Arief Rahardjo  

Outer Baduy by Arief Rahardjo

November 2023 - Outer Baduy

About the Image(s)

I travel to Baduy village in Banten area of Indonesia. Baduy is tribe who live exclusive and keep distance from modernization. They still live in traditional way and focus to keep nature as pure as possible. Limited modernization only allow in border of the village (Outer Baduy). This river called Ciujung River that flowing from mountains inside sacred village of Baduy. Bamboo bridge at the background was constructed without nail or metal. All using nature component. They tighten those bamboos using natural robe. I need two hours to reach this location from the last car parking area. It's really good for sport, but, very challenging since location is hilly.

Editing : using Photoshop Express. I edit exposure, colour, clarity, contrast.
Technical data :
Date image was taken : March 22, 2023
Camera make and model - Xiaomi
Lens type and focal length - Xiaomi, Auto
Aperture : f/1.8, Shutter : 1/950 second, ISO : 50, Exposure mode : Auto, Metering : Center Weighted Average Metering

This round’s discussion is now closed!
12 comments posted

Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
This is a fascinating image. It's awesome that you got to see this. The leading line of rocks in the foreground, which are crisp and clear, lead the viewer to the water and then up to the intricate lines of the bamboo bridge. Everything in the photo is perfectly in focus and the colors are appealing. Nicely done!   Posted: 11/10/2023 17:30:41
Arief Rahardjo   Arief Rahardjo
Hi Marilyn, thank you for your appreciation.   Posted: 11/20/2023 05:07:08

Lori Good
You did a great job capturing the depth of this image. There are so many elements that cause your eyes to linger and be curious. Nice shot!   Posted: 11/13/2023 10:18:13
Arief Rahardjo   Arief Rahardjo
Hi Lori, thank you for your appreciation.   Posted: 11/20/2023 05:07:30

Nenette Yu   Nenette Yu
That sounds like a wonderful place to visit and experience. That bamboo bridge is remarkable! I love all the textures in your photo, from the rocks to the trees.   Posted: 11/13/2023 18:37:47
Arief Rahardjo   Arief Rahardjo
Hi Nanette, thank you for your appreciation.   Posted: 11/20/2023 05:08:01

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I will let you go first. lol
That is a good picture that could be great, but you are losings the bridge as you are being dominated by the rocks.
Tone down the brightness of the rocks so the bridge can stand out more. You will not lose the power of the image more in fact improve it. I would show you but could not do the adjustments with such a small file.   Posted: 11/14/2023 06:45:29
Arief Rahardjo   Arief Rahardjo
Hi Paul, you must have power and endurance to come here.. lol..
I have another frame based on your feedback. I might show it next months. Thanks for your input.   Posted: 11/20/2023 05:09:33

Francois Venter   Francois Venter
Lots of triangles and other shapes in the image which works well. I would suggest toning down on highlights aa bit to make the bridge a bit more prominent. Love the lead in line of the river, anchor point of the rocks.   Posted: 11/14/2023 08:30:35
Arief Rahardjo   Arief Rahardjo
Hi Francois, thank you for your appreciation and feedback.   Posted: 11/20/2023 05:09:59

Carl Johnson   Carl Johnson
Looks like you kneeled lower for this capture and does provide good interests, but I think the rock foreground distracts from the bridge. I personally would have captured the bridge encompassing everything about it because its structure is unique and captivating. Centering the bridge would be my preference also. The calmed environment while listening to the stream of water must be delightful.   Posted: 11/15/2023 18:41:07
Arief Rahardjo   Arief Rahardjo
Hi Carl, yes it's very delightful place. Fresh air, limited or not internet at all. The way we go back to nature and traditional live. We need a simple thing to survive. I will show another angle next month. Thank you for your appreciation and feedback.   Posted: 11/20/2023 05:12:12