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Jakarta Street Merchant

Jak Photo Walk 7

I completed my Master’s degree (the coursework) today, and went on a three hour photowalk with a Jakartan expat.  It was a great, tiring, overwhelming, amazing day.

This photo was one of more than two hundred shot today.  Looks like I’m back on the photoblog.

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It’s the details that count.

What is missed most in day to day observation are the things that exist, the beauty that exists, right under our proverbial noses.  It is the trees that I pass every day on my commute.  It’s the grasses, above, that grow outside my classroom.  It’s the way headlights illuminate the reflectors on the road barriers.

Sylvia Plath wrote a poem called “Black Rook in Rainy Weather”.  In it, she wrote the lines:

... A certain minor light may still
Lean incandescent

Out of kitchen table or chair
As if a celestial burning took
Possession of the most obtuse objects now and then...

It’s this “celestial burning” that I’m going to keep trying to capture this year.  It’s day three of 365 photo posts.  Let’s see how the rest of the year goes.  Notice the most obtuse objects and capture celestial burning.

Well…at least that’s not too much a challenge.