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  • chibialfa 11:46 am on October 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: photoblog, , retouching, tips   

    Chasing flares 

     

    Catching Flares 05

    Catching Flares 05

     

    It was almost 5 pm on the second day of Lebaran, and we were laying lazily in his front yard. The sun was almost set but it left trails of golden flares everywhere. I was too lazy to get up and get my camera, fortunately he wasn’t. I learned new word that day, it was “rim light”.

    These were taken by our Canon 400D. I tweaked the colors using match colors and took the source from other photograph (I learned it from here). It was quiet predictable, pinkish yellowish dreamy mood, but I think it suits best.

    The moment didn’t stay very long. As soon as the sun disappeared behind the clouds, we had to say good bye to the magical lighting.

     

    chasing flares 02

    chasing flares 02

    More photos in my flickr set “chasing flares

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    • Lisa 12:34 pm on October 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      huaaa cool!!!

    • chibialfa 1:15 pm on October 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      thanks, miss Lisa 🙂

    • ikansapi 9:57 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      foto2nya baguuussssshhhh… apakah hasil lomo juga…? 🙂

    • chibialfa 10:28 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Makasih Vir 😛 enggak, yang ini pake digital xlr, Canon 400D. Lightingnya emang lagi asoy, trus warnanya dimaening lagi sih hehehe (curaaang…curaaaang)

    • ikansapi 12:44 am on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      gapapa fa.. curang itu yg kita pelajari selama kuliah kan.. hahahaha.. (apalagi selama kerja… )

      😛

  • chibialfa 8:56 am on September 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: annual, balloon, challenge, lebaran, , photoblog,   

    challenge, lebaran rituals, and all that jazz… 

     

    colorful balloons from lebaran last year

    colorful balloons from lebaran last year

     

     

    Here’s a challenge;

    Brief: Write/create an engaging Happy Lebaran & Mohon Maaf Lahir Batin E-Card using none of the elements below;

    • Ketupat
    • Lebaran festive cakes
    • Mosque
    • Bedug
    • People doing shalat ied
    • People wearing wardrobe in moslem style
    • Anything related to arabian/far east culture (i.e. dates, camel, desert)

    Target audience : a person you dislike most

    Single minded message : sIncerely asking for forgiveness

    ***

     

    mudik last year

    mudik last year

    Ask me where my favorite place is, and one of them would be my house in Bandung during a day before Lebaran. It always has the smell of fresh cooked ketupat, gulai, rendang, mixed with the fragrance of fresh picked flowers.

    The rituals are pretty much the same each year. Shalat Ied, morning breakfast with lebaran dishes spent with the whole family after taking a moment forgiving each other, followed with visiting to relatives.

     

    During the afternoon, not only I would feel extremely full and can’t wait to change my good dress into something more convenient, usually it’s the time when we would be looking for alternative dishes beside ketupat.

    Although, my mom’s rendang, sayur AC, and gulai are the best indeed.

     

    chibialfa and turtle ballon

    chibialfa and turtle ballon

    I have my ‘side’ rituals. This is me from Lebaran last year. For the last several years, I always look for the balloon seller after doing shalat ied, and buy one balloon creature. At first it was only for fun, but then it became one of rituals. My mom always end up help me looking for the ballon seller and even give suggestion which creature I haven’t got therefore should buy. This turtle was my purchase last year.

     

     

     

     

    empty street only happens during Lebaran

    empty street only happens during Lebaran

     

     

    Another rituals my husband and I always do is going downtown after the morning breakfast, for the sake of enjoying Bandung streets being empty. This is the picture of last year from one of the busiest street in town. I am planning to do the same thing this year, bringing my holga camera and see what interesting picture I can get out of the empty streets.

    In between holiday blues, there are; traditions, rituals, and annual breaks. They are created to keep our sanity exist. At least I believe so 😉

     
    • dian 1:39 pm on September 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      ihihih pic #1 balonnya kek teletubbiess. selamat idul fitri, ibu alfa!!

    • chibialfa 1:17 pm on October 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Iya 😀 makasih Dian, selamat idul fitri maaf lahir batin juga

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