Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Kay in Kebaya

Two weeks ago, my gangs and I had a portrait session with a new model, at least for me. She's Kay Marilyn from Penampang and from what I heard, she was once an Unduk Ngadau, or beauty queen. A very jovial person I must say which made the session such an enjoyable one.

Our place this time is Habiba Suites, which is located at Signal Hill in Kota Kinabalu. Located at a hill, this place offers marvelous views of sunset overlooking the city and even sunrise behind Mt. Kinabalu.

For this session, once again I used the CCTV lens for most of the photos and edited some of them to have the 'old photo' feel.

Habiba Suites.

A view of KK city.

Lucky for us, there's a classic Rover parked there. It is owned by the owner of Habiba Suites which suited the portrait theme.

Then, just before dawn, we went to the top of the building. The night view was nothing less than spectacular. It would be a great place to catch fireworks during Chinese New Year!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mengkabong Bridge revisited 28 Feb 2011

One of the great activities that can kick-start your weekend is to catch the first light of the day. My friends and I decided that we should revisited Mengkabong, as you won't find the same sunrise twice.

I woke up early(as usual) and drove my way to the bridge but was greeted with an early shower. I nearly stopped to inform the others but then I continued hoping that it would stop once I'm there. Luck was on our side as it wasn't raining at Mengkabong but we were greeted with an abundance of dark clouds which blocked the view of Mt. Kinabalu.

While waiting for some good shots, everyone took their time to position themselves around the bridge.

Of all the photos that day, this was one of two photos which looked good.

About a few minutes later, we were greeted with nice clouds and reflections.

The views from the other side of the bridge.

The gangs who attended that day.

Each trip to Mengkabong won't be complete without the usual stop to a restaurant near KK Polytechnic to savor cheap nasi lemaks.

RM1 each!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Nana at Ujana Rimba Park, Kota Kinabalu

This portrait session was done on the 21st of last month, but I can only post about it today due to my current busy schedule with work at school. Finally I can have some precious time editing the photos, sort it out before posting it here.

Nana is new to us, but she's a joy to work with. Not bad for a first-timer. During this photoshoot too, that I tried to limit myself with only one lens, and that's the CCTV 35mm f1.7. I can't remember when was the last time I used this lens, and it has always been dormant in my bag ever since I bought the EA-LA1 adapter and the 50 mm.

The weather was on our side as well as we used reflectors a lot.

Some photos of the shooters in action...


Yus with his Yashica TLR.