A continuation of the pictures taken from my most recent visit to Solo City, Indonesia… A typical “photo-hunting” day involved having to wake up really early in the morning (on average at 3am) so as to reach a scenic area to catch the first light of day. Once the sun rises high enough turning the quality of light harsh, it’s time to catch some sleep on our transport, taking on our way, a leisurely breakfast. As the sun gets overhead, we head indoors for some environmental portraits of people at work (in various interesting areas on this trip such as a wayang kulit artist’s studio, a guitar-making hut and even a tofu factory). More siesta time (and lunch) follows on our transport before we head, weather-permitting, to catch more scenic pictures in the “golden hours” while the sun gradually sets. Then, it’s dinner followed by our trip back to the hotel take an early night’s rest. It is no wonder that I chalked up over 2000 shots in just five days, of which I have already identified easily 50 “keepers” with more yet to be sifted through and processed! More pictures to follow…

Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM : f/4.0, 1/200 sec, 32 mm, ISO 8000. Click for location
Category: Portraiture and TravelMonday, 11 Feb 2013 11:41 pm