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:
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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