The Sun Chasers and Light Painting Show
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We arrived just in time to catch beautiful sunrise. We were ready with our cameras to capture this phenomenal sunrise. Then I realized for some reasons my camera was D.E.A.D. Yes, how annoying that would be to find out your camera is D.E.A.D in one of exotic islands in the world??
I was at the highest point of my frustration but decided to have a good attitude to handle this situation. Instead of taking pictures, I voluntarily offered myself to be Gildas’s silhouette model. Jumping around was written on my job description. So, that’s what I did almost the whole morning until I got muscles sore :P
Luckily, Gildas just realized that he has another extra camera that he didn’t use and let me use his camera. I was the happiest human being on earth right that minute. He really made my day! From Manggar beach we drove around in some other shooting locations of Laskar Pelangi movie like the market, the tin factory and the school and ended up at another amazing beach called Tanjung Punay.
We headed back after finished goofing off in Tanjung Punay beach. Before reaching the resort, we stopped by at
Got back to our resort feeling exhausted, some of us decided to take some rest. But Gildas, Siska and I continued exploring Tanjung Kelayang beach. We went around the beach taking some pictures until the rain started. Another torrential rain, but didn’t last for long.
After the sky cleared out, we went to Tanjung Tinggi beach (again) to have our lunch. Luckily, the beach was quieter than yesterday, so we could get some great angles for taking pictures. We were challenged to go to the top of the huge granite stone to get better picture. To go up there was a quite tormenting process. I have almost given up, but decided to go up with the help of two kind local boys. At the end, only Gildas, Siska and I made it to the top. Though I almost wet my pants when I reached the top, I glad I made it. The view was breathtaking and unbelievable. Taking pictures from the top was a pleasure. Went down was even harder then going up. But I survived without any major injuries :D
We went back to our resort to soak up the sun on the beach and swim.
We were happy to call ourselves the SUN chasers because we were the only busy people on the island trying to catch the sunrise and sunset the whole day.
Such a long day we had. We went back to the resort, grabbed some drinks and having a relaxing time talking on the beach while enjoying the sounds of the waves and beautiful stars in the sky.
Out of the blue, the crazy idea of light painting crossed in Gildas’s mind. He took his camera and briefed me how to do the “show”. Siska played the role as the Art DICTATOR, Gildas played the role as the Cameraman, Savitry played the role as the Advisor and me as the Light Painter. It took awhile for me to get things done perfectly. After thousand attempts, I finally made it and actually enjoyed it! We created lots of cool things :)