My Notes

Monday, 16 July 2012

Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour, originally uploaded by rickirick.

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This is a view towards Sydney opera house, circular quay and the CBD. Interesting angle, isn't it? you may guess where this picture has taken from. I started working in Sydney last month and will be here at least until mid of August.

It has been a while since my last picture uploaded in flickr. It is not because i have stop taking pictures, but i have other activity that's more exciting than photography. What is that? having fun with my cute little girl! yes i have a daughter now, she is now 15 months and really loves to play with his dad. I take her pictures too, a lot :) will upload some of her photos and you will see how beautiful and cute she is.

ricki @ sydney 2012

Mrs Macquarie's Chair

Mrs Macquarie's Chair, originally uploaded by rickirick.

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This picture was taken from a place which is known as Mrs Macquarie's Chair, people can amaze wonderful panoramic views toward the harbour bridge and sydney opera house.

Mrs Macquarie was the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. Folklore has it that she used to sit on the rock and watch for ships from Great Britain sailing into the harbour. She was known to visit the area and sit enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour.

ricki @ sydney 2010

Sunrise 2010

Sunrise 2010, originally uploaded by rickirick.

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It's been a while since i post the latest picture at 2009.

Dieng Plateau is the place where i start my journey at 2010, it's a traditional village located at Central Java Indonesia, 2100 meters above sea level. This morning, me with some friends from college climbed a hill peak at Dieng to watch new sunrise at 2010. It is a foggy morning, but we can still feel the beauty of the place where we belong now.

Today is 2010, a new year, a new beginning for every wishes, hopes, and changes. Happy new year!

ricki @ dieng 2010

From Bandung with Love

From Bandung with Love, originally uploaded by rickirick.

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Picture taken when me and friends went out for dinner at Paris Van Java, one of most popular shopping and dining district at Bandung, Indonesia.
Got excited by the nice lighting decoration around outdoor parking area, we came up with an idea to have some bokeh shots here.

Btw, I'm currently having long break back home, spending most of my time with lovely family and friends. Very rare opportunity and lovely moments to be with all of you now.

From Bandung (Paris van Java) with Love
ricki @ Bandung 2009

Sunday, 6 September 2009

A Cup of Hope

A Cup of Hope, originally uploaded by rickirick.

Chinese say: Where there is tea, there is hope :)
.. and when there is hope, there is life, wish you a happy life! cheers

I have been wondering how to make a bokeh photograph with big light rounds in the background, while the main focus (object) remains well exposed.

Through some readings and photos in flickr, tonight I start experimenting with my standard equipment (d90 body + afd 80-200 lens + tripod). I open the curtain at my room, hoping the distant light at the street make something different on the bokeh, and the last one, have myself as the model :) i'm alone, nobody else here, self timer + tripod + manual focus are the keys then.

I have learned important variables to determine the size of light round: long focal length (here i go with 120mm), bigger aperture (here is f/2.8), and distant light in background (here about 10m).

Well, not bad for first attempt, isn't it? :) The lighting setting is surely the apparent weakness, there is annoying shadow in my face. I am now considering to learn flash photography and buy necessary stuff, such as nikon SB to improve my experiment, as the bulb light is the only source of light at this picture.

ricki @ wuxi 2009