My Photography: Prambanan Temple

My Photography: Prambanan Temple

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Hey, another for my photography hunting and a lot of interesting stories to tell. One of them is the trip that I did last week. It’s difficult and fun, well that is photography after all. This time I want to share my experience at Prambanan Temple.

Now if you visit Yogyakarta, Indonesia, there are always at least 3 places that you should visit. First is Malioboro Street, famous for its street and tourist attraction. Second is Borobudur Temple, not exactly in Yogyakarta, but still well known visited place. And third, Prambanan Temple.

Candi Prambanan or Candi Rara Jonggrang is a 9th-century Hindu temple compound in Central Java, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimurti, the expression of God as the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu), and the Destroyer (Shiva). The temple compound is located approximately 17 kilometers (11 mi) northeast of the city of Yogyakarta on the boundary between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces.

Now for my gear just the usual my Sony A58 with Sony DT 18-55 f/3.5-6.3 SAM II, Sony A6000 with Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS, H&Y ND1000 Square Filter, CPL filter, and Sirui T-2204 X tripod.

Unlike others, I have done so far. This one is the hardest. Only for one reason… it’s crowded.

Because it is a tourist spot and it was Sunday. My bad for choosing a bad day. Lesson learn… choose a weekday when you go to a tourist site.

Anyway, I took my camera and choose a few spots. The first place I look for was a spot where there weren’t a lot of people, which was hard. And this one is the easiest. At first at least.

And then I want to take an architecture fine art of it. So there are a few things to look at. The perspective, composition, and position. I’m kinda hot too, that’s why I finish quickly. Another thing to remember…always bring a hat.

In the end, this is the one I took:

It took me a while to edit those photos. It’s totally different than the one usually I took. First, this is not an architecture of concrete and painted in one color, but stones with different tones and colors for every stone. It’s really difficult to edit it when the shadow and highlight are mixed in each stone and into my usual style.

This is another reminder if you’re doing architecture fine art, to know what kind of building you photograph. Check out my photography in Jakarta a few weeks ago

But I still manage and here is the result after post-processing…


There is some more shot that I took. But like many photographers always said, always show your best photograph.”

I apologize because I don’t have the chance to write since I’m busy with my exam. Well, It’s now over, I can do it regularly now.


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