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Gunung Bromo | East Java

The coldest place I’ve been in recent history.  Cold, windy, and *so* much fun.  The best part of putting this post together was reliving the ridiculousness of this day.

We packed 6 people + the driver into a jeep at 3:30am to go see sunrise over the mountain, rode tiny horses part of the way – just because we could, and were almost blown off the mountain by gale-force winds to see… NOTHING!  Bromo was covered in clouds the entire time we were there and we spent a lot of the time in thick fog, having our faces sandblasted on the Sea of Sand.  It would have been a legendary travel failure if I wasn’t with such an awesome group of friends.

Oh, and just for good measure, I quite nearly threw one of my rather expensive lenses off the volcano. Because that’s how I roll.

I may have to go back to Bromo again when it’s not low season to try again to catch those awesome postcard views of the sun rising over the volcanos.

Javanese Road Trip | Surabaya – Jogja » Carlina Teteris Photography - […] road trip started in Surabaya, then we went on to Bromo via Probolinggo, Batu, Solo and Finished in Jogja.  It was a much nicer way to see East Java than […]

Romulo Rejon - Hahaha I had a similar experience! Terrible weather and no views from Penanjakan viewpoint! Plus it was a hindu festival and it was crowded with locals climbing to the mountain to do some offerings… A great day though!


This is the type of news I normally reserve for my Facebook crowd, but since there’s only a month left on the sale that I announced there in January, I thought I should share it here as well.

Promo prices are available on all of my sessions booked until 30 April, which also includes private one-on-one photography classes that (until now) I’ve only advertised there.  Sessions don’t need to take place before the end of April – only booking and your deposit paid by then.  Sessions can take place until the end of 2013.

I will be in Canada (Victoria, Vancouver, Kamloops and Calgary) in June and July this summer, so if you want to reserve a session around any of those areas, book early so I can work it into my trip!

Mumbai | Maharashtra

This post is a bit like my processing style at the moment – unplanned and nonsensical but DONE.

I set out on a mission to process the backlog of files that have been jamming up my internal hard drive for about a year.  It turns out that running super slow software on a computer with about ten GB of space left is almost impossible.  I normally work pretty chronologically, but I’ve been processing about eight sets simultaneously and I’m not sure when the last time I left the house was. I managed to finish everything up until the about a month ago, and will be sharing a few more short sets that hadn’t really fit in anywhere else, but still deserve a place up here.  I almost didn’t bother processing or posting these photos, but I know I’d have to keep thinking about them not being finished if I didn’t.

Normally I like to make posts in a narrative style, which this one doesn’t have in any perceivable way.  It turns out that that’s exactly how this weekend in Mumbai went, though!  Our plans changed at at least once or twice per taxi ride on our way to wherever, so we ended up not exactly doing anything, but having loads of fun doing it.

Will get back to the Java posts soon.  The best part is coming up!

Bali | Pemuteran

A short and sweet post from North West Bali, and alone time with Kris (hi Kris!)

I’ve never been to the north coast, and since we came over land from Java and arrived in the evening, spent 2 or 3 hours hoping a bus would fill up and take us somewhere (which it didn’t so we just chilled in the bus station until it got dark and we were starving to death), Pemuteran, just outside the West Bali National Park, seemed like an excellent place to relax for a couple of days.

The place we stayed – Jubawa Homestay – was perfect.  Really nice place and the off-season price was amazingly cheap – USD25.00 for the room, breakfast and dinner for the two of us.  Diving was pretty cheap too.  There were some pretty nice wall dives around the park, if that’s your thing, although not a whole lot of creatures really.  Pemuteran has a few hotels, but is pretty much just a fishing village along the main Northern road, and is WAY quieter than anywhere else I’ve been in Bali.  A perfect place for a mid-travelling holiday!

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Central Java | Dieng Plateau

Land of potatoes and volcanoes.

So it turns out that Java only really starts getting interested once you hit the mountains.  A few people had recommended I check out Dieng, but nobody really seemed to know much about it.  It was pretty much the best surprise of the whole trip.  The whole area was stunning.  It didn’t seem like there was anywhere to stay leading up to Dieng itself, but the road from Wonosobo past Dieng was gorgeous.  So many great views of volcanoes and hills covered in fields.  Definitely somewhere I’d go back to, but probably try to hire a motorbike in Wonosobo and head out early early in the morning to catch sunrise over the mountains, so I could see more of the whole area.

Dieng itself was shockingly cold.  I arrived in the pouring rain and was totally unprepared for the cold.  I slept with 3 blankets, wearing everything I brought with me and was shivering uncontrollably.  The nice thing about being there in low season was that I had an entire house to myself.  There were actually lots of people visiting for the weekend I was up there, but they really only came out mid morning once I finished shooting, so it was pretty easy to avoid the crowds around the temples and crater.

Anyways… enough writing. Here are some pictures.

Elyse - Gorgeous Pics! What a unique place. I love this last one of the sporty boys vying for attention. classic.

Dieng Plateau - Amazing Pic. how the light and the cloud combined is perfect