We're currently entering the exam week. Time to hit up the books and take a short leave from this blog. Happy saturday!

These photos were taken at Thol Lake Sanctuary Gandhinagar during my trip last year in Gujarat, India. This place is one of the most important tourist attractions in Gujarat and acclaimed as one of the best destinations for bird watching. To be able to reach this place at sunrise, I woke up early and travel about 40 km from hotel where I was living in Ahmedabad. It was the middle of January when the weather is very cold, and I felt frozen during my trip to that place by motorcycle with my Indian friend. But everything was worth when I get there. Sunrise came. Yellow, orange, blue and green reflected by the sky with silhouettes of bird troops in the air, the shadows of trees looked beautiful clad with morning fog and reflected by water of lake. Oh, felt like peek to paradise.

"Life is just like a saree. Long and colorful, but still has its end." - Mikha CT

Looked at Yogyakarta city not as a student who has three years of living at Yogya but as a tourist is a very pleasant experience. That day was sunny, like another typical day on Malioboro street. Foreign tourists and locals passing by, rickshaw driver offers his services, beat of horse shoes from the wagon shouted to each other. Yes, that day like another normal day in Malioboro and I was thankful to enjoy the morning.
Human activities, human motion, human encounter, human expression, human silent and thought. That's all that always makes human to be interesting photos. Or what is often known as Human Interest photos. Human Interest photos, said to be hard, not really, because people are always doing activities anywhere, anytime. Said to be easy, it was not, because we should be able to translate human beings and their activities -are in three dimensions- into two-dimensional images. We should also be able to pour a human expression that should be felt with all the senses into a picture that can only be perceived by the senses of vision. It must be able to evoke emotions, and invite people who saw the photo feel its moments like when we take that picture. For that to be able to produce a good Human Interest photo, other than to come to understand the emotions felt by the object but also must be careful in every moment around us. For an interesting photo often unexpectedly appeared in front of us.
Personally, I love photos related to Photo Journalism including Human Interest. So, from now on, we will share our Human Interest photo every one or two weeks to you. And this is the first one. Please enjoy, and give your comments.

Cheers, Kiwi and Fox.

This photo was taken when our way back from Malang to Yogyakarta, exactly in Ratu Boko temple. He is a goatherd, and he was resting when I took his picture. Under the scorching sun, his wrinkle clearly seen in every inch of his body which was not covered in clothes. And I love his expression when he looked at me, indescribable.

About a couple of months ago, Mikha, Elsa and I went on a trip to Solo to spend the whole Saturday there. The timing was really close to our chest complaint exam so we had our books packed up too for the trip. With a little knowledge about the city, and after a lot of asking directions here and there, we finally made it.

We also visited the famous Triwindu Market, the place had so many timeless antiques with bargain price. You can find anything here from metal toys, old poster, to lovely necklaces. Elsa even tried on some of the vintage sunglasses.
Barcelona Encounter by Lonely Planet
The Notes And Queries Book of Places by Guardian Books
One Day by David Nicholls
Anak Semua Bangsa by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
The Zahir by Paulo Coelho
Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
Jejak Langkah by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Europe on a Shoestring by Lonelyplanet
Happy reading!

Location :
Artemy Italian Gelato Ice Cream
Jl. Kranggan No.58 Yogyakarta