Monday, March 31, 2008

ultranana birthday number double two

More update from nana's birthday. I have about 200+ shots, after filtering. And here's some of the highlights. :D

Hehe.. Wanna update this before March ends. I have got only an hour to do so. The time's 10:59PM now.

Some of the blogger-gang made time to taste UltraNana's cooking. Here are just a few of them:

Alvin aka Pazuzu.
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Gladys, KY Chen aka Chinaman, me & JF (and there're more ppl in the reflection behind us)
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Sharon & Gladys, with Tim holding his Nikon.
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UltraNana: "SWT!!! Banana.... On second thought, maybe can make pisang goreng. Huehuehue.."
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Nana unrolling some scroll...
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And.. it's a poster..
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Anna & Anna.
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Some more to post when April comes. :-D

Sunday, March 30, 2008

annna's double two @ her nest

It was her birthday on the 28th.

She joins the rank of double two.

And she also had a new look, new hair.

She is Annna!

A few shots taken on that day.

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The birthday girl.

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Blowing the double two.

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Yummy, Oreo cheese cake.

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Nana and Joel.

Lastly, a random sky pic of the day:

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A very unique Kuching sunset.

God is such a beautiful painter. More to post on Nana's birthday next.

Friday, March 28, 2008

sigma wide 10-20mm F/4.0-5.6

Time for update!

Was going thru the pile of photos I took sometime ago. I tested Pazuzu's Sigma 10-20mm on my 350D, and randomly fired off the shutter.

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See, the distortion can be used to your creative edge.

The ultramonkey cartoon is courtesy of Annna, and it's here with a purpose to beautify the picture shown above. =P

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Pazuzu, posing with that wide angle lens.

And it's 28th March today, so it's Annna's Birthday! Happy Birthday Annna!

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Last but not the least, Annna's ultramonkey pose.

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End Note: I've been rather busy, so the blog's update is still quite irregular.

Monday, March 24, 2008

photos of the day

Pictures of the Day

Try guessing where this is taken?

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This entry shall feature another photo of the day...

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This is Borneo's famous monkey -- The Porboscis Monkeys

Saturday, March 22, 2008

malay traditional wedding outfit

Back in March 2007, I was at Old Court House, Kuching for a Bridal Fair. The organizer arranged a wedding fashion show, catering all ethnics in Malaysia.

It's quite rare to see Malay traditional outfit on the runway. So, I thought I could share some photos I took back then with you. Furthermore, I don't think I have posted those shots before. Hehe.

The photos were taken with kit lens - EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and zoom lens EF 90-300 f/4.5-5.6. I haven't got EF 50mm f/1.8 back then.

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I like the smoke at the background, making her entrance looks much grander.

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Traditional outfit are filled with a lot of details on the fabrics.

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I haven't got a chance to shoot a Malay wedding before, but I'm sure it'll be quite an experience if chances arise in future.

Friday, March 21, 2008

free seats by

Air Asia offered 50,000 free seats for all domestic flights.

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I managed to grab a couple tickets myself to fly to Kuala Lumpur, and was even tempted to get tickets to Kota Kinabalu, cos it's so darn cheap when it doesn't cost a single ringgit. You only need to pay the airport tax.

I have booked mine, have you booked yours? Booking period ends today.

End Note: Again, I have bad track record flying with AirAsia, they may boast their high percentage (improved) performance in their website, but it reflects otherwise with my personal experience. I hope they don't disappoint me again.

happy birthday to smashpop

- Mac is March in BM, and I'm thinking of March in BM.
- is under construction. Will be focusing on that soon, hopefully.

Was reading Smashpop's blog.

And I read about this entry.. So I decided to follow Pop instruction. See if he could give me a header design for my upcoming project. Hehe..

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Happy Birthday to 25-year-young SmashPop!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

tribute to lil' guy

This is a tribute serve to a little guy we've known for a while.

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and the name is..

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... xiao huang (小黄).

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She'll miss him alright.

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The happier times.

consider yourself lucky if u see this =P

Location: Permai Beach
Model: Irene

End Note: Click image for larger view. (I have saved the image for Web use, so file size is smaller already. This is in response to the complaint lodged by Irene herself.) Thanks for feedback

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

something better than kungfu dunk

As my experiment continues, I thought that we were actually much, much better than what the J-dude could offer in KungFu Dunk.

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He wore like Peja Stojakovic, but didn't shoot like him. At least not in this sequence. Hehe. But one thing for sure, He was on fire that night.

All the shots posted here are not edited, unless stated.

The edited one (above) shows my good o' friend made a crazy attempt to shoot the ball.

So I fired freely for a bit, cos I was waiting for my turn to get back into the game. I lost the opening match. LOL! Not much to talk about really, just fire the shutter away...

I think the lighting in the hall isn't bright enough. If not, I may need better body for higher ISO capability to do such shots. I wonder how the photographers shoot in NBA games. The lightings there are much better?

Jay-C, this is how you dunk! =P

Can you feel the game?

Game on again next Monday!

experiment - no flash + F/1.8 on 350D

Birthday Note: Happy Birthday to you. :-)

Time for update!

A total workout is what I need at the moment, to tone down my physical size now. And, that is what I got on Sunday.

I went for a Counter-Strike live version on Sunday! LOL. Just kidding. I was at Pasir Pandak for a Paintball session. I didn't bring my camera gear along, cos I thought it was a bad idea, I don't want my camera to be a war casualty right? Some more I don't have a xiao bai (EF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS). Haha..

So, there's no picture to the activity that day. Click here for the website/blog for Borneo Paintball Scenario. I think Ehon wrote about it before.

After getting muddied on Sunday, I went back to my basketball routine on Monday.

I thought it'd be nice to try out some photography setting. I only have a lens capable for the setting.

I started out with F/2.8 and ISO-400, it was dark, even I enhanced the aperture to F/1.8 on ISO-400, it wasn't that nice as well.

I don't have those photos with me, cos I deleted them straight from camera! =P I forgot to leave it for sampling.

Anyways, here are some shots, and the image properties captioned within the pictures. All photos are just as it is straight from camera.

I shot the photos all to JPEGs, no editing or correction done to the photos.

Sequential (Continuous) Burst Shots II

Sequential (Continuous) Burst Shots II

A few more to share in next post.