This posting will be dedicated to announce and discuss about my first board game : War of the Words. This game was elected as one of 20 official board games which eligible to be displayed in Essen Spiel 2019 Board Game Yearly Exhibition in Germany.
I will update the components, rule book, and the mechanic of the game soon! Consider this posting as a teaser 🙂
This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge topic is unique. Actually, it was not that easy for me to picked a pic that means unique, since I believe, everything has it’s own uniqueness. I could simply choose any picture since the time when I took it was (always) unique. Even the EXIF of each picture is always unique.
Let’s see the definition of unique from Internet:
1. existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics: a unique copy of an ancient manuscript. 2. having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable: Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint. 3. limited in occurrence to a given class, situation, or area: a species unique to Australia. 4. limited to a single outcome or result; without alternative possibilities: Certain types of problems have unique solutions. 5. not typical; unusual: She has a very unique smile.
So I decided to take a new photo that meant unique. I took several cards from Scrabble Card Games and picked one picture card from Pictureka Card Games to show the topic. I took the pic using my Canon 550D, 15-85 mm, set the focus point on the penguin, apply tilt shift effect using Fotor in my Iconia W510 Windows 8 tablet.
This week’s challenge is Fire. I took this campfire picture when me and my colleagues went camping near mount Slamet, Central Java, Indonesia, around 1500 m above sea level. It was cold so the fire really warmed our body.
This week’s Fun Photo Challenge theme is Wood. I took the capture few days ago in a train station when I was on the way to my office. I work 5 days a week in an area full of concretes from 7 am to 8 pm. It was rather difficult for me to hunt woods when the challenge came 🙂
I took the photo using my Blackberry Torch 2 and isolated the red-brown color from other colors using Lightroom.
Weekly Photo Challenge this week is Love. I present you a rather abstract concept of love. I took this picture on a travel to my home town, 330 km away from my residence, several years ago. In the middle of the journey, I saw those trees, and then I stopped my car, took out my Canon 550D, and captured them. Somehow, the trees like telling the world that there are so many trees in this world, but here we are, just you and me, close each other, live happily ever after…
The other obvious candidate of love images are:
Me and my wife on our wedding day (new couple in love)
A gift to orphans in a religious event (empathy)
My Dad and My Mom (long love husband and wife)
My Son and My Daughter (love brother to his sister)
My Wife’s aunt who just lost her husband (love that never die)
The image above shows my daughter at her 3 years birthday, having hair cut at Kiddy Cut. If you see the blurred face very close to the camera, actually it’s my wife. If you look beyond my daughter there are two people sitting, the big one in white is my father and a boy next to him is my son. I took the image deliberately to put my daughter in the middle of two blurred areas. Something that quite rare for me to do, since usually I just create two areas when playing depth of field, the bokeh usually in the background. I use my Canon 550D with fix len 50 mm, f1.8.
The image above I took it when we had a vacation to Puncak Bogor West Java, Indonesia. It shows my 8 years old son holding an ice cream in his hand. I set the focus point to the ice cream, so basically my son is beyond the ice cream :). I took it using my 70-200 f2.8 lens.
This one I took at Safari Garden, Cisarua, West Java, Indonesia. A pelican swam toward me and I captured it when exactly beyond the trees. This one also using the 70-200 f2.8 lens.
For this weekly photo challenge topic, Illumination, I post my favorite pic I took in Singapore when me and my family had a vacation there for about a week. I always love to be there, walking on top of double helix bridge, really love the lights and the scenery. I took it almost midnight before we went back to the hotel by taxi.
I took it with my 550 Canon DSLR with 15-85 mm EFS lens using a tripod for several seconds exposure.
The other pics that can be categorized into the topics are below: