Bird Photography – Flying Macaw

These photographs were taken last weekend using Canon EOS 77D with Canon 70-300mm lens, apperture priority mode set at the lowest number F/4 – F/5.6, ISO 1600, exposure compensation +2/3, using continues auto focus and rapid shots mode.

Setting di atas saya adalah favorit saya untuk memotret benda bergerak cepat, seperti burung yang sedang terbang misalnya. Setting ISO bisa saya sesuaikan tergantung kondisi pencahayaan. Saat mengambil foto-foto ini sedang mendung jadi tidak terlalu terang, ISO 1600 menghasilkan foto yang cukup terang. Saya menggunakan exposure compensation positif untuk meng-counter kemungkinan backlight yg bisa terjadi kalau kita mengambil foto dengan back ground terang seperti awan putih misalnya.

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Saturday morning ride with my Vulcan 650

It has been quite a while not to use my Kawasaki Vulcan 650 for a ride. My weekends have been busy with other things (other than riding). Last Saturday morning was a very nice morning, just perfect for lazy ride just to warm up my machine. I did not ride for a long one, just around the city and had fun, taking photos and stuffs.

Here are some photos I took:

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Travel Photographs – Cheonggyecheon River, Seoul

One interesting travel destination you don’t want to miss when your are visiting Seoul is Cheonggyecheon river. This river is located just a few hundred meters from Gwanghwamun Square which is also close to Gyeongbokgung Palace. The river was originally just a common small river that runs through the city of Seoul. It had been transformed into a very nice and beautiful place.

Check out my photographs I took in November of 2019:

The entrance if we are arriving from Gyeongbokgung Palace

A small waterfall at the very begining of the river sides walk

The water in this river is so clear that you can see many small fish swimming around.

Along the way there are Disney characters placed in the middle of the river. Kids would definitely love to see them.

Fall or Spring time for me is the best time to visit Seoul, the air temperature is just perfect for sight seeing. Winter is probably okay, but it is definitely freezing to walk around and summer is just too hot.

If you haven’t been there and planning to visit Seoul, Cheonggyecheon river is one place I recommend you to put on your list.

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Traveling Photographs – Visiting Namsan Tower

This is my second visit to Namsan Tower, Seoul. My first visit was in February 2019. The obvious difference between my first visit and my second visit is the color of the trees and the ground of the Namsan Park. At my first visit the color was dominated by white as the snow was every where, at my second visit is the color of Fall, more colorful and vibrant.

Here are some photographs I took during my second visit:

The tower with nice blue sky back ground

The tower behind the trees

Namsan Tower reaching the sky

Hi, welcome to Namsan Tower. I think the dialogue between them

Here you will find millions of love locks put by visitors. People are taking photos in this area.

Namsan Tower Park:

The great view over the city

Don’t forget to send your beautiful photos to your friends

A group of pretty ladies at Namsan Tower front yard

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Interesting walk – Road to Namsan Tower from Myeongdong Cathedral

Jarak dari Myeongdong Cathedral ke Namsan Tower tidaklah jauh, menurut peta jaraknya kurang dari dua kilometer. Kalau ditempuh dengan berjalan kaki santai kira akan sampai dalam 20 menit. Jadi kami putuskan untuk berjalan kaki mengikuti petunjuk peta.

At Myeongdong street taking photo

Jalan menuju ke sana cukup menarik karena harus melewati pertokoan yang menjual segala macam barang, kosmetik, makanan, oleh-oleh, dll. Naah ini yang pasti memperlambat perjalanan, karena ibu-ibu biasanya gak tahan kalau lihat barang-barang yang dipajang di sana. Tidak apa-apa toh kita memang sedang jalan-jalan / berwisata santai, jadi nikmati saja apa yang kita jumpai.

Passing through the Myeongdong most visited area. Visitors come to this area to buy cosmetics, souvenir and other stuffs.

Saya sebagai tour leader sekaligus juru foto mesti berjalan di depan, sebentar-sebentar nengok ke belakang cek dan ambil foto. Kesempatan juga bagi saya untuk belajar street photography, kebetulan kondisinya pada saat itu juga bagus mendukung untuk mengambil foto.

