Photoessay: Around the temple at Tanah Lot, Bali

Tanah Lot is a rock formation on one of the Balinese beaches on the western side of the southern tip of the island, facing the Indian ocean. It’s also home to a famous temple to the Balinese sea gods, purportedly set up by the 15th century priest Nimrata. During the 1980s, subsidence and erosion threatened the temple’s survival; a comprehensive restoration and stabilization program saw about a third of the ‘rock’ replaced with artificial rock and concrete – courtesy of the Japanese Government. Today, it’s a popular site for both tourists and pilgrims. MT

This set was shot in 2006 with a Panasonic TZ3.

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  1. Ming,you are the Master!

  2. amazing shots ! reminded me so much of my last visit to Bali last year 😉

  3. It’s great to see these early shots of yours. Shows how far you’ve come as a photographer and inspires me — if you can do it, so can i. Takes practice and more practice.

    • I’m not often going to say this, but there were also equipment limitations at play here – I don’t think you’ve ever used a TZ3…

  4. Beautiful photos! 🙂

  5. Amazing shots ! Really wish I can take something like that =)

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