Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kiulu Adventure and Photography Outing : The Photography

Photos taken during Adventure and Photography outing arranged by Mr. Lano Lan. After rafting activity we had lunch and started hunting for moments at Kiulu River where almost all villagers who lived along this river were busy with Tagal activities.

Here I tested my Tamron SP90mm which usually used for macro and push it outside its comfort zone in landscape, potrait and candid. Quite good , sharp, good in low light during this activity and nice bokeh too with its f2.8. However I need to constantly move to arrange my composition since it has a very tight frame.

Staged human interest with Lano Lan and his family at Kiulu River

Soft and lovely expression of Kiulu elderly women during this Tagal session.

Sirung is a traditional hat made of rattan/bamboo and usually made in 3 sizes, for children, sumandak (unmarried ladies) and for women age 30 years and above.

Mr. Edward Samunting, an NSTP photographer also covering the tagal activities. A handsome Sabahan man. :))

One of addictive activities at Kiulu River is feeding, touching, playing with the Malaysian Mahseer or locally known as Kelah.

The calmness of Kiulu River but always be careful as it