Cloud Forest: A World of Light and ShadowA bed of moss grows thick on trunk and limb, on rock and boulder Thicker with every meter climbedThe air, too, grows heavy Moisture filling our lungs droplets condensing on our jackets, On lichen, on branches We ascend into the clouds.The sounds of the rainforest— Songbirds singing, leaves rustling, gibbons calling— Are muffled in the stillness of the cool air A hushed silence falls on the mountaintop.Color drains into light and shadow The world a black and white photograph I pause, at peace in the calm and beauty of the moment Awash in its serenity.Color drains into light and shadow The world a black and white photograph I pause, at peace in the calm and beauty of the moment Awash in its serenity.Slowly, the clouds roll past Sunlight again trickles through cracks in the canopy The birds resume their melodies And I press on with my journey anew.Back to BlogBy Luke Mackin|2020-01-16T16:48:54+07:00October 8th, 2017|Contemplative, Featured, Photo Story, Kerinci, Landscape, Mountains, Rainforest, Sumatra Jungle Trekking, Photography|2 CommentsShare This!FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditTumblrPinterest Related Posts Climbing Indonesia’s Highest Volcano – Mt. Kerinci Trek October 24th, 2019 | 0 Comments A Lament December 8th, 2019 | 1 Comment Rimba Ecolodge: Rainforest and Reefs in West Sumatra January 11th, 2019 | 0 Comments Rainforest Road: A Morning and Evening on Bukit Tapan June 9th, 2018 | 0 Comments Five Lakes Expedition December 9th, 2017 | 0 Comments Orang Pendek: A Cryptozoological Animal in the Sumatran Wilderness October 31st, 2017 | 1 Comment Ten Reasons to Visit Kerinci October 24th, 2017 | 6 Comments The Old Farmer October 10th, 2017 | 0 Comments Flights to the Kerinci Valley October 2nd, 2017 | 2 Comments Remnants of Dusk: Night Falls in the Kerinci Valley September 9th, 2017 | 2 Comments Wildlife List, Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia August 4th, 2017 | 0 Comments Mt. Tujuh, Lempur, Bukit Khayangan, Kayu Aro March 31st, 2017 | 0 Comments 2 Comments Thomas November 12, 2018 at 3:30 am - ReplyAbsolutely phenomenal photos! Which trek is passing through cloudforests? Luke Mackin November 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm - ReplyThanks, Thomas! I would say all of them really, as pretty much all of the trekking in Kerinci is in forest about 1200m. But especially Mt. Tujuh, Mt. Kerinci, and Mt. Kunyit. The photos/videos here happen to be a mix of Mt. Kunyit and Mt. Tujuh, in spots roughly 2000m above sea level.Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.