My Photography: Beringharjo Market

My Photography: Beringharjo Market

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It’s been a long time since I wrote anything about my photography. And I apologize for that because I have been busy and this has been a bad week for me. I have to write my paper, almost been con, and a laundry service lost my entire laundry. So practically I have been wearing the same cloth the entire week. No excuse anymore, here I am still taking a shot, a lot actually and one of them is this, my photography: Beringharjo Market.

If you ever come to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, one place you have to go to is Malioboro Street. There, you can find Beringharjo Market, a market where you can find any kind of Batik product, from cloth, pants, shirt, or any kind. Even more, it’s damn cheap. For 10 USD you can get about 5 to 7 batik cloths. But enough tourist promotion, let’s go to what I look for here.

For this photography, what I’m trying to do is to shoot a straight architecture building of the market. Actually, the front building where there is a plate written “Pasar Beringharjo,” means Beringharjo Market. Looks boring, but with my usual style, at the moment it will look more interesting.

To make it look interesting, first, you must know what do you want to shoot. In my case, I want to shoot an architecture fine art with urban feeling.

I began my shot in the evening, it was still bright and a lot of people passed through there. I use my Sony A58 camera with Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Macro, and Sirui T-2204X tripod. As usual, but because it was in the evening and I was creating fine art, I decided to make a long exposure. My H&Y ND1000 (10 stop) filter won’t work in this situation. And that’s why I was using NiSi Nano IR ND32000 (15 stop) filter so I can create a long exposure effect and remove the people. So here are some of my RAW shots:

My Photography: Beringharjo Market
Kinda dark, so no
My Photography: Beringharjo Market
There is a car, so irritating
My Photography: Beringharjo Market
Here my choice

As you can see, the cloud looks smooth, and the people kinda motion blur because of the long exposure effect. So it still looks boring. And that is where post-processing comes in.

Like my usual style, I created a deep black and white lower exposure style fine art using Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, and Google Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

I convert it to black and white and create my basic adjustment on Lightroom and then edited it in Photoshop. Create a selection of the outline of the building, so I can separate the building and the sky, so I can create each Silver Efex Pro 2 adjustment and then to the final touching back to Lightroom. And here is the final result:

My Photography: Beringharjo Market
Finish Result

Feels like cooking, right.


SO this photo will be one of the photos that will be in the new project that I called “Project 2″. And maybe I should find a better name. I think I’ll call it “A Straight Line” or something like that. You’ll find out soon.

Also Read: My Photography: Malioboro Street


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