On 15 July 2008, one of Bali's largest ever cremation ceremonies in the last three decades took place in the culturally vibrant “village” of Ubud. Three royal figures and 68 commoners were cremated. This photoblog is a record of that wonderful day.

The princess arrives

One of my best shots this. Taken late afternoon, I like the way the reddish afternoon light gives a warm feel to this shot. In terms of composition, it’s well framed and the light even. I love the umbrellas. Nice and sharp too, thanks to a fast shutter speed.

Ngaben: the Princess