Interesting Photo of the Day: Smoky Mt. Agung Through the Gates of Heaven

How many times have you been frustrated and left the scene without taking a photo because the weather was against you? Most of us have been guilty of leaving the location too early. But there’s an interesting story behind the following photo of Mt. Agung taken by photographer Jeryl Tan through the Gates of Heaven in Bali:

Mt. Agung through Bali Gates of Heaven

“Smoky Mt. Agung through the Bali Gates of Heaven” by Jeryl Tan (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Tan prepared to photograph the sunrise at the Gates of Heaven but the weather didn’t cooperate. However, he didn’t leave the location and stayed around for a bit, and nature presented him with this photo opportunity.

“Waking up at 3am to catch the sunrise at the famous Bali Gates of Heaven only to be disappointed as I was received by gloomy skies. Nonetheless I was soaking in the peaceful presence of the sacred ground, when suddenly Mt. Agung started smoking from afar. Standing in the middle of the gates is the local guardian of the Lempuyang Temple. Thankful to be at the right place at the right time to capture this once in [a] life time, incredible moment on camera.”

Next time you feel like you’ve been let down by Mother Nature, try to wait it out a bit.

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One response to “Interesting Photo of the Day: Smoky Mt. Agung Through the Gates of Heaven”

  1. paul says:

    When I first looked at the photo from the top down it looked like the gate was photo-shopped onto the volcano!

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