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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Old Sampan

A real dug-out canoe/sampan I found along a flooded road, the same one on the previous picture with the fishes. I'm not sure if anyone still make this kind anymore, may be there are still some. Who knows.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Catch of The Day

Ikan Air Tawar

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Spider


Manual Exp 1/200sec:f/5.6:ISO100:55mm

Shot during the flood in October 2008 last year while awaiting my son from school,it has got a very strange yet distinctive features and color, I wished I had a macro lens then to capture all the details.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Happy Bunnies

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to All

1/60secs: f/5.4: ISO200: 35mm

1/50secs: f/5: ISO200: 44mm

Its been a very quiet Hari Raya for me and family this year, and I for once this year even forgot to take any picture during the first day of Raya, my excuse was, I was working that day and had to rush all morning in order to be at work by mid day. A couple of shot above I took last weekend, of my son's pet bunnies. They are so adorable and my son could hardly keep his hands off them.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The View Inside

The Captain

1/200secs: f/4: ISO200: 12mm

My commander at work, cute isn't he?

The View From Above

Bird's Eye View

1/1600 secs: f/4: ISO100: 12mm

Taken after taking-off from runway 03 at BIA, the Rimba flyover reminds me of my school days when Science School was temporary transfered to what is now known as the Rimba Secondary School (correct me if I'm wrong)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

In The Garden


1/80secs: f/6.3: ISO400: 300mm

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Attic

View into the attic

10mm: 1/1.3: f/3.5: ISO100

Shot this with Gotshutter lens on our last outing, this was actually an attic of a dollhouse, you could see the leg sticking out of the blanket in the bed. I've been on leave plus sick leave at the beginning of my leave, so the blog goes on leave as well, but that is my excuse this time. The blogging will start soon, no matter how slow.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Black & White


300mm: 1/60secs: f/6.3: ISO100

I'm just playing around with Photoshop CS2 Channel Mixer, to get the black and white/monochrome contrast, not a good one.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

To Bee Or Not To Bee

Bzz Bzz By Gotshutter

Here are some more image shot by Gotshutter, we saw this bee on the glass panel of the Anduki Control Tower as we just finished shooting the RBAF Air Force Helicopter formation took off from Anduki for the air display at the 3rd Battalion Lumut. One of the images obviously been edited using CS3, this was taken using Canon 40D with Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens. Shot from a distance of 0.2m or less.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wide Version Cinema

Photo by Gotshutter

Canon 40D with EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM

Here is another version of the cinema photo that Gotshutter took on our last outing, I call it the "wide version" since he used the max wide angle of the lens mention above. This, he told me is the latest addition to his ever growing lens arsenal. More of his photos can be viewed at his flikr "Gotshutter".

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Little devil

Little Devils & Friends

85mm: 1/250secs: f/4.0: ISO100: Flash Fired.

The one in the middle, by the way is not Mumbo, it just looks like him when he was little(chick), all penguins look alike (in case of Mumbo species), I still remember a few penguins species like Gentoo, Magellanic and King Penguin. The Little Devil is of unknown species though.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Defying Gravity

The Chillies

300mm: 1/15secs: f/5.6: ISO100

140mm: 1/15secs: f/5.6: ISO100

Probably it is normal for chillies to defy gravity, I am not sure why it happened, at first I thought they were looking for light, but as you can see the plant is in a well spaced and lit in the open, Allah knows.

Saturday, May 17, 2008



12mm: 4 secs: f/10: ISO100

I used the word "pawagam" just to remind myself of what it really mean, I'm sure most of you do anyway, so figure it out. The photo was taken yesterday on the rare outing occasion of myself and GotShutter at one of the cinema in Brunei, I'm sure you all know which one. Unfortunately I only got 2 hours before I have to dash home for Friday prayer, so I managed a few pictures, here is one to share.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


The Subject

300mm: 1/20secs: f/5.6: ISO100

This particular one always attract my attention, everytime. The lovely soft purple flower stand out in contrast to the soft background green.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

More Fireworks at JP.

