Lake Toba evening, North Sumatra, Indonesia

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brezza on July 30, 2010

Like1 Ian Stehbens for this photo and the set of Lake shots...Greetings from Italy,brezza

Ian Stehbens on July 30, 2010

Thanks indeed, Brezza. At first glance the photos of this lake may seem like images of the beautiful glacial lakes of North Italy - Como, etc - but this lake was created from one of the greatest explosive cataclysms the world has known. It is a most fascinating area.



gezginruh on July 30, 2010

Morning, afternoon and evening...

I covet the different colors of time...

May be , i would like to be in front of a window, or a balcony, or a table!

Thanks my dear Ian for the beauty.

With love. Fü

M and R on July 31, 2010

Silvers, blacks and golds. Beautiful. Robyn

bdeh on July 31, 2010

Excellent picture Ian. Another Like. Greetings Berend

jeff_msn123 on July 31, 2010

I like sunset. Great color. LIKE

Cheers, Jeff

Alireza Javaheri on July 31, 2010

Beautiful picture ...

Thanks for your comments

Greetings from Iran

beegood on August 3, 2010

You haven't been on Pano for days, although your lead should be working by now - think I know the reason and wish you some very happy days dear Ian! Much happier than this most beautiful but kind of wistful image - LIKE my dear, and have a very good time, give my reagards to M!


Ahmet Bekir on August 3, 2010

Hello dear friend Ian, I'm back in Macedonia, right now I'm visiting your beautiful gallery with new images....I prefer to write comment on this awesome image and great view, I like it, best wishes from Macedonia, Ahmet

Hazel Coetzee on August 3, 2010

Aaaah ha, the Lighting Expert strikes again!!

Molten silver this time, Ian. Very beautiful. Love the colour contrast between the warm sky and the cold water. Y* for this, my dear friend.

Warmest regards,


Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

Warm greetings, ,

I am beginning to settle again (in Tonga) so I will be able to respond to comments and view other galleries again soon. Thanks for poetic comments and wishful dreams. I too would love to be sitting at a table looking through a window at such a scene. There we could write poetry and muse about the creation before us. Thanks for friendship.


Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

I am glad you love the colours, Robyn. I hope Michael hasn't damaged his shutter finger in the accident!


Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

Your faithful visits and appreciative remarks are truly valued, Berend Thanks and warmest greetings,


Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

Thanks too Jeff. Sunsets are a special period of each day, allowing our perspectives to change, as the colours flow across our world.

Best wishes, Ian.

Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

Dear Alireza,

I send sincerest blessings to you in Iran and thank you for your appreciation of my gallery.

Ian (currently in Tonga)

Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

Dear Maja,

I have been busy and been involved in a couple of major projects here. I have been away from Tongatapu to the island of Atata, and when I returned to Tongatapu I was a guest at the King's Official Birthday celebrations which last a whole day. The library project is underway again, and yes I have a powerlead and transformer for my computer at last!

So I can resume contact with the wider world. And yes I am pleased that you are enjoying images of Lake Toba.

Keep waltzing, Matilda.


Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

Hi Ahmet. Blessings to you. It is good to know that you have been travelling ... as I have been too ... and it is great to have contact yet again now that I am beginning to settle into life in Tonga once again. But this and other images of Indonesia are posted so that I can introduce such special places to you all.

All the best. Ian (currently in Tonga)

Ian Stehbens on August 4, 2010

Dear Hazel,

You write and think as an artist!!! And I delight in that!ut as you know well that warm sky is the cold part of this scene.

Scientifically the water is quite warm, perpetually around 23C, as we are on the Equator here. Upside down world isn't it? I thought the clouds were a bit heavy for any worthwhile sunset photography that day, in fact I had to shelter from a storm during my walk, but with the storm gone the light did break through and so I chose to photograph headlong into it! And it worked, I thought. Thanks for affirmations yet again.

Warmest greetings from Tonga (When are you going to visit the S Pacific?)


~ Denise Cottin ~ on August 5, 2010


M.Kranenborg-Torn on August 5, 2010

Very nice wth the silver lake. Wrm wishes from Greetje

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Photo taken in Jalan Kol. TPR Sinaga, Girsang Sipangan Bolon, Kabupaten Simalungun, Sumatera Utara 21174, Republic of Indonesia

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