This is another black and white contrast photo taken during my UK trip. I like how the details came up, and the grey gradation stages complementing each other.
Truth to tell, I kinda forgot where did I take this picture. I remember it was taken somewhere in UK, quite likely in Edinburgh. In any case, enjoy the nice contract and detailed shades.
This picture of a bee was taken on the beautiful garden in the Hamstead House, Bricket Wood, England. It was lucky shot using point and shoot digital camera, no tripods, no setup, simply point and shoot. Thats how photography should like.
This was taken back in 2008, rather breathless after went through some 7k light tracking outskirt HK suburb. I like the dark, gloomy impression of the structure, despite the facts that thousand of Hong Kong citizen, which more or less have 10 times of average Indonesian income, were living in the complex
This was taken sometimes in 2001 (that was really a long time ago). I was on the picture hunting trip with several of my friends, and was on the way to the horse ranch at the Bandung outskirt, when the sun started to rise and revealed the glowing blue of morning sky. We stopped, and I spotted this dry tree with branches wallowing and reaching.
I took a dive in a trench, and took this look up picture, trying to capture the silhoutte of the reaching branches. You’ll be the judge whether I’ve been successful in my attempt.
Brisbane is a pretty little city, the sun light is always great for taking picture (except during winter, when everything looked grayish). This picture is an example of it. It was Sunday, and after a quick breakfast, I just strolled out the city sidewalk, and take as many picture as I could.
I looked up, noticed the intense tall building overlapping between each other, and wallah, this is what I got. The sky was actually blue, but I adjusted to grayscale for dramatics impact. Like it ?
This is one of my favorite picture of all times. It was taken sometime before in before new year, but not quite sure when was it exactly.
I recalled that this is one of my big family holiday where almost all my cousins gathered in one of my family beachside villa, and do nothing for days but chatting, eating and playing.
In of these days I was assigned to watch my lil cousins who were up for swimming. Expecting my self to be half bored, I grabbed my pocket camera, sat on the pool side, and start capturing the moment while watching about a dozen ( yes a dozen) of my lil cousins enjoying splashing the water around.
This is one of it, in it, one of the older cousin, holding my younger cousins while she splashed the water around. With the sun shine harsh and bright, I use high speed, which in effect froze the water particles and the joy it brought into eternity.
It was either 2006 or 2007. I was traveling a lot for field work during my masters degree. One of it was to Toowomba, a smallish town at South East Queensland. It was a kind of town that surrounded by farms. And it was in one these farm I took this picture. It was mid afternoon, so the light supposedly harsh by Jakarta standard. But Austalia is picture friendly country, the light is always soft and the sky is always bright with occasionally bold clouds painted the corner.
It was seldom smoggy, nor crushing bright, so taking a good picture there is relatively a painless exercise.
I took this picture sometimes in mid 2008. I was assigned for training camp in London for a month, and in one of the Sunday me and my friends were going out strolling the London sidewalk. As time for lunch arrived, we got separated (after all its near impossible to find a restaurant who can host 16 people unplanned), me and several others went for Chinese restaurant and after quick meal, I get out to visit the others. It was then I spotted several of them sitting near this pub window, and instinctively, I took out my pocket and shoot this picture.
A year passed, and I almost forgot about this picture, till I browsed back my archive looking for a nice pic to decorate my new apartment, and I was struck.
This picture might not be greatly composed, but each time I look at it, it makes me smile I as my memory jogged down the lane. Now looking at it again and again, I realized it wasn’t such a bad picture, in fact I love it that its candidness captures the plight of joy that they were having.
Casio 5 Automatic
This watch is my first Seiko, and I love it so much. I got this one in Singapore for about S$100, and its a money well spent. Been using it ever since for work, and its beautifully matched to be wear with any dress shirt and suit.