Thursday, December 25, 2008

Moon Flare

Nikon D40 @ 130mm, ISO200, f5.6, 0.77 sec.
This is a composite of two images, one exposed for the moon while the other exposed for the sky.  Only then can it portray the beautiful scene I saw, a clear full moon surrounded by a halo shining the nearby moving clouds.

Unfortunately this image does not do the scene justice, I really need a good sturdy tripod =/ This is my first try in blending two images together, what do you think?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sand Crab

Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f8, 1/25 sec.  Cropped, partial Gaussian blur, warm touch up.
A tiny sand crab coming out from the safety of its burrow to check me out.  From the amount of sand balls outside, this crab has one deep hole.

Taken at July last year, I was testing the macro capabilities of 18-200VR.  The result was acceptable =)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Black and White

Panasonic DMC-FZ5, telemacro mode, cropped, Gaussian blurred partly.
Taken in July, both puppy and kitten has grown a lot since then!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Remembering Jojo

Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/640 sec
I was sorting out my image archive when I came across this picture. I miss him =( This photo was taken on the same time as this one.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 18mm, ISO200, f11, 1/500 sec, cropped (kit lens)
The only ferry running the route from Menumbok to Labuan and vice versa. Seeing how it is always packed with vehicles, I do not understand why the government still overlook the idea of building a bridge connecting Labuan to the mainland.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Fruit Stall

Nikon D40 @ 31mm, ISO200, f5, 1/100 sec (kit lens)
Fruit stall along the road to Sipitang. Godsis and I bought Tampoi, the hanging orange fruits as it was new to us. The flesh looked and tasted like a mangosteen, but my tampois were on the sour side =(

Monday, November 03, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 55mm, ISO200, f10, 1/400 sec (kit lens)
The coastal town of Sipitang.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Drying Fishes

Nikon D40 @ 40mm, ISO200, f9, 1/320 sec (kit lens)
Fishes laid out to dry in the sun on a jetty at Sipitang.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Tiny Stream

Nikon D40 @ 55mm, ISO200, f8, 1/125 sec, Gaussian blur 25% (kit lens)
Location: Somewhere at my hometown ;-)

Friday, October 31, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 55mm, ISO200, f8, 1/60 sec, cropped.
Cats love to come and sleep on our porch =)

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 55mm, ISO1600, f8, 1/13 sec
... behind the fridge.

Playing with the RAW file, unfortunately my new laptop's screen is not very photo editing friendly so I can't tell whether this looks good on a proper monitor =(

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My New Shoes

Nikon D40 @ 55mm, ISO200, f6.3, 1/160 sec
Old picture taken in July though, just before my computer died.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sun Conures

Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/20 sec
A pair of sweet looking parakeets. They do everything together just like a loving couple =)

English name : Sun Conure
Scientific name : Aratinga solstitialis
Family name : Psittacidae

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Beak Locking

Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/25 sec
Playful Red Lories at Labuan Bird Park.

Malay name : Nuri Merah
English name: Red Lory
Scientific name: Eos bornea bornea
Family name: Psittacidae

Please excuse the jagged edges around the birds' heads, it happened during the saving process and I can't seem to get rid of it even though I saved it at 100% quality for a JPEG =/


Nikon D40 @ 18mm, ISO200, f22, 1/100 sec
Flags flapping in the wind. This is one reason I love about Sabah, blue skies abound!

This picture was edited from a JPEG image. I am not very skilled with RAW processing to get colours as brilliant as this yet.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Top Deck

Nikon D40 @ 18mm, ISO200, f22, 1/125 sec
The ferry's top deck that is decorated with a variety of flags. On the right is the captain's control room.

This image was processed from a RAW file using UFRaw and GIMP. It's not my first time processing a RAW image with them, but this is the the first one posted =)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Taking a Break

Nikon D40 @ 130mm, ISO200, f22, 1/125 sec
A ferry worker stealing a sip in the hot noon sun.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 18mm, ISO200, f22, 1/100 sec
Outside the passenger deck on the ferry bound towards Labuan. The fee is only RM5 per head while the journey takes one hour.

