• A statue of buddha, waiting for sunrise
  • amazing light !!!!! - Valpopando

The Dark Temple Corridor in Morning Mist at 4 AM

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I arrived at the temple of Borobudur a little after 4 AM. I had a tiny disposable flashlight, and, other than my driver idling about a mile away, I was the only person here. In fact, it was my second day in a row to do this, since I had so much fun the first. I was there with my friend Will, and he decided to sleep in the second day... but I had a few shots in mind I wanted to grab before the sun came up.

There were these strange argon lights around the temple to light up areas of excavation that had been left on overnight. They cast a gloomy and surreal light on the Buddhist reliefs that make concentric circles up to the top. I was able to get about 45 minutes of nice darkness with unexpected light until the sun started to appear over the nearby volcanoes and jungle mist.

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  1. maduroman 64 months ago | reply

    Magnífica fusión de luz y contraluz.

  2. dustinsapenga 64 months ago | reply

    man i dont know what it is about this picture but i feel like i could look at it for days. this is probably the best picture i've ever seen, or at least my favorite picture ive seen haha.

  3. Neandertalez 64 months ago | reply

    Surprising picture. Light amazes!!!

  4. SkagitLily 64 months ago | reply

    Congrats on Explore, Trey!!! #112 when I saw it.
    Seen in my contacts' Explore photos. (?)

  5. Kristoffer Fure Mikalsen 64 months ago | reply

    Amazing capture! Great job!

  6. Mundomatic 64 months ago | reply

    Nice lighting.

  7. DividedSky46 64 months ago | reply

    Very impressive my friend

  8. sam_samantha 64 months ago | reply

    absolutely stunning and I love the golden warm tones...happy new year to you:) wishing a very prosperous year!

  9. /\ltus 64 months ago | reply

    Very cool lighting and pov bud

  10. DanielKHC 64 months ago | reply

    Awesome atmospheric shot, very cool textures and lighting! Nice angle.

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  12. Sean McNamara 64 months ago | reply

    I think this is my new favorite shot in your photostream. Excellent composition - the lines of the wall lead right to the statue, whose gaze towards the sun finishes the shot off very nicely. The light that you've captured here (with very little distinguishable HDR) is totally amazing.

  13. Kaj Bjurman 64 months ago | reply

    Don't know why, but I love it!

  14. Moth's erotix ( Close up and personal ) 47 months ago | reply

    Wow. Bloody amazing set of shots. Love this one in particular .

  15. Drunk Fighter 29 months ago | reply

    Great ! Perfect shots. I love it.

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