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Photo101: Mt. Pyramid?

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The car was snaking through the valleys on the way to Tempur village, the highest human settlement in Jepara just beneath one of the 29 summits that make up Mount Muria, when suddenly all of the travelers crammed inside shouted so loud that I jumped from my sleep and almost hit the AC. Sheeesh, tourists!

And then I saw it. An almost perfect triangle-shaped summit that look like the pyramid only from that particular angle at that spot. The hill was still basking in the sunset light as the valley around me had become darker already. It was like watching heaven above from the pitch black dungeon of emptiness.

Photo101: Bees will be Bees

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Dieng Plateau, Central Java.

My first attempt in photographing nature in its glorious details. I had always had the impression that capturing insects like these required speed. But apparently it wasn’t the case with these two as they were busy eating (or drinking?) from the flower and completely ignored me.

The zooming device? My feet. ^^

Holy Sunset

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The sun was setting ‘into’ the tower of a small church in Donorojo village, Central Java. I gazed up to watch the changing shade of the sky and allowed the minimalistic yet glorious moment to sink in. Just the sun and the church. Just Christ and me.

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More posts on this challenge here.

Photo101: Solitude Above the Clouds

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I like this picture very much as it shows 3 key elements of the earth: water, air, fire.

But mind you, I was very much a rookie when I snapped this shot without thinking too much during the visit to the crater shown at the back of the photo. As a beginner I was so focused on taking images that I forgot the real essence of traveling: to savor the moment.

The Unlucky River #photo101

Bearing the name ‘Kali Malang’ (Indonesian word for ‘Unlucky River), the muddy canal is one of several rivers meandering through Jakarta. But would you believe me if I tell you that The Unlucky River is the cleanest of all?

Here are some snapshots for Day 3’s assignment of WordPress’ Photo Blogging Course. Today’s assignment include experimenting with vertical and horizontal angles.

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I can see the different scope that each angle is able to capture. But unless I have to, I prefer to hold the phone horizontally.

By the way, judging from the color of the water, would you say it’s a clean river?