Category Archives: Bukittinggi

Birds Eye View of Pacu Jawi


The Pacu Jawi or cattle races on the western part of the island of Sumatra sure do attract a crowd and it is interesting to see from above. Flying the drone also attracts attention wth the local kids having a keen interest in the flying camera.

Pacu Jawi West Sumatra


The tradition of Ox Racing on the island of Sumatra has become a very popular event to see and photograph. I have been trying to fit this in my schedule a few years now. I thought it was about time now that I had the 70-200mm F4 for the Sony a6000. With the high speed capture and the sharpness of the amazing 70-200mm it was a match made in heaven and captured some amazing shots frozen in time.

Solok Paddy Fields – Travel Photog Sumatra


The dramatic clouds and the curvy lines leading the eye. I do like the this composition. The paddy fields of Solok in west Sumatra remind me that the simple things in life are often the best. The culture that survives by their crops and market place sales seems to be so much happier than a first world culture. The hill sides of Solok are covered in these majestic paddy fields. I love photographing them as there is something soothing about the formation and composition of these fields.

Solok Paddy Fields

Bukit Tinggi Fields Two


A 700km drive to the north of the city of Bengkulu lies Bukit Tinggi nestled in the mountains and jungles of west Sumatra. It’s a long and windy beach road but well worth the travel for a time out from south Sumatra. The main form of work here is to grow and harvest rice and vegetables. It’s refreshing to walk the small back roads among the fields to watch the locals and see them ply their trade. The height of the city lends itself to colder temperatures which was a welcome change to the heat of Bengkulu. Looking forward to […]

Top 15 HDR photos from Sumatra


Well I’ve recently decided to try and narrow down my 1000’s of Sumatra photos into a top 15. It’s a tough choice, maybe too tough. So I’ve decided to first narrow down the top 15 in certain categories first. Below are my top 15 HDR images from around Sumatra. I have 100’s of processed HDR shots, some that are yet to be shared, I’ll get there one day. Scroll to view all 15.

Bukittinggi Village HDR