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Bali: Ubud Village Streets…

by on Jul.14, 2013, under Life, Photography

They say Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali, it’s certainly a hive of activity. Each of the times we ventured into the centre of Ubud we found it absolutely jam packed with tourists and locals with stalls sprawling out into the streets.

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.

One of the first things that strikes you about the streets in Bali is how absolutely packed they are with scooters – I believe there are as many scooters in Bali as people, and the streets are thick with scooters with anywhere from one to five people crammed on them weaving through and around the cars and pedestrians. To a westerners eyes it looks chaotic and very unsafe :)… Riding here appears to be a pretty loose and crazy affair and I’m absolutely surprised there aren’t more incidents (especially with how close all these vehicles (cars and scooters) drive to each other and the random directions they all appear to head in) – I guess the saving grace is that the traffic here moves pretty slowly (everywhere) because of the gridlock of people, bikes and cars at every intersection and choke point.



NIKON D600 + 24.0-120.0 mm f/4.0 @ 24 mm, 1/30 sec at f/10, ISO 100

Looking Back

NIKON D600 + 24.0-120.0 mm f/4.0 @ 55 mm, 1/200 sec at f/5.6, ISO 500

On the main road which heads into town

NIKON D600 + 24.0-120.0 mm f/4.0 @ 120 mm, 1/200 sec at f/4, ISO 125

Peak Hour in Ubud

Peak Hour in Ubud

NIKON D600 + 24.0-120.0 mm f/4.0 @ 120 mm, 1/500 sec at f/4, ISO 100

Late afternoon on the little road leading out of town towards where we stayed

NIKON D600 + 24.0-120.0 mm f/4.0 @ 120 mm, 1/200 sec at f/4, ISO 250

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