The Apostles by skippy007 (12510)
trekks (14348) 2010-01-19 4:14
I would definitely have to go back here 10 more times to get this vintage view with such mid tones and shades which only you could master the stroke with CS4 for the same effect since I have seen how you use the brush tool so wisely.
But I remain pretty certain that the light source and the intensity is straight out of the box and you have captured it much better than even my eyes had seen this view.
Greetings from Borneo, only 2 months away, bill
Malang... by siolaw (38284)
trekks (14348) 2010-01-15 15:30
I can tell you that now I almost have the same tan as this man. If you see me in the streets of Goa, please be kind and nice to me, even if you do not try to recognize me or give me a charity token gift. Very lovely portrait of this man willing to give you such a perfect pose. But just what did you say or do to him to have him this good for you?
You are not nice to him, are you? If so, why is the white big thing pointing behind at his head? Did you threaten him?
:)) aha, all part of a day's photo hunting, did you say? The light is great.
God's Grafitti for Rikk by delpeoples (53167)
trekks (14348) 2010-01-15 6:52
I no longer claim as Malaysia's naughty schoolboy. I am giving up. But not before telling you that this is a departure from your long exposures with tripod and the result is no less impressive. Because of the strong light and color tones, enhanced by your CPL and the composition of the rocks on each side to deny the horizon to make its complete claim. Clean white sand is probably a plus here to balance the strong blue.
And yes, I like the way you have been hiding behind the rock at FG probably because you could not find a toilet out here and you did it the most natural way possible, with camera in hand. That is not a typical-Malaysia comment, it is just vintage trekks me :)
Rather than God's graffiti, I say this is nature's graffiti. Am I cheeky now?
No more Greetings from Borneo, not this time, because you wanna whip me so bad, dont ya?
Muesins' call by Helisa (330)
trekks (14348) 2010-01-14 3:21
dzie dobry Aneta, Greetings to Poland.
I am glad to see this waterfront view from the eyes of a Polish woman. And you have done a great capture with the orange tone and mood of the sky at FL123mm of Zuiko lens. I can imagine you went by sampan boat to the other side of river to get this POV, which looks like to me a landing jetty near to Astana not the one in front of Hilton. I think when I took Pascale of France on the ride, we saw a similar scene like this, with orange tones too. I must say it is a fine choice.
Because it captured the sun in time before it dipped under the thick clouds, just above the Mount Serapi at Matang.
For people not familiar with Kuching, they would not know if this is sunrise or sunset, because you did not say so in your note or title and your photo info shows a time of 11.39am which I would rather believe is still Poland time zone in your camera clock. If +6, the time of Kuching would be correct, right?
My versions below
July 6, 2008 and
July20, 2008 when Pascale of France was here
For me, perhaps I would click a few seconds earlier before the boat slides crossing the sun's reflection. Your capture is just as good as it is.
I tend not to agree with your perception and note. The people on the other side of river, tend to be more conservative and traditionally passed down by generations. They choose to live here, for appreciate the beauty of Kuching city every single moment of day and night. These people may look poor, but they are not, truthfully.
And I do agree with you when you say full of contrast. It is. The south side is commercial and traditionally Chinese. That is why the government split the city into two, the north caters for Malay community, the south for the Chinese. Even the 2 city halls architecture are designed with that concept in mind. The North City Hall is islamic and domed, the South City Hall is pagoda shaped.
Another thing that reminds me is the river profile below the retaining wall. Some photographers argued that it is a tilt of horizon, and I had clarified that it is just natural flow line of river, in terms of technical language, it is hydraulic gradient of the flow. This is a flowing river, water goes from high level to lower end. It cannot be level. Not a horizon. I hope the great photographer from NZ can read it, but he is on TL.
I would love to bring you around this area. It would fun to meet and then it would be more fun to shoot and compare with Olympus. And I end this comment with a fine praise for you Aneta, because the boatman seemed to be standing and posing just for you. You must have given him special attraction to do that! I would not blame him if I see a Polish woman shooting this direction :)
Greetings from Borneo, where it rains all day.
Tutankhamen by skippy007 (12510)
trekks (14348) 2010-01-13 4:33
hello Cheeky Santo
I am unable to leave this image alone without many a comment. You know why.
