My Photojournalism: The ‘Small’ Supermoon

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Few days ago people were talking about the phenomena of perigee full moon or ‘supermoon’ that was going to occur on 5th and 6th of May 2012. As a person who really loves things about the universe or astronomy so obviously I didn’t want to miss that moment. Unfortunately the weather in UK at the times was not quite supporting. It was cloudy on Saturday so the moon was covered by the clouds. It was better on Sunday though it wasn’t too bright I think.

It is not only the weather as my challenge to take pictures of night sky photography but also my pocket camera, Kodak Easy Share C713. It didn’t stop me to capture the moment during that time anyway.

Here my photographs of my small supermoon:

My small supermoon

Taken on 5th of May 2012, nearly midnight

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My small supermoon

Taken on Sunday, 6th May 2012, at early hours

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My small supermoon

Taken on Sunday, 6th May 2012, at early hours

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 My small supermoon

Taken on Sunday, 6th May 2012, at early hours

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My small supermoon

Taken on Monday, 7th May 2012, at early hours

How about yours? Could you see this phenomena clearly where you lived by?

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Forget-me-not, Remember-me-yes!

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Forget-me-not. What a name! And who will forget these tiny and cute flowers? I won’t! Forget-me-not, Remember-me-yes!

Yesterday I went to a country park and saw these cute tiny blue flowers. I had to use my magnifying glass to shot them in macro. Otherwise I wouldn’t get any good photographs due to the technical ability of my Kodak Easy Share C713.

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Hope you enjoyed it. Did you?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun

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About a week ago a friend of mine took me along to Bradford in West Yorkshire, Northern England. On our way back home at around 7 pm we saw this phenomena of the sun before our very eyes. I just couldn’t stop admiring it and while my friend drove the car I just kept going with my camera taking pictures. The panorama was just simply beautiful and amazing!

I was going to post these pictures a day after but then decided to hold them up until the new theme of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Sun, been given out. I got a feeling that the new theme would be something related to my pictures and I was right! I am not a fortune teller nor a mind reader though, LOL. I am going to spoil you with my crepuscular rays.

So here comes the sun…

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Macrophotography by Using A Magnifying Glass

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Few weeks ago one friend of mine at Kampretklik group suggested me to use a magnifying glass in order to produce macro images as one of his friend does it. The reason why he suggested me to use it instead of 50 mm lens, which I cannot afford it at the moment, is because I am keen to take pictures of small objects such as insects or something like that. It is pretty obvious that I cannot produce macro images with my Kodak Easy Share C713 for the objects that its dimension is about one cm or less.

So currently I am experimenting and still practicing to shoot macro images by combining my camera with my 60 mm and 5x of magnifying glass.

Here some of my results:

My macro using magnifying glass

Lotus corniculatus or Bird’s-foot-trefoil

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My macro using magnifying glass

The bee, the fly, and garden grape-hyacinth flower (Muscari armeniacum)

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My macro using magnifying glass

The bee and the flower that been torn by.

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My macro using magnifying glass

The fly on the grass.

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My macro using magnifying glass

A pair of ladybirds or ladybugs or 'kumbang koksi/kepik' in Indonesian.

Objects in Sepia

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This is a special post for my friend, Campanulla Della Ana, who wants me to take some picture with my Kodak in sepia color in order to compare it with hers, A Forgotten Promise. 

I took these pictures without playing the Exposure Value (EV) deliberately. So the EV for these pictures are 0.0.

My objects in sepia

A node

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My objects in sepia

Lotus corniculatus or Bird’s-foot-trefoil

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My objects in sepia

A monument