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My 1st post from Nikon D40 camera. Dedicated to Chai [Ah] Hoe who in 2008 reached the summit of Mount Kinabalu with his wife Evelyn despite almost giving up in cold windy weather at 4095m.

Slow me down, just like the new TE website interface with plenty of bugs to be fixed real soon, but at least the upload was fixed to allow EXIF data and insertion of DATE, after several beta test reports I sent earlier. I spotted this scene about 2 hrs from Kuching as I was driving back to Sibu, coming onto upward hill slope section where I was slowed down by this bright green truck. I quickly drew out my camera and had to shoot through the windscreen while still driving. No there was no other cars around and I almost bumped into the back of this truck, it was so slow.

But the real reason you could see, must be the SLOW red sign and the traffic barrier onto this guy's head. I thought it was a smart idea. Against the wishes of my wife and sons in the car, even my dog Dude [he has been declared my 4th son, BTW] was not very happy I slowed down. Quality was not really good as I did not have time to reset the camera settings where earlier my son used the camera. Not really useful to have iso1600, f/14 but 1/1000s was good for me on the move. I thought this scene is not just funny with the barrier on the guy's head and his friend peering over the SLOW sign and smiling at me taking photograph at them, they are really smart to use such a bright green truck with signs, moving slowing along the road to warn and slow down traffic, for safety reasons. I like the way it was done and effective. I am sure you would slow and shoot too if you have your camera. On 2nd thought, the sign is now read as SLOW MEN :)) hehe dirty mind! The color reminds me now of 7-UP!

Also dedicate to skippy007/Santo because I know he will enjoy this sign, AND to siolaw/Laurent because he is most funny girl [hehe, sorry typo mistake, guy!] so far I have met from TE.

Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 DX, 52mm UV

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