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    It's really an attitude...Last Flight Out...we don't want to go home early...we don't want our vacation to end...we take the Last Flight Out, and enjoy a few more hours of our holiday. If you go on a photo tour with us, we will maximize your fun before getting back to's Last Flight Out Photography!!

    Scotty Graham has been leading Dive Trips, Photo Tours, Photowalks, and Photography Workshops for the past 20 years. He is assisted by keen photographers/educators/adventurers who are the best in the industry, and have the right attitude! Fun is the name of the game. Why not enjoy some time off with like-minded people that enjoy photography and always take the Last Flight Out.

    Life is short....get out and LIVE...and create memories through your photos along the way with Last Flight Out Photography!! Hope to meet you soon....

The New Sony 100mm Macro Lens

Yes. I am an addict. Cameras and Lenses. I can’t stop buying.

Sony (Zeiss) 100mm Macro Lens

My newest toy. I bought it for underwater. Of course, when you get a new underwater lens, the port must come along with it. The port is almost as expensive as the lens. It is a GORGEOUS lens. I played with it while in Singapore last weekend, and found it to be one of the best macro lenses I have ever had. It is also great for portraits, and I think it will be my go to lens for portraits as well as underwater.

Tika and I went to the “Gardens by the Bay” on Sunday, and I got the chance to take some macro photos of some flowers. I usually don’t take photos of flowers, but I started to go crazy taking photos of the flowers. Check out the gorgeous shallow depth of field. It was so shallow, that it was sometimes difficult to get the focus right…

More on this lens later….I am taking it to Papua with me in two weeks, and will give it a good work out underwater….I am excited to see the results…


Cathy Sribar - September 30, 2015 - 2:15 am

Wow. Really stunning.

One Day In An Irish Pub…Happy Birthday, Dad


Most guys my age write about their Dad in the past tense. I am one of the lucky ones. My Dad is not only still around, but is healthy as a 30 year old, can whip my ass in Golf, and can beat most teenagers at the latest computer game. You will never meet anyone funnier or with as much wit. Read his blog, and you will know within two words where he stands politically. Old age has certainly not hindered his ability to write and express his thoughts with such reason, candour and humour.

Most guys my age write with regret that they didn’t get the chance to say “such n such” to their Dad or do “this or that” with him, and how they wished they could go back in time to say and do such things with their Dad.

Yes. I am indeed a lucky guy.

A Pint With Dad

Last year, we planned a trip to Ireland to play some golf together. We had actually talked about going to Ireland together a few years before, but plans were always diverted because of various reasons. This summer, we made it happen. Mom came along as well. The trip became much more than just a few rounds of golf. It was the trip that all those guys I wrote about (above) dreamed of going back in time to do. Ours was in real time.

Both Dad and I went through radiation treatment at nearly the same time to battle our own form of Cancer. We both emerged free and clear of the most dreaded of diseases. Cancer taught us both the fragility of life and how quickly it can all come to an end. We are survivors, and will share that bond that only Cancer survivors truly understand.

When we arrived in Dublin on the 2nd of July, the first thing we set out to do was to find a great pub to share a pint of Guinness together. We settled on Toner’s Pub.


The best Pint of Beer EVER. Guinness, by the way, tastes totally different in Ireland. It is a fantastic beer. But, that is besides the point. Dad and I were enjoying a pint of Guinness together in Dublin. Father and Son…together in Ireland…realising a dream…enjoying a pint. One of those life moments that stick with you forever.

We enjoyed several more pints together during the 10 days in Ireland.


Then the GOLF…

There are entire books written about fathers and sons playing golf together. Lessons in life, lessons on sportsmanship, lessons on etiquette, lessons on how to play the game, but our two rounds in Ireland were more about “being there”, and enjoying playing the game together as father and son. Playing with Dad was just the greatest gift. It was really special.



Happy Birthday, Dad

These birthdays come way too often. Wish they would slow down.

Here’s to YOU, Dad. So happy we were able to share a pint and play some golf together this past summer, and I am sure there will be more of that in the years to come.

When the inevitable time comes for either one of us, we will leave this world with no regrets. I love you.


Victoria Carmen Jones - September 20, 2015 - 11:32 am

Wonderful memories, experiences and laughter you are able to share together may they long continue. Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Veronica Marie Sumner - September 20, 2015 - 11:34 am

What a wonderful tribulte to such a outstanding person!

Robin Widmeyer Brooks - September 20, 2015 - 12:38 pm

??. Happy Birthday Bob. You and your beautiful family enjoy. !!

Two Photos Sold at Charity Auction

Hidung Merah (Red Nose Foundation)

My buddy, Dan Roberts, runs an organization here in Jakarta called, “The Red Nose Foundation”. It started out a small school to train kids to be clowns…juggling and some simple acrobatics. It has turned into much more than that. Some kids have traveled to America and other South East Asian countries to perform. These are kids that come from very poor families, and would have never had an opportunity to travel outside of Jakarta let alone outside of Indonesia. It is a fantastic organization, and thousands of kids lives have changed because of Red Nose.

Every year, Dan holds a fund raising event at a big hotel downtown. They have a nice dinner, the kids perform, and art and other items are sold at a live auction to raise money. I donate one or two photos every year to be sold. This year, I donated two photos, and they sold for a combined sum of 26 million rupiah. That is a little more than 1800 dollars with the current exchange rate. Needless to say, we were both very pleased with the money that was raised with my photographs. The power of Photography, right?

Here are the two photos that I sold….

Pohon Pondok Labu…sold for Rp. 11,000,000

TreeBBali Shutters…sold for Rp. 15,000,000