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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

Sunset

Its been a long while since I shot sunsets, properly with tripod's and all the goodness.

At the beginning of November, I was bored on a saturday afternoon, I had my camera equipment with me and I was looking for something to shoot. by 3pm I still had not figure out what to shoot, but I noticed that the skies were quiet nice and clear. Maybe there is a chance for a sunset shoot.

So I called up Ming, Stephen, and Allen. Asked if anyone wanted to join me to find sunset. Stephen was up for it. Ming was unsure, cos when I called him he was having his afternoon nap. Allan had no transportation as his mom was using his car.

This was one of the first shots which I took when I reached just after Ming arrived. He was the 2nd last to confirm but the first to arrive. Then came Stephen (who got lost and went to the other side of the barrage). I guess its quite confusing over there without road signs and such. Last but not least came Allen. Who got his ride back at the last minute.

Heh~ if you have not figured it out, the silhoute is of Ming! with his few month old baby. Which incidently he forgot to charge the battery, and halfway shooting a frame he ran out of juice, and the shutter was open! haha! Lucky for him, Allen, borrowed him a battery so he could close the shutter.

Stephen came with his brand spanking new Cokin GND filters. I had a play at it. it was really good I must say. Especially when doing longer exposures.

Note to self, I must get me one of those as well!

Allen on the other hand brought his tripod but forgot to bring the camera mount, so basically his tripod was useless as he could not mount his camera. Which later he found out that he DID bring the mount, just didnt realise it ~_~ """ he was probably dreaming of the Canon 50d.

There was not much of clouds that day, so the fiery skies which I had hoped for never materialised.

Tried to lower the shutter speed. This was taken at 30 seconds exposure. Trying to get the silky smooth water effects with the help of the CPL.

So there I was trying to make it as silky as possible and I decide to bump it up to BULB mode. For those who do not know, basic longest pre-set exposure was 30 seconds. In BULB mode basically you can expose till the battery runs out. This was one of my first times using this mode, this year. I did use it once in penang last year, but then I didn't have my tripod and I didn't have the cable release.

This was the last shot of the night. I actually intended to expose for 90 seconds. But I set my timer wrongly, so there I was chatting with the guys and it dawned on me, my timer had not gone off! I immediately stopped the shutter. I checked the EXIF information, 188 seconds. o.O" thats Waaaayyyyyy too long... as you can see from the image, even the moon has moved.

And if you notice the upper corners of the photos are a bit purple. That is a sign that the image sensor was heating up.

Why is there heat? Well when we take a shot, the shutter opens and electrons go thru the image sensor. It all happens in a split second, but when we take long exposures, electrons run thru the image sensor for what ever time period we set. And the longer electrons run thru the image sensor the hotter it gets, and thats where you will start to see the image changing color. Dangerous game we play.

But so far my camera is still okay, it lives to capture another day.

For the full gallery of images click HERE.

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