Monday, April 16, 2018

FRIM again

Went back to FRIM after a long hiatus. This time Inas ikut sekali. Had breakfast with Anaz first, which means timeline habis ke laut...

Birding wasn't too bad, a lot of bulbuls, leafbirds etc at MNS Centre and the lake. Photos, though.... not so good. A lot of missed opportunities and my shots of the banded woodpeckers were totally crap.
Found out later that I was still in low-res jpeg mode because I was playing with macro and trying to figure out my flash the night before... Good lord!!

Went back later but only got some bee-eater silhouettes and blurry white throated kingfisher shots. Le sigh. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Challenges

  Joined a friend's macro class last weekend, in the capacity of guinea pig. It was quite interesting, despite the knowledge that I am far too lazy to bother with multiple flash setups, diffuser, magnifier and other gizmos.
  Stopped at the Denai Alam small lake on the way back, hoping to score on the waterbird that I knew hid in the vegetation. Unfortunately, it came out a bit too early, just as I stepped near the lake. I wasn't ready AT ALL to shoot. But from the wing pattern, I'm guessing that it's a Malaysian Night Heron, a lifer for me.
  Gingerly walked around the end of the lake and chanced upon a few munias in the tangle of reed and bushes. Tried my best to get a good shot, but they all turned out blurry. So sad!! The monopod is not a great substitute for the tripod on days when your hands are all shaky :(
  Will have to keep trying and honing my skills. FRIM this weekend, insya Allah.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scenes of Malaysia Life: Durian

Dulu durian boleh dapat 3 biji Rm10. Sekarang, sekilo Rm38. Walaupun 90% berat kulit dan biji saja.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Speedmaster


Learning to capture ice hockey scenes. This is Malaysia under-20 team captain, Bryan Lim, during the IIHT Challenge Cup of Asia tournament against India.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Learning to 'shop



Struggling to learn Photoshop now... Am a little better with Lightroom after using it for a few months, but I have not used Photoshop until a few days ago. Tried to fix this photo I shot at Tanglin car park and decided to get rid of the distracting twig.

The top part is not too bad, but that bit near the wing is a nightmare! Very shoddy Photoshopping at the moment. See if any of my so-called sifus can make time to give me a PS 101 class this weekend.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Not bosan in Busan


This is my favourite shot from Busan. Taken from across the street, long exposure to capture the cars whizzing past. 

Went for a holiday to South Korea in August and I have tons of photos, but I think I will only upload a few. No point boring people with my holiday photos, right? :)