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First Morning in Bali – Ubud…

by on Jul.13, 2013, under Life, Photography

After a relatively long flight we’d arrived in Bali and once we were out of the airport it was a long hour and a half drive to our first stay in the cultural heart of Bali – Ubud. We arrived very late (nearly midnight) and very tired but my family was looking forward to our first ever trip to Bali.

I got up early the next morning to rece the place we were staying in (the beautiful Maya Ubud Resort and Spa) and to take some images in the early morning light. There wasn’t much of a sunrise (there actually hasn’t been many to speak of during our stay so far – it’s mostly been overcast and raining in the mornings) but the light was good.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

We were staying in Villas at the Maya and I have to say this place is absolutely spectacular (both visibly and also in the impecable service, facilities, entertainment and food) – I can highly recommend the stay here. The resort and it’s beautifully manicured gardens and grounds is built along the top of a ridgeline – a long ribbon with valleys on both sides with a river snaking along the eastern side and terraced rice fields (and the Ubud village) to the west.

Maya Villa

Maya Villa

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 1.60 sec at f/11, ISO 100

The view from the end of the ridge at the Maya (the end of the path leading away in the previous image) looking down into the valley at the River Cafe and the day Spa and the lush tropical forest which was the grounds of the Maya resort

What Lies Below

What Lies Below

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 16 mm, 1.60 sec at f/11, ISO 100

The girls enjoying their first early morning rise at Maya

Maya Morning

Maya Morning

NIKON D600 + 35.0 mm f/1.4 @ 35 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 100

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  • Shantell

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website
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    Plz answer back as I’m looking to construct my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. thank you

  • Rodney Campbell

    Well I host the website myself but it’s just built on standard components – WordPress plus a free theme plus some useful plugins

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