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Bali and Sulawesi Photo Book

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Jakarta Writeup 8 – Wedding

We headed for Jakarta that evening and spent the weekend there to celebrate the marriage of Desi’s daughter Asih to her American husband Karras. It had been 15 years since we were last in Jakarta, and it seemed cleaner and … Continue reading

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Sulawesi Writeup 5

After leaving the volcanoes of Bali behind, we jetted over the Celebes sea to Makassar in South Sulawesi. The lush vegetation and blue skies seemed to indicate that we were in a lesser developed agrarian area of Indonesia. However, Makassar … Continue reading

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Raw Processing of Pentax K5 images part 2

I am continuing to processs my RAW files from my recent trip. One of the most amazing aspects of this camera is the dynami range of the image data that is recoverabel using the raw process. I shot a lot … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Paro

We drove from Thimpu past Paro to the end of the road below the monastery. We then hiked for about 90 minutes to a look out point, about half way up, where we stopped for lunch. This was the second … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Thimpu

We arrived in Thimpu in the early afternoon, and headed for the hotel in the downtown. We got a suite with a separate living room – quite luxurious. Rinzin took us to a fabric store, where Peter bought some fabric, … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Bumthang to Wangdi – Dochula Pass

Day 6 would prove to be the longest day of the trip, as we headed back west to Wangdi a distance of nearly 270km, and which we had covered in two days heading to Bumthang. We went for a 30 … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Bumthang

We arrived in Bumthang in darkness, and headed to the Peling Hotel, which had indoor heating, WiFi and another all you can eat buffet – a return to civilization! We spent the next day exploring Bumthang. There seemed to be … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Phobjikha to Trongsa to Bumthang

The first stop was at the stupa on the way into the Phobjikha Valley as this was a scene in the “Travelers and Magicians” movie. After taking a few photos we headed over the 3420m Pele La pass and stopped … Continue reading

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Bhutan – Phobjikha – Black Necked Crane Festival

The third day would prove to be the main cultural experience of the trip. We drove to Phobjikha, the home of the Black Neck Crane Festival. The festival was relatively new, and celebrates the migration from Tibet to Bhutan of … Continue reading

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