Throwback: Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah

Photography

It has been a while since I last posted a photo or even a blog post. I have been pretty busy lately and has not gotten much time off to do things that I want to do. I have resigned from my current post though, and will be moving on to a new career and industry. I take it as a challenge for myself. Going to be extremely challenging but with that, I am taking a long break starting. I do plan to go for a long holiday before I step into the new shoe at a new place.

As I am going for a break, it is a good time for me to start picking up back an old hobby that I have long neglected, which is photography. With my new hobby, I think it is also a good time for me to start posting a photo a day! Will this work, I don’t know but let’s try for the next one week and see if I am able to do this. The photo I guess can either be an old photo or a new photo that I taken throughout the week. It does not matter whether I take the photo using my phone or my camera. The important thing is about me having to capture something.

The photo taken is one is on my really old Nikon back in 2006. On a trip to Kuala Terengganu. I must say, the exposure was perfect, I wish I had a better camera so that I can manipulate the dynamic range and get a better photo. Perhaps when I get a better camera, I will make a trip to Terengganu again and reshoot this photo. It has been 9 years since I last took this photo. Just amazing. Looking at my old photo – I have progressed so much in terms of photography. I can safely say that in the past – I shoot mostly snapshot, and now I am extremely picky (perhaps also because Lightroom CC is so expensive in terms of storage. I am still clearing up some old photos and archiving it versus keeping it in Cloud 🙂 I will only keep the good photos on the cloud, and the rest can be kept in my hard drive. If I lose it I don’t really care 🙂

Malaysian Flatiron

Photography

On Sunday – I went out for a walk. After a heavy brunch and Sangeetha, needed to walk off all the calories. Thank god I brought out my camera 🙂 Its one of those rare Sunday afternoon that I took my camera out. Partly due to the fact that I wanted to shoot more photos. I have not been using my camera much, thus bringing it out will push me to use it more often, rather than keeping in on my table (not even in a drybox, since my drybox died!).
The following photo above is the Malaysian Flatiron, located not far from Petaling Street (Chinatown), few steps away from Pasar Karat. No idea what the significance of Pasar Karat though. Perhaps I need to do a bit more research.

The photo below is the original Flatiron. Shoot this photo back in 2008 – when I went to New York for a holiday. One of those days that I took 3 weeks off to spend hell a lot of money and ate hell a lot of food!

Obviously – not so the same, but almost the same 🙂 I guess given how small is the Malaysian Flatiron, the narrowest corner is definitely not usable 🙂

 

 

 

 

Ride to Fraser’s Hill Gap

Motorbike

In the past two weeks, I have been riding my bike. Not so much focusing on other things but just riding my bikes. The bike is super awesome. I somewhat rediscover what I enjoy about riding. The first few rides were about getting used to the bike. The photo below shows the ride on that day.

I am still learning on how to edit good video, and what makes great video – great. One thing that I know, is of course the synchronization of the music and the video. In which the video above has.

One of my friend did make a comment, I put in too much of my bike. Which I have to agree. Despite the fact that the video is about me and my bike, I think people will be more interested with the scenery and the views that I get to enjoy. Hence – I need to reduce the bike videos and add more travel things.

 

Masjid Tengku Zaharah

Photography

Throwback of a picture that I captured more than 11 years ago! Its amazing. My skills was really shitty then – not that it is much better. Was using a Nikon D70s with a wide angle 12-24 F4 if I am not mistaken.

The picture was originally looked pretty shitty and had to be uplifted using Photoshop and Lightroom. Pretty common then as apart from my poor skill of getting the right exposure coupled with an old technology. I bet you the photo from my iPhone will turn up much better.

🙂

 

Menara Condong Teluk Intan

Photography

Throwback of a photo that I shot 3 years ago (2013). Shot using Leica M9 coupled with 24mm Summilux. The lens is pretty darn sharp.

I am just trying out a new sharpening technique that I learned few minutes ago :p

The following photo shows the comparison of the photo – based on the different level of processing. I wonder which one is good?

comparison