The Beauty of Sunset

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“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

 

Sunset in Rivington

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My Blurry Red Sunset

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Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight

Red sky in morning, fisherman’s warning

My blurry red sunset

That phrase I heard it first time from one of my English friend few years back. We were sitting inside the Subway while eating our food when the sun was going down. The panorama of the sky was just simply beautiful! Red sky and the big circle of the sun. I just couldn’t stop staring at it. Unfortunately I missed taking picture of the red sunset at that time since my friend took me long way to the beach and by the time we arrived there the sun was gone already. Gutted!

 My blurry red sunset

Last year on April another friend of mine took me somewhere for a weekend and on our way back home we saw the same panorama of the sky, the red sunset. We were on a motorway on that time and I insisted my friend to park anywhere possible because I wanted to take some pictures. It was a battling process, LOL, because it’s not easy to get a parking space while the sun sank slowly at the horizon. Finally we got a space and I just jumped out of the car straight away. I think it was quite cold at the time as far as I could remember and I had no gloves put on because I was in hurry. My hands started freezing and felt numb but I just kept going taking pictures. That is one reason why the pictures came out blurry. The other reason was I had no tripod and still lack of technique. The only thing I could think about on that time was just try to shoot the big circle of the red sunset. I used my Samsung Digimax A7.

 My blurry red sunset

To improve the quality of my blurry red sunset images then I used Picassa by applied the auto contrast, increased the shadow (tuning), and then soften it.

 My blurry red sunset

Hope you like it. What do you think?

My Photojurnalism: Student Protest Over University Fees in Liverpool

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These pictures were taken in Liverpool, 24 November 2010, when there was some protest by student over university fees. It started in London and had spread throughout some big cities in England such as Birmingham, Manchester, and Liverpool. You can read the news here: Thousands march in student protest over university fees.

I and a friend of mine were sitting inside The Piazza Café at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King Liverpool when the protest happened in the late afternoon. They did march through the central Liverpool and they stopped by in front of The Metropolitan Cathedral along The Hope Street, a road that connects the two Cathedrals in Liverpool, Anglican and Catholic ones.  Thanks God that the protest didn’t turn to a violence liked in London at the time.

My Photojurnalism

Student protest over university fees in Liverpool

My Photojurnalism

Student protest over university fees in Liverpool

My Photojurnalism

Student protest over university fees in Liverpool

Create A Contre-jour “Accidentally”

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What I meant by “accidentally” is I did not know the term of contre-jour until a friend of mine at Kampretsklik introduced it.

Contre-jour at the seaside in Rhyl.

My Contre-jour at the seaside

Taken using Samsung Digimax A7

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Contre-jour at the seaside in Blackpool

My Contre-jour at the seaside

Taken using Samsung Digimax A7

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Contre-jour on the top hill at Rivington Pike (reposted picture from Spotted)

My Contre-jour image

Taken using Kodak Easy Share C713

Light Reflection of Lent

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To mark The Season of Lent this year that would has been just started today and known as Ash Wednesday then I would like to present an image that relate to that event or theme.

This image I took in March 2010 just few days before Easter where priests were giving Sacrament of Penance.

The location is inside The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ The King Liverpool. The sun was very bright at the time. I couldn’t remember whether it was raining before or not. As many church in England or Europe where their windows are made from colored glass so is this Cathedral Church. That is why when the sun shines very bright then we could see its light reflected by the colored glass. Just beautiful!

I wish everybody have a good Lent especially those who celebrate it. It’s time to reflect our lives more deeply during The Lent. I took this opportunity to share Pope Benedict XVI’s message for Lent 2012.

Light Reflection of Lent

Light Reflection of Lent

 

Light Reflection of Light

I tried to capture the sunshine with my Samsung Digimax A7. It just shows how bright the sun was. It was so shiny.

Unknown Flower

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These pictures were taken years ago in Liverpool with my Samsung Digimax A7 Digital Camera. It was my first camera that I ever could afford it.

I learned how to take a close up picture for the first time with that camera and these two were some of my results.

I called it unknown flower since I don’t know the name of it. Forgive me for my poor knowledge. I would be happy and give thanks if there is any of you can tell me the name of this flower.

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My unknown flower1

My unknown flower

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My unknown flower2

My unknown flower