Sparkling Diamond

30mm: 6secs: f/5.6:ISO100

30mm: 5secs: f/5.6: ISO100

Spectacular firework display at JP, I barely had time to set up my tripod when it started, in panic I decided to stay on the very spot I first saw the fireworks. Therefore view/angle are quite limited, but I tried to make the very best of it. The thing needed in order to shoot fireworks is the "when and where".I will keep that in mind next time. This is my first fireworks shots by the way, and I'm having lots of fun.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

JP-Jurassic Park

Fireworks at JP

54mm: 4 secs (bulb time with shutter cable release): f/5.6: ISO100: Manual Focus

Firework displays by DSTcomm during their roadshow at JP, brings back the memory of the days when JP used to be the place that nobody want to miss every time you go out. That night when I was walking with my family along the dark public path after having dinner at the "gerai", the eerie and strange feeling comes to mind, as my son in tantrums and adamant insisted that he saw the "condor" and wanted a ride in it. What we saw as we walked on the dark and deteriorating path that night really struck me.The "pony express" has run off? the "giant drop" had dropped into the earth core leaving large crater on the spot. The "pirate ship" had set sailed to the distant land. These are just a few "rides" that we grew up with and they are gone. The park has transformed beyond recognition, it reminds me a scene in the Jurassic Park, where everything literally falling to pieces, well at least the dinosaurs are still there. When we finally arrived at the "condor" ride after a long walks, we were told the ride was "binasa" by the operator. We had to backtrack after getting temporary uncertain of location, and ended up at the children playground, our last hope that night for my disappointed son. What a tiring night it turn out to be.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pink Rose


21mm: 1/40secs: f/9: ISO100

The roses and other flowers grows very well in this weather where we have plenty of rain and sunshine at the same time, I think the weather has gone crazy, its rather unpredictable anymore, soon the locals will have a culture where we talk about the weather at any social gathering.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The View


18mm: 1/100secs: f/11: ISO100

Yesterday was planned, I was supposed to meet OOF and oXp somewhere for an outing, but duty called, and the plan was cancelled, well at least for my parts (I'm so sorry guys), wondering what were those two up to yesterday. The above was taken last March, been there at that very spot many times, just wondering what perspective would it be like with wide angle.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Time for more Lillies.


21mm: 1/20secs: f/9: ISO100

21mm: 1/160secs: f/3.5: ISO100

The Vignette effect was in fact a real one when I used the macro adapter, 21mm is just on the edge, any smaller than that I will have a nice black round frame.

Monday, April 28, 2008


The Hour

55mm: 0.3secs: f/7.1: ISO200: Macro adapter

Friday, April 25, 2008

Lily B+W


22mm: 1/50secs: f/7.1: ISO 100

I call it "washout" due to the nature of the photography, it looks right when I done "photoshopping" it, but when I posted it, looks like something or someone have suck the life out of it. Anyway any comment?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Beach Project Leftover.


18mm: 1/200secs: f/3.5: ISO100

Another shot of sunset which I forgot to include in the Part I of the Beach Project.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Boat


1/50secs: f/3.2: ISO50 -Nikon Coolpix L3

I'm not sure what this boat is called, I'm guessing Temuai is more appropriate for it. Perahu or sampan is just a general name for any boat.I'm not that expert on boat, the boat above have no keel at all (flat-bottom) which is a characteristic of a Temuai. This Temuai was left unattended may be for a few days, it is mainly used for river fishing.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Beach Project part III


18mm: 1/125secs: f/8: ISO100

18mm: 1/50secs: f/8: ISO100

A normal scene at Pantai Seri Kenangan nowadays in late afternoon, at least one paramotorist will be seen flying along and around the beach. It looks very challenging at take-off when they tried to get the chute up into wind, they usually soars at a height of approximately 20 ft to 200 ft, doing at least 10 knots. Looks fun, but I'm not very keen of height and having an engine with a big propeller strap behind my back is not my idea of having fun.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A day in a Cat's life.

Purrr-fect Pose

300mm: 1/200secs: f/5.6: ISO100

The Cat-Fight

1/46secs: f/5.3 ISO50

These cats hang around the house, owner unknown. These shot were taken from a comfortable distance so that they were not aware being photographed, cats are very shy. It would have been spectacular to see the cat-fight with the cats flying all-over the place, scratching, gnawing and kicking, no hair-pulling though-thats totally different pussy stories-the real cat-fight. What is a cat fight really?

