Thursday, March 24, 2011

Grand Canyon part 2

This is the part 2 of Grand Canyon shots. Hope the photos won't bore you because what you going see is just another batu (rock) loh....

one of the sunrise shot

View from Yaki point. if i remember correctly.

Layer cake?. nop, layer rock 

One of the valley, you can see Colorado river

Try to use the tree as framing of the shot

i think you can imagine how tick is the snow and how cold is this place

i like the sky.....

nothing to say. just enjoy the photo

Visitor Center, hardly find a walk path to there....

Colorado river view, can't see? find the tiny line at center

boring izzit? scroll down then

here are my foot step

if fall down sure nothing left

clearer Colorado river view, thanks to 70-200mm f4 L lens

TQ for scrolling down, this is a bonus shot to let you see handsome man

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Grand Canyon part 1

Hallo guys, it was sometimes i didn't update this blog, sorry ya. Last year Dec i was really busy with work + family stuff. Coming to this year i had a chance travel to US to visit my wife which has a project running Oregon state. Sounds nice right? yeah it was except the bill of the air ticket and you have to spend everything in USD :-(. . Me and my wife took a week off after i arrive Oregon for 2 days and we bought ourself an air ticket Las Vegas or Sin City. After that we rent a car from Vegas and drive to Grand Canyon. It was 4 hours boring drive due to Nevada & Arizona sunset is quite early (about 6pm and the sky will dark). When we arrive at 10pm and we was surprise to see everywhere is cover with snow. oh man.... Grand Canyon is desert and not suppose to be hot one meh? unfortunately this place will also have winter and just most of the time tourist choose to visit this here during summer which is super hot and hence express a wrong message to us. So how cold is it? not very cold lah, -6 degree C to 6 degree C plus windy. Still okay... (actually F'ing freezing). Alright, cut the blar blar and straight to photo viewing. i split in to part 1 and part 2 because i have tons of photo i would like to share. Hope won't make you sian (boring) lah.. Enjoy.

Sunrise 1 at Grand Canyon
Stunning sky, will with cloud

Sunrise 2

Sunrise 2
Korean uncle at another side taking sunrise photo. This photo was captured using 70-200 f/4L
The Sun is coming but the other side is cover with cloud.

The rock actually in layer and most importantly snow is everywhere.

A strange big rock

Panorama view, combination 3 photos

One is the valley in Grand Canyon

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year

Hi all, it has been a while i didn't update my blog... sorry sorry, recently work has occupied 90% of my life and i really have no time to update anything here.. pai seh ah...

Anyway, today i would like to wish everybody Happy Chinese New Year and do enjoy your quality time with your family members. Stay tune for my coming post!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

D7000 price release!!

Sorry guys, is been a while i didn't post any update into my blog.. sorry ah.. too busy with work and family stuff recently... actually i got a lot of thing planning to update but lack of time.. pai seh pai seh
ok lah.. today i going to tell you Malaysia finally released the price for D7000. Guess how much? not cheap friend, RM3950 (USD1267) for body only (free 8GB SHHC & Nikon SLR bag). it was a good camera but i am sure it going to burn a big hole into your pocket. I am still waiting the full review report from After i read it ah, i will post my own comment about this camera some time soon. If got chance i will go to camera shop to hold this camera as well.. if i can find a good time doing this..

Monday, October 18, 2010

Nikon D3100

Not sure you feel the same or not, when a lot of folks try to invest to for their first SLR, usually they will have a lot of hard time in choosing which SLR worth to spend their hard earn $$$, go for Canon, Nikon or Sony? of course there are other brand out there but in Malaysia this 3 are the top runners. I group top 6 considerations that bugging their mind the most
  1. Cost of the camera
  2. Branding (which one better, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Pentax)
  3. Lens choice
  4. Weight & Size
  5. Image quality
  6. Do i really need SLR??

But if you are looking for the first SLR that won't put a big hole to your pocket and answer all the worries above, personally i would recommend Nikon D3100. Why? price is very attractive loh, tag at RM1988 in Shashinki with free SLR bag & 4GB memory. Sui leh...Compare to Canon still selling 1000D as their budget line with dated features, Nikon really outshine in

  • 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
  • 3.0" LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
  • Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
  • 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
  • IS0 100-3200 range (12,800 expanded)
  • HD movies (1080, 720p or WVGA)
  • Live View
  • Ability to shoot Raw + Fine JPEG
  • Expeed 2 Image processing engine
Image below compare side by side between Canon 1000D & Sony A390. Three of them almost the same in size. D3100 is quite lightweight, so no worry to carry around. 

