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Subject: [Leica] Panos from Manado
From: cummer at (H&ECummer)
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:53:46 +0800
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Hi Luggers,
Esther and I have been away again - first with a stop over in  
Singapore (where we were married 35 years ago and where three of our  
four children were born) and then on to Manado in Northern Sulawesi  
where my former Chinese business partner sponsors an orphanage and a  
university which we also support. Before we get to the orphanage and  
university convocation pictures here are some panos from the  
spectacular scenery.

One evening there was a thunderstorm around the base of Mount Lokon -  
a supposedly extinct volcano - from which steam continually rises on  
the far right side of the mountain (from our vantage point).
I set up the M8 on a railing - set exposure at 8 seconds - using the  
Tri Elmar at 50mm - and used the timer at 2 seconds. The noise  
reduction on the M8 - which takes 8 seconds for an 8 second exposure -  
meant that I could only expose every 18 seconds. It took many tries to  
have the shutter open when the lightning flashed.

Sometimes the elements just come together for you. This one was made  
easier using Esther's Pana G1 and the 45 - 200 zoom.

When I got bored with all the kodachrome skies I screwed on my B&W IR  
filter and took some some IR shots with the M8
Here is a 2 panel of the Lily Pond at the Gardenia Rest house with the  
Lokon Volcano in the background.

Here is the view from the Manado ferry terminal taken from the top of  
the Hotel Celebes - which is owned by a classmate
of my Chinese partner. You expect Somerset Maugham to be sitting in  
the hotel bar - it is that kind of place.

And here is a sunset from the Manado water front with Bunaken Island  
to the right of the 5 panel Pano taken with the M8 and the Tri Elmar.  
Bunaken is a world famous diving area and a national park in Indonesia

The air in Manado when it was sunny was so clear that you could see  
the edges between objects and the sky - just like the emulsion ridges  
on a kodachrome slide. Coming from smoggy Hong Kong it was simply  
incredible. I hope Manado never gets any industry!!

And lastly here is the fishing pier facing Bunaken Island. The locals  
find time to fish every day at all times of the day but the fish seem  
to bite more at sunset.

Please enjoy,
C&C always welcome

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