Lake Toba, Indonesia

A unique community of Christians with ubiquitous symbolic structures like this one around the lake

Canon EOS Rebel XT

*Top 10 in “Imagine Yourself Here” Challenge


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  • UnEasy
    UnEasyover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on “lake of the pious” being featured on JPG Cast-Offs colin! It’s truly well deserved. The building itself is beautiful, in its simplicity, age, and unpretentious design. The lush green field which it rest upon is gorgeous, and the shy – the sky is awesome, with its beautiful clouds following the line of the hills, its wonderful tones and gradations. And I love the darkened hill (ridge?), separated from the land by that wonderful narrow strip of bright water.. Truly wonderful.

  • wow! What a comment. Thanks for the interest in my work :)

    Lake Toba is an interesting place (somewhat deserted due to a multitude of reasons). It used to be a tourist hub, and now seems a bit like a ghost town. The lake itself is stunning and community of people who are Christian there, show their religion symbolically and outward (like this structure) more than any community I have seen.

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  • DanaMS
    DanaMSover 5 years ago

    WOW! Fantastic view and mood in this picture! Well deserved to be featured!

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    Colinizing Ph...over 5 years ago

    OK.. This is great.. Thank you LIVE LOVE DREAM for the feature as well as JPG Cast-offs…. Double Feature :)

  • Mark Lee
    Mark Leeover 5 years ago

    I’m stunned…Great Shot :)

  • Thanks Mark. It was the perfect time of day for such a shot.. I just got lucky

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  • TingyWende
    TingyWendeover 5 years ago

    This is so nice! What a neat place.

  • Thank you.

    It is a great place to visit

    – Colinizing Photography with Colin Boyd Shafer

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, Colin!

  • JayneLogan
    JayneLoganover 5 years ago

    My goodness this is Beautiful! Gorgeous!

  • Thanks Jayne

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  • Lisa Jones Caldwell
    Lisa Jones Cal...over 5 years ago

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldover 5 years ago

    good luck in the challenge, this is a wonderful entry

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 5 years ago

    What an interesting and unusual capture! It really is quite unique and beautiful!

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