Woman in Red by alftrek (3270)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-06 10:20
Just about anything the woman would do, with a red background like that, she would stands out prominently. ANd something about the white line leads us to her. You have a drawing attention to a habit which Malaysian would do very well to emulate. Read.
I always like very much, a photo that has a subject which has a meaning or an expression which the photographer has in mind of getting into its audience.
Bill is right in telling you what I have been doing. Only this weekend, I could escape to a quiet village where I could have some times going through works done by other photographers and putting my 2 cents worth about what I feel or think about them.
Have a great Sunday Fred.
View over Penkensee by ls7902 (7328)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-06 8:22
For someone like me who have been exclusively shooting rainforest and tropical ranges, seeing this work of reflection, can be said out of my world right now. It's surreal and something I might see from 3D editors.
I liked the idea of sandwiching the lake with the snow patched brown grassy bank and the Zillertal. And the attitude of the sky set the emotional tone of this work.
Stillupspeicher by ls7902 (7328)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-06 8:09
Long Time No See my friend. This is one of those rare weekend when I could actually sit down with a fluorescent tube above me. Most times, somewhere rural.
I enjoyed very much reading your short note. It reminded me of a book about places we must see before something tripped our switches :]
Also, you did justice to this landscape. The colors are good, the definition is great. Just the kind of composition and exposure that is inviting to the location.
Hope one day, I get to walk the same road you did on this.
Selamat Berpuasa dan Maaf Zahir Bathin Latiff
~ITS HIM AGAIN~ by adamchewts01 (862)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-06 7:37
Thanks to him and how he looked, it made me more appreciative of the woman's body. Not that I'm not or less but just like darkness, it just made you more appreciative of brightness.
Most of the Sea Bajaus off Semporna are stateless because they were always on the moves. They were sea gypsies or sea nomads, always drifting from island to island and living off the sea in their lepa-lepa. Even though there is a historical evidence proving that they have been natives of Sabah, politician is like a blind man walking.
Night Life by aadilj (18102)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-06 7:28
I have seen thousands of photos depicting India but there are those that are less colorful and ceremonial. Such as this. It depicts the true colors of life and for most parts, they are less than colorful. It's good you are using your advertising mind, to show the true values of something which most of us would not want to see. Or believe on hearing.
KEMBALiLAH KESiSi Mu... by adamchewts01 (862)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-06 7:21
Thank you for reminding me of my mum. Well...not that I have had forgotten her. How could I forget the first love of my life yes?
I believed you have had done more than just taking this couple in monochrome. You too have purposely added grains to make this into a retro work. It reminded me of the photos in the grandparent's albums. Gritty, sepia and with a strong feeling of yesteryears.
Dear Adam, you also might like to rephrase your title. The appropriate phrase is "Kembalilah Ke Sisi Ku", which means Come Back To Me. Your title actually means Come Back To You :)
Rubber Estate by foozi (7101)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-06 7:01
With this kind of rubber estate, all lined up nice and easy with well maintenance, even I wouldn't have any problem tapping rubber. Unlike a lot of places in Sabah where, you can't differentiate whether the forested hill in front of you is a rubber plantation or a rainforest. And if it is a rubber plantation, you would wonder how the rubber tappers go through the undergrowth from tree to tree, especially in the dark early morning.
I have told my team to get a backpack or any kind of bag, small enough to hold a camera, 2 lens and accessories without making them looking like a photographer. For instance, my camera backpack started life as a 2 liter hydration bag. One thing you don't want to look is looking like a photographer on a warpath :) I have had seen photographers with backpacks and gears making them looked like marines invading something.
Then again, photographers, never leave home without their cameras.
above and beyond by oanna (1202)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-06 4:58
The problem being a tourist is, you just don't have that much time to spend with your subject. You have a good subject here and technically you did well except for the ambience. It's sunny. It's just me that I would wait for the sun to be a bit less brighter, maybe either early in the morning or late in the afternoon and hope for a serious sky; dark blue with heavy cloud. Anything heavy to showcase the sense of mystery or religiousness of this monastery and how it was constructed.
Sea Bajau way 2 (PfB4) by trekks (14348)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-06 4:42
The thing about the islanders, just about each and everyone of them is a photo ops. Each of them has something to say or at least express about their state of being. And the great thing about them is, when a camera is pointed at them, none of them would give you that cliche expressions you would get when shooting urban subjects; peace sign, slapstick expression etc.
Maybe next time, we could go there again and stay for the night.
Anyway, I would post a shot of a group of Sea Bajau children having fun by the sea.
Preparing to Plant by foozi (7101)
rabani (9645) 2008-09-05 3:30
Even though our padi fields produce the same thing but there are things which are different between our home state. For instance, for as much as I have looked far and wide for this water lilies, I just couldn't find anywhere in the sawah padi that I have had explored. Or being shout at " Hoi...buat ape tu!"
Selamat Berpuasa Foozi dan pada orang rumah. Semoga apa yang kita nampak disekitar kita, membuat kita lebih dekat dan beriman denganNya,yang selalu di hati kita.
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