Songket Aceh

Songket is a traditional form of handwoven textiles that traces its origins to India and Arab merchants since the 18 century. Woven with colourful silk or cotton metallic threads, ‘menyongket’ which mean embroider is a work of lengthy process that require skill and finesse which create eye catching shimmering effects. It takes about a month…

Original Vs Vsco

I thought I would share this picture I shared on Instagram story yesterday since some people asked how I edited it. It is very simple actually since I do not use any other editing tools. I converted it to Vsco. As you all know Vsco has plenty of presets and some come free. And A6…

Stay Raja Ampat

You have to taste a culture to understand it. _Deborah Cater. The last rays of the afternoon sun peering through the smoke between green leaves became a reminder of beauty can come from anything. The smoke was from burning dried leaves nearby. I stood before my camera, my right hand on the tripod when someone…

Blue Magic

My first underwater pictures. Though I found it a little bit hard to take picture while I tried to keep my balance in the water and tried to focus and made sure I did not scare the fish away. Albeit the difficulty, It is not easy to pick what pictures to post as I love…

Raja Ampat Again

We were late. The plane was about to board in twenty minutes, and we were still on the road moving very slow as the traffic before us were busy. By the time our car rolled its wheels in the airport parking lot, I rushed the kids to get their belongings and made sure nothing left…

High Key Birds on Wire

I like going through my old pictures and then see some old photos with new perspective. Then I will try to figure out when and where those pictures were taken and what was the condition etcetera. These pictures on this post here were taken in 2014 when we were staying in Meulaboh, Aceh Barat. Where…

Around Timika in Car

Photographing street is a huge task for some people. I am one of those people. Every where I have been, i am always drawn to photograph people and their surrounding. Since moving to Timika,Papua, I have felt the urge to go to the street and take more street photos. I had encounter some, not many,…

Say Hello to Nikkor 50mm f1.8D

It is finally here! First I am so excited for the internet connection back on track again, the past two weeks felt so dark because we watched you tube and used the internet data until it reached its limit long before it should be. You know how it feels when there is no internet and…

Jogging Memory 

I was in the middle of writing a blog post about different topic when I scrolled down older pictures from the laptop to find a picture for it and I saw these pictures.  I do not know the name of the flower. I found them when I jogged in the morning when we stayed in…

Shots From Bathroom 

It is hard to believe it’s the end of the year already. And the fact that I haven’t done anything to get close to my dream of being ‘someone’ makes me upset enough. I had made plans and it did not turn the way I wanted it to be. Lack of motivation was also the…