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Photography At Bali / Denpasar

Sat May 25, 2013 10:34 am

Hi There,

Will be going to Bali for a holiday in August, just wondering if anyone has any information on possible photography locations at DPS?

Thanks if anyone can help.

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RE: Photography At Bali / Denpasar

Sat May 25, 2013 10:15 pm

Hi Andy,

I haven't been there since 2007, so I don't know how valid the following is.

The beach near the Rwy 09 end on the north (Kuta) side has been fenced off. The beach on the south side doesn't get you close enough for photography.

There's a dirt road along much of the runway on the south side. There's a high fence, and some crash gates with bars that you can shoot through. One or two knolls that you can stand on may allow some shots of aircraft taking off. The spots are not great and the airport patrol in their blue pickup truck tens to send you off if they see you. It may help if you look Iike a local.


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Near the Rwy 27 end I took some nice shots from someone's roof through a friend, but the roof was so flimsy that the owner won't want to repeat this I think. However Roberto Prawiro seems to have used a very similar spot, I would drop him a message if I were you. There's also temple there that might make a good spot, but it doubt it will welcome spotters.

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Some people stand on the narrow main road on the Rwy 27 end, but I think it's dangerous and unpleasant.

There are some photos taken from the north side near the crossroads with Jalan Raya Tuban and the statue of Lt Col Ngurah Rai. It probably involves climbing on a little wall somewhere. There's a traffic police post nearby though.

Finally, some people have bribed their way airside.

To get around it's best to hire a scooter if you're staying in Kuta.

Good luck,

Peter 





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RE: Photography At Bali / Denpasar

Sun May 26, 2013 7:23 am

Hi,

Pretty well explained by Peter. Just one point from me. Coast line south of 09 is occupied by small fishing boats from the nearby fishermen village. One more possibility would be to rent a boat and anchor near approach. May not be the cheapest way but surely would provide better flexibility.

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RE: Photography At Bali / Denpasar

Tue May 28, 2013 9:19 pm

Many thanks for taking the time to feedback...looks all rather difficult!!

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RE: Photography At Bali / Denpasar

Wed May 29, 2013 10:27 am

The dirt road is not difficult, as long as you get away with it. There are bushes across the road to take cover for the patrol and the sun. It's just a difficult to see the patrol coming. These guys are not dangerous by the way, and on the other side of the fence  
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RE: Photography At Bali / Denpasar

Wed May 29, 2013 10:43 am

Thanks Peter.....is it a AM or PM spot?
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RE: Photography At Bali / Denpasar

Wed May 29, 2013 11:13 am

You are facing dead north. In August that's not good, according to SunCalc. I don't know how bad it is, you're experienced in the tropics I suppose  

If you want to experience an outback Indonesian airport with few fences, you might hop over to Mataram on Lombok.
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