Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black and White or Sepia Tones

Last week’s challenge is Black and White or Sepia Tones. It’s better late than never 🙂 Too busy to upload it 😦

I present you a picture that I took early when I just got camera in late 2010. I visited my wife’s family on a family gathering and I took my wife’s relative, a mother with her daughter. The child was too shy when looked at me, a stranger to her.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Earth

This week, the challenge is the Chinese Element of Earth.

Earth/Harvest: Clay, Rock, Dust, Sand, Mud, Crystal, Powder, Shadow, Space, Darkness, Gravity, Bone, Silicon

I took this picture in front of my office several days ago. After office hour, I grabbed my iPad and took some pics of the statue. The statue is called Patung Pemuda Membangun (Young Man Develops (the country)). It was built to reward young male and female who contributes in the country development. It holds fire shield that never die to describe the spirit of developing the country (hopefully) would never die. The statue was made from rock, thus match with the topic of the last challenge in the Chinese Element series.

In the second picture I put the whole scenery of the statue with water fountain, electric poles, fire on top of the statue, and the trees behind. The pic shows all of the Chinese Elements.

  • Metal/Autumn: Lightning, Magnetism, Electric, Rust, Gold, Silver, Steel, Iron, Platinum, Titanium, Copper, Bronze, Brass, Blood, Stars, Diamond, Energy.  Here is a link to  Metal.
  • Water/Winter: Sea, Ice, Storms, Rain, Steam, Fluid, Sound, Mist, Acid, Salt, Time, Pressure, Moon, Mirror, Snow, Frost, Sugar.  Here is a link to Water.
  • Wood/Spring: Tree, Wind, Moisture, Air, Minerals, Ink, Mind, Rubber, Paper, Plants, Poison, Wax, Dissolve, Carbon, Clouds, Health, Space.  Here is a link to Wood.
  • Fire/Summer: Heat, Light, Lava, Radiation, Sparks, Plasma, Explosions, Burn, Blaze, Oil, Ash, Smoke, Glass, Napalm, Sun, Matter.  Here is a link to Fire.

Earth - ROCK - Patung Pemuda Membangun

Patung Pemuda Membangun @ Bundaran Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia (Rock – Earth Element)


Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, and Wood Element in one picture

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

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.

Hope you like it 🙂

The unique penguin
The unique penguin


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wood

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: Beyond

This week’s WordPress Photo challenge is beyond. I’ve got 3 images in my collection that felt “beyond” to me.


My daughter between my wife and my father and my son
My daughter between my wife and my father and my son

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.

My son, Rayyan, beyond the ice cream
My son, Rayyan, beyond the ice cream

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.

A pelican beyond trees
A pelican beyond trees

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.

Well, those are my beyonds. What’s yours?


Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

First of all, this posting is submitted to answer the challenge from here.

Actually it hasn’t been resolved yet. It is one of my resolutions to fulfill this year. The goal is to lose at least 10 kg  in a year.

One of 2013 resolution
One of 2013 resolution

The one that “resolved” is that I put this formally as a goal.

The plan is…

  1. to reduce consuming carbohydrate, especially at night.
  2. exercise at least 30 minutes a day

I might update this post if I get any progress.