Bandung, West Java, October 31, 2010.
Overcast day which would have been a gloomy day for some, is actually perfect for us. We arrived in Bandung, one of the largest cities in West Java, on October 30th afternoon. We stopped to have lunch in the city and continued on to a villa in Trinity, a little town next to Bandung.
Yuli and Handy immediately got dressed as the day looked like it was going to end very soon. Luckily, as time goes on, we had just enough light for a perfect shoot. Sunset here is around 6pm on the dot, very punctual, day after day. :) It makes easy scheduling for the sunset shots. Sadly, it was too cloudy to see any sun at all behind the hills of Trinity.
Right after that, we just hung out at the villa a bit before retreating to bed. I was still heavily jetlagged from my flight the day before. Yes, it is 14 hour difference from Sacramento to Bandung. Flight time… 18 hours, NOT including layover, boarding, checking in and picking up bags.
The next day was different, the sun was breaking through the cloudy skies for a change. It was warm by 9 am. After a quick breakfast and getting ready, we are back on shooting.
This time, we did a casual dress shoot. Just a couple of streets down, we found a grassy field. It used to be a horse ranch, but it was abandoned a while back. The tall grass makes a nice foreground for the couple. The dilapidated building, that used to be a stable makes a cool background.
We then went to ‘Kampung Daun’, a sort of restaurant/tourist stop for lunch. The place is set up with little huts along the little stream. We sat down in one and had a very hearty lunch, Sundanese style. Yum. Yuli and Handy picked this place for their next shoot. Apparently, higher up the stream, there are some waterfalls. We continued on with the casual theme here.
We ended our shoot there as the day got really bright and warm. It was a little too much sun for my taste. We did get a few good shots from this trip. I’ve posted some of them below. Enjoy.