Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Beauty of The FOREST

Just to share with fellow photo enthusiasts and those who like to shot nature that Malaysia Timber Council (MTC) is conducting a photography competition with final submission on 31st August 2011. So, that's plenty of time to meddle with our compact, dslr, film cam, or phone cam.

Let's Shoot..!

Requirement: You are a Malaysian resident and the pictures must be taken in Malaysia.


There are 4 categories and each category comes with the following prizes:

1st Prize: iPad 2 64GB + RM 5,000.00
2nd Prize: Nikon DSLR D3000 + RM 3,000.00
3rd Prize: Canon IXUS 85 IS + RM 2,000.00
10 Consolation Prize: MTC Timeless Living Book + RM 300.00
For more info, please visit Malaysia Timber Council Photography Competition 2011.

I don't have that many nature shots yet but I think I'll give it a shot. The iPad 2 doesn't look bad at all.

Mari kita ikut ramai-ramai, mana tahu kena!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011


Sorry about the pun, that wasn't intentional. I don't moonlight. I love what I'm currently doing and I don't have a second job. So, let's just stick to the light emitted - or rather reflected - by the moon.

moonlighting by JDFloydPictures
The bird and the moon
Beautiful I suppose, in the eye of the burung pungguk at least, but this guy is a Rhinoceros Hornbill and believe me it never really was 'right-here-waiting'  for the moon, unlike the poor old owl.

Limited reach of the 24-120mm f/4 is evident in these combo shots. Hand-held with VR switched on.
moon in the morning multiframe
Suppose the moon never really liked 14th February.

The quest for a really round full moon is still on

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Almost there...

The older generation says that the moon is 'late' for work when you can see it hanging around pass dawn.
moon at daylight 22Jan2011
Shot at about 7.30am, a time when the sky is due to be taken over by the Sun

This was almost a year ago, captured with a 18-200mm nikkor lens. Focal length equivalent to 300mm on film camera/full frame DSLR.
moon 22Sept10

Finally a full moon last week. Good weather, good time but lack the necessary gear. Have to be contented for now.
Moon full on July14-2011 -800

Till next time, happy moonlighting!

Note: I'm not a professional photographer meaning I don't make money out of photography and while I could  minch that these images aren't as great, they are copyrighted and under no circumstances should they be used or caused to be used without prior and informed consent from me, the rightful owner.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Playing 3rd Tier - Jepri&Ester

'I married my friend' - debilang si Ester

I have wanted to post this about a month ago to go along with the the common sense of "hit the iron while it's still hot", and having the green light from the bride I have no excuse for leaving it this late.

So, being new to portraiture with no training nor coaching (except for some inspiration from the many great local photographers) I moved my butts and play the third tier. Okay, you are right to be puzzled by the post title.

There is no such term as 3rd tier in this trade. It simply means that you are the uninvited 'also-in' wannabes. On a bad day, the official photographer would have his butts saved by an assistant and that would entitle the guy a 2nd tier status. And that's how you call me 3rd tier busybody bloke. So, for the same argument you could of course call me 10th tier, too.

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Mr Yapin Gimpoton is on the words of wisdom for the day

Anyway, let's see how the proceeding looks like from an outsider's perspective. To Ester, this is for you and there are so many other shots that you may want to have a closer look, in any case my FB inbox is always open, anytime.

At the church:
That's Her..
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A big assuring smile from behind the veil

..And Him, the blessed guy.
jepri on videocam800
Mr. Canon guy filming the handsome bridegroom

On a solemnest of vow, your answer is?
"Yes, I do"

At the reception:...

cake cutting2-600 frame
"Okay, so, ermm, let's do this together"

If you can't open it, laugh at it. It'll magically pop open by itself! Don't believe it? Try it at home.
wine pouring1-780
"Habis berterbangan sudah pop gun ni. Bila lagi mau tebuka tu anggur tu ling?"

Didn't know that 'also-in' photographer can request for a pose too but here it is, Mr. & Mrs. JM
ester+jepri sitting altar800
One for the Album.

Ester: Guys if you are happy for me, jam those jaws of yours into smiling position. One,..two, three! Okay, thank you so much!
with friends2-800
Kawan-kawan yang mengucapkan "Selamat tinggal bujang"

Disclosure: If any of the persons captured in this posting wish to get the pics containing his/her face removed, please leave a message in the comment box and I'll put myself to make amend as soon as I receive such notification.

Kumaa di Ester om Jepri, welcome to the club, om sumondiu kasaie nod Kinorohingan om barakatan kasaie kou ie Dauh, kio.