Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Morning At The Edge Of Saguling Lake


This photo was taken around 7:00 am in Padalarang, West Java. This lake is part of the Saguling lake. Many dense trees can be seen around the lake. There is a plateau in the distance, it looks like it is Lembang plateau. In this lake there is a dam for an electric power plant that use hydropower renewable energy. This Saguling lake gets its water from Citarum river. The area around the lake is used for fisheries and agriculture. Without trees around the lake, Saguling will lack of water, lowering the production of electricity, and would no longer support the life and economy which are depend on it.

That morning was somewhat cloudy and quite cool, the air feels clean and fresh because of many big trees. Many people exercise on the street near the lake. Foggy air causes soft color and make the photo looks like painting.

In the afternoon a lot of people are sightseeing around the lake. In other parts of the lake, about 500 meters straight distance from this place, there a place for water skiing, which became a spectacle and free entertainment for the surrounding community.

Around the lake there is a real estate being constructed. Will this scene continue to be enjoyed?



Foto ini diambil sekitar jam 7:00 pagi di Padalarang, Jawa Barat. Danau ini adalah bagian dari danau Saguling. Tampak pohon-pohon yang masih rimbun di sekitar danau. Di kejauhan tampak dataran tinggi, sepertinya itu adalah dataran tinggi Lembang. Di danau Saguling terdapat waduk Saguling yang juga berfungsi sebagai pembangkit listrik yang menggunakan energi terbarukan yaitu tenaga air. Danau Saguling mendapat air dari sungai Citarum. Daerah sekitar waduk digunakan untuk perikanan dan pertanian. Tanpa pepohonan di sekitarnya danau Saguling akan kekurangan air, menurunkan produksi listrik, mematikan kehidupan dan ekonomi yang bergantung padanya.

Pagi itu agak berkabut dan cukup sejuk, udaranya terasa bersih dan segar karena banyaknya pepohonan. Banyak orang berolah raga di jalanan di dekat danau. Udara yang berkabut menyebabkan foto berwarna lembut dan seperti lukisan.

Di sore hari banyak yang bertamasya di pinggir danau. Di bagian danau yang lain, sekitar 500 meter jarak lurus dari tempat ini, digunakan untuk olah raga ski air, yang menjadi tontonan dan hiburan gratis bagi masyarakat sekitarnya. Di sekitar danau ini sedang dibangun real estate. Akankah pemandangan ini akan terus bisa dinikmati?


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