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Walking at rubber tree plantation

August 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Taking photo is one of ways to enjoy my leisure time. But after having a new DSLR with video facility, making video has been a new hobby for me too. Just like photo, video also creates a lot of opportunities for the objects and locations. While a photo is freezing scene, a video can give  more intimate scene when watching it especially when we add a music into it (what do you think?).

Every day i see beauty of lines, shapes, forms in many way. But it mostly goes unappreciated. There are streets, people, buildings, sky, plants around us. Perhaps, it’s nice to stop, to look at and take a moment to appriciate what make them so beautiful.

It’s a fun trip, when some friends asked me to come together to visit a rubber tree plantation not far from home.  What i love in a rubber tree plantation is the beauty of the repitition of lines and  misty morning atmosphere.

But firstly we have to switch off the TV and computer at night and go straight to bed. Secondly, we have to rush to get out the door early in the morning, one or two hours before the sun rises, to have the misty morning in our pictures.

Walking at a rubber tree plantation is one of a few simple ideas how we can enjoy outdoors and the fresh air. With a tripod and set the timer, we can make photos and videos of ourself there too. Yeah, for some people it does not come so easily to pose in front of a camera even if there are no other people there. But when you see the result, you will be too  busy to smile 😉

This is one of my simple ways to remain young and alive. What is yours?

See my video on youtube.

 

 

What you can do at the meeting room in the office

August 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Well, this was actually an idea came up from our Big Boss (we called him BABE) after voting for some entries for all the staffs some week before in Irish Red Cross Society office, Banda Aceh based.

So that day, All the winners came to the meeting room group by group based on the category. Babe made some funny entries for voting, like “the most smiling”, “the most smoking” “the most late”, “the most intelligence” etc.

Here are some photos i made for the winners (20-11-2009)

* Babe = Ayah = Bapak = Father (a Betawi Language/Indonesia)

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Menatap Masa Depan Bersama Merah Putih

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment
Anak-Anak Pulo Aceh

Menatap masa depan bersama merah putih

Anak-anak korban tsunami di Pulo Aceh, saat menunggu sekolahnya yang akan kami resmikan bersama aparat setempat.
Selama 5 tahun setelah tsunami mereka sekolah di bangunan darurat berupa rumah kosong sampai akhirnya kantor tempat saya bekerja (Irish Red Cross) memberikan bantuan 1 komplek sekolah SD.

Meski hanya dengan sandal dan seragam seadanya mereka berharap dapat melanjutkan masa depan mereka di pulau terpencil di ujung barat Indonesia ini.

Wisata Kebun Karet di #Lampung

August 2, 2011 15 comments
Kebun Karet

Suasana Pagi yang berkabut di Kebun Karet

Provinsi Lampung dikenal sebagai daerah beberapa hasil perkebunan antara lain: lada, kopi, cengkeh, kakao, karet, dan lain-lain.

Ada beberapa perkebunan yang sangat dekat dengan kota Bandar Lampung, seperti kebun karet yang terdapat di Karang Anyar. Menuju ke lokasi kita bisa lewat Jalan Sultan Agung, menyeberangi Jalan Soekarno Hatta, ikuti jalan ke arah pasar Jati Mulya ke arah kota Metro. Jalan aspal akan melewati perkebunan karet yang rindang.

Kita bisa sekedar jalan-jalan saja, foto-foto dengan kawan, mengamati dan memotret para penduduk yang sedang mengumpulkan karet. Waktu terbaik untuk mengunjungi kebun karet adalah pagi hari.  Untuk bisa melihat suasana berkabutnya yang indah kita harus tiba di lokasi sekitar jam 6:30. Semakin siang kabutnya akan menghilang.

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Catatan:

  • sekitar 20 km dari pusat kota Bandar Lampung
  • Aman
  • Jalan banyak rusak setelah lewat pasar Jati Mulya
  • Terjangkau dengan motor dan mobil
  • Score 9 (score 1 susah dituju dan kemungkinan besar nyasar – score 10 mudah dicapai)
  • Bisa pergi pagi pulang siang
  • Direkomendasikan untuk yang hobi fotografi  (lanskap, HI, budaya)