Friday, September 25, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Eid Mubarak '09 Outdoor Shooting

12th September '09, a long awaited day for me to hang out and have an outdoor shooting with my 2 other friends. Location? Jalan TAR.

With Eid Mubarak coming just in a week time, the feelings of Aidilfitri celebrations are everywhere in the air. We plan to start our journey from KL Sentral...

While on the go, a drama was spotted on the scene. A heavily drunken old man was lying on the street with some tresspassers stopped by to look at him. His friends surrounded as of to tease that man. Our lenses were burst with shots to capture the scene. There were also two to three policemen around that makes us feel safe if something happen out of controlled.

These are pictures taken from the scene. Enjoys...

I was captured with this moment. This old man is wearing a note on his shirt saying "Nasihat Saya Kepada Kerajaan", resembling older generation ideology towards government. How about younger generation? This boy is wearing a shirt printed "Diperlukan Seorang Awek" or a girlfriend is needed, clearly dictates each generations ideology and thinking are much apart.

In this shot of my friend Ijal at the railway station, I tried to play around with angle tilted to a bit left to achieve the illusion of almost 45 deg between the railway platfrom and the roof to the frame. Used aperture priority and iso 200 with my 50mm f1.8 lense.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Adib's Engagement

My university mate, Saiful Adib engagement was so colourfull and full of emotions. So proud to capture his happy moments and able to translate from my humble lenses. Quite challenging shooting assignment since the event was at night and fully depending on the fluorescent lights in the house. So glad my Speedlight SB 600 could do much of the works. My kits were only D60 with 18-200mm f3.5 nikkor lense newly bought few days before the job. Most of the shots used aperture priority to have freedom in composing frame with limited source of lights.

Congratulation Adib. Please behave yourself, your father-in-law friends are someone with very very iconic figure not only in PETRONAS, but Malaysia dude =)

Belgium, Land of Chocolates!

My most recent visit to europe was in Belgium, land of chocolates! It was for a one week job assignment. I flew on last 25th October '08 from KLIA to Schiphol International Airport, Amsterdam and took KLM flight to Brussels Airport in Belgium. It was during the winter window, mild breeze but cold enough to make you shiver especially in Antwerp.

Antwerp was amongst the famous port city in the world and third behind Rotterdam and Hamburg for container throuhput. This port is strategically located upnorth of europe facing the harsh North Sea. There is a local legend on how Antwerp got his name. Local's here told me that there was a giant troll standing at the entrance of the sea, collecting taxes from traders and fishermans who wish to enter the Port of Antwerp during the Golden Age. The taxes were so expensive. Until one day a brave man has stood strong and swayed his sword trough the trolls hand. Blood was everywhere and finally the troll ran away. The fishermans finally live happily ever after =)

I haven't got any DSLR at that time. All the shots were taken from my 3.0 Megapixels HTC Tytn II. With a lil help in Photoshop I manage to beef up some of the pictures but couldn't enlarge too much to avoid noise and unsharpness. Enjoy viewing...

European is very good in preserving their heritage. This is a view of a shopping mall renovated from the conserved old buildings from Renaissance Age.

Early in the morning. It was damn cold outside and you can see the tower of this gothic cathedral hidden in the mist. I was shivering like crazy even with my 4 layers winter coat.

What's in the plastic bag? Haha, lots and lots of chocolates and souvenirs!

Monday, September 7, 2009

From Taiping With Love

I've never thought of being in Taiping before. Apart by distance with my wife in Penang and myself in Lumut, Taiping just happened to be a favourable destination because of its location perfectly in the middle of our journey to see each other. I was fascinated with this old historical town and at last I've the opportunity to walk around the town and enjoy the "old school" feeling of this township. I have also the opportunity to get along with the multi racial locals here with so many customs perfectly blended together. Dont be surprised that majority of locals here could speak in both Chinese and Indian other than Bahasa Melayu.

The first building that captured my sight was a mamak restaurant named "Bismillah Restaurant". It was well known for its specialty in roti canai and cendol. The building itself was built in 1932, far older than WWII chapter.

I've also paid a visit to the WWII cemetery at Bukit Larut. One of the tomb that I have spotted belongs to a young engineer in the Indian Royal Forces, only age 25 upon his death. I was empathy to all the heroes that have fought till their honourable death to protect our nations. May their souls rest in peace.

Taiping is rich with old buildings that been preserved since their old days. Here are some pics I snapped while walking around the shop lot. I really like the scene of "old school" around this town with majority old folks are still doing job in the street. Much alike the old man selling buns in the pic below, I have spotted many of them around this town. Perhaps this is what they have been doing for generations.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Cameron Highlands

Bored staying at home during weekend, finally we had decided to pay a visit to Tea Farm in Cameron Highlands. These pics were taken in last July '09.

Friday, September 4, 2009

How it started?

I've fallen in love with photography since after my own wedding. It all begans after I browsed for wedding photographers to capture my precious moment with my loved ones. Now and then I was mesmerized with good composition pictures, especially on how a single pictures could tell thousand stories. Similar as a time capsule, it is such a canvas that preserve and detail out every moment in humans life. Then, I have "begged" my wife a Nikon DSLR D60 for a wedding present. Thanks God she wasnt reluctant. =)

I've brought along my D60 for honeymoon vacation. Where? Mataking Island, Sabah. Its truly a paradise. Snorkeling at Sipadan, having outdoor jacuzi, night walk around the island, and of course, snap a lot and a lot of pictures with my brand new D60. I would like to share lots of the pictures taken but sorry guys, 18sx rated. Haha.