Solar eclipse is one of the popular event for astronomer and most of the people, it only happens twice a year in average. The last time I saw the solar eclipse in Malaysia was back in 2009 during Chinese New Year. Solar eclipse can only happen at the new moon, when Sun and Moon are in conjunction as seen from earth.Read More
First of all I wish to thank Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. for giving me the opportunity to join the global imagelogger program. Because of this I got the chance to explore and shoot with this Samsung top range NX1 smart camera.Read More
Mist and fog are always my good friends in Landscape photography. Mist and fog can change the whole landscape entirely, it happened when the temperature drop or humid air cools rapidly, for example when the air comes into contact with surfaces that are much cooler than the air.Read More
Penang Hill is one of the must see attraction in Penang Island. it was the first hill resort of its kind in Malaysia, and since its opening in 1923, the funicular railway has provided a convenient way to reach the top. After the major renovation and the new funicular, it draws almost 2000 visitors per day. What I love about this place is because it faces the most beautiful cityscape in Penang Island and more over it give you difference kind of scene at different time. Penang Hill is just 5 minutes away from where I live, this is why I can make as many trip as I wanted. I can plan my trip in the very last minutes and my outing is all depends on the weather. You can see my Penang hill collection HERE.
In this Samsung imagelogger assignment, what i plan is to record the different moment but with the same scene on top of Penang Hill. From dawn to dusk, rain or shine. The shooting with this Samsung NX1 is straight forward, What i need is just a tripod and cable release. My favorite time to visit the hill is at 6:30am the very first train from the station. The weather up there is chilling and very quiet in the morning and I always enjoy being alone up there.
I hope you like some collection of my photos in Penang Hill, there is no lucky moment to get a good shot from Penang Hill. luck is where preparation and opportunity meet. You just have to put in more effort by keep visiting in different kind of weather and time and the mother nature will surprise you.
All photos, above, have been shot with the Samsung NX1, which has been provided by Samsung Electronics. Co., Ltd.
Night sky photography is something that every photographer will play around their shooting process. It’s a slightly harder skill to master because the shots take longer to expose and harder to find your composition at such low visibility.Read More
Mother nature is one of my favorite shooting subject as it always give you surprise. This series of shooting is tougher because I have to follow and be sensitive to the changing of weather, due to the hazy condition and time frame given, I don't really have much time to shoot what I shoot best.Read More
Most photographers like to photograph their landscape pictures on a beautiful day with clear sunny blue sky, without a doubt scenery as such makes us happy. I used to be doing that at the past, but things change slightly nowadays for me. I think artists are crafters of human thought and emotion, I want to try expressing the emotion and dramatic mood in my landscape photography. Since then, I started chasing storm clouds in Penang Island since the last two years. The mother nature never fails to surprise me with the spectacular phenomenon. Now, I would go out when I know there will be a storm, to try get some pictures. The downside of shooting at bad weather is that, if you are unprepared it's easy to get soaking wet or having your gears damaged by rain water. And not forgetting, the possible risk of being strike by lightning.
Often, I will carry a big umbrella with me when I plan to chase the storm. I always have my bag's built-in rain coat on to protect my gears from getting wet. A cleaning cloth is a must, to get ready for the needs to wipe off rainwater on my camera lens. Most importantly, I think there is not a single photo that is worth more than our own life, it's always good to think of our own safety when photographing on the field.
To get massive storm clouds in Penang Island can be quite rare due to our geographical location. Penang island is strategically sheltered between the peninsular of Malaysia and Sumatra of Indonesia. Fortunately, we still get monsoon season in Malaysia, so this will give us some variation of climates throughout the year.
From these photos, maybe you can relate that having the best photographic gears are not the things that make a good photographer. In my opinion, it is the commitment and effort to anticipate that perfect shot matters. I hope you enjoy what I am sharing, feel free to share them with your friends. Thank You
For almost a week, Penang was hit by massive lightning. The funny thing is the lightning show start almost everyday at the same time, which is in the evening. I'm always fancy about lightning, I start shooting lightning with my film SLR back in 1992. For DSLR I only manage to get some start from this week. To make a lightning interesting, foreground is rather important, but safety always put in the first priority. Some of my tips on lightning shooting..........
1.You need a tripod for the long exposure shot. Lightning often happen in a split of a second but what you need to do is actually shot in longer exposure to "wait" for it to happen. In this case, tripod is a must.
2.Sometime you have to purposely keep your setting under expose, so when lightning appear in your frame, it will make the exposure just nice but this sorely depends on luck also, sometime the lightning will come out of no where to over expose your shot.
3.Continuously shooting mean let your shutter continue clicking no matter what happen. that is the only way to be "lucky" to get some of it.
4. Prepare to get wet on your lens as most of the time you need to point your lens higher to capture the lightning on the sky, do prepare a lens cleaning cloth to clean your lens when ever is necessary.
5.Brave the Storm. The only way to get the lightning is to go out and shoot during the storm, before you go just prepare some covers to keep your gears dry but also remember safety first, find a safe place for your shooting, don't every use a tree as your cover, you are not THOR.
