So, apparently this is my last posting of this year. Picture number 365 of my 365 projects. What a journey it has been.
To reflects on my own questions, what have a learned from this project? A lot. Time management is one thing, just like any other project. At the beginning, during the first few months, I was very discipline, always posted early morning, before other daily activities took my spare time. On the last few months, the discipline wore thin and I started slacking off. The posting time got later and later in the day, evening, night, even past midnight.
I started to cheat, beating the system. I learned that I can change the time zone, which I did several times (!). Then I started cheating even more, by editing the publishig time (!). All this make the late posts appear ‘on time’ on my blog, hahaha.
To be honest, I take pictures most days. However, there are days that I just can’t take pictures for whatever reasons (busy, photos taken are way too meh, etc). I have to admit that iPhone saves most of these days. However, I have this folder, which I named ‘wordpress materials’, where I keep those considerably good pictures to be used in ‘just in case’ situations. This folder acts like my ‘bank’, consists of photos I take during trips, events, etc, basically time when I am able to capture tens of interesting shots. I don’t call this cheating, as those are MY photos, it’s just not necessarily from that particular day. All are recent 2013 though!
I am still trying to find my niche. I realized that I love capturing portraitures of kids and old people, whose every lines in her / his face tells stories. I am also passionate about street photography, which I did a lot during my stay in Cebu, but not so much since we moved to Jakarta. I really have to carry my camera more often, as you just never know what can be captured.
I gained ‘friendships’ through this blog. Those whom I follow and those who follow me. I was a little bit apprehensive before starting this blog, wondering whether I will get nasty comments, insulting criticism, etc. Turned out it is far far away from that. Not even once that I received negative comments. You are all very supportive, sharing your knowledge and your positive auras. I have learned a lot from you all, simply by following your journey, looking at your photos & descriptions and reading your comments. Next year, I have to be more active visiting your blogs, picking your brains, learning your tips and tricks. Thank you for all that you have shared with me.
Will I do another 365 project in 2014? Without doubt I will. It becomes my ritual, sort of. I think I will feel lost if I quit just like that. Will I still cheat by playing around the time zone and publishing time? I guess so, if I have to, haha, no promise there.
So thank you once again. Wishing all of you a wonderful new year celebration and I see you all in 2014!!! Cheers :-* …
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/1000, f/4, focal length 105mm, ISO 400
My climbing all the way to 18th (or was it 19th?) floor , about 60m above sea level, was rewarded with magnificent view of Lengkuas island’s shores.
On the picture above, you are able to see the panels of the wall which was casted in England, and then shipped to Indonesia, to be assembled by the Dutch in 1882. Each panel was numbered and then bolted together.
All are shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
I sometimes wonder, what would happen if every single thing which exist in this world has feeling. Would they fall in love with each other? Would they hate each other? Would they just be indifferent and go on with their everyday ‘life’?
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/3200, f/1.8, ISO 500
Having used to live in free standing house, up to this point the kids are still fascinated to look out from the locked doors. They are still mesmerized by the view, particularly at night, as this is the first time for them to live on such a high floor in a high rise building.
I quickly took this shot just now, as I just love the natural light and the sheer curtain accentuating his silhouette when he’s standing there, absorbed in the view.
Shot with iPhone 4S
Before leaving South Mission Beach 3 days ago, we took an early morning walk at Licuala State Forest Walking Tracks, in a mission to spot a cassowary or two. While the kids finally spot 2 cassowaries in total, I couldn’t spot a single one.
However, I found this unusual looking spider. At the beginning I thought it was the spider’s prey, until I realized, it has 8 legs and it was busy building its web! So, are any of you able to help me to identify this particular spider? Or is it my eyes playing trick on me, and it WAS actually a spider’s prey?
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/80, f/4, focal length 73mm, ISO 400
Last Sunday I organised my son’s snorkelling birthday party. While the “big” boys and girls were busy snorkelling, kayak and pedal boat racing, the little guests were contented playing by themselves on this beautiful white sandy beach.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/1600, f/5, focal length 60mm, ISO 400
This abstract photo is actually reflection of the water in the pool, projected onto the ceiling through the wooden window jaluzzi, which happens every late afternoon. I find it interesting to watch the animated lines moving tirelessly. But once you take a snap of it, it reminds me of barcode, thus the title.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II, shot in AV @ 1/125, f/3.2, ISO 400
The Lighthouse at Liloan, Cebu, Philippines, was originally established in 1857 by the Spanish. But this current 72-feet tall tower was constructed in 1904 and still remains active, using solar energy, as navigational aid for ships going into the Mactan channel towards Cebu City.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/1250, f/4, focal length 40mm, ISO 250
The best flights are the flights in which both kids get their favourite window seats. They are contented watching the hustle and bustle of take off preparations, the take off process and the various shapes of clouds outside. It entertains them for awhile until they ask, “When can I switch on the movie?” :-D.
All were shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
I am back from our short spring back. On my post dated 23 March, I was contemplating whether I should bring the ‘real’ camera, as it was only a short break, whose purposes were actually more on eating, shopping and catching up with friends. In the end I did bring my camera, plus 2 lenses. Did I use it? Nope! The camera was never been out of the hotel room. Hah! Not a real photographer, huh? The postings of the last 4 days were purely done with iPhone and Snapseed.
Today I managed to sort out some pictures which I took on the last day before the break. I had a chance to go out for a photo outing with my mentor. It’s him on the picture above. We were blessed with such a gorgeous day, as you can see on the colour of the sky.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/1000, f/4, focal length 24mm, ISO 250