Ok, let review again the top 6 considerations for D3100

  1. Cost of the camera - Cheap, less than RM2k
  2. Branding - Nikon leh, big brand, no worry on build quality
  3. Lens choice - plenty out there, but your lens need to have build in motor lo..
  4. Weight & Size - only 505grams. lightweight lah.. small in size, easy to carry around
  5. Image quality - impressive for a budget SLR standpoint
  6. Do i really need SLR?? - ask back yourself
Alright, i hope i do provide a little help before you make up your mind which SLR to go. Watch the quick hands on from youtube, the ISO performance is remarkable good for a budget camera, good job Nikon. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hong Kong - Giant Buddha or 天壇大佛

It is photo time again, this round i would to share the photos i took from my last Hong Kong trip in 2009. Pai seh i am not going to share all in single post because there are a lot and i prefer split into few post. 

Today i will just share the giant Buddha photo. If you never went there before, Giant Buddha is located in Ngong Ping, Lantau island. To go there you can take MTR to Tung Ching station and change to cable car or bus if you scare of height or kiam siap :). Giant Buddha is 34 metres (112 ft) tall, weighs 250 metric tons (280 short tons) and it is one of the world's tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha. If you like to know more about Giant Buddha... Google it yourself lah.. 

It was December at that time, not so hot but not cold either, perfect timing for travel. ok lah. stop talking liao, here you go the photos.

That's all for this round, next post i will share others location photo from HK, stay tune.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Canon 60D price released!!!!

All right!!!!!!!! Malaysia finally released the price for 60D and you should able to get it by October. Compare to Amazon US and Shashinki Malaysia. Malaysia price is very attracting and i believe a lot of 350D, 400D, 450D & 500D user already start to prepare their pocket money for this upgrade. Unfortunately 50D body still sell at MYR 2998, i don't think still have anybody will go to get 50D right now unless you have special reason. 

60D body - USD 1099 (MYR 3383)
60D with 18-135mm - USD1399 (MYR 6134)

60D body - MYR 3198
60D with 18-135mm - MYR 3998

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sg Layar photo outing

It’s been a while I didn't share any photo from my canon 350D, pai seh ah.. I was too lazy to pick photos from my collections and share it out to you guys, plus this week I am busy doing OT in weekend to earn extra pocket money. Hehe

Last week my sister and her hubby came back from Singapore to visit our parent in Sg Petani, Kedah and we decided to organize a small photo outing between myself and my SGD (Singapore dollor) brother in law :-) to test out his new camera. He actually bought Panasonic FZ35 few months back after I recommend this model to him as I bought same camera model to my wife earlier of the year. Primary objective of this photo outing is for him to get familiar with FZ35 function before my sister and him travel to Korea in October.  Secondly is to avoid him complain the camera lao beh (lame), you know lah.. usually people blame the camera more than their own skills mah... sorry bro.......wahahaha... 

Location was my kampung (home place), Sg Layar - the place i spent my youth days. It got river, got padi field and it is only 5min away, perfect location for photo shooting. We woke up at early morning and travel to Sg Jagung river with my elder sister motorcycle. We stop at a small jetty nearby the bridge connect Sg Layar to Semerling so that we can start shooting some nice photo. 

It was a nice morning and the view was great too except we still a bit sleepy at that time. It still early and no people around except a few workers but surprisingly i met my secondary school junior. She was alone and i managed to take some photo of her before i go and say hi to her. 

Ok lah, enough talking.. enjoy the photos around the jetty and do leave some comment if you feel  the photo is nice or need some improvement.


She was thinking something when i took this photo

Another photo of her from the back
The view to Sg Jagung river from the bridge

The bridge between Sg Layar and Semerling

View from jetty
Pillar at the jetty

A view below the jetty
Fisherman boat (Sampan) 

View from the sampan to the bridge
Another view from the sampan to the bridge

Passenger boat from the jetty
The fisherman is preparing to catch some fish