Borobudur Temple

by Kevin Wenning February. 22, 2019 285 views
The temple is covered in hundreds of buddhas

The temple is covered in hundreds of buddhas

I woke well before sunrise to photograph at this temple in Yogyakarta Indonesia. The clouds never broke so the amazing sunset I was hoping for never happened. And as travel photography goes, I only had one day here so I couldn't return the next morning and hope for better conditions.

Put down your phone

Put down your phone

First tier of the temple

First tier of the temple

Fortunately a pair of Hindu monks came to do their morning prayers; which frankly fascinated me, and made for a real point of interest. They paid no mind to the hundreds of tourists; me included, and they continued as if they had the place to themselves.

If you look closely at that first image you'll see kind of a mess of photo editing. I still like the idea of the photo but the execution is just yuck. Only the pixel peepers will care though I think. I've seen hundreds of photos of this place, and was looking to come away with an image that was unique.

When you're photographing a place like this, what sort of images do you look to make?

Monks in prayer at the central stupa

Monks in prayer at the central stupa

Mount Merapi in the distance

Mount Merapi in the distance

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

What an interesting place.

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