#Landscapes

Biwako, Japan

Biwako, Japan

I lied on the grass, using my body to stabilize my camera and square ND filters (not screwed on), no tripod… as I was touring in Japan with me 20-inch singlespeed folding bike with fully loaded panniers. Not to forget it was about 15-18 degrees Celsius near sunset. The last time I took landscape photography seriously was probably 20 years ago.

One of my last student I taught in my private classes is into shooting landscapes. She sort of made me think about getting back to shooting nature again. It’s always a refreshing experience to breathe in the fresh air in nature, indulging in the masterpieces God has created. No two leaves are the same. So are humans.

 

Sunset in Kota Kinabalu

Shot with Olympus E-PL1, 14-42mm kit lens at 14mm, 10 sec exposure, camera rested on a slightly shaky wooden rail, I.S. Auto.

Image is straight out of camera (SOOC) with absolutely no post-processing other than resizing, adding  watermark and border. I brought along my Sony NEX-3 to do a comparison with the E-PL1 during this trip. Will write more about it in my next post.

Rushing Home

There’s no place better than home. Let us all remember the many homeless out there each day when we are travelling comfortably in our air-conditioned car. At the end of each passing day, it’s good to have some time to yourself, quiet and alone. Sometimes we work so hard for what we’re after and pass it without realizing it.

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Bukit Tinggi Malaysia – 12 Jul 2009

A passing moment of clouds travelling past. This happened just for a few seconds before the light is all flat.

A passing moment of clouds travelling past. This happened just for a few seconds before the light is all flat.

Shot of the day – 12 Jul 2009, with my new toy (all my buddies know what it is). Good photographs depend on great imagination NOT gear. (Though the Olympus E-P1 grainy film art filter really helps this time… haha…) The best camera is the one in your hands.¬† Let’s all focus on expressing our IMAGINATION!