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Tanah Lot Temple - Shaped by Erosion

Tanah Lot Temple - Shaped by Erosion
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Copyright: Yan Manarsar (yanm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-29
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/09/21 "Erosion" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-21 1:04
Viewed: 2064
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For theme day another picture of tanah lot temple. Tanah Lot Temple in balinese language means a temple in the sea.
Was it build connected to the main land or separated by earthquake or erosion of hundred of years, I don't know. In low tide, we can walk to the temple, though not allowed to enter the temple anymore, but in high tide, it is like a small hill with a temple in the middle of the sea. But along the wall of this temple, nature made its work through the ocean tide.

Note : WS to show how it looks like from a distance so you can imagine when low and high tide occurs.


Yan M

D50, 18-70mm, 1/250, F8

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-09-21 2:34]

This is a very peaceful scene Yan, the soft light is perfect, and the people give the image scale.
Nice presentation.


Very interesting looking natural phenomenon, excellent photo for the theme Yan, thanks..


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-09-21 5:44]

Wonderful composition Yan! I love the light and texture. Excellent sharpness and fine details.
It looks like a printing.
Very well done: congratulations.
Also the WS shot in very good. A fashinating place. TFS!
Ciao! Vanda

Hello Yan, this seems quite a surreal scene to me, I think that it must be the colours.I am amazed by the number of people, especially as it doesn't look to be the easiest of places to walk around.
A very distinctive picture, thanks for sharing.
Thanks too for the shot in the workshop.
Regards Jean.

Hi Yan,

Excellent use of the IR filtering to add mood and spirit to the scene.
Great composition and light, and again, with the IR filtering, the details and textures of the temple and beach rocks really stand out.

The tourists wandering about the temple add to the mood of image and also add scale to the size of the temple.

Excellent shot and post processing,



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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-09-21 8:31]

Hi Yan.

Awesome sight, amazing tones to this temple, a perfect addition to theme. I like the WS to show tidal space. tfs

stv ;o))

What an interesting place captured here, so glad you included the workshop to see the temple from another angle. The composition of your shot is stunning, as well as the colours. The dramatic sky gives the image a surreal look, it is a shot to keep looking at over and over again, with all the amazing detail.


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-09-21 14:40]

Well for me,if there were a prize given for these themes,I would pin it on this image.A dramatic vibrant composition,those tree branch colours are so vibrant amongst the dark rocks,I can image viewing this at its full size,it must be very impressive. A beautiful vista.



what can I say?...awesome

Hi Yan,

A nice contribution to the Friday's theme, the presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the temple which has suffered the effect of erosion throught the years. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-09-21 22:25]


quelle compo e tiamge sueprbe quel rocher avec ce forme érodée et la végétation qui pousse au dessus sueprbe captage et compo avec la vauge et tous les personnages.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Yan..nice artistic and original shot. Very creative.


Hi Yan
great picture. feels like a painting. splendid capture of the interesting site. marvelous colors and fascinating mood.

Hi Yan, excellent and dramatic scene of Nature's work and a great contribution to the Theme. the people walking through mud and water to get to the Temple adds a lot lof appeal to the picture.
Thanks for sharing - kind regards Monika

Fascinating place shown in dramatic lighting. Lovely entry for yesterdays theme.

Hi Yan, I like the soft light in this and the way the plants seem to glow. Fiona

Ciao Yan, fascinating composition with fantastic temple, superb sky, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • MaryF (30)
  • [2012-10-04 6:26]

On se penserait à une autre époque, dans un autre monde. Je pense bien qu'il y a eu HDR ... sobre et tellement bien fait. J'aime beaucoup ... beaucoup ! Cette photo vient me chercher ...

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