Mangrove Tree

Te tongo bon arokara ae moan te kakawaki ibukin totokoan kanakin mataniwiin abara. Riki inanon ririki aikai ngkai e noraki korakoran ana urubwai iabuntin taari – are e taekinaki bwa kanoan ana waaki climate change.

E rangi ni mwaiti kurikuri te tongo n te tabo aio ma I rinea aio kioina bwa e onoti ao man mataata n ti ngaia. I aki kabongana te tripod (stand) ngkai taari ae I tei iai.

I mwaain ae I katoka ikai ao I edit moa n taian photo programs n aron ps4, picasa ao tabeua riki.

Moonset

E aki rangi n kakabonganaki te taeka ae ‘bungin namwakaina’ (moonset) tao kioina bwa e burenibwai norana irouia aomata. Tiaki aron te taeka ae ‘bungintaai’ (sunset) are ko rangi ni bati riki n ongongo n te marooro. Bukina ni koaua bwa ‘bungintaai’ ti nonoria n te bong koraki – ma ‘bungin namwakaina’ e riki n te karangaina n ara tai ni matu.

Iaoni kawaina ni bung namwakaina n ara tamnei aio. Ti raweia i tanrion Nanikai-Teaoraereke kotiweei n te karangaina tao te aoa 6am. Ngaira ake ti tuai man kauia te aoa aio (moonset hour) e a reke ara tai n noria n ara tamnei aei.

Tree Trunk

When people see me, they may feel odd about me. Some may consider me as a useless lonely log (tree trunk) stuck at this shallow muddy part of Ambo – Taborio lagoon. Others may think that I shouldn’t be here.

Despite such feelings, I know that I am worth enough for birds, fish and other small sea creatures. Apart from providing shelter, shade and food to the creatures that come and live on or around me, birds also use me much like their fishing canoe during high tides. The fact is: ‘I am useful, have friends and of course, attractive!’.

At The Wharf

Aikai kaibuke (wa-uawa) are a bae ma rarikin te uaabu are i Betio ni uakaan ma te jetty. E karako te koraki n ririaki n te aono aio kioina bwa e a tibwa ingabong. Tao ngkana e tawanou riki ao tao e na manga rangi n tabetabe te tabo aio irouia kaa ma taan mwakuri ibukin katauraokin waa aikai nakon aia borau are imwiina.

Peaceful Nightfall

Here are few things I did before I finally produced this image. PS4, Photoscape and Picasa are mostly the photo software I use in post-processing photographs.

Yes, I cropped the top part of the image in order to raise the horizon a little bit up. I wanted the horizon to be higher than this but the result would be that much of the top part of the trees would be gone – which I didn’t want.

I also smoothened the sea and sky; and tried to make sure the details in the land weren’t much affected. I mixed the sky from two (original and another) for more texture and motion up there. To look natural/normal, I adjusted the colours and opacity. Sharpening was applied to some parts of the image as well.

Image info:- Mode: A, F/16, Shutter: 30s, FL:18mm, Cam: Nikon D3100, Lens: Kit lens, Timer: Set, Tripod: Yes

Our next image is ready! I’ll post it soon, so …

View or download the original size image: HERE

Have A Job

‘Have A Job’ actually talks about why these rocks are placed at this particular site. What if the rocks fall or are washed away by the waves? Our road (newly built) will be gone!

It’s Temwaiku again but this time on the ocean side of the Taiwan Technical Mission camp. For a change, I turned this colour scene into B&W – then with the use of fade style it ended up as this.

Wonder, what the next photograph is going to be? See you …