Glass - Iksa Menajang

Looking at lights

Passing through glass

Always keep me amazed

… Looking for the colors

… Looking for the distortions

… Looking for unusual sights

But do remember

Glass is fragile

And need to be clean.

[Jakarta 2014 .. On my way to Ujung Genteng]

See also:

 

 

Macro / Close-Up

Fragile But Beatiful

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Leaf - Iksa Menajang

People has chosen

Votes has been cast

And by end of day

We can see

… Who is chosen to represent

… What party is winning

… New faces at the peoples representatives.

A time such as now

Always bring hope

For the people.

Such as the hope

We see on each new

Leaf of a plant.

[Jakarta 2014]

Others to see:

 

 

Macro / Close-Up

Hope After Election

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Warm Lamp - Iksa Menajang

Shadows

Are the main thing

That creates dimension

And accentuates texture.

It is the building block of a mood

Represented in

Pictures

And actually in life ….

[Jakarta – Potato Head – 2013]

* Another standard shoot with Nikon1 V1 with kit lens.

See also:

 

 

 

Snapshot

Warm Lamp And Shadows

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Sunset Agam - Iksa Menajang

To see

Beautiful sunsets

Are a gift for

Those who lived

In places with

Good environment

Or happened

To be there at the

Right time and right place.

Yes natural landscapes

Is combination of all that

But remember,  the more you go out

The bigger your chances to see all that.

[Agam, 2013]

* Just a normal sunset photo not HDR or processed as HDR.

See other sunsets:

 

Landscape

A Panoramic Sunset At Ampek Angkek

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Macaca Monkey - Iksa Menajang

By the evolution theory

They are genetically not so far

From us, humans.

And the ones in wild forests

Or remote areas

Are really different

Than the ones that have been

Learning about us, humans.

They learnt of our food

And behaviours,

Bad behaviours like

Violence

Agressive

Greed

[Bukittinggi 2013]

See also:

 

 

Nature

Portrait Of A Monkey

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Merapi Sianok - Iksa Menajang

Land of active volcano

Is a blessed land

Because it will be

Fertile from the volcanic ashes

Thrown out during eruptions.

On the other side

Each time there is an eruption

There will be casualties

People, animal and crops.

It is really a balancing act

Of being in the ring of fire.

[Bukittinggi 2013]

Teknis Fotografi

Foto ini dibuat HDR dari 9 frame dengan base exposure ISO 100, f/11, 1/250 @14mm (+/- 4 x @1stop).

  1. Pemotretan menggunakan tripod.
  2. Bracketing diset auto bracketing 9 frame mulai dari normal, 4 under, 4 over
  3. Menggunakan self-timer 2 detik dengan 9 frame pemotretan berjeda 0.5 detik.
  4. Fokus menggunakan fasilitas live-view, kemudian dimanualkan.
  5. Eksposure disetel manual berdasarkan light meter kamera.

Kesulitan foto pada kontras cahaya akibat arah lensa yang menentang matahari langsung, meskipun sebagian tersamar dibalik dedaunan. Mungkin sumber cahaya yang sangat kuat seperti matahari ini memang sebaiknya terletak di ujung-ujung saja, sehingga tidak memberikan dampak yang terlalu besar secara keseluruhan.

Proses pengeditan menggunakan Photomatix Pro, Color Efex Pro dan Lightroom 5.

  1. Kesembilan bracket diekspor ke Photomatix dari Lightroom, menggunakan file RAW/NEF tanpa olahan.
  2. Dalam Photomatix dicari padanan yang cocok. Untuk foto ini saya cenderung untuk menggunakan Contrast Optimizer Tone Mapping sebagai pengolahnya. Setelah mencoba lebih detail pada berbagai pilihan slidernya, saya memilih untuk menggunakan Contrast Optimizer dengan Strength yang agak kuat, Tonemapping dll slider cenderung netral; ini untuk mendapat keseimbangan antara langit, tumbuhan di atas dan pemandangan di bawahnya.
  3. Karena foto cenderung statis maka tidak digunakan deghosting, toh sedikit pada daun cukup menarik, maka tidak masalah bila ada efek geraknya.
  4. Setelah selesai proses HDR maka file dibuka di Color Efex Pro sedikit penyesuaian warna dan detail.
  5. Setelah itu penyesuaian akhir pada Lightroom meliputi profil lensa yang digunakan, exposure akhir sebelum di ekspor sebagai file JPG untuk penggunaan di web.

Silahkan baca lebih lanjut mengenai HDR pada halaman ini dan pada hasil pencarian HDR di blog ini.

Juga lihat:

HDR, Landscape

Mount Merapi And Ngarai Sianok (Another HDR Photo)

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Swara Maharddhika - Iksa Menajang

When you practice

Dance and performance

For so many years

Under strict conditions

The result is

A good show for the public.

And the dance will be one

With your muscles

Deep in the brain

Anytime

Anywhere

You can perform.

[Solo – Puri Baron 2011]

* Melati Putih by Swara Maharddhika Alumni

Others of interest:

Stage / Panggung / Performance

Heritage: Performance At Puri Baron

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