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Chasing Sunrise

11.04.2012 Its been a long time since I headed off for sunrise shooting. I think the last time I did it was probably 2-3 years ago. When there were plans to go sunrise shooting at Telaga Air, I jumped at the chance to join in. 

This was probably 5 mins or less before actual sunrise. HDR photo.

Im not usually a fan of HDR, but when the situation calls for it, why not. I like to mix up my photography, not DIE HARD ONE STYLER.

Trying different look. Burnt look. Very strange.

Misty looking.

Feels very calm.

Even without using HDR, I think one single raw can create quite nice images.

A lot of people think this is a HDR image. Well I guess you can consider that it is an image with fake HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE. Its created from single RAW file in Adobe Lightroom 4. Raising the clarity and vibrance, pushing the shadows and pulling the highlights. I was pretty intrigued with the end result myself. 

A friend had brought along a 800mm Samyang Mirror lens. The moon was still up at 630 am so we had to shoot it :)

Not only that, we had to bring it forward xD. Its a feature called Multi-Exposure. Both my Nikon's had this feature, and I always had fun time fooling around with them.  Normally I would only multi-expose twice. But for that morning I decided to multi-expose 3 frames. Two frames on the Nikkor 80-200mm lens and the last one on the Tamrom 11-16mm. Writting this and looking at it now, I realize something is a miss in the photo. Interesting. Obviously this can also be done in post process, but it is always fun to be able to do it in camera.

It is amazing how fast the scene changes by the minute. The skies are alive!

Friends: Chze, James, Desmond, and Foosi. (L-R)

Alex's ride doing some rallying hehe. 

Just opposite the spot where we were shooting the sun rise from, was a patch of burnt earth. I guess the locals were clearing it to plant something or to build something in the space.

Dead trees.

charchoaled ground.

Road leads home

Road leads to Telaga Air.

After packing up all our gears, we decide to head towards Telaga Air to grab something to eat. And Desmond decided to share his SOY MILK with my hand, sun glasses, shoes and my shirt. Oh and on his phone too. Foosi was too busy eating to care.

Photo shot by Alvin

Im testing my fakeDR processing. Jee, Alvin looks so old. Maybe thats what he looks like in 20 years time. 

Chze's daughter killing Foosi's shutter. James looks on at Foosi's expression :)

After filling our tummies, we walked over to the jetty. 

Alvin testing his new phone.

Found a cat statue. :)

Rub-my-belly mode. 

Im-so-pregnant mode

resting.

So we packed our things and headed back. Started our journey at 430 am. Completed it at 800am. It feels good to shoot some landscape. Feels like it has been ages since I have shot any.

 

[Gears: Nikon D300, 11-16, 17-55, 80-200, 800]

 

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Slow Sunday

Yesterday was a slow sunday. As there were no plans to do anything at all. I woke up about 9 am and watched some reality show till about 1pm. Then went to the Spring to meet Stephen and Agnes for sushi at Sushi King. Since we had nothing to do, we brought along our cameras. After eating sushi, Stephen went to have some ice cream. Some how, Michael showed up, he was having tea with some pretty gals. Then less than 5 mins Foosi and Peter also showed up. And right after that Rodney also showed up. What a coincidence. And everyone had their camera gear. heh!

So we walked out to the car park area to see the Honda road show to stumble upon the F&N Freestylze. 

 

Stephen planning to buy a car.

Michael with his new lens, Nikkor 14-24mm f2.8 he got some wicked wide angles. Delicious !

Let the dancing begin!

Ouch~ that is one brave move bro!

Everyone comparing / review pics. 

Then we decided to walk around abit and got thirsty, so went to Kluang Station to have a drink.

Rodney showing off his camera’s live view mode. 

By around 5.30 pm or so we decide to go some place else to find something to shoot. We ended up at Sejingkat area. And around that time, Alvin joined us. He didn’t just show up, I called him. Haha~ before going to the next location, he went home to pick up his gear and met us at the location. 

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This three images above was very painful shots. As I didnt know the middle there was the house of ants. So I got ant bites all over my feet. It was itchy for two days. damnit!

Alvin posing for the camera. EOS 50D. Yummy.

Foosi posing for me. 

Alvin posing again, actually he brought everything except for the camera battery. AHAHA! Poor chap had to use his phone to capture the images.

Panorama’s

 

Then Mick decided to go to the Kampung Sejingkat.

 

Love this shot, this guy was just standing there motionless, alone, holding the fishing rod. Amazing!

Then foosi was shouting something about kitten, so I went to have a look, sure enough there was one at Rodneys’ bum. LOL!

Awwww Kittens! dont you love kittens?

Hello there~

Kid fishing at the end of the jetty.

Love the warm colors from the sunset. I love clouds!

The guys.

It turned out into a pretty decent Sunday after all.  I guess it all depends on who your with XD. Thanks guys, till next week.

 

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Gear: Nikon d300, AF-S Nikkor 17-55mm 1:2.8 G ED