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  • Last Flight Out Photography!

    I get this question a lot..."Scotty, why Last Flight Out Photography?".

    Well, let's say you are on a trip to some exotic location like....uh....Iceland, for example. There are three flights heading home on the last day of your in the morning, one in the afternoon, and the last flight leaving just after dinner. Which one do you choose? If it were me, I would choose the Last Flight Out because I want to spend every last minute I can getting just ONE more shot....know what I mean?

    This blog/website highlights my favorite photographs from trips I make around the world. There's nothing I love more than sharing my passion for photography.

    I am a High School Photography Teacher at the Jakarta Intercultural School in Jakarta, Indonesia. If you are ever in this part of the world, give me a call, and we can go out shooting together. Thanks for visiting my site, and please come back again and again...

I received an email from a good friend in Papua that the above photo will be made into a post card along with some of my underwater shots to help promote diving in Irian Jaya (Raja Empat Islands). That is pretty cool.

Sorry for the lack of updates this week. We have our last day of school today. A few good friends are leaving, and there will be many farewell parties to attend today and over the weekend. Our headmaster for the past 15 years is leaving as well. I am looking forward to his speech this morning.

Tika has returned from Yogyakarta. Her sister is doing great, and they have already repaired their house. She said most people prefer to sleep outside because of fears of another earthquake. The next thing they should fear is Mount Merapi. Tika said you could hear it rumbling every 5 minutes or so. I would like to go back there to get more photos, but will resist the tempatation….I got my photos…besides, I won’t have my long lens as I am lending it to Dad for his Alaska trip. By the way, Dad, I will mail that on Tuesday.

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It’s a Monday morning. As promised, a photo of Kayla and her “trim”. She, at only two, is very sensitive about her hair, shoes, and clothes. She has refused a hair cut, but finally said it was ok to trim it. Man, what a head of curls….I can only dream.

I will be a single Dad for a few days as Tika goes to Yogyakarta to visit her sister. She is bringing a few boxes of food to distribute to people who really need it down there. As you have probably seen on the news, it is a mess down there.

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Well, guess what?? I won. Again. How about that?? It was a very strange day of golf. Believe it or not, I not only won the “golfer of the year” tournament, but I also had the low gross score. That is a first!!….and the low gross score was a 93!! I was the only golfer to break 100 if you can believe it. Our best golfer, Bill, left after playing only six holes. He was so frustrated and angry, he left the course, and drove home. I had a good day on a VERY difficult course. I didn’t have a single blow-out hole which is a rare thing for me…, a good day today.

Tika finally was able to give Kayla a haircut (well, a trim). I will provide a photo tomorrow….very cute. Tika goes to Yogyakarta on Monday to see her sister for a few days. I have lots to do at home and at school to keep me busy. More later….

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It was a day of grading exams. All five of my classes took exams yesterday afternoon, and today I spent all day grading them. So far, OK. The AAT kids did pretty well, but my Pre-Calc classes….well, not so well. I have a feeling there will be some unhappy faces come next week.

I got a call from our architect today. He said all four bids were over our budget, but he would work through the plans in the next few days to work out where he can change the plans to make the building cheaper. I knew this would happen, but trust he will work something out. I just want to get started.

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The final tournament of the year, “The Golfer of the Year” competition is on Saturday. I am the defending champion, so I just HAD to go out and practice today. Golf is cheap during the week, and usually there are no people out on the course. Dave and I took advantage of that, and played the Z-nine and the back nine of the old course at Jagorawi….one of my favorite golf courses in Jakarta. The Z-nine was tough….very pretty, but tough. Accuracy is the key to this nine holes. One foot too far left or right on your drive, and you will find yourself OB…..ouch! I shot a 93. Considering the difficulty of the course, that’s not bad…We will play the new course at Jagorawi on Saturday for the final round of the tournament…wish me luck.

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