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#1 Luc de Schepper

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 20:11

In 2009 my wife and I visited family in Indonesia and toured Java from Jakarta to Bandung, Yogyakarta, Malang, Ijen, Bromo and Bali.

Indonesia is a fantastic country to visit. The people are very friendly, the landscapes are breathtaking and the food is delicious.

At the time when I shot the images below I was going through a transition from snapshot photographer to a more or less serious photographer. Please take this into account when viewing the images. Also, I shot most of the images with a compact camera (Panasonic LX3), everything was shot in Jpeg and the post processing was all done with the skills I had at that time.

I hope you enjoy this series, have fun!

Series 1 Nature/Scenery

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Tangkuban Prahu vulcano near Bandung, Java/Indonesia


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Typical landscape near Bandung, Java/Indonesia


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Bromo vulcano at sunrise, Java/Indonesia (I remember, my first "dodging and burning" image)


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Tea plantage near Malang, Java/Indonesia


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Village near Mt. Ijen, Java/Indonesia


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6. Woman harvesting rice / beating the grains out of the rice plants. Near Mt. Ijen, Java/Indonesia


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Terrace rice fields after the harvest (3x p.y) near Mt. Ijen, Java/Indonesia


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Mt. Ijen, Java/Indonesia


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Terrace rice fields near Mt. Ijen, Java/Indonesia


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Orchids at Passar/Market, Java/Indonesia


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I'll post 3 more series later; Monuments/Buildings, Arts/Crafts and Street/People.
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#2 Dallas

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 06:10

More evidence that it's not about the camera! You produced a great series here, Luc. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 10:51

Beatiful series. I really like the colorful views. #3 stands out for me.
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 15:33

I hope you enjoy this series, have fun!

I enjoyed it a lot and had fun :)

Wonderful colours on the image side, excellent eye on the photographer side.
1,3 and 5 are my favourites in this beautiful series.

thanks for posting ...
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#5 Luc de Schepper

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 19:52

Dallas, Jyda and Chris thanks a lot for your kind words.

Some more then?

Series 2 Street/People

11. Child at Borobudur Temple, Java/Indonesia
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12. Betjak. Jogyakarta, Java/Indonesia
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13. Family, Jogyakarta/Indonesia (this is one of my favorite images so far)Posted Image

14. Old woman at Passar/Market. Java/Indonesia (shot from the hip, and my first attempt in PS at artificial lighting)
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15. Street scene. Java/Indonesia
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16. Street musician receiving a fee, Java/Indonesia
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17. Woman asleep at Passar/Market.Ubud, Bali/Indonesia
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18. Woman burning coffee. Bali/Indonesia
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19. Child. Bali/Indonesia
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20. Child. Bali/Indonesia
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#6 Luc de Schepper

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 21:25

Series 3 Arts/Crafts

21. Batik art atelier, Jogyakarta/Indonesia
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22. Batik art atelier, Jogyakarta/Indonesia
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23. Batik art atelier, Jogyakarta/Indonesia
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24. Batik art atelier, Jogyakarta/Indonesia
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25. Batik art atelier, Jogyakarta/Indonesia
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26. Batik art atelier, Jogyakarta/Indonesia
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27. Wooden mask, Ubud/Bali/Indonesia
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28. Wood carving art atelier. Kemenuh, Bali/Indonesia
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29. Wood carving art atelier, Kemenuh, Bali/Indonesia
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30. Wood carving art atelier. Kemenuh, Bali/Indonesia
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Edited by Luc de Schepper, 12 September 2012 - 21:26 .

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#7 Chris Wahl

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 09:51

I really like the style you documented your trip. Nice colours, clear composition and most interesting insight as to what you experienced during your trip.

Thanks for posting, I enjoyed it a lot!

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#8 Luc de Schepper

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 22:00

I really like the style you documented your trip. Nice colours, clear composition and most interesting insight as to what you experienced during your trip.

Thanks for posting, I enjoyed it a lot!

Chris


Thanks Chris, much appreciated.

I'll finish this photographic journey with ...

Series 4 Monuments/Buildings

31. Prambanan temple, near Jogyakarta. Java/Indonesia.
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Houses built around Sultan's Water Palace Jogyakarta

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33. Entrance to Sultan's water palace. Jogyakarta/Indonesia
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Borobudur temple, near Jogyakarta. Java/Indonesia


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Borobudur Temple, near Jogyakarta. Java/Indonesia


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36. Borobudur temple, near Jogyakarta. Java/Indonesia
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Christine, my wife at Borobudur temple, near Jogyakarta. Java/Indonesia


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38. Borobudur temple, near Jogyakarta. Java/Indonesia (watch the ring volcanoes in the background)
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Holy water of Hindu temple, Bali/Indonesia


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Hindu temple, Bali/Indonesia


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41. Hindu temple, Bali/Indonesia

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42. Bali, Indonesia

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43. Bali, Indonesia


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Bali, Indonesia


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45. Bali, Indonesia

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:01

Luc, viewing your photos is always a delight. Seeing how you capture Indonesia is an eye-opener for me. That you shot these on an LX3 and on JPEG and your post-processing skills of 3-years ago only amazes me even more.

If you have any plans of visiting the Philippines and perhaps consider spending a day or two to conduct a photography and post-processing workshop, please let me know. It would be a great pleasure and honor for me to organize and set one up.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:07

I enjoyed browsing through the pictures, Luc. Thanks for sharing! I particularly like #2, #5 and #8, but the others are no inferior to them.

I think a humble P&S camera can draw more natual expressions of peaple than the professional looking DSLRs. Your snap shots are fine proofs of that.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:58

I think a humble P&S camera can draw more natual expressions of peaple than the professional looking DSLRs. Your snap shots are fine proofs of that.


Good point Akira. I will make a point to use an NEX or m4/3 instead of a Nikon dSLR should i do something like this.

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#12 Luc de Schepper

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 20:32

Luc, viewing your photos is always a delight. Seeing how you capture Indonesia is an eye-opener for me. That you shot these on an LX3 and on JPEG and your post-processing skills of 3-years ago only amazes me even more.

If you have any plans of visiting the Philippines and perhaps consider spending a day or two to conduct a photography and post-processing workshop, please let me know. It would be a great pleasure and honor for me to organize and set one up.


Larry, sorry for this late reply. I was away on vacation for a week to Italy, Greece and Turkey with a self imposed internet ban.
I'm deeply honored by your comment and invitation. If I have the opportunity to visit your country I''ll sure let you know in time.
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#13 Luc de Schepper

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 20:34

I enjoyed browsing through the pictures, Luc. Thanks for sharing! I particularly like #2, #5 and #8, but the others are no inferior to them.

I think a humble P&S camera can draw more natual expressions of peaple than the professional looking DSLRs. Your snap shots are fine proofs of that.


Thanks Akira!
Yes, a simple p&s can be a very efficient tool for people/street photography. I almost never use my dslr for this kind of photography any more.

#14 Luc de Schepper

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 20:35

Good point Akira. I will make a point to use an NEX or m4/3 instead of a Nikon dSLR should i do something like this.


Right approach Larry. Especially as the image quality of these mirrorless systems is very good now.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 00:18

Larry, sorry for this late reply. I was away on vacation for a week to Italy, Greece and Turkey with a self imposed internet ban.
I'm deeply honored by your comment and invitation. If I have the opportunity to visit your country I''ll sure let you know in time.


I look forward to this happening in the future Luc. :D




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