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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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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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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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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