Kampung House

From Idea to Print

Technology is amazing these days!

I had just dropped my youngest daughter off at a birthday party, and I was driving home. I took a side road I had never taken before, and as I was driving down this side road, I saw this amazing “kampung home” off to my right. I commented to Kayla as I passed the house, “wow, that’s cool…I should take a photo of that”. Usually, I never go back, or forget where I saw something, but the next day (yesterday), I grabbed my camera, jumped on my Vespa, and drove to the spot.

When I got there, there was a pretty high wall that ran along a small river. I had to get on top of the wall to get a photo of the house. I found a place about 100 meters “downstream” where I could get up on top of the wall. There were banana trees growing right next to the wall, so it was tricky walking on top of the wall and around the trees…kind of scary…I had visions of falling off of the wall into the water with my camera. I took several photos, climbed down the wall, and drove back to work.

I then opened the photos on my computer and began the editing process. I first had to stitch five photos together to form a panorama. I then worked some magic in Lightroom, and then did some further editing in Photoshop. When I was finished, I showed my final product to my office mate, Larry. He loved it, and said it would make a great print. Then another co-worker came to my office, and saw the photo on my computer screen. He said, “Oh man, I want a print of that!!” We negotiated a price, and I told him I could make a print that night, and deliver in the morning.

I went home, made two prints, and then handed the final product to my friend this morning.

So what is my point? Well, can you imagine doing this 20 years ago?? No way…