Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pulau Perhentian Landscapes, Seascapes, etc. collections

Hello Folks!
It's been quite a while since my last blog update. Just a bit lazy to post sometimes :). So for this time around, after our last trip in Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian (Perhentian Island). I was able to took quite a lot of seascapes and landscapes shots during our 2 days stay. I was blown away of how beautiful and amazing the island is, very clear waters, rich in marine species, and well protected coral reefs. A very nice to explore seascape and also underwater photography. I have to say " Fantabulous!", emmm nice to be back there again.. pag may time...:). Below are few photos, mix of landscapes, seascapes and few candid shots. Comments are welcome.

These are kids from Europe i guess also enjoying their stay at Turtle Beach


Long Beach Jetty Station Bridge
Bubu Long Beach Resort

Snorkeling - you must try it, you will see the amazing world underwater
A shot taken during early morning, this is the kind of boat they used like a taxi, where they can send you from the nearby islands, of course you have to pay and negotiate
another view for the Jetty Bridge
Where people rent one of this and soak themselves
early morning view, i didn't realize there are rays of the sun striking through until i process this photo

a view from a table at Bubu Long Beach Resort
Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian
The Master of underwater photography, Mr. Leo Quilbo
Myself watching the break of dawn
afternoon sunset view - we were unlucky, not a spectacular one
tried in Black and white
another boring sunset view
The guys and oppss.... a gal? one of the patrons there that night
to be continued...more photos...:)
A hazy day in Long Beach

Fire Dance, one of the highlights(must watch) during the night.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kinta Nature Park

Located somewhere in Batu Gajah, Perak, this nature park was claimed as the largest Heronry nesting around this area, and several species of birds cackling over the bushes and trees. Sometime ago in 2001, they developed this ex-mining land as tourist attraction and the same time preserving the beauty of nature. However, recently it was not maintained and managed as planned. (sources over the net).

Due to curiosity and the eagerness to try birding photography, we explored the place. About one hour travel from Ipoh. I have to say that the road going in to the park is very unforgiving, it was a 20min bumpy dirt ride.

We arrived at the place around 7:00am, just perfect for the sunrise, so we took some sunrise shots before having our "McDo breakfast meal".

At the entrance you will see the amenities like small canteen, entrance lobby, toilets, etc, that were already not utilized and maintain for quite sometime. Going straight 50m more then you will reach the watch tower and the snapping begins. I was using only my Minolta 70-210mm f4 lens, and i have to say it's a pain in the "a#$" focusing these birds. Moreover,  with just a little noise from your footsteps or voices then they are "Off" and away already. So it was like engaging in real war battle carrying our sniper rifles... Anyways, enjoy the photos below. All are mix of herons, birds and egrets in flight and in tree branches.
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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Travel and Streets photos(Philippines Vacation trip)

The following series of photos were taken during my vacation trip to Cebu and Dumaguete City, Philippines. These are random photos i took whenever got a nice view and timing. For street photography, it is one of the most difficult to execute and to get some decent framed shots, you kinda do sometimes ala paparazzi style to take photos, because not all people liked to be photographed and few even have some violent reactions. Landscape photography is very fun to do and you have all the time to perform it. You just have to use your creativity to make a nice composition. Do enjoy and pls click the Like to FB button. Thanks.

This is a cargo barge i took inside our boat when we're going to Dumaguete
a view from the nose of the cargo vessel

Dumaguete City Cathedral Church

The Bell Tower of the church

A vintage looking image, i tried to processed using photoshop
the vintage ice cream vending cart

Silliman University Church, originally built in 1899 (aka Dumaguete Presbyterian Church), i still remember those days during our Religion class where we were obligingly join the mass, just to get good grades of course. By the way, to be straightforward Presbyterian is different from a Catholic church, google it to know more.
The Portals Of Silliman University, you can see these portals at the entrance of the school from downtown area
Robinson's mall

I took this shot inside the mall, actually just after i took the shot a security guard approached me not to take photographs, i just replied ok fine, hehe.

Candle vendors below the bell tower of the Cathedral church
are you a pro or anti mendicancy??
like it where it is on my legs
soaking in under the morning sun

Ayala Center Cebu mall

just minutes before sunrise i took this shot, what i like is the mix of blue and orange skies