Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot #1

Photo Spot Summary

Country: Indonesia

Category: Travel

City: Kuta

GPS Latitude: -8.621105

GPS Longitude: 115.086655


Tanah Lot is only 45 minute drive north-west of Kuta, Bali. There will be numbers of road directions leading to that spot. Every locals and private/taxi drivers will know that place and know how to get there effortlessly.

Photo Spot Details

Tanah Lot is one of the most significant tourist trap in Bali, Indonesia. Until this day, it is still worth it to visit that “trap”, just because of the sunset and the amazing shoreline. This spot is one of those places for my early practice of photography, so please mind the settings (especially f numbers) that even I couldn’t stand to acknowledge that it was myself to do that.

What I did use back then:
1. Cheap $30 tripod.
2. The “Guilty pleasure” lens, Tamron 18-250mm.
3. UV filter.
Yep, that’s it

Gear Recommendations
1. Wide angle lens for those panoramic view of the landscape.
2. Telephoto lens to capture the scenic Lot Temple from afar.
3. ND filters to slow down shutter speed for the nice water effect. (I used overly small aperture for the same effect back then)

1. Go to the far south-east of the rocky shorelines to have a more serene and less tourists spot to get nice pictures.
2. Dull weathers means dull pictures, since there are nothing but seas, no rocky islands which could still make nice silhouettes.
3. Everywhere around the shorelines has interesting spots to capture the landscape with Lot Temple as background.

Tanah Lot #2
NIKON D90 + 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 @ 38mm, ISO 100, 2/1, f/29.0
Tanah Lot #3
NIKON D90 + 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 @ 35mm, ISO 400, 5/1, f/22.0

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