A moment of capturing wilderness
Single photo – Published at #1 Edition of Indonesia Through My Lense, (Indonesian edition) by www.landscapeindonesia.com, 2012.
A short article as photo caption:
“Walking slowly in a muddy and very slippery pathway on the steep cliff of tropical forest which are very humid and shaded, sometimes it increasing the tension of worry feelings. The density of foliage seems like a green thick blanket that blocked the sun rays, it’s also covered up the eye visibility when we are trying to measure the depth of the slope. Cold mud as high as my ankle among the dens of ancient tree shadows greet us when we reach the bottom of the valley. Hidden behind the density of wild shrubs in the valley, a line of stream dancing between piles of 3 meters high stones that covered with red clay that is strongly tied by the old tree’s root. Shattering shrill of Cicadas and the whining of forest mosquitoes blend with the waterfalls gurgling when it slaps the pile of rocks, sun rays that pushed through the dense of foliage become light poles in a round of the waterfalls, all fused and create the glorious rhythm of the majestic silence that make all admiration seem like vain. Located in the hills of Sowi, this extraordinary landscape is only about 5 km from the heart of Manokwari, one from many old cities in the largest tropical forest that still remaining in Southeast Asia, Papua Island. Since becoming the capital of Papua Barat (West Papua) Province in 2004, the old harbour began to transform. It starts to overgrown by the concrete jungle of modernization from the coast of Doreri bay till the hills in around the city of Manowari, the city that was called by the nomads from Biak Numfor as Mnukwar or Kampung Lama (Old Village).”
Indonesia Through My Lens is an annual photo book contain with 10 landscape photos that selected from the online photo gallery of www.landscapeindonesia.com. To download the Indonesian Through My Lens, click the cover picture below