Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Reality of Human Flight..

Until I get some spare time for an update please watch this video of the activities I hope to step closer to as I get older and wiser in my own pursuit of flight and speed..Allexender Polli showreel is incredible

 

The beauty of crystal light

My friend Martina has many beautiful objects in her home a piece of cut crystal being one of them

Thanks to Martina this is where I spent some time in August 2012..Brawa Beach nearby for surfing and the small Deus Mini Ramp made the experience a fun one

Villas everywhere in Bali

 

 

Padang Padang 2012. Rip Curl Contest of Barrel Surfing

Here are some shots from the reef at Padang Padang that I took as we walked around to find a location to take some photos of Luisa doing her yoga poses with the wave in the background. At approximately an hour before sunset time the wave which is on the west coast of Bali is heavily backlit by the sunset giving these wonderful green caves. It is an absolute exposure nightmare for photography. The bright light completely overexposes the sea and puts the surfer in the darkĀ  however the raw files on the Canon 5Dmk2 allow for enough colour correction and exposure compensation to be able to lift all the detail in post processing. This is due to the full frame sensor. These were taken hand held with a 70-200mm lens and a 2x extender. Not the best setup for land shots of surfing as the extender softens all the edges. These are also pretty cropped too but still capture the awe of Padang Padang’s hefty barrel over shallow sharp reef.

Beautiful Balinese Smiles and Upacara

A few more smiley faces, there is no shortage of ceremony in Bali and it seems that the community spirit keeps everyone feeling involved and happy regardless of their role and position in the community..

 

Chez Gado Gado Restaurant

This is one of the most beautiful places to eat in Bali. Located in Seminyak overlooking the beach, the atmosphere is great and the food and drinks are wonderful. I was Invited by my good friend Alison to come and take some photos in exchange for some free food. whilst she was working doing a restaurant review. Absolutely wonderful.