Couple of days ago, I thought the moon was just beautiful. Hence, the entry this week features a moon shot. It wasn’t a full moon, but I thought it was just nice.
I took this shot with my longest lens available, the 70-200mm f/4L USM. The shot was, of course, shot at its tele end at 200mm. As stated in the caption, I shot this handheld at 1/60 sec, f/14 at ISO400. I took three shot, and this one is good enough at the 2nd attempt.
Moon Shot: (cropped) 1/60, f/14, ISO400 at 200mm on EOS 50D
I’ll be busy with preparation for some assignment next week. Hopefully everything goes well. It’s good to be busy at this end, and I am sure all the effort will bear fruit when time comes.
There was no Picture of the Week being featured last week, due to my travelling to outstation, coupled with a shooting assignment oevr the weekend. Then, upon returning to Kuching, I was stunned (still am) by Steve Jobs’ death. He will be missed.
This week, I’m posting a sample pic from the ever-reliable Panasonic LX3. The trend these days has swirled toward mirrorless, interchangeable lenses digital camera, in the likes of Panasonic’s G-series, Olympus PEN, Sony’s NEX etc. Even Nikon has joined in the ranks with the announcement of the V1 and J1.
Despite so, I believe such high performance compact still has its appeal to the consumers. I personally would rather to have a pocket sized compact for leisure trip, than having to get the interchangeable lenses anytime!
Here this image was shot in RAW with LX3, at a 16:9 ratio. There wasn’t much adjustment applied, only minor tweak on exposure, contrast and WB. This was shot with the Macro focusing mode on.
COFFEE: Shot with Panasonic Lumix LX3
I personally think it’s pretty slick! The successor to this model in Panasonic product line would be Lumix LX5.
It was yet another busy week for me last week, I just came off from covering a wedding last Friday. I am glad everything came through well, and am looking forward to the challenges in months ahead!
This week, I am featuring an old image taken in April this year. I was in Kuala Lumpur for wedding and portrait shoot back then. During my free time, I hopped between the malls in the city, and I was attracted by the escalators in huge malls.
ESCALATIONS. I have always been attracted by the idea of having different people moving in different direction in one frame. And this image shows just that, it also shows the contrast in space for the three different escalators (in different levels).
A quick edit on this image, by just cropping and adding vignetting to the image. I have some ideas reserved for this shot, and will re-post this when I’m done putting the final touches to the idea I have.
Earlier this month, I had a guest in the house, and stayed over for almost 2 weeks. This little fella was pretty shy when she first checked in, but eventually expanded her territory as she settles in. Now that she’s back to where she belongs, I kinda miss her.
Meow~! Shooting wide open on a prime, while focusing on her bright eyes.
We’re going into the second week of September, and we have seen rising number of wedding occasions here in Kuching already. I have enjoyed my part as a wedding photographer in documenting, and retelling the newlyweds’ stories through my images.
This week, I am featuring one of my favorite pic from one of the wedding assignments.
Wedding Details - Bride's shoes.
This image came fresh from the oven, in fact this came from yesterday’s assignment. I have yet to applied any adjustment or enhancement to the image, except for Aperture 3.0′s RAW Fine Tuning. I love the texture on the background, as well as how the light falls on the subject and background. Given the limited lighting and time, I am glad I pulled this trick out quick.
This is an example of the times when you get some random, yet interesting moment in a wedding.
ONE OF THE RANDOM YET INTERESTING MOMENTS IN WEDDING: Boy seemed tired after long day at a Malay wedding ceremony.
This shot was taken at a Malay wedding I attended earlier this year. I believed this ceremony is known as Majlis Bersanding, or Enthronement Ceremony. Here is the write up quote from Wikipedia:
The actual wedding day is the Bersanding. This literally means the “sitting together of the bride and bridegroom on the bridal couch”. Known as the Pelamin, this couch is the centrepiece of the whole ceremony, and two pelamins are required – one in the bride’s house and the other in the bridegroom’s. As the Bersanding ceremony customarily takes place in the afternoon, the bridegroom entertains guests at his own house in the morning. The bersanding (enthronement) ceremony begins with the groom’s procession with friends, relatives, musicians and people waving bunga manggar (palm blossom) to meet the bride. Often various good-humoured attempts are made to waylay or stop the groom from getting to the bride. The main part of the bersanding involves the seating of the bridal couple on a dais and sprinkling them with yellow rice and scented water by family members, relatives and guests as a sign of blessing. Each guest will receive a bunga telur (egg flower), a decorated egg with a fabric flower, as a sign of fertility. The couple are considered royalty for the day, and so various royal customs are performed for them, including musicians playing court music and ‘bodyguards’ performing a display of Silat (traditional Malay martial arts).