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Thursday, 3 July 2008

Indonesia, December 1993

Top: What on earth could THIS be?! Looks like some sort of strange landscape, except the focus (depth of field) is so shallow, it must be a closeup of something. Right - it's a detail of a palm tree, showing the texture of the bark.

Next down: Water lily, no points for this one.

Next down: Bamboo closeup - again, fairly obvious.

Bottom: Just the beach with a wave about to expire, looking at the different textures of water and sand.

By the way, greetings to the 2 newest countries' viewers to stop by the blog, China and Kazakstan!

Monday, 30 June 2008

Indonesia, December 1993

It really was a feast for the eyes.

Top to bottom:
Parrot plant
Aloe plant
Palm climber
Seascape (never mind the vignetting)

The active volcano whose name I couldn't remember earlier was Mt. Bromo, as I rediscovered from a recent issue of National Geographic. The reason why the locals were experiencing the coldest temperatures of their lives in its vicinity (i.e. 20 C instead of 25 or 30+) was simply because of walking up higher than they'd ever been before.