The passenger deck (within the glass windows) is somewhat air conditioned and there is a television inside so the journey won't be too boring. There's also a canteen inside selling snacks at twice the normal price. Besides that, there's also a VIP lounge that costs RM13 for added privacy. Passengers are free to roam around the ferry (or even stay in their cars if they choose) throughout the whole journey. The only drawback is the ferry only runs twice a day from Menumbok to Labuan and vice versa (4 trips total) so you better don't miss it!

Monday, September 08, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/10 sec
An interesting photo taken at Labuan Bird Park. Tried to mimic lomo effect as taught by a photography magazine, but I don't think I am doing it right. It was still fun to do though!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Lily Pads

Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/500 sec
Fresh looking lily pads crowding up a pond in Labuan Bird Park.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Suspended Bridge

Nikon D40 @ 90mm, ISO200, f5.3, 1/125 sec
A hidden jewel connecting between two villages. It was so exciting to cross that the experience made my day =)

Friday, September 05, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/100 sec
Something I found during an evening walk into the countryside.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 22mm, ISO400, f3.8, 1/60 sec
Cat #44 was swimming in ribbons.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 55mm, ISO1100, f5.6, 1/60 sec

Multiple award winning Persian cat from the first Borneo International Cat Show held on 23rd and 24th August, 2008 at Sabah Trade Center.

Been feeling photo editing withdrawal, couldn't bear it anymore so downloaded and installed GIMP on this temporary laptop. What do you think of the result?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

In Loving Memories

Panasonic DMC-FZ5, telemacro mode, cropped.
A tribute to the twins Jojo and Jiji, who passed away last night and at noon earlier today respectively.

See the flower as dying and you will see the flower sadly. Yet see the flower as part of a whole tree that is changing, and will soon bear fruit, and you see the flower’s true beauty. When you understand that the blossoming and the falling away of the flower is a sign that the tree is ready to bear fruit, then you understand life.

Look at this carefully and you will see that life is its own metaphor.

Always remember, you are not the flower, nor are you even the fruit. You are the tree. And your roots are deep, embedded in Me. I am the soil from which you have sprung, and both your blossoms and your fruit will return to Me, creating more rich soil. Thus, life begets life, and cannot know death, ever.
WALSCH Neale D., Conversations with God (Book Three), Hodder & Stoughton, Chapter 8: page 144-145

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

zzzZZZ Version 2

Nokia N82, macro mode, resized only.
Her favourite place to sleep.

Monday, June 09, 2008


Nokia N82, macro mode, resized only.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 56mm, ISO1250, f13, 1/15 sec
A 4R printout using a home inkjet printer. The colour profile of the N82 matches my printer's so I am happy =)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Nokia N82

Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/25 sec
My new N82 in sleek black, showing off the nifty step counter programme =)

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Purple Beauty

Nokia N82 @ ISO100, macro mode.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Has Been

Nokia N82 @ ISO100, macro mode.
Dead bougainvilleas...
PS: I'm very impressed with N82's image quality, it is comparable to a digicam's!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 200mm, ISO200, f5.6, 1/160 sec
We welcomed two latest members of the family yesterday, Blackie and Brownie.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 95mm, ISO200, f5.3, 1/125 sec
Kelabu's baby came for a visit the other day.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Nikon D40 @ 26mm, ISO200, f4, 1/60 sec
Preparations of hell bank notes as an offering for ancestors during Chinese New Year's eve. Besides the notes themselves, there are also fake jewelleries, gold blocks, clothes, shoes, watches and pretty much everything imaginable made of paper to be burned during the praying rituals later.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year

Nikon D40 @ 135mm, ISO250, f5.6, 1/60 sec

Monday, February 04, 2008

Birthday Girl

Nikon D40 @ 52mm, ISO1600, f4.8, 1/8 sec
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to me,
Happy Birthday to myself,
Happy Birthday to me!