photo session for a graduation


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Damn until now I never realized how deep I’m in love for clear and clean glass walls! I covered a drive-through photo-session for graduation in a private university, Universitas Pembangunan Jaya today, and got a few keepers from glass reflection. This one is my favorite!

So I’ve been trying Sirui’s incredible 50mm anamorphic 1.33X lens for the crop sensor as a portrait lens. Thus today I brought it as my main lens (and keeping my lovely EF 50mm f/1.2 in the cabinet).¬† A wonderful and relatively affordable lens; alas it’s a manual only focusing system. However when we nailed the focus, we are given a really clean and sharp picture.

Thank you for stopping by and see you in the next post!

is there hope?


A worker in a Chinese temple in Jakarta looking through an uncertain distance amidst this Covid-19 prolonged pandemy. Like many other commoners in this area, she has neglected daily use of a cloth mask as a preventive measure against Covid-19.

a little ray of light above Jakarta


It’s been a wonderful period of time, where the sun sets in a beautiful manner. Here’s a frame from last week’s hunting, 23 floors above the ground.

Thank you all for dropping by and have a nice week ahead!

red sky over Jakarta


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As we are approaching Chinese new year, it is a perfect day to see red sky over Jakarta. The one hour downpour helped clearing the atmosphere, and I was lucky to reach the 25th floor just in time to witness the sun goes down gloriously. Tomang fly over on the right leading to Grogol on the north side and Tangerang on the far West.

Thank you all for stopping by and have a great week ahead!

the blinking lights of Gardens by the Bay


Call this a re-entry into blogging. It’s been a really hectic life these past few years, but one of my plans is to be more active in blogging again. My recent visit to Singapore reminded me how lovely it is to slow down and take your time observing subjects before pressing the shutter button, and this image is one of those moments.

Gardens by the Bay, as usual, have their way of celebrating Christmas. Beside the usual multi-coloured lights on the super tree grove, they also have luminarie light sculptures (on the lower right in the image) hand made by Italian craftsmen.

I have come to like my old 15mm fish-eye lens for many subjects. It is a very light lens that doesn’t distort images as much as other wider fish-eye. I hope to show more 15mm images in the coming year.

In the meantime, have a great end-year celebration and thank you for visiting my site.