Here is Wikipedia definition:

Catfights is a term for an altercation between 2 women typically involving scratching, hair-pulling and shirt-shredding. It also use to describe 2 human female insulting each other verbally or being nasty to each other. Catfights usually involve competition between 2 or more women, usually over men.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Beach Project part II

"Sundrops Bottles"

55mm: 1/160secs: f/5.6: ISO100

55mm: 1/40secs: f/5.6: ISO100

55mm: 1/500secs: f/5.6: ISO100

Bottles are found in abundance along the beach, all kind and shapes. We tends to ignore them since they become the "natural landscape" of the beach. I use to collect colored bottles and glass before, but the hobby did not took off due to lack of fund back then, plus they were rare. 3 years ago when I lived in Kuala Tutong by the river, at low tide, one will find lots of junks awashed on the river shore, this includes varieties of bottles, Smirnoff and JD's to name a few. I was actually looking for a good bottles as a subject and found the Smirnoff for this project I called the Sundrops. I got my boy to carry it around till we found a good spot to put it. I found it awkward at first having to almost lie down on my tummy in order to stay low for the shots, and having people looking at me photographing a liquor bottle.
Remember the Smirnoff ads? I wonder what one will see looking through the bottle and spirit? *Hick*

Monday, April 14, 2008

Project "Aqua"

Fun With Water

All shot were taken at 55mm: 1/125secs: f/5.6: ISO100 :Shutter-Priority A-E: Flash Fired.(Lens set to Manual Focus- MF)

This is one fun and easy project/experiment to do at home, all you need is a kitchen sink and a camera of course. A little patience and lots of success-to-fail ratio at first, so don't be afraid of taking lots of shots. As you can see you will get all kinds of weird and wonderful results with the water forming odd shapes as it breaks the water's surface.Timing is crucial, releasing the shutter before it hits the surface produced best results, but its impossible to produced the same result twice, water appearance and color can be alter by introducing different colored backdrops.

The experts will advised using a tripod and using an aperture-priority at f/16 and a shutter speed of at least 1/200secs using high ISO or flash. But as you can see experiment with what works best for you (I took mine handheld), I used what I think was right at the time and I've got my own results which is very satisfying, though could have been better if my photoshop skills is better. So give it a try!

When you're done, make sure there is no dripping from the tap to prevent the 55M BND unpaid water bills from piling-up.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The beach Project Part I

Sunset At Pantai Sri Kenangan

18mm: 1/200sec: f/3.5: ISO100

18mm: 1/200sec: f/5.6: ISO100

Sunset, one of my favourite time and subject. I have witnessed one of the most beautiful sunset this day, and I feel I could never capture them in photograph.What I saw was far more beautiful.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Beach Project

Boy vs The World

12mm: 1/2000secs: f/4: ISO100

18mm: 1/160secs: f/11: ISO100

The shot was taken against a bright late afternoon sun around 1730 at Pantai Seri Kenangan, I was trying some varities with the silhoutte shots and post processing techniques with CS2, with varying results, by having the subject near the foreground and shot with wide angle lens, its really brings that lonely feels to it. Somehow I prefer dark images, and I'm very sensitive to bright lights...Welcome to the dark side.

Monday, April 7, 2008


Tower Of The East

This is along the Pantai Seri Kenangan Beach(after the paramotor hut) overlooking the South China sea, its been there for almost 3 years now, I know because my whole family and in-laws clear the area and built it together with 3 small huts. Its not private anyway, anyone welcome to use them, just keep the place clean. Near the tower one will find a water-table hand-pump, yup it pumps water from water table underneath, I won't recommend drinking it, but its safe enough for washing after a swim, and yes its a fresh water.

18mm: 1/125secs: f/11: ISO200

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Mini Cock


I called it mini since it is half the size or even smaller compare to the other species of Cock (Rooster), well known for their fighting spirits, this mini-rooster if you like will fight others who are not of his size (obviously bigger than them). Anyway he always looks very proud and well composed.

300mm: 1/400secs: f/5.6: ISO200

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Fishing Spot


A fishing spot at Kg.Lubok Pulau river, early morning sunrise dispersed by the thick fog.Across the road is the "Paachi and Maachi Restaurant", I was thinking of shooting the sign board for the sign challenge on iso last time, but never got around of doing it. I did not realise this is a fishing spot until my missus pointed out the "Y" stick next to the chair...duhhh.

18mm: 1/80secs: f/11: ISO100