Gunung Baru does not sleep.

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    Gunung Baru

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    Photo taken from the edge of the crater lake inside Gunung Rinjani. Sadly both the summit of Rinjani and lakeside were technically closed when I visited due to the pictured chap above being a bit too active. Fortunately, and as anyone who knows me can testify too, I've never been one to follow rules anyway and after an aborted attempt to climb the summit (due to inappropriate footwear) I managed to sneak down to the lakeside for a night under the stars in one of the most beautiful and relaxing places I can remember visiting. Also very photogenic so expect to see a few more of this place pop up in future uploads.


    This is my first posting since getting back from my 3 1/2 month trip round indo. My first thought was I should post something that is a nice representation of a typical indonesian scene, (namely water+island+boat... have plenty of these!). However though I felt and still suspect my photography greatly improved over the trip I would have to say my confidence in selection and editing of my photos is pretty low at the moment. Hence this one going up first as it's one of the few I'm confident enough with the content and editing right now.

    If you would like to critique my photos in any way positive or (perhaps more valueably) negative i would be greatly appreciative as though i'm unlikely to treat your opinions as gospel it will likely help me learn. and please dont be afraid of appearing unnecesarily harsh. (put it in a flickr mail if you want!)


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    1. davе 54 months ago | reply

      Right bout time i get round too saying thanks everyone who viewed, commented or faved the above! I'm only slightly embarrassed when i say it made my week when this was gettin so many views last month.

      particularly appreciate the peeps who took the time to be a bit more critical in comments / flickr mails and take on board the majority opinion that this was a bit too dark (and i may get around to replacing it with a slightly lighter version in a while).

      and im gonna try and make an effort to swing by your photostreams at some point if i haven't already.


    2. swagge 54 months ago | reply

      Wow, this is incredible.

    3. andywon 52 months ago | reply

      Wow, amazing! (especially with the reflection in the water) It is a little bit dark in my opinion as well but probably the best job you could do, judging from the even darker original. ;-) (guess the contrast is just too high at that time of day) In large it looks even more impressive and very atmospheric.

    4. anotherfaceinthecrowd 52 months ago | reply

      This is so beautiful.

    5. raysto 52 months ago | reply

      your photostream is full of interesting images. this is the best i've seen so far ...

    6. imageglimpse 51 months ago | reply

      Stunning image,you just have to be happy with this one...nice!

    7. A FUTURE FOTO 50 months ago | reply

      Outstanding!! Such a brilliant photo!! Love it!!

    8. kjdrill 49 months ago | reply

      I saw this in the 200+ Faves group and Faved it.

    9. believer9 49 months ago | reply

      Mysterious and beautiful!

      I saw this in the 200+ Faves group and Faved it.

    10. Y~L .... [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      beautiful atmosphere with this scene

      I saw this in the 300+ Faves group
      and Faved it.

    11. Y~L .... [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      Bonjour, je suis un administrateur du groupe The Pantheon of Treasures ( 200+ Faves ), et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez votre photo à notre groupe.

    12. Boudewijn Boer (Bo) 46 months ago | reply

      Superb shot, love the light/contrast.

    13. Andreas Helke 45 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Amazing Image: Volcano, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. hanseoklee 44 months ago | reply

      It is!

    15. disparkys 41 months ago | reply

      I wonder why this one dropped out from #1 in explore....

    16. 38 months ago | reply

      We are working on a monthly travel and adventure sport competition, all winning entries will be published in an online magazine. Judge panel will selected from Flickr.

      There are 3 parts of the competition, 2 parts
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    17. @Re1by 27 months ago | reply

      great capture. i love this.... very perfectfull

    18. Eliza Frydrych 22 months ago | reply


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