La Laguna, Canggu Beach, Bali

Someone open a little jewel of a restaurant / bar at the Laguna nearby LV8 beach club. An absolute must for good food, drinks and amazing sunsets. You might forgive the mosquitos ….. Unedited ripped wireless from the cam.

  

   
    
   

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1000 islands 

1h speed boat distance away from Jakarta are the thousand islands, where someone can stay spend a weekend in basic home stay accommodation as a base to explore some of the islands. We have done that last weekend and used the picturesc scenery for a photo shoot. My faboulos  Models Matthew and Rangga , gear Fuji X-T1 with various lenses.

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ART.U.AFFORD in Dubai Creek

The summer heat (hell) is over and the days start to become gorgeous. Its like everybody waited for that and the city as back to our door activities like this small Art street fair, right on the docks in Dubai Creek. So I grabbed my X- T1 and 3 lenses and spend the afternoon in the Creek. Its one of my preferred Dubai Photo locations since years. The below is a se;selection of shots starting in the old souq on my way and then at the Event.

All together a picturesque afternoon.

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Coffee – the Siphon brewed way

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Since I travel to Indonesia quite frequently, my coffee experience has completely changed. A handbrewed  pure arabica often doesn’t require milk or sugar, in the contrary any additional ingredients disturb the unique taste of it. A while back I had my first cup of siphon brewed pur arabica in Jakarta’s DJournal  coffee shops and  that has been a real wow and eye opener. Since then I am struggling with any other coffee quality and brewing method including my formerly beloved Aluminum capsule based … you know what I mean.

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Recently I discovered in Dubai the Raw Coffee Company which specilaized in importing, roasting and selling pur Arabica’s, mainly from Ethiopia. If you find your way to their warehouse in  the industrial area Al Quoz, you will be able to enjoy the ceremony of a siphon coffee being brewed on your table with some great explanations from the friendly and knowledgeable stuff about the process and the coffee being used. – I will be back for sure.


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Dubai JBR – group selfie

Dubai is mainly an expat society and people come here mainly to work. Eat – sleep – work is often the daily routine and there is not much time left to enjoy the especially in winter breath taking sceneries. A sunset in the beach inspires for tons of photos, the theme cliche, nevertheless still beautiful, like this scene of a group selfie an the guys playing football

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Bali

Opinions about Bali are very contrivers. It ranges from “overpopulated” over “cheap tourism” to “pray, eat, love”. For me it is the “Eldorado” of photography with an amazing range of motives from people, over landscape and nature in general to hotel architecture and – yes – the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen. And I am used to a high standard from my life in Miami. The word color has a new definition for me and some of the shots on the beach are almost of an artificial beauty. One of my favorite activities is actually to discover new beach clubs, enjoy pool and beach in the afternoon and have the cam ready whenever the magic color shows starts in the late afternoon.

The below photos I took at VUE beach club this year in July and believe or not, the first one is almost unedited. It has been one of those magic evenings ..

gear: Fuji XT1 , Touit 55mm, ISO 3200

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this one is edited in highlights and shadow

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