Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

Pura Bratan is a location which is hardly connected to luck for weather conditions. We had always either bad weather with deep fog or sunny without any clouds. Maybe just bad luck. Nevertheless, this is an amazing photography location for landscape, travel and Instagram photography. You can just enter the area before opening ours through the main entry.

If you want to rent a boat before opening hours, just ask some of the workers in the area, they can organize you a boat for small fee. Really friendly stuff.

This location is also great to meet other passionate photographers. I meet Stefan & Janina from thewolf0ftravel on their world travel. Thanks to Janina I could take some beautiful photos for Instagram, as replacement for Elise, who preferred to take a longer sleep. Love you anyway sweety 🙂

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia
  • GPS Position: 8°16’30.4″S 115°09’59.1″E
  • Time: sunrise, sunset
  • Access: no special access needed
  • Drones: not allowed in this area
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Kolmanskop

Get a sunrise to sunset permit a day earlier to enter the museum by your own. The official opening hour is around 9:00 am and closing hour is around 1:00 pm. Wait for the perfect low light to get the best light play between the room of the abandoned houses. I recommend mainly the buildings around the below mentioned GPS Position. They are the most popular and most spectacular, but nevertheless check out also the other houses. There is always something to find out.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Lüderitz, Namibia
  • GPS Position: 26°42’14.1″S 15°13’51.8″E
  • Time: sunrise, sunset
  • Access: special permit for sunrise and sunset
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Munduk Moding Plantation

Staying at least one night in this beautiful resort gives you the possibility to make some sunrise and sunset pictures at one of the most amazing infinity pools in the world. The view is majestic. You stay above the clouds. More infinity is not possible.
Pay attention that this spot is very popular and many guests want to shot at sunset, therefore calculate some waiting time. Try to not be to early on row, because the light is getting better and better.
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Photo Spot:

  • Location: Munduk, Bali
  • GPS Position: 8°14’23.8″S 115°04’14.5″E
  • Time: sunrise, sunset
  • Access: one night stay
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Dead Vlei

What a great and calm place. If you see the sun going down at this place, while hearing the silence of nature. Just amazing. There is no special position in Dead Vlei. There are so many beautiful trees and perspectives from you can choose. Be creative.
To be able to stay a bit longer in the park, make sure that you stay in the Sossus Dune Lodge. In this case you can start your tour one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sunset. But keep in mind that Dead Vlei is around 60km from the Lodge and the last few kilometers are only accessible with an 4×4 vehicle and lower speed.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia
  • GPS Position: 24°45’32.9″S 15°17’31.4″E
  • Time: sunrise, sunset
  • Access: 4×4 vehicle necessary / normal permit is between sunrise and sunset / staying at NWR camping or lodge give you access between 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset / night photography: special permit to be organized upfront
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Manta Bay

Biggest chance to see mantas is at the Manta Bay at the coast line of Nusa Penida. You can take tours every morning from many different locations. We took a morning snorkeling tour from Nusa Lembongan with 4 different snorkeling locations. First at Manta Bay to see Manta rays, afterwards Crystal Bay and other spots at the coast line of Nusa Penida.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Manta Bay, Bali
  • GPS Position: 8°44’18.8″S 115°27’11.0″E
  • Time: sunrise
  • Access: tours (private or group)
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Our adventure in Namibia begins!

Honeymoon begins … Bali we are coming!

Malojapass & Julierpass

Finally at 8am, the street from Sankt Moritz to the amazing Malojapass was opened. This is what we waited yesterday for. This pass is so amazing, that we could not leave without seeing it. First it was very cloudy, but when the sun came of, it was so fantastic. After taking some shots (some means hundreds) we were heading to our next stop Davos. On the way we drover over the Julierpass and stopped also here for some dronies. I think some of these shots will end up as prints on our wall.

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A day in Sankt Moritz

The beautiful city of St. Moritz. Today we were seeking for the passes to take pictures from top with my drone, but mainly all were closed because of snow, so we spend most of the day in valley. Only the Julierpass was open in the afternoon, but it was to foggy for good pictures. Lets hope for tomorrow.

