Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Photo Montage

It has been a while i updated my blog. Please check out the montage link below, and you need to turn your volume on (loud) for the music score ;)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Penang Shoreline

Two contrasting scenes of the shoreline in Penang...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Boat Junk Yard

plenty along the shoreline...

A scene typical of Penang coastal front; fisherman shack that looks like a junk yard. Weathered structures such as this is not uncommon but the delaminated walls needless to say, make interesting photographic subject.

Last few shots during the Chinese New Year holiday, and it was terribly hot hot hot but the clouds gave way for a nice sunrise early in the morning at around 6.45am

I almost got sucked into the mud plain, thanks to a 'lau chek' uncle who shouted warning at me when I was knee length deep! I wanted to get closer for my ultra wide composition of the wreck. Perhaps next time with my telephoto lens.. yay!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunset at Jetty to Pulau Aman

Happy Chinese New Year 2010, everyone!

It is always a hot weather in Penang comes Chinese New Year. This year is no exception, when the temperature raises to 36 degree Celcius with little clouds and i decided to take advantage to capture sunset scenes. What better location than the angle facing Pulau Aman, a small islet off Penang Island.

Here are 2 more images from my flickr websites

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Minah in Lausanne

I have a story to relate, about a 'young' Minah Kampung who decided to visit europe in the cold winter far away from sunny home. She first landed in Switzerland after transit from Dubai, a stark contrast between climate and culture, and below was one of the first several pictures of her in Switzerland.

The weather did not catch her by surprise but she was a tad under prepared for her winter clothing. In one of the early outing and being a kampung Minah, she almost get her tongue glued to icy pole at the bus stop downtown Lausanne. Minah really enjoyed and got herself exercised from the hilly landscape of Lausanne town, supermarket to supermarket hunting the roulade cheese + baguette

Lausanne is a small town beside the lake Geneva but most tourist areas are practically closed due to the cold weather condition. But, it was sufficient for Minah to got acquainted with Lausanne, a serene and quiet location.

A 40minute train ride separates Lausanne from Geneva and Minah decided to use this mode to commute inter city. She was full of joy able to view the country side of Switzerland, although its all white landscape due to the wintery climate. Later on during her stay she had a blast throwing snow balls and all...

At Grancy and after one day arriving, Minah can be considered as an expert in the metro subway knowing what route to take for the next destination and seen below she is all cold and quipped that her layers of clothing are not adequate to keep her warm

This one, she said, is specially dedicated to Salim Agusta our long long time friend's mascot...

At last, Minah with dear husband before the spate of snow ball fights...

Minah with Nan the butler, went for Asian store kitchen shopping for their preparation of home cook food. They bought lemongrass, chilly padi and anything that taste like home

Minah tried to get a bargain from the roadside sales, and as by this time she was jumping cold...

This Minah story ... will be continued

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Black & White

It was a mundane weekend when i decided to have a go with Nikon CLS with the help of Alif medieval_axer. We quickly set up a mini studio shoot in the bedroom with the aid of mom's cactus as the subject... i guessed she was wondering why these goonies smuggled 2 pots of her gardening upstairs :)

Since I didn't have a photography outing for quite some time now, I invited my niece Nadia and my family to Balik Pulau for a sunset. Just before reaching the destination, we tried the laksa janggus in Balik Pulau. Dang! it was a long queue for a taste of laksa that is not great.

It was a 15 minute window for a sunset that angled not to my expectation, nevertheless we almost had 'fun' being suck into the mud plain. Here is a shot after that almost misfortune.

Have a nice week ... :-)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary

I tried birding, and the place to go last sunday was the Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary where migratory birds are aplenty in the swampy estuary of a fishing village north of the state of Perak. We hired a boat to bring us to the surrounding areas, and it was fun.

It is something like the everglades in Florida that I used to see in the TV, and there are many scenes (not to mention, birds) that kept me clicking away such as these first 3 shots.

One of the best water scenes is the below image of a small isolated wooden shack that is used to transit the harvested cockles in the shallow waters in the surrounding area. A majestic composition which I continuously clicked at least 40-50 images.

Here the two birds that I managed to capture using long telezoom (as you can see, I am not that enthusiastic about birds, ha ha). I call them BIRDS and not by the species names like those avid birding kakis :p