Borders at Berjaya Times Square, used to be my favourite bookstore in KL. They were unique in encouraging customers to browse by preparing lots of seats and having unwrapped books. I love their bargain sections too and managed to get good deals sometimes.
Unfortunately, during my trip there recently I found out the two storeys store was downsized to just a single storey and it had affected the selection available. I was sad, it felt like I have lost a good friend :-(
The design of Kota Kinabalu International Airport reminds me a lot of Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Thanks to that, I like it here because it made me feel as if I am back in KL, a city I miss dearly.
I'm back from my week long vacation to Kuala Lumpur. Since I've been posting outdated pictures in the photoblog, I'm going to put everything aside for now and post the vacation pictures first in chronological order :-)
PS: I only brought the kit lens with me as it was a shopping oriented trip. It was more than enough, I never missed the heavy 18-200VR ;-)
A picture taken when I was going through an obsession with film grain phase, hence I set my D40 at its highest ISO rating and fired away. This photo was cropped intentionally to make the noise more obvious. The kit lens performed rather well, don't you think?
The North Borneo Railway system has been stopped for years to upgrade the tracks. Seen here shrubs are starting to take over the railway. It is a pity they don't take the chance to put in another set of tracks, this way the frequency of the trains could be increased and it can be one of the main transportation for the people.
I also love the ancient trees near the station, there used to be more 10 years ago but they had been removed to build shops... What a shame!
I photographed my cousin's wedding over the weekend and this was my favourite photograph. Captured a split second when the bride was resting and unaware of the camera, I wanted to show the softness of her hands against the flow of the gorgeous dress :-)
PS: This was taken before the wedding ceremony so there's no wedding ring yet.
Decided to post this anyway because it shows the pond full of water hyacinths when it was prettiest. The actual pond is larger, this picture only shows about 1/3 of it. There's also an extreme light leak from the golden hour sun.
Now more than half of the flowers have already died.
Technical Talk: Not an easy picture to take with a DSLR that doesn't have Live View function, had to twist and turn myself to get the angle =p The wind breezing through the flower bush didn't help too O_o
A quick panoramic shot of Papar town taken with PanoMan, a panoramic stitching software for mobile phones. The large image is unedited in any way and it's quite a decent job for such a small programme, don't you think? =)
Stumbled upon a tutorial when I was looking up on lomo, it was easy to do and managed to perk up this otherwise normal and boring shot of the flowers. I even learned a new sharpening skill! =D Here's the tutorial: