This is (NOT) The Last Sunrise

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.

By : Nicholas Sparks






The Photos were taken just a few days ago during family vacation… After such long “hard time” in 2017 and finally I can enjoy those beautiful moments with my parents and my family.

This is not the last sun rise in 2017


Weekly Photo Challenge : Contrast






Who can know sweet
When one has yet to taste sour

– contrast –

Weekly Photo Challenge : Perspective

Nothing more tempting than just awaiting the sun sets while holding your camera pointing to bright yellow – red & shiny spot above the horizon. As Jeff Sinon said “Mother Nature does all the hard work, I’m just there to point my camera at it” , – his statement absolutely correct especially for amateur like me :D.

I decided to go to the nearest traditional port  at my Hometown Situbondo, just brought my standard gear, as I had no plan at all to take any picture that day. But I changed my mind when I saw 2 boats berthed for loading – unloading with the sun sparkling in between. Until I found perfect spot to take pictures.

I was playing around with my standard lens Canon 18-55 to take 2 different perspective of the sunset scene by adjusting the focal length. To manipulate the perspective, I compress the scene by choosing the fishing ship near by as the “foreground  actor”. If I see below picture, my eyes are agitated to focus to the fishing ship in the right and then move the left where the sun starts to set. The picture tells to me the story of the fishing boat – loneliness – peacefulness – the spirit of the local fishermen

Gloomy Sunset

Then it goes different, when I add some elements in the foreground (rocks) & background (small boats in the background, little part of the mountain while maintaining the shiny spots as the main actor). I sense more strong emotion blow from inside of me and then I feel  amazed & feel lonely. And I believe there’s only one Creator, make this things so beautiful, Allah almighty, and again it makes me so small.

before dawn at kalbut port



Loneliness adds beauty to life.  It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night  air smell better.

– Henry Rollins –


Weekly Photo Challenge – My 2012 in Pictures

December – end of year 2012, I spent the Friday night for sightseeing  the Surabaya city at night, the second largest city in Indonesia. It was 2 days before 1st of January,  I grabbed my camera and went to the fisherman village for taking the Suramadu bridge picture located on Java strait. The beach was very crowded that night, most people spent the time to have dinner with their spouse & family. Most of the people were preparing the new year eve celebration.

Suramadu bridge

The stars were bright that night, the air is so warm and I thought it was a cheerful and colorful night, until I saw a little girl with her father went fishing. They look so hungry like nothing to eat. The old man just prepared his fishing kit while his daughter followed him and standing behind, hoping that little fish take the bait. While most of the people that night laughing, sharing the happiness, those two people just silent in the crowd, enjoying the night just hoping that night they could have a nice dinner with a grilled fish.

Father and daughter

“The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature.”

-Manon Lescaut-

-Pursuit of happiness-


This post is dedicated to my father and Sara Roso for the Weekly Photo Challenge


A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.


A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.


A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail…


Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflection

Blue Hours

Night has become painful for me.  It brings to light the regrets of the day.  ~Grey Livingston

In the night

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ~ Vincent van Gogh

kompleks rektorat & danau UI

Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas.  ~J.K. Rowling

That night

No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky. ~Llewelyn Powys

Water Lily

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them

~ Thomas Merton


My entry for this week photo challenge – Reflection –

and Night is coming