Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Here`s my entry for this week Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. Just for fun 🙂 This week it’s about distance. At a distance, you would barely notice the little bird.At a distance, you can focus on what you want.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge / In the Distance.

Bye Bye Kuching…

Riverbank Suite, Hilton, Sarawak State Legislative Assembly and Kuching City Mosque. Not exactly in that order 😉

Goodbye to all the amazing people we meet in the market and on the streets.

Symbols, Culture and traditions.Kuching, a city in harmony, as written.

I almost forgot the amazing animals! Proboscis and OrangUtans are only found in Borneo, and there are lots of different kinds of birds. The rainforest in Sarawak is unique, these pics are from my last visit in Borneo.Hopefully our flowers look the same as when we left Malta five weeks ago.I’m not worried I just hope everything will go well. I’m looking forward to come back home to Malta. Then, after a week fly to Sweden and pick up our new family member Fanny, it will be fun and quite exiting!

Kuching Food Market

There are always something going on here in Kuching. This is from the Open Food Market in China town. Carpenter Street was closed for traffic and instead of cars there were hustle and bustle of a completely different kind. As usual you must click on the pics in the gallery to see them in larger  format.Here you can buy cotton candy and get a smile for free.

Some kept a quite high level of hygiene.Cooperation between mother and daughter.
Paella, at least enough for more than one.

I felt it quite difficult to take pictures in the twilight mixed with fluorescent lamps so the images are not the best but still I want to share at least a part of this event and hope you enjoy.

CFFC Letter H – Happy

This happy bridal couple were photographed by a professional photographer along the Sarawak river here in Kuching. Happily, I always carry my camera with me and couldn’t resist taking some pictures myself.Happiness for me, among many other things, is to live on the small island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. Where it never gets too cold and you never see snow. Pure happiness at Valletta Carnival in Malta February 2016.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge / Letter H – Topic for this week is Happy

 

 

WPC – Pedestrian 2

A pedestrian on the new bridge here in Kuching. It’s not open to the public yet, what we see as a silhouette is a worker. I don’t think the bridge will open before we leave and fly back home to Malta. Just over a week left.
Pedestrians in another part of the world. An early morning walk in the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. I always try to spend some time in this part of Stockholm when I visit my hometown. Soon I’ll be there.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge / Pedestrian Theme by Krista Stevens

WPC – Pedestrian

The Golden Anniversary Pedestrian Bridge Project at the Kuching Waterfront
is almost completed.

It lights up in different colors at night, is very curvy, which makes it much longer to walk from one end to the other and the pillars are shaped like a Hornbill. Kuching is located in Sarawak and is called ”Land of the Hornbills”. I really do looking forward to be a pedestrian on that bridge when it´s completed.

WordPress Weekly Photo ChallengePedestrian Theme by Krista Stevens

Fotografi – Haiku

Flatbed, covered heads
Ride on by, spirits are high
Salty like sardines
Kalaw, MyanmarStories in the shack
Men in turbans and slippers
Parted lips, shared tale
Gulmarg, Kashmir, India–Swinging shepherd´s staff
Never too young to lead herd
Hooves follow footstep
Kalaw, Myanmar–

Det här inlägget är skapat med Kristallina i åtanke eftersom jag tror mig veta att hon uppskattar kombinationen Fotografi/Hauki väldigt mycket 🙂 🙂 …och jag har ganska så många bilder från utställningen här i Kuching. Förhoppningsvis är det fler som uppskattar kombinationen.

Känns lite ovanligt att fotografera och lägga ut vad någon annan fotograferat, utan att nämna fotografens namn, som jag faktiskt inte lyckats hitta, men de här inläggen blir undantag.

It feels a bit unusual to photograph and post what someone else have photographed, without mentioning the photographers name, which I actually couldn’t find, but these posts are exceptions. Hopefully, you enjoy the combination of Photography & Haiku from the Art & Culture Exhibition, which is now taking place along the Sarawak river here in Kuching.

WPC – Windows 2

Yesterday, when I went out for a walk with my camera, I thought about what really gives a city its character. How much can windows and architecture tell about a city. These are all from Kuching in Borneo, Malaysia. Sarawak has it all – diversity, nature and adventure, also called ”The Land of Hornbills”.

This is my second entry in this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge. You’ll find my last post here.

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  / Windows

Bubbles and Joy

Sometimes, the image quality itself is not the most important.

Sometimes, it’s enough that the pictures can bring some joy. Hopefully you enjoy!
Click on an image to enlarge

Pics & Haiku

Sweat plays with boy´s hair
Pink and purple splatters skin
Hand up high says hi
–Kolkata India–Salt pepper and sun
wrinkled cloth on wrinkled skin
solar powered eyes
–Tinsukia India–

 

Kuching Sunday Market

Visiting the market here in Kuching/Sarawak is a true colorful experience.

It’s called Sunday market but is also open on Saturdays. Click on an image to enlarge. 
That’s all for today from Kuching. Hope you enjoy!

Kuching Photo exhibition part 2

Here are some more images from the ongoing Photo exhibition along the Sarawak River here in Kuching. Hope you enjoy.

These are from Sarawak, the land of diversity. You have to click on the images to read the haikun.

Mahogany soft – Dark brown eyes, lit from within – She knows a secret
Tinsukia, India.”Hooded eyes, tanned skin – Wearing a hat and a grin – Camera ready”
Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

”Art needles her face – Heritage patterned in inc – A walking vision” 
Mrauk – U, Myanmar.”Joy should be simple – Like a dip in the river – Emerging reborn”
Inle Lake, Myanmar.

