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Living life at its best

A geek's journal on things that did not matter the most.

It's coming!! It's coming!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Give it another 2-3 weeks and it will be the big brother of my Canon PowerShot S3 IS. Introducing Canon EOS 400D! Coming to my hands! WoooHooo!!!

Click for a larger view - Image by http://www.dpreview.com

*Off course - it will be using the standard kit lense at first*
*Next in list - one wide, one tele, one macro, one 50mm*


-v-

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Dynamic in Range - HDR unlimited

Saturday, January 20, 2007

I've been into these HDR stuff lately and I don't think I can free myself nor that I want to be free of HDR hehe and I think a fellow Blogger/FlickR buddy, Scott (Scott's Flickr site is here.) is having the same experience with HDR and FlickR. HDR is something like an eye-opener and FlickR, well, the more appreciative comments you have, the more addicted you get hehe

But what I really need to try now is those single RAW HDR. As you can see from my FlickR, my HDR is pretty limited to buildings/landscape and off course macro (day time and night time). But what I really want is to do some portraits on HDR and also some while-driving-shots ( kids, don't do this please). There some sceneries that are just awesome and stopping the car at the side is impossible. There's no way I'm gonna get it going using multiple exposure bracketing so the only way to get it done is by single RAW conversion.

But then, here's the little problem that I have - Canon Powershot S3 does not have RAW, only JPEGs. So scratch the single RAW thingy aside until my new Canon EOS 400D comes in *heh heh heh*

Well, at the moment, I'll just make do with what I have :)

Hmm getting a wide angle converter for my PowerShot S3 seems a good idea...

Again, like always, my blog wouldn't be complete without my shots! Hahaha (Oh before I forgot, these are HDR shots using multiple exposure.)


The same day I hang out with Ipin, only this is in the evening after the rain stops. I have to tell you, the sunset and clouds were breath taking - IMHO, the best I've seen so far. Litterally the Golden Hours!

The same day I hang out with Ipin, only this is in the evening after the rain stops. I have to tell you, the sunset and clouds were breath taking - IMHO, the best I've seen so far. And this is taken from Mid Valley car park. Someone said it looks like Gotham city hehe.. I like it!

The same day I hang out with Ipin, only this is in the evening after the rain stops. I have to tell you, the sunset and clouds were breath taking - IMHO, the best I've seen so far.

This is Sunway Lagoon. I was there with Ipin after hanging out at Orca Blue with him. Promo: If you want to take scuba lessons and getting yourself diving gears, check out the Orca Blue at http://www.myorcablue.com or you can contact them through their email admin [at] myorcablue dot com. The boss there is an excellant underwater photographer :)

The Wawasan Bridge in Putrajaya is must - almost everyone who are there to shoot, will definately take a shot at this bridge.

I went back to Putrajaya in the middle of the night with Syscalls, Pak Mat, Jibam and Jojo. Love the buildings and trees here.

I went back to Putrajaya in the middle of the night with Syscalls, Pak Mat, Jibam and Jojo. Love the streets here.

Take peek at my FlickR!

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Today - What about today?

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Something about today:
  • Today I tagged along my ex-officemate to a wedding.
  • Today I almost did not went to the wedding because I did not know where the place.
  • Today I shoot (with a camera) people (Something which is not really my style but I like it).
  • Today I ate Thai food (I think).
  • Today I am in the office working by myself.
  • Today I am happy to shoot (with a camera) people.
  • Today I am posting people pictures.
  • Today I want to wish the lovely couples a long lasting and wonderful marriage!
The bride in black and white

The bridegroom

Someone I don't know.

Somebody in green

Table deco

There are a few more shots I took at FlickR and some I haven't uploaded them to my FlickR. So check out my FlickR.


~ END OF PEOPLE STUFF ~

~~ High Dynamic Range ~~

I will shoot in HDR for still photography. I am pretty much addicted to HDR. So this section is a continuation of my HDR shots using Canon PowerShot S3 and Photomatix.

Kuala Lumpur night time from Asy-Syakirin mosque KLCC in HDR.


Masjid Wilayah in HDR

From STAR LRT Masjid Jamek, KL in HDR

Medan Pasar in HDR

The Curve in HDR

I just love HDR :)
Take a peek at my FlickR.

-v-

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2007 - What's New?

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Uhmm let me see....
  • I am going to be a father to a cute little son :)
  • I am going to get a digital SLR camera (Canon off course)
  • I am going to explore photography more seriously
  • I am going to make a long list of movies to watch this year (Transformers!)
  • I am going to get more and more money (I hope)

Special note: I have a new interest in photography - High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging.

These are my attempts on HDR imaging using my Canon PowerShot S3 IS and Photomatix:


Justice has a home - Palace of Justice in HDR

Colors of dawn - Kelana Jaya Lake Garden in HDR

Rising of the Sun - Kelana Jaya Lake Garden in HDR.

Asy-Syakirin Mosque, KLCC in HDR

So what made me trying out HDR? Check out Trey's FlickR and Blog. Awesone and serious HDR grandmaster!

The other thing is that, I'm pretty unsatisfied with long exposures at 15 seconds/f8 on the S3, especially when there are street lights or excessive light source around - it just can't cope with it. By using HDR, I can now take shorter exposures, around 4-5 seconds with f4.5 or f5 and still get proper exposure. No overblown/underexposed here and there, well at least the overblowns/underexposed did not affect the overall image. It helps me with my long exposure experimentations with crazy lightings.


And I think I would throw in a Calendar set of year 2007, created with some of my favorite shoot using FD's FlickR toys. Check out this post later on!

Last but not least - Happy New Year, may the year 2007 will be a very good one!

-v-

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