Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Black and White (Someone is Sleepy)

Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Black and White (Someone is Sleepy)

An old cigarette street vendor was sitting on railroad in sleepy mode, waiting for customers. Life is tough, though.

The picture was taken here using Nokia Lumia and edited using Fotor for Win8 as my contribution for this challenge.

Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Macro (A Bug’s Life)

This week’s challenge is Macro. One night in train station on the way home, I spotted an insect, which I believe Leptocorisa oratorius, or commonly known as slender rice bugs. Both the adults and nymphs feed on grains at the milking stage. They are a serious pest of rice and can reduce yield by as much as 30%. This kind of insect is easily found in Australia, Bhutan, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia (including New Guinea), Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, and Vietnam. The pungent odor of the rice bug signifies its presence. Its slender and elongated body can identify the insect. When disturbed, the nymphs drop to the lower part of the plants and the adults fly within a short distance. In Bahasa Indonesia, we call the insect as Walang Sangit, that comes from Javanese. Walang means Belalang in Bahasa, grasshopper in English. Sangit means a disturbing odor.

Now, let’s see the text behind the bugs. The text mentions a law that control air pollutant. In this case, to remind smoker to not smoke in the train station area. But should we capture the bug as well since its odor is also a kind of air pollutant? Well, a natural one 😀

A Bug's Life
A Bug’s Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This week’s challenge is Perspective. In this posting, we can see that cropping can change your perspective of a picture. In this picture, I try to present you a different perspective by rotating and applying a tilt shift effect on a picture. The picture was taken using iPhone 5 and edited using Fotor for Windows 8.

Reflection
Reflection on a never never land…

Now, let’s take a look the original picture:

Real Image
Real Image

Technology, can change your perspective 🙂

Phoneography Challenge, the Phone as Your Lens: Nature (Mount Slamet)

This first Monday challenge is Nature. This picture I took from my old man’s graveyard. His last journey has a beautiful view, a mount in Central Java, Indonesia, which he has climbed for about three times. The mount is called Gunung Slamet. Gunung means mount, and Slamet is a Javanese word, means safe. I took the picture using my S4 and edited a bit the saturation using Fotor.

Nature - Mount SlametNature - Mount Slamet
Nature – Mount Slamet