Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A new(at least for me) sunset look-out

I got to know about this place from a tour guide, and it is situated at Kpg. Contoh, somewhere deep inside Tanjung Aru town. My normal spot for sunset would be at the 3rd beach of Tanjung Aru, but this place offers an even wider, clearer and unobstructed view of the best sunsets in Sabah. This is made possible by a long jetty that stretched towards the sea.

Nice view of the jetty's lamp post.

The platform at the end of the jetty.

My friend Aloy, whose tour guide brought me here.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

KK Adventure Park

This afternoon, my colleague and I went to this place to see our students having their school activities there. It is located at Km 26.5, Kpg. Beringgis, Papar new road. This place offers leisure and challenging activities, good for team spirit building or family day plans. The best part is that it is situated overlooking the South China Sea with clean beaches. If I had joined the school activity, I would love to dip in the sea while waiting for sunsets.

A panorama of the beach

Flying fox.

For more info, you can email them at or call088-754959 or 751959.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sony Malaysia Alpha Dslt Natural Light Portraiture

This workshop was conducted on the 3rd of April, whereby, for the first time, I saw quite a number of Sony Alpha users attended. It was a free one, same like the basic workshop but the response for the basic was lukewarm. Our speaker was Mr. Wesley, the same guy who conducted the 1 and Multiple Light Workshop previously.

Being a portraiture workshop that emphasized on natural lighting, my Nex finally can perform on par with its bigger Alpha brothers. We used reflectors to lit up our model that day.

Vivian - our model.

Wesley was funny as usual. The workshop stressed on getting good portrait photos using some (but not necessarily) rules and technique. In the end, it was an eye-opener session.

A friend brought along this gem.

Owh, I won something during the workshop's mini competition. I brought home a Cybershot bag for getting the third place.

My 'winning' shot. :D

Still, I'm waiting for Sony to conduct a proper Nex's portraiture workshop as before this workshop ended, Wesley did show to us some photos from his previous Nex workshop, and I saw some really stunning images. Apart from that, I do hope he will be conducting editing classes as well.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Lily at Tun Fuad Tower

Another late post, due to the extra workload that have been bugging me for the past few weeks. And I'm not teaching all this week because I was tied up with just concluded badminton tournament at SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin and the current athletics training at Penampang Stadium.

Anyway, today's post is about a recent portraiture session held at Tun Fuad Tower at Yayasan Sabah and our talent this time was Lily. This time, I used both the 18-55 and the CCTV lens.

Indian Summer plugin in Nik. Love this lots!

With the decoration beads, she looked a bit like Pocahontas!

Anyway, I just came back from Natural Lighting workshop organised by Sony Malaysia which was held at Promenade. It's the only workshop, I think, that my Nex could match up with its bigger brothers where no flash would be used. It was great, and I won third place in a mini competition yay! Will blog about that. For now, I'm on the lookout for a used body to be my 'third' camera, either an A200, A100 or the KM7D. I do hope to get one by the end of this month tho. Why? Just say that I miss HSS...