Two times a year it’s grasshopper season in Uganda and now in December it’s high season for them. They’re swarming everywhere and I can’t even open up my door without some of them flying in to the house.
Plenty of grasshoppers also mean plenty of food for lizards, birds and even human beings (you can buy grasshoppers in big sacks. I took this image with my phone camera just above the door to my house. It’s a gecko lizard enjoying a grasshopper almost of the same size as the gecko.
I quite recently came to Uganda for a longer assignment and one thing is for sure – a rainfall is really a rainfall in Uganda and not just small showers.
Now, the drainage next to my house is also plugged with grass and dirt so it doesn’t drain all water quickly enough as you can see half way in to this video. I hesitated for a while before i ran up the stair because I knew what to expect.
I must admit that I hated Microstock photography a few years ago, and I hated microstock with a deep passion.
Why? Because I thought it undermined the profitability of stock photography with it’s low prices.
Over the last years I’ve however also learned to appreciate microstock photography because there are advantages too.
One of the key advantages I’ve found is that the feedback loop is super fast so you learn quickly what sell and what doesn’t sell. And that’s great for beginners just starting out. You can use microstock to test out new niches and styles to quickly see what works before you wasted too much time on a dud.
But, hey! Watch the video and you get my point.
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I went on a four week trip to Indonesia and took the opportunity to visit the national museum in Jakarta.
It turns out (like i expected) that Indonesia has a very rich and interesting culture. Indonesia is now the country with the biggest Muslim population in the world but it hasn’t always been like that.
In the museum there are a lot of old Buddhist and Hindu relics, even more than Muslim relics which surprised me. Another unexpected thing I noticed was they had many similarities with the Indians in North America, like for instance totem poles.
The most interesting or rather pleasant thing at the museum was however not very old, it was school children. I met several school classes with a bunch of wonderful kids that were simply amazing.
School Class At Jakarta National Museum
Above is a picture of the biggest class I met, it was buzzing around them and I had a great time there. I’m 190cm tall and come from Europe so I guess they found me interesting as well. I can count to more than 30 kids in the picture but it was more because I could not get all of them in the viewfinder.
So when you go to the Jakarta National Museum you should be prepared not only to see some old stuff but also meet the younger generation. It was great fun.