It is a long hike, the street is nice but a bit inclining, so it is tiring indeed especially for the elders.

Setelah kita melewati pertokoan yang rata-rata jalannya datar, kami mulai masuk ke jalan yang menanjak. Memang Namsan Tower letaknya di puncak bukit dan untuk ke sana bisa dengan terus berjalan kaki atau menggunakan cable car. Tetapi lokasi cable car ini pun ada di ketinggian jadi ya harus sedikit berjuang untuk menuju ke sana. Sebenarnya tanjakannya tidak terlalu curam siih, tetapi karena menanjak terus bebera ratus meter lumayan juga capeknya. Anggap saja olah raga hehe..

Arriving at the bottom part of the Namsan tower, you still have to climb some stairs to reach the Tower. But from here you can start enjoying the great scenery every where you look at

The photographer takes tons of photos, but seldom appears in the photo

Do not get tired and frustrated, walking is good for your health and hard labor result in great rewards after all. Cheers (lx)

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Myeongdong Cathedral tempat ibadah dan destinasi wisata di Seoul

Pagi itu udara terasa sangat dingin, beberapa helai roti bakar dan kopi panas tidak mampu melawan dingin nya udara yang menembus jaket dan beberapa lapis baju yang aku kenakan. Aku berjalan sendirian meninggalkan istri dan rombongan kecil kami yang masih sarapan di kantin hotel. Tujuanku adalah Myeongdong Cathedral yang menurut peta tidak terlalu jauh dari hotel tempat kami tinggal. Mengikuti peta yang sebelumnya di download ke HP ku oleh anakku, aku terus menyusuri jalan mengikuti arah di peta. Angin yang bertiup pagi itu membuat udara terasa semakin dingin. Aku mempercepat jalanku agar segera sampai. Tidak pakai lama aku sampai juga di depan Cathedral yang tampak megah itu. Aku segera kembali lagi ke kantin untuk mejemput istri dan romongan kecil kami. Hari itu aku bertugas menjadi tour guide karena anakku sedang sibuk di kantor hingga tidak bisa menemani jalan.

Setelah istirahat sejenak dan menghangatkan badan dengan segelas teh panas, kami meninggalkan hotel dan berjalan ke arah Cathedral. Hari ini ada dua tempat yang akan kami kunjungi yaitu Namsan Tower dan Myeongdong Cathedral. Karena Cathedral nya lebih dekat maka kami sepakat untuk ke sana dahulu baru nanti ke Namsan Tower.

“Aduuh dingin nya..” beberapa kali aku dengar ungkapan itu, ya memang pagi itu suhu udara di Seoul tidak jauh-jauh dari nol derajad celsius, ditambah dengan terpaan angin maka dinginnya terasa semakin menggigit. Walau demikian kami menikmati perjalanan santai kami.

Usai menikmati indahnya bsngunan Cathedral ini kami melanjutkan perjalanan ke Namsan Tower. Bagi yang berwisata ke Seoul, Myeongdong Cathedral adalah salah satu tempat yang recommended untuk dikunjungi.

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Hotel Tugu Malang is not just a Hotel

Rated as a 5-Star hotel, hotel Tugu is an old syle hotel. The building and its interiors are decades years old. However, this hotel deserves its 5-Star rating. Not only the very friendly staffs and superb services but also the rooms, the restaurant, the foods and beverages are really super. Furthermore hotel Tugu has tons of arts collections from the old days. There are paintings, sculptures, artifacts and many other collections which values are immeasureable.

Staying for two nights at this hotel we had lots of time to look at some arts collections that are accessable to the hotel guests. We took some photographs of these very valuable treasures. Yet not all collections can be photographed, there are signs for certain items which we cannot take photo of. Even though there is no one guarding them, we respect the signs.

Hotel Tugu is not just a hotel, but also an arts galery. Every where you turn your eyes to, you will see collection items, some of them are more than a hundred years old.

Here are some photographs that I took. As always my wife acted as the photo model haha..

 

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