I hope I can get more in the following week. Below are some compilation of my lightning photos. Hope you like it.
In conjunction with the opening of Penang Second Bridge or Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, I'm here to display my all time favorite photos - The making of the second bridge. My partner and I have been photograph this Penang second bridge for almost a year, it was never an easy assignment on a bridge to be honest. Hazards are found everywhere, we must make sure taking care our own safety during the shoot. The purpose of China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) assign us is because base on the photos we have share in George Town Facebook page They hope we can shoot something extraordinary with the bridge, and not those building progress. So this is what I have created and hope to share with all the nation of Malaysia.
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当《单恋双城》开播时，因为没有大牌明星的阵容，而且也只是 小制作的电视剧，所以就钩不起我的兴趣去看。而家里只有我老婆在追看，原因是洪永城主演，她是他的超级粉丝。虽然老婆她一直告诉我很多拍摄的景点都在槟 城，但我一点儿兴趣都没有，反而觉得还是忙我的东西比较好。 至到某几天闲着没事做，就陪老婆看了一、两集，但却让我慢慢的中毒了，这部剧吸引我的地方 其实不是它的主题歌和剧情，而是一幕幕很有亲切感的槟城街道和风景，一点一滴的钩起了我很多的回忆。Read More
After a few attempts of my very first light painting, I'm looking forward for some improvement to make it nicer with ambient light and better composition. Sometime I'm think of shooting alone but going out alone in such a remote place I know is a bad idea. In photography safety always come first, photo come second. This mean I must always wait for my friends availability for the next outing in some new location.Read More
To photograph milkyway in Penang Island is something new to me, I always admire those who shoot milkyway photos. I'm very curious that why they can get it so easily. I have tried for quite a while until this month I manage get my first milky way shot. Then the scenario like shift totally to my side.Read More
I started to find interest in light painting because of the recent outing at night. I'm addicted to night photography in the penang island, mainly is because the sky which full of stars and milkyway, secondly is easier for me to go out since most of my family members are already asleep. I do not think of rushing back and can take my sweet time to compose and observe. The most challenging part is sometime you need to do it alone in the middle of the night, and feel a bit scary and uncomfortable. Anyway these are the photos I shoot in the first 2 nights. I hope I will go into it more. Enjoy!!!Read More
Logos Hope was purchased in 2004. The ship's gross tonnage is three times that of Logos II, the ship it replaces. The extra space gives visitors the opportunity to choose from a wider range of activities and will allow for more crew members to serve on board. Logos Hopeis OM Ships International's largest ship. After going through a complete renovation to transform her from a ferry into the ship she is today, Logos Hope launched into active service in February 2009.Read More
I'm from a tropical country, the beauty of it is we do not need some thick clothing to deal with cold temperatures and high winds, so most of the time I went shooting with a pair of slipper/sport shoe and some casual wear. So today I'm not going to mention any clothing accessories. I will share some essential equipment for landscape photography base on my shooting experience.Read More
Today I got an email early in the morning to inform me that my photo finally hang up on the wall in Queensbay Mall foods court as their wallpaper, This is the first time my photo ever display in the public place and I'm feeling really excited to go and see how it looks like. so I decided to take a few shots as my memory. It still look very nice and in detail even they blow up that big just that the colour have to change to match the wall.Read More
I was delight that my photo was finally publish in the 2011 Nikon International Calender, and I was surprise that they actually send me 10 copies of the Calendar from Nikon Japan. I wanted to give out those calenders for those who help me a lot in my career and photography. I wanted to specially thanks for their support.Read More
I stop blogging a while since I back from Iceland. After 2 weeks + 3 days of break there are a lot of works for me until pile up to the ceiling. The first one was a wedding shot and it was the first one since I have shoot a funeral back in Feb, although I’m the second photographer but I’m glad that finally I break the curse, looking forward for more booking :) Today I’m not going to blog anything about wedding, I gave back the credit to Milan teh and I’m glad that he is finally a professional photographer. We didn’t see each other and shoot wedding more than a year….time flies………
Interior design is my first project and it happen to be my favorite one too. The design house – Galactic wanted to make a portfolio or their design and take part in a ID competition, I hope my shots are not too bad for them. I photograph it with a sigma 10-20 lens, I started to fall in love with this lens because it is very wide and I used it a lot in Iceland, I believe my composition is better than the Greece trip back in 2 years ago.
This is my second visit to this heritage site, last time was in 2007, it seems has some changes in the exhibition hall. I'm so lucky to have 2 frees entry pass, so I go along with Tommy Chai for this Khoo Kongsi shooting, The Khoo Kongsi (邱公司) is a large Chinese clanhouse with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture, a mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang, MalaysiaRead More
I got a surprise call from Nikon today, they told me that Nikon Japan is interested in one of my photo which I took part in 2008/2009 Nikon photo contest, they will consider it to be in their 2011 calender. If my photo was chosen I get pay USD 300 for my compensation, if not USD 150 also will be paid if my photo was drop by them. I'm feeling top of the world at the moment, is not about the money, is about my achievement. Look forward for that agreement!