Street Photography : resting and viewing.


A man is resting and viewing on the Jakarta pedestrian bench

Keywords : street photography, human interest.

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Nature Gallery: The needle like palm 


The blue sky with needle like palm

Keywords : nature, Arif_Wibowo, jgawibowo

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One view of South Jakarta


High-rise in urban of Jakarta.

Like other capital city in the developing countries, in Jakarta  the high-rise building is in a race with the housing for the indigenous citizen. 
Keywords : Arif Wibowo, jgawibowo

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Sunset over Jakarta Skycrapper


Sunset over Jakarta high-rise building

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The Javanese Puppet shadow show


The puppet master was playing the puppet shadow in a fight scene

Last week,  I watched an all night long Javanese puppet shadow show in Pesanggrahan soccer field nearby my home. It was an interesting show and attended by many citizen of Javanese spoken in my district.

This show apparently was sponsored by the “Dulure Djarot” community or the friends or supporter of the Djarot Syaifullah the Jakarta vice governor candidate.

This show apparently tried to streng then the bond of brotherhood and the culturale heritage of Islam Nusantara or the teaching od Sunan Kalijaga, one of 9 wali of the old islamic teaching in Javanese history. 

The wayang kulit or puppet shadow show had been widely ised by Sunan Kalijaga to teach and spread out a peaceful Islam while honoring the previously existence of Hinduism and Siwa Buddha religion in Java and Nusantara.

Like the show last night, the puppet shadow show or wayang kulit show become a prayer of Javanese spoken citizen requesting a peacul and prosperous life. Especially for Jakarta city who will hold the governor election. 

The Javanese puppet shadow or wayang kulit staged up a story of wisdom from Mahabarata epic that was modified with Islamic teaching. Then by this way Islam can be peacefully accepted to the Javanese and Nusantara people in the history. It was Sunan Kalijaga who invented and spread out this method.

In the middle of the Javanese puppet show, it was inserted with humorous dialog that contain many persuasive teaching to the spectator.

A humorous dialog between a beautiful ladies singer  called waranggono with the puppet master is always inserted as an entertaining stand up comedy to the spectators. Sometime a very soft critics in humorous way as a self critics to the society was thrown out to the audience, but the audience then break in laughter no anger to the social critics. It is a part of wise way to teach the citizen.

An old man absorbly enjoyed the play of gamelan, Javanese music instrumen.

The wayang show or Javanese puppet shadow show is a very popular common people entertainment in Indonesia Java. This is entertainment, wisdom teaching, information sharing and  brotherhood solidarity. Indonesia should guard and make this culture eternal for Indonesia.

The puppet master.

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Street Art in Old Town Jakarta.


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Street art in Kota Tua Jakarta ( Old town )

Kota Tua ( old town ) is a old complex near by the Museum Fatahilah.  The Museum Fatahilah is the landmark of the Jakarta old town area.  There are some museum in the surrounding of Museum Fatahilah.  Also in the surrounding the museum there are many open public space where people can rent and play the colourful bycicle. There are also many street vendor  selling handycraft. Another things is the “statue-like” people like in the photo above.

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The background is the Fatahilah Museum


Sharp on flower

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Black and White of Museum Fatahilah


Museum Fatahilah

Museum Fatahilah is the center of old city ( Kota Tua ) of Jakarta. It is one of the place of Jakarta citizen to enjoy many social activities.

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Fatahilah Museum in Old City Jakarta.


Fatahilah museum was taken with Flektogon 20 mm on my Sony A6000

Under the Governor  Basuki Tjahaja Purnama and Djarot Syaifullah administration, Jakarta is becoming more and more enjoyable for its citizen. Many Jakarta problem previously could not be solved by previous governor, now it has been solved by Basuki and Djarot.

Today, I spent my Sunday with enjoying mass transportation from Pesanggrahan to Kota Tua ( old city ) central of Jakarta. I quit using my personal car for today and I dedicated my time to enjoy the Trans Jakarta. It is very convenient and cheap, I just hop on 100 meter from my house and get off in Kota Tua shelter with a bus change in Blok M. I did the same thing when I went home.

In Kota Tua,  I was so absorbed testing my three flektogon lens. They were Flektogon 20 mm, 35 mm and 50 mm prime lens. In the last 3 weeks I have been playing my Sony A6000 with those three lenses. I bought those lenses from Bro Rudi in Master Lensa Senayan Trade Center. To me the lenses were not disappointed. It gave me new challenge in shooting with a  fix  focal length, manual operation and tight composition.

It was true like colleague said that fix focal length give a real challenge in finding an interesting composition.

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Cool and clean, Trans Jakarta from Blok M to Kota Tua

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The rain drop in a morning.


This Saturday, I expected to have a bright sunny day since I wanted to go out for photography challenge.

Unfortunately the rain went on since early morning until the sunrise. Then it became a real photography challenge for me. I held my camera and viewed mya side yard. I saw the rain drop fell down just in fron of me…then it was a challenge for me to shoot the rain drop from an old branch just in front of me.

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