One thing I definitely learned today is, taking picture while sitting on elephant’s back is not an easy task. The movement of elephant, particularly on uneven surface, making it difficult to get a nice clear picture.
So I saw this beautiful blue colored bird flying in front of us. With my 24-105mm, I tried to capture the beautiful blue feathers. Unfortunately, as mentioned before, all pictures came blurry. Then, just before we went too far, and / or he flew away, I snapped this silhouette of him between the leaves and branches against blue sky.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/1600, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
For my kids, going to the beach used to be a weekend treat. Every weekend. Sometimes even twice or three times weekly. But now as we live in Jakarta, it is just not feasible. Therefore, you can imagine how happy they are every time we bring them to beach destinations during their break. Which I hope can be seen on this picture.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/8000, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
I never understand why people smoke. Any studies and articles you read always conclude how bad it is for your health. Even by displaying the risks and results of smoking on the package of cigarettes, people still do so.
I am against smoking. I am happy that more and more establishments implement the non smoking zone. I believe any areas where children and pregnant women are around should be declared non smoking.
I am glad that those smokers cramp themselves into this type of 2x2m chambers (which I saw in Jakarta airport today) and kill each other by inhaling their own smoke, without purposely making us passive smokers.
Shot with iPhone 4S
The original idea came from Indonesian Loro Blonyo (I have posted here about the story), but I drew them using mostly geometrical shapes. The drawings which I did about 10 years ago resulted in about a dozen of couples, inspired by traditional outfits from around the world.
My mother, whom I might say a hobbyist-turned-to-expert embroiderer, meticulously embroidered each of them, which in turn designed into tote bags. You can find the whole collections in my other website Widja Broderie.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in M @ 1/125, f/1.8, ISO 400
Last Friday evening was Science Night at kids’ school. They worked together and picked ‘walking on eggs’ as their experiment. Right after the event was officially opened, a line was right away formed for their booth. Schoolmates, as well as adults, queuing to try their experiments.
It was fun to see the expressions on their faces. Adults always start with the expression of disbelieved that the fragile eggs could carry their weight. A lot of them asked if the kids were using boiled eggs! Dude, please, seriously! They ended up amazed with the fact that the eggs CAN survive :-).
The kids enjoyed explaining to their schoolmates about the whole reasons behind this facts.
I bought 5 trays of eggs, worried that they will need a lot of back up, but it turned out that they ended up with only few ‘casualties’. The cleaners were happy when we handed them the leftover eggs. They definitely have a big omelette party afterwards 🙂
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/8, f/4, focal length 40mm, ISO 500
This is the age where the tooth fairy frequently visits my kids, leaving some cash. The kids are already very suspicious that I am the tooth fairy, however, I’m quite surprised that they never question that tooth fairy has left various currency, depending on where we live, from Singapore dollar, Philippines peso and now Indonesian rupiah. Maybe they are just happy with the additional pocket money, no matter what currency it is.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/250, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
In the heavily polluted Jakarta, the sunroof is one of the low utilised features in your car. Who wants to inhale the black carbon dioxide produced by buses and trucks around you. Locally, we called them ‘cumi cumi’, which means squid. Yes, they are indeed like squids, spraying their defensive black ink to whoever threatening them.
So when we are in the greener area, the kids love to just open it for awhile, sometimes pretending to be head of state (or maybe rockstar?) ;-), before I firmly instruct them, “Close it!”
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/640, f/4, focal length 24mm, ISO 500