Kinabatangan District is Sabah's largest district area measuring 10,936.73 square kilometers. Besides owning huge area of forest, it is also known with its limestone cave. There are lots of theories on the origin of this area's name. The west (typically western explorers) stated that "kinabatangan" means a "chinese river"... in the hakka (a chinese tribe), "Kina-Bata-Ngan" means "now we own this land". however, according to the locals, kinabatangan means a typical stick that is used to
take the swift's nest on the cave ceiling.
Majority of the locals of kinabatangan consist of different ethnics, some are 'sungai' people, 'idahan', 'tidog', 'kagayan' and 'suluk'. Kinabatangan also has Sabah's longest river. in the past when logging activities is done, this river was used as a "transport" for the log to reach certain area where it will be collected. the floating log eventually flow with the river current and reach the collecting spot. this technique saves cost for transportation and thus increase income.
There is a river boat jetty jus under the bridge where you can charter to bring you for a trip to view places of interest along the river side (which i never went) but just for a reminder, be tottally aware of crocs at the river side. never get wet or its to let... keep dry! you know what i mean by that! crocodiles are nearby! however, despite the crocs around, theres no need to fear, there are no reports of boat passangers attacked by crocs... they say it has to do with lagends... i dont know!?
as you can see in this picture, this is the so called Kinabatangan river. you can see the kinabatangan bridge that streches across the river. it is the main connector of the northen and eastern part of sabah.
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rabani (9645) 2006-11-22 0:31
Here's a tip Frisco; Go to the bridge again and stand in the center at the bridge's entrance.Make sure there's no incoming car. The bridge's metalworks is impressive as a graphical presentation of this bridge.
Second tip, climb back to the top of Batu Tulug where the boardwalk is. Shoot from the boardwalk this bridge with the river and its surrounding countryside. I believed you can come here again. You must be a trainee teacher with MPT :)
Keep on shooting but spend time more on your composition and working at your subject. Always present something which makes the something looks better or in better light.
DragonAngel (280) 2006-11-23 21:30
nice try bah. of coz sky was a bit too bright and composition could be more widen, but this shot reminds me of my trip to Kg. Batu Putih Kinabatangan. I was participating the homestay program, and it was quite interesting. Nice people, simple life, lots of wildlife (even the wildboar taking a nap under our host house :D), and we did went to Batu Tulug as well.
There are plenty caves in Kinabatang similar to batu Tulug actually, with lots of old coffins and historical things. Sadly, it was too late to be save by time it was discovered by the authority or simply ignored.
Your notes are helpfull and presentation reflects your interesting character :D
Thanks and regards,
Matthew-Watt (6043) 2006-11-24 18:38
Reminds me of my recent trip to the Bridge on the River Kwai in Thailand. The bottom half of your image is sharp and consists of a good range of colours, however the top half is far too bright. I have this problem also at times, esp. when the sun is almost directly overhead. The more you angle the camera downwards, the better the light levels will appear in the upper half of your image. I think a better perspective away from the intense light would have been beneficial. Good effort.
hoorge (1434) 2007-01-31 8:41
This is a good attempt and a good scene for capture. However, like the others have said, the image is too bright and kind of distorts the picture and takes away the focus from the nice bridge. I do like the pov with the angle of the bridge from the top corner leading the eye down to the river.