Jakarta, Indonesia

The tropical gem of Southeast Asia offers a rich hunting ground for the photographer. A combination of nature and man’s best work, it is easy to find the perfect shot for all genres of photography—from dramatic seascapes to fascinating street shots. Coupled with the warm smiles of the Indonesians, it is a pleasant place to journey through for a photographic adventure. 

Gerobak food cart on the streets of Jakarta

Alpha 7R III | FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM | 24 mm | 1.3 sec | F10 | ISO 125

Amrita's Thoughts

The Kota Tua district is home to traditional Gerobak food carts. Here, one can find various fried food delights and sweet refreshments. Each Gerobak food cart is painted in bright, loud colors and lit by fluorescent lights to attract passersby. Together with the mouth-watering aroma of the food, the carts whet the creative appetite of the photographer easily.

The FE 24-70mm F2.8 G Master beautifully captured the night scenes of these carts in business. The passersby walking on the wet tarmac contrasted with the glowing reflections produced by evening rain. Even though there was not much ambient light around available except for the street lamps or the food carts, the fast F2.8 aperture rendered a perfectly exposed image. The level of detail captured across the frame is remarkable and does not blur even when the line of sight travels to the third cart in this image.