I went for a day trekking around Toraja. However I got a cold for the next two days after that. So that was a shame. This family was happy for me to take pictures of there village as they played Javan pop music under the rice barn. Apparently most of the thousands of colorfully painted rice barns throughout Toraja are empty (of rice), and just for funeral decorations now. Funerals are the major event focus for the area.
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This guy was selling Beetle nut and tobacco. You quite often find people with huge wads of tobacco halve hanging out of there mouths. Although it isn't very photogenic.
This effect was achieved with 3 layers of high pass as overlays ABOVE a black and white conversion adjustment layer. The colour in the high pass layers creates edged muted tones. He obviously needs a denture for lip support.
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Near Toli Toli, this farmer gave us some co-co nuts for Ramadan. Friends of the family that sponsored me for another month in Indonesia. This man works an 8 hour day in the rice paddies.
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This lady sells traditional hats in a very dark corner of the main market, outside Rantepo, Toraja. This is the original ISO 1600 JPG file. I couldnt improve it from RAW, it changed the lighting.
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I was visiting my friend Captain Yusrain, head of the Kalimantan military police, and he was showing me his home town. It was Ramadan, so we stopped to have a break and get in the shade. As all the Muslims are supposedly "Puasa" (Fasting), including the children. It seems bubble gum is a great way to keep your stomach away from the hunger pains.
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