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Posts tagged “sun


Holiday Sunset (yes, I’m back)

lombok sunset2

Summer holidays have begun and I’ve had time to get my camera out and take some photos again.

This was taken a couple of nights ago while on holiday in Lombok. We stayed in Batu Bolong in Lombok Barat (West Lombok, just south of Senggigi).

Renewal: A WordPress Photo Challenge


A sunrise might be a bit of a cliche for this challenge, but it’s what I’ve got sitting in my files and is recent…about six days old.  It’s the inlet at Palu, Sulawesi.  I posted another sunrise photo earlier this week, but that was taken about fifteen minutes before this one.

Hello Friday. How’ve you been?


Aaaahhhhh…Friday has come at last. It’s the end of the first week of school here in Jakarta, and it feels pretty nice. I’m sitting by the pool, basking in the sun’s rays as they wash through the palm trees lining the edge of the pool. It feels pretty nice.

I shot this on my iPad, and processed it in Photoshop Touch. Not bad, I think.

WordPress Photo Challenge: Sun

I am decidedly literal on this one.  The sun was out, shockingly, as I was on my commute home and I found that shooting straight into the sun meant two things:  one, if I cranked up the aperture I got this cool star shape out of the sun; and two, I couldn’t see very well for a few minutes and that meant I had to sit in the car until I could see out of both eyes.

I like the way the clouds look painted on.  I’ve never shot directly into the sun, but I like the way this turned out.

What do you think?

Who’s more powerful?

This was in my rear-view mirror on the way home, so I pulled off the highway and went for the nearest rest stop and snapped this.

It strikes me as poetic that the sun, this gigantic power source, is dwarfing the high-wire power lines.  Haha!  Take that, man-made structures.

I wandered lonely as a tree…trees…grove of trees?

The sun was out for a bit this afternoon and my drive home was kind of pretty.  I stopped on Number 2 Road to shoot this.  The sun was catching everything perfectly and there was room on the side of the road, so lucky me.

I ran it through processing and tried out this sepia tone.  What do you think?


Apparently my imagination is fairly…uh…stumped today.  I’ll save you the pain of trying to read my discombobulated thoughts and just post a photo for you.

Sunny SFU

This is from Sunday at Monday at SFU.  The shot is from the walkway above Convocation Mall, but facing south toward the Highland Pub.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f8; ISO 100; 1/4000 sec.

Clouds on a sunny day

Apologies for the absence for the last few days.  I’ve been at SFU marking English 12 Provincial Exams, and before that, I was sick and crazy busy.  I love the start of a new semester.

So this is what lunchtime at SFU looked like today.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f8; ISO 100; 1/500 sec.


This is January in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.  I’m not inviting the world (although I think Vancouver/Whistler is) to my little part of the world, but this has been a phenomenal winter so far.

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II; f16; ISO 100; 1/160 sec.


“A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.” – W. Blake

Pentax K20D; Pentax DA 18-55mm AL II (@48mm); f8; ISO 400; 1/200 sec.

Hello there

Sorry about the lack of posts for the last two days.  This week was awesome and torture all in one.  Yay!

Anyway, the unusually nice weather in January around the Lower Mainland of BC is giving me cause for joy.  This was taken on a family walk around Westminster Abbey in Mission BC.  The Abbey is a local monastery with beautiful walking trails and some very friendly, if quiet, caretakers.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f16; ISO 800; 1/20 sec.