusa Tenggara Timur - The Eastern Province. Most of the friendly inhabitants are of Melanesian origins with strong ethnic touch and still influenced by the animistic beliefs. This 375km long impenetrable island has divided the rugged terrains into many distinct ethnic groups with interesting cultures and layers of traditional beliefs beneath the prevalent Catholicism. The nature settings are remarkably beautiful, there are 14 soaring volcanoes, colored crater lakes, dense forests and beautiful sea gardens. Five centuries ago the Portuguese explorers discovered this island and gave its lyrical name as Cabo da Flora which means Cape of Flowers after the beautiful coral formations that shimmer in her crystal turquois blue sea water.

Ebulobo volcano 2124m has a summit crater with a flat lava dome, last erupted in 1969.

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