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WordPress Photo Challenge: Illumination

taman sari sunrise
I took this shot at the Taman Sari Bali resort in North-western Bali. I got up hoping for a beautiful sunrise. What I got was this…not what I was looking for, but still kind of pretty. A little illumination from the sliver of sunlight.


WordPress Photo Challenge: Delicate

White

Pretty flower.  Delicate flower.


WordPress Photo Challenge: Reflections

reflection

The technique here is to turn the camera upside-down and rest the bottom of the camera on the ceiling of the vehicle in which you’re riding.  The camera is inverted.  Your camera will turn everything back right-side-up afterwards.

This way, I always get the ceiling reflection and the people in the train.

This was shot on an airport transfer train of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.


WordPress Photo Challenge: Everyday Life (plus, a quiz)

I posted this photo yesterday, but in full color.  My question to you is:  which looks better?  Yesterday in color?  Or today’s in black and white?

Btw, this is the life I’ve come to accept as my everyday life here in Jakarta.  I had no expectations when I moved here, but I’ve found a routine that seems to work well enough and shows me scenes like this on my commute to and from my school.


WordPress Photo Challenge: Urban

I’m in Kuala Lumpur.  For those of you who don’t know, the photo above is of the Petronas Towers.  They are at the heart of Kuala Lumpur.  This city is pretty amazing.  There are definitely some big high-rise canyons around here.  The towers are actually mostly on their own.  Not entirely, but the developers here have at least left them mostly alone, not surrounded and smothered.

Oh, and if you get the opportunity to take photos of them, hang around late enough to shoot them at night.  They are magnificent.


WordPress Photo Challenge: Growth

I chose to go with growth of mind and intellect.  This spot has been featured before, a little over a week ago, by a reader.  Today, on my walk home from basketball at the school, I found another person reading in the same spot.  Perhaps I should ask why that spot is so perfect for reading.

I love that he’s reading R.L. Stine.  It’s not the highest level reading, but it’s reading.


WordPress Photo Challenge: Today

We’re packing up and getting ready to go in a month and a bit.  There is another garage sale coming soon – two weeks? – and too many decisions about what to keep, what to store, and what to transport.

If you have an eight year old son like I do, you’d have to figure out a way to transport some of the massive collection of Lego we’ve accrued over the last five years.  I can tell you that this will be the hardest decision we have to make.  How much to take.  Which pieces to take.  Which minifigures to bring along and which to abandon to the storage locker.

Hmm…Lego has never been such a stressful thing.


2011 in review – huh.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

This is pretty cool.  I just found this in my “site stats” page and I’m impressed.  I switched from another blogging service to WordPress about two years ago and I’m so happy I did.

WordPress!  You’re awesome.


Path through history: WordPress Photo Challenge

I had the privilege to escort five students to a National Student Leadership Conference last September.  The conference was in Quebec, Montreal specifically, but we did a three day tour of Quebec City and Montreal before the conference.  I loved “la belle province” and had a great time.  It seemed that no matter where I went in the old city of Quebec I ran into history.  When the WordPress Photo Challenge came up this week with “Path” this was the first photo I thought of.  It’s a path laid down by men a couple of centuries ago.  A little path to history.