So I was in Miri for work, and I took the chance to meet up with some of the local (Miri) photographers whom I got to know in some local photography forums, but mainly we came together under www.photoborneo.com forum's gathering.
Irene wanted a gathering to meet the other photographers, and asked me to post a thread, being an obliging person and the fact that I have nothing better to do I started a thread and a few days later we had 11 people signed up and ready to go and have a cuppa at Citrus.
The gathering started about 7.30 pm or so, me, as usual, arrived late. Sorry Irene, kept u waiting. So when we arrived, four guys were there already. Terrick, Joel, Lionel, and Karlina. Then came Malcomn, Brian, and Kingston(whats the real name? I never caught it). Things were kind of awkward at first. As the table was quite long, so we had to well speak to those who are close to us, and besides we were all having our dinner.
After we have had our share of food and people were starting to take out their gear, then things started to heat up. Suddenly we were all like old pals. Who have not met for ages. I guess its true when they say birds of the same feather flock together?
Personally I didn't shoot much photographs that night, as I was busy testing out other peoples gear. I only grabbed a few images as the gathering was coming to an end, a quick snap here and there just to cover it. I was quite busy playing with the d700 & the d300! wow! my dream machines! How I wish I would own either of them now. Haha I guess I will have to save up harder to purchase them.
Even Irene could not help herself and tried the Nikon d300 for herself.
Well the gathering ended up around close to 1030 I think. Then we all parted ways happy and satisfied with the first www.photoborneo.com gathering held in Miri.
I'm sure there are other gatherings planned in the horizon of the oil town of the east.
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