Friday, July 04, 2008

Skywatch Friday - Sunrise at Borobudur

We had to get up at 3:00 in the morning in order to drive to the Borobudur to catch the sunrise. It was well worth the lack of sleep...and the best thing about getting there early is that we pretty much had the entire temple to ourselves...a rare thing in Indonesia...

Happy Fourth of July to all you Americans out there!! Hope you have a great day of picnics, fireworks and juicy burgers on the grill...

29 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

My gosh this is really nice Scotty. The whole thing. I think this is going to be the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

I really admire your photography skills and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

Abraham Lincoln
—Brookville Daily Photo

quinttarantino said...

It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky at lenses & visions

This is, as usual, fantastic!

Luke Wiley said...

This is a stunning capture! very nice sunrise!
My Sky Watch Friday posts

Anemone said...

Is this real ??? Almost as I vcant belive it..., It looks like a painting, and maybe you paint with your camera :-)) Lovely, just lovely.

Nice weekend wish to you from Norway.

kjpweb said...

Funny! I seem to trail Abe, quint and Luke today. It's the 4th site that I see the same constellation. Even identical comments. :(

This one is a jewel - how the heck did you manage that? Multiple exposures? It's gorgeous!

Cheers, Klaus

Anonymous said...

STUNNING! There must be a pleasant coolness in Indonesia at the moment :) The colours are amazing and I love the rising mist!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

You surprise me again. This is just heavenly! Stunning!

Have a wonderful weekend:)

I,m on a hollyday, so I'll join swf next week;)

Old Wom Tigley said...

WOW... this is breath taking Scotty... I need to call back when I have time to really take this in.. in the mean time thank you.

Wren said...

Incredible photo. All I can say is "Wow"

For The People said...

Scotty that is a great shot!

SandyCarlson said...

It's really amazing to scroll down and take that picture in a little at a time. What a job!

fishing guy said...

Scotty: Outstanding photo opertunity even at 3AM. Thanks for sharing.

Louis la Vache said...

Now THIS is a Sky Watch photo! Wow!

Carletta said...

This is stunning as always!
Glad you're back.
The photos in your previous posts since the tracks are wonderful too - especially that sweet smiling little girl! :)

NikkiD said...

Your photos always manage to take my breath away!

The Texican said...

Rich my friend. You're still the best. Pappy

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Marvelous! From the smoking volcano to the still fog-shrouded temple, it's a wonderful sight to behold. Thanks for getting up early; it was worth it to get this shot!

Petunia said...

You are a wizard with your camera and your photos are magic.
Petunia's troll of Norway

evlahos said...

amazing work. excellent capture. thank for shared

babooshka said...

It is a magnificent image.astonishing.

Pretty Life Online said...

ohHH! Fantastic entry for skywatch… all I can say is that “you’ll be the sun in somebody else’s sky”…LoL! Mine’s up too hope you can drop by…

Texas Travelers said...

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Very impressive.

Happy 4th to you and your family.
Troy

AnneKa said...

Great sky watch post!!!!!!!!

pts said...

scoty it's great one!

AphotoAday said...

Oh my goodness -- this is really something special. Nice work, indeed!

Raven said...

Wow! Wow! Wow doesn't seem like enough. What a fantastic (in both senses of the word) photo! Your whole page is full of wonderful photos. Imagine having the temple to yourself and in such dramatic light. Wow again.

Tash said...

Fantastic, marvelous once again.
I looked your family blog. Your girls are so cute, and your wife is indeed very beautiful.

Stacey Huston said...

I would say well worth the wait indeed. Stunning once again

Alex Mazilu said...

wow wow!!