Do you think that you could cheat on me if you change the date of this photo to 2010-12-13, that is, 11 months away from today? hehe, now you know if you sneak around taking body art or tattoo, you have to remain honest. Nothing happen story.
Okay, I wont need to comment further because the photo speaks for itself, in my particular case. Everything is just my taste. With exception I would like to throw the guy with blue jeans into the Antartic Ocean.
You have taste, brother.
Pantai Chenang Sunset by jusninasirun (17160)
trekks (14348) 2010-01-03 4:36
Well, Jusni, I cannot resist to post a comment on this incredibly beautiful capture of the evening light at the beach with such kind of live activities and dynamic mood, all coming from your film sensor and what a great composition to make everything so perfected with skill and i remember well that you were all the time sitting at the edge of the sand watching and observing every move on the beach. This is a great one to present your sharp eye.
Thank you too Mr Host for the kind invitation to Kodiang and this island, as I have said, it is simply perfect trip, not even a single flaw, hats off to your kind planning and execution of a joyful trip. Mersi frumos.
Boardway to the City by alftrek (3270)
trekks (14348) 2010-01-01 7:11
hey! Happy 2010 New Year better late than never and all the best!
An architectural trained eye is always added advantage and here it is illustrated without a doubt on how a composition can benefit nicely to the smallest detail. The lines, light+shadow on this footbridge is helping to enhance this view so much to make it a powerful feature and it is undoubtedly a nice engineering piece of work.
Belated Greetings from Kodiang and Langkawi of 2 days ago
Happy New Year by skippy007 (12510)
trekks (14348) 2010-01-01 6:22
If I ever said anything sideways about you, I am ready to face the concrete boots. And in 3 days I spent with Jusni, a lot more friendship developed out of photography and life itself. So you will not find it remotely strange to be in Malaysia. You will feel at home.
I look at this image and it gave me puzzles I could not solve. You had long exposure for the trail lights on the road, yes but then your moving truck and car behind, they could not be on long exposure, right? So what trick on CS4 did you do on that?
Otherwise, this is a trick too to get the lightning strike and what were you doing sitting there all alone waiting for lightning to come? Are you sure you are sane now, Santo? Or tell me who was with you there.
Happy 2010 New Year to you Bloke.
Take great care, bill.
Kuala Sungai Baru Creepers by jusninasirun (17160)
trekks (14348) 2010-01-01 5:50
谢谢，我感谢您, merci, mersi thank you, arigato! It has been my dream to come visit you from the day I saw photos of Kodiang and you have been on my path to cross since 2 years ago. Now it finally crosses again after your Kuching trip. What else to say except that we have more similarities and common things to share and your beautiful wife has been a strong anchor to that. I see happiness in that home. Yes. And I like what I see.
This one must have escaped my notice but your film is really enhancing an otherwise boring rock face on the coastal side. I would not think any of my digital shots could compare and give justice to this beautiful composition and capture of just a side of the road, but your masterful skill has rendered it to become a beauty.
The green and yellow hues are making me drool and I shall look forward to take your kind advice of using my Olympus OM-2 soon. A challenge I will take to appreciate your friendship. And please if you can, stop the puffing :))
I am not sure how you did it with f/1.4 but this DOF is fantastic. It is becoming like an artwork when I see this.
I have to admire your dedication and passion to photography and now that I have seen 40 film cameras in your cabinet, I have to salute you. You have taught me a lot of things and ways since 2 years and I remain humbly grateful. Sharing, yes. I will.
Meet again, yes, it shall be. Perhaps with film :)
Adios! All my best wishes for happiness, love and HEALTH.
Take great care, bill
Merry Christmas by skippy007 (12510)
trekks (14348) 2009-12-27 2:35
I dream of riding this and go travel everywhere and hope that someday it comes true. Very fitting photo for Xmas and really a good toy for adults like us.
Somehow the modern day machine combined with an old myth of the old man in red plus the hippie gypsy makes this image so out of the world and you know you get a winner here much more powerful that a tattoo photo.
Merry Xmas again and Happy 2010 New Year to you.