Sipping our drinks while watching the sunset on the beach bar (with some 30 people or so, busy with their cameras), my son asked, “Why everyone is so eager to take photos of sunset? Isn’t it happening everyday? Sunrise, sunset, no matter where you are?”
He’s absolutely right. In this instant world, everyone is so busy with their gadgets, snapping pictures here and there, which makes you wonder, whether we are actually enjoying THE moment, or has the importance of the moment moved aside, sneaking underneath the eagerness to get a perfect photograph of the moment?
While I’m pondering on that thought, I almost missed the sunset, so let me quickly snap just one picture 😛
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/13, f/4, focal length 45mm, ISO 800
The kids are having their 1 week autumn break this week, so we take this opportunity to have a short getaway out of hustle and bustle Jakarta. We chose Belitung Island this time, an island off Sumatra which was known for its tin mine some time ago.
After 40 minutes flight, we arrived around lunch time in Tanjung Pandan, the capital of this island. We decided to just stay around the hotel today, walking to Tanjung Pendam beach just across.
We will be going to THE beach of Belitung tomorrow, followed by island hopping. I want to experience all those beautiful islands and beaches I have read about, as featured in one of my favorite books, Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow Warriors). Photos about this trip will follow soon.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/1250, f/4, focal length 35mm, ISO 400