After four days in Bali it was time to once again to set the alarm for an ungodly hour. The weather was looking more promising than it had been for the past couple of days and there was every chance of being able to capture a decent sunrise. The first port of call was Sanur Beach. Sanur is where Bali’s first beach resorts were established. It is particularly popular with families as a reef and breakwater help to keep the water calm. Sanur is also much more relaxed than the hectic tourist hotspots to the South such as Kuta and Seminyak.
Sanur Beach Net Fisherman
Just off the the beach at Sanur is a small man made island with two pretty ornamental pergolas. This provides a wonderful backdrop for sunrise photography. The final ingredient for a quality photographic session is to add the human element. What better than a local cast net fisherman. The following are the result of putting these all together.
Balinese Fisherman Casting Net
Although slight in build and advanced in years, the fisherman cast his net with skill over and over again.
I was advised by the friendly fisherman that success in throwing a cast net hinges on how it is folded. He also showed me some of his catch of small fish that were no more than a few inches long. They would be taken home and fried whole.
Net Fisherman at Sunrise
With each throw the colours of the sky changed and the clouds slowly closed in. I love sunrises and sunsets because every scene and every image is so different.