Frans Gunterus  

Sunrise at Cukul, West Java Indonesia by Frans Gunterus

December 2019 - Sunrise at Cukul, West Java Indonesia

About the Image(s)

Canon 6D, 2.5 sec on Tripod, f/8.0, ISO 100. Lens Canon L IS USM EF 24-105 at 47 mm.

This place is about 3 hours from Jakarta, the capital City of Indonesia. One of the exotic Sunrise spots in Jawa. We have to arrive at 2 AM to catch Milky Way. But I did not expect it was going to be that cold in Indonesia. It was 13 deg C.

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12 comments posted

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Really nice scenery - dreamlike.
I am wondering if you increased a little too much the "dehazing" or the contrast.
Just beautiful.   Posted: 12/14/2019 12:14:22
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Pierre, you are right. Too much dehaze and contrast, obviously you noticed it. Thanks for your feedback.   Posted: 12/19/2019 10:41:14

Kathryn Engle
I am also wondering about your post processing techniques. The composition is very nice. Is that a volcano in the background?   Posted: 12/14/2019 23:25:15
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Kathryne. I am not sure it's an active volcano. It's a tea plantation. I might have gone too far with my post processing. Thanks for your feedback.   Posted: 12/19/2019 10:47:42

Lamar Nix   Lamar Nix
Very absorbing , tropical perch that opens out into the misty valley. You are fortunate to have access to such a paradicical locale! Increasing you dof with a smaller aperture would add detail and increased sense of depth to this remarkable image.

Lamar   Posted: 12/17/2019 08:50:41
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Lamar. I was too busy looking for the best frame of the scene for good compositions. I should have tried several aperture settings to allow various DOF. Thanks for your feedback.   Posted: 12/19/2019 10:51:33

Judy Murphy   Judy Murphy
Love the atmosphere upper left and the light in lower right. Upper right is a big hazy; was it edited? Could it be brought out more? Nice sense of depth, leading lines of the contour fields. Lovely.   Posted: 12/18/2019 11:06:54
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Judy, my aim for post editing is to make layers of the scene. I might have gone too far this time. Thanks for your feedback.   Posted: 12/19/2019 10:53:47

Hi Frans. A really peaceful scene giving the viewer an insight into Indonesia. It was an early rise for a beautiful shot. You have done well to get the mist and the lovely sunrise colours.The contours in the hills add to the scene.Well Done Glenn   Posted: 12/18/2019 19:51:40
Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
Thanks Glen.   Posted: 12/19/2019 10:54:16

Frans Gunterus   Frans Gunterus
So sorry for this late response as I am currently traveling around Orange County, California for this Christmas. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all in this Group 70.   Posted: 12/19/2019 10:59:09

Todd Paige   Todd Paige
Hi Frans,
This is a fantastic composition. I've been thinking about the color wheel lately and this image has a nice yellow to purple flow to it which I played around with and exaggerated a bit. You have a great eye and I'm looking forward to seeing something from Orange County! Enjoy your visit.
Todd   Posted: 12/24/2019 14:05:25
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