Kuching Photo exhibition

Yesterday, when I went out for a walk, there was a photo exhibition along the Sarawak River. I became so enthusiastic to photograph the amazing pictures and totally forgot to even think about setting my own camera, it was very close to the sunset. Anyway, I took some pictures that I would like to share.To each picture there was a short text, but I mixed it up. Today when I go out I’ll try to be more organized. These are just a few of many photographs along the river, which shows people from different cultures in Asia. More to come…

Sunday Mix from Kuching

Kuching is divided by the Sarawak River where locals often catch fish and shellfish. There are plenty of fish in the river and fishing boats leave the nearby harbor early mornings so you can buy fresh fish in the local market.
The Sarawak River is listed as a location of the Crocodile Removal Zones, whereby the presence of crocodiles in this area pose serious human/crocodile conflicts. In July a 2.5 meter long Sarawak crocodile meet its end. This one was luckily behind bars at a rehabilitation center when I took the picture.Getting from one side to the other is easy with small primitive boats. It takes a few minutes and cost 50 cent. A footbridge will be finished at the end of the year. That´s great for me who love long brisk walks.Sunday stroll. Having a dog as a pet isn’t common here in Kuching because of the Muslims. For some reason, they don’t like dogs. In my thoughts I can see my funny little Fanny horsing around among the dismayed Muslims 😉 ..with all due respect!

Leaf and Greenery

In Borneo, where I am now, there are no specific seasons. There’s the ”Landas” the rainy season but it always rains in the tropics, more or less. Compared to Sweden where the differences between the seasons are much more distinct, spring, summer, fall and winter. Also in Malta but not as clear as in northern part of Europe.
Tropical rainforest, layered of compact greenery.Hiking in the forest where the ground are layered of withered leaf. The leaf only change color when they fall off. Not like in Sweden where they fall off after changing color. That can be a real beautiful magnificence! ……In Malta, where I live, there’s almost no forest left...
Layered and twisted texture, as the seasons, depending on where in the world you are.

This is my second contribution for this week’s Daily Post WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
Just for fun!

WPCLayered

I wish I could fly…

I wish I could fly, that I had wings like a butterfly.

Today I will fly anyway but without own wings. Tomorrow I will be on the other side of the earth, in Borneo. Five weeks and then back to Malta, then I´ll go to Sweden to get our puppy.

Birds and birds…

When in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, don’t miss the birds!

Here are some pictures from KL Bird Park. Hope you enjoy! Pelican, looks proud.Peacock, beautiful color.

I have no idea about the names of most birds, but you may know.One of a kind.

The bird’s bill is a remarkably adaptable and useful instrument. Click on an image to enlarge.Distracted.In my opinion, the most beautiful one with its amazing feather suit.

You will find Kuala Lumpur Bird Park only 10 min drive away from the hustle and bustle in the city centre of KL. Most of the birds in the park are let free in the bird sanctuary which closely resembles their natural habitat. This free-flight concept allows the birds to breed naturally in this unique environment.

I’m not in Malaysia right now but will go there within a couple of weeks.Then we travel to Sweden to pick up our little puppy at the end of October.

Etappmål (157/365)

Ett steg i taget, nyfikenhet leder till lärdom. Den här lilla tjejen som tittar på de olika mobilerna som ligger på display kommer säkert inom några etapper komma fram till målet i sin kunskap om hur det hela fungerar.

Fotokonst (112/365)

Att fotografera är en konst i sig. Att finna motiv, fånga ljus, stämningar och färger. Vi fotograferar, bildbehandlar och lägger ut våra alster till allmänt beskådande för att låta bilden bedömas utifrån andras intryck, vi vill synas. Fotokonst är resultatet av vad vi skapar, oavsett bedömning och där varje bild är unik.

Eget tema 2/Fotokonst

Dåligt gömställe (100/365)

Inte lätt för en liten Proboscis att gömma sig när det prasslar bland löven vid minsta rörelse. Den här ungen fanns i det begränsade grönområdet intill Sarawak River. Så nära bebyggelse, fordon och människor trodde jag aldrig att de sökte sig. Den hade förmodligen sin familj tätt intill, fast de tycktes ha funnit ett bättre gömställe.

Går sin egen väg (87/365)

I Bako Nationalpark finns sexton vandringsleder med olika längd, natur och svårighetsgrad.
Man väljer också efter vilka djur man förväntas se och går sin egen väg, ensam, i par eller grupp. Vi valde den led som var störst chans att se Probiscis/Näsapor och som var lagom lång för att vi skulle hinna tillbaka i tid till båten, den brandgula vägen på en och en halv timme. Man får garanterat uppleva naturen
men att få se djur handlar mer om tur då de, liksom vi, av förklarliga skäl, allra oftast går sin egen väg.

En väntande dröm (49/365)

Här, på Sarawak River i Kuching ligger ofta små fiskebåtar, som de som syns här.
Har sett hur de kastat nät och därefter legat kvar på samma plats i flera timmar.

Tror inte att de som sitter där drömmer om den stora fångsten. Tror snarare att det är en slags vila, en tid för eftertanke och meditation, där tankarna styrs mot en väntande dröm som förmodligen aldrig förverkligas.

Men det finns faktiskt väldigt gott om fisk i floden liksom räkor som ofta är stora som humrar. De tillagas och erbjuds på de lokala restaurangerna intill för en inte alltför dyr kostnad vilket kan vara väl värt att prova.

En glimt (48/365)

img_6736-psDen här lilla Orangutangen har varit med i min blogg tidigare i år men inte i fotoutmaningen så den får vara med igen. Har inte hunnit ta så många bilder ännu då vi bara varit här i Malaysia i några dagar.

Orangutanger finns bara här på Borneo och i Indonesien på Sumatra och att bara få en glimt av dem i sin rätta miljö känns stort. Egentligen heter dessa fantastiska djur Orang Hutan som betyder skogsmänniska.