Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sekinchan - Photogenic Location

Sekinchan, one of the rice production area in Malaysia.

I start journey at about 5:00am in the morning was looking forward to the morning sunlight. Surprisingly it took only 1 1/2 hour from Kuala Lumpur to the destination with the new highway.

I arrived before the sun goes up, the first location we (was with one of my friend) scouted was the Nan Tian Gong temple, located in Site A of Sekinchan paddy field.

My car was parked next to these flag poles and I make a picture.
A long exposure shot at dusk.

The Nan Tian Gong temple, perhaps right at the center of the paddy field...

It was December, the harvest season. The locals told us that the whole harvest process will probably takes another 10 days. I drove around the paddy field and all we can see is cropped field and hardly find any ripe paddy to shoot...

Soon, the sky goes brighter and brighter we discovered a few sweet spots.
A Mitsubishi Pajero came and I took multiple shots in high burst mode. I like the way shadow casted.. I call it "Working Hour". The locals probably start work at that hour.

And of course the Paddy, ready to be harvested.

The sun was getting stronger, as I turn around I saw a stream reflecting the sunlight.
Perfect! Still water and beautiful cloud. Knowing that I will not be able to take a good shot in a backlit conditions, I decided to take 7 exposures and merge it later in photoshop.

Morning Sun...

We continue shooting, and scout for other location. Sekinchan also famous with its fishing village. We took a drive to the beach and I discover this lovely anchor nicely placed on platform...

Overall it was a rewarding day with lots of nice pictures taken and beautiful scenery... I will be back the next season...

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Trip 2010 - Fraser's Hill (Part 1)

Fraser's Hill located in Pahang, about 2 hours of slow drive from Kuala Lumpur town. Frankly nothing much to see there unless you are bird lover. For me, the cold temperature is enough for me to plan for another visit. The lowest was 15◦c, pretty cool/ cold for Malaysia.

Shot this after a short shower, right outside the hotel lobby, Silverpark.

Everything slows down even your heart beat...

A cricket spotted, Raynox filter was clipped onto my 50mm for this shot.

Some of the shot taken during the 2 days 1 night stay...

More to come...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Taiwan - Jiufen (九份)

Jiu Fen (九份), A village in the early Qing Dynasty that housed nine families , every shipment arrived in "nine portions" from town. Later Jiufen ("Nine portions" in Chinese) became the name of the village.

A view from the former gold mine village.
Jiufen was only an isolated village until 1893, when gold was discovered in the area...

more to come...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shinjuku Street

Shinjuku street, end of Spring during lunch hour...

Sunday, October 31, 2010


This shot was taken 15 minute before a heavy storm. A kite was flying in the sky as if escaping from the emerging dark cloud.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Here We Are

Common bird, as if waiting for something... Bukit Tinggi October 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Photo taken in Redang Beach, surprisingly the sun came out quite late I woke up at 6 but sun came out around 7am.

The sky actually brighter than shown in the picture, intentionally darken the sky to emphasize on the cloud.