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First day of our Roadtrip

Our first day on our road trip to Switzerland is over. We started in Flims in the morning and moving to the beautiful city of St. Moritz. In Flims we spend the morning at the Cauma Lake, taking some nice mirror pictures and some drone shots with my DJI Mavic Pro. Trying to find my perfect setting, but I am coming closer. The way to Sankt Moritz was an adventure.

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Road trip to St. Moritz!

Taj Mahal

Be one of the first at sunrise. It is becoming very early very crowded and it stays the complete day crowded until sunrise. The most famous photo position is in the middle of the garden with a straight view on the Taj Mahal. You will get beautiful reflections in the water.
This photo spot is located inside a locked area. Please check the opening hours, which are around sunrise to sunset.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Agra, India
  • GPS Position: 27°10’23.9″N 78°02’31.6″E
  • Time: sunrise or sunset
  • Access: from sunrise to sunset
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First day in paradise

What a wonderful first day in paradise. Our stay in the Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Resort started great, the food is delicious, the desserts a dream. Can’t decided, if the dessert or the crystal clear water is better. The first sharks and sting rays were spotted directly in front of our water bungalow. Amazing!

Potala Palace

Another crowded photo spot, which is worth to wake up early. The view on the majestic Potala Palace is just stunning.
But this location doesn’t offer much space, therefore be around one hour before sunrise to get space to place your tripod. I was 30 min before sunrise and I had to settle for a less than optimal position. I had to wait until the first photographers left their space to get a better position.
This photo spot is located public and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Lhasa, Tibet (China)
  • GPS Position: 29°39’08.1″N 91°06’54.1″E
  • Time: Sunrise
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Maldives, we are coming!

Racetrack Valley

Amazing wonder of nature, but heavily to access. You can access the road towards Racetrack Valley from the Ubehebe Crater in the North. But then the adventure begins. The unpaved road down to Racetrack Valley is painful for your shock absorber. For those 26 miles you will need two hours, so take your time.
This photo spot is located on a public place and can be accessed 24/7. But please, do not enter the racetrack if it is wet, otherwise you will destroy this beautiful nature and leave footprints for hundreds of years.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Death Valley National Park, Nevada
  • GPS Position: 36°39’57.1″N 117°33’53.2″W
  • Time: morning/afternoon
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Milford Sound Swing

Running around the coastline in Milford Sound, we found this beautiful location and had some fun shooting some photos of each other. This photo spot is located at the public coast and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • GPS Position: 44°40’13.9″S 167°55’24.6″E
  • Time: afternoon
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Fushimi Inari

A famous spot in Kyoto is Fushimi Inari. This place is accessible 24h a day, but you should visit it in the morning or in the evening, then it is less crowded. There is no exact position, you will find the complete way up to the top of the hill nice photo shots with interesting perspectives.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • GPS Position: 34°58’00.8″N 135°46’29.5″E
  • Time: always
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Finally it is done. We booked our tour to Namibia this autumn. It will be a great adventure!

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat at sunrise is amazing. A must on each bucket-list. The shape of the buildings in the early morning is a dream, plus the perfect reflection in the lakes. But, it is also the most crowded place while sunrise we every been. Amazing how many people are waiting at the mirror lakes in front of Angkor Wat to see the sun rising. Being 15 minutes after opening hour there and you will not find any space at the lake (a least not on the left lake).
There are two mirror lakes when you enter Angkor Wat, decided which one you want to take. The right lake is a bit less crowded.
This photo spot is located within the temple area and can be accessed at around 5am up to sunset. Check the opening hours when preparing, it might change dependent on season. Plan to be few minutes before opening at the gate, to find the right spot.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • GPS Position: 13°24’43.2″N 103°51’51.3″E
  • Time: Sunrise
  • Access: 05:00 – 18:00
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Wanaka Tree

This place is very famous for photographers, but there is enough space around the tree to get a good spot. The Wanaka Lakeview Holiday Park is very close. The tree can be reached within 10min by food.
This photo spot is located public and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Wanaka, New Zealand
  • GPS Position: 44°41’54.2″S 169°07’03.1″E
  • Time: Sunrise
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Vernazza

To get a good view over Vernazza, you have to walk up the mountain. The path leads from the center through many small alleys via a beaten track to the photo spot. It’s not hard to find. Since the ideal spot only has space for some photographers, you should be there early depending on the season and weather.
This photo spot is located at a public trail and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Vernazza, Italy
  • GPS Position: 44°08’03.3″N 9°41’04.8″E
  • Time: Sunset
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Colosseum View

After our visit of the Colosseum we went to this location. A perfect place for portraits and selfies with the majestic Colosseum in the background. This location can easily be reached via the underground entry on the north side of the Colosseum. Just go up the stairs and you will arrive directly at the Via Nicola Salvi. This place is very crowded during the day, so plan a bit time for your shots.
This photo spot is located at a public street and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • GPS Position: 41°53’29.0″N 12°29’30.1″E
  • Time: all day
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Colosseum

The morning I was shooting the Colosseum in Rome, the sunrise was not as spectacular as on the other days – when I was at the Forum Romanum. But the light conditions were very harmonic which is reflected after post-processing in the final picture. Around sunrise is the best time to shoot as there are no people around and I had time and space to setup my stuff.
This photo spot is located at a public street and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • GPS Position: 41°53’26.4″N 12°29’26.5″E
  • Time: Sunrise
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Forum Romanum

During our vacation in Rome, I was lucky to witness this amazing golden hour (November 03rd, 2017). The typical sunrise shot, when the sun is still not up, was not working that morning, because it was by far too cloudy. But I didn’t want to give up and stayed where I was, even though it was freezing cold. The golden hour was spectacular and getting up early was well worth it in the end.
This photo spot is located at a public street and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • GPS Position: 41°53’32.9″N 12°29’01.1″E
  • Time: Sunrise
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Ponte Umberto

We spend three sunsets at the bridge “Ponte Umberto” during our vacation in Rome between October 30th and November 03rd, 2017. For these shots I used a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens. Each of three days was completely different. In my opinion the focal length around 70 mm worked quite well. These final pictures consist of an overlay of two shots made at different times. The first shot during golden hour and the second one at blue hour, when the beautiful lights came up.
The bridge is public and can be accessed 24/7.

Photo Spot:

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • GPS Position: 41°54’07.8″N 12°28’17.0″E
  • Time: Sunset
  • Access: Public place / 24h
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Myanmar

Myanmar was the first Southeast Asian country we visited. That’s why we were pretty nervous prior to the journey, but as we arrived there, we instantly fell in love with this wonderful country and the kindhearted people.

During our time in Myanmar, we had a tight program that took us to different places all over the country: the charming cities Yangon and Mandalay with their surroundings, the beautiful ancient city of Bagan, a short and cooling stay in Kalaw, and the impressive and relaxing Inle Lake.

We compiled a few impressions of our journey in March 2016 and hope we can inspire some of you to visit this great place that has so much to offer…

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Cambodia

We decided to spend new year in Cambodia. It was a great decision. We fell in love with this country. Not only the amazing temples let us feel like this, it was more the kindness of the people living here.

The first few days we spend exploring the temples by ourself and chilling at the 200 m long pool of the fantastic Angkor Village Resort. After new year, we went on a guided 4-day tour with Régis Binard from Angkor Travel Photography, which was great as we got to know places away from the tourist trails. We can fully recommend this tour! Get in love with the country, meet locals and improve your photography skills.

It’s very easy to move around in Siem Reap by yourself. You can find a tuktuk or taxi everywhere on the street or book it at the hotel. The driver will carry you the whole day from sunrise to sunset. Or you can rent a bike, if you want to be more active.

Enjoy our impressions below…

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Welcome to our travel blog!

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By the way, this picture was taken at Roys Peak in Wanaka, New Zealand. It was the hardest walk on a hill I made so far. Maybe I just not remember, as time let forgot you your pain. Never mind, more information about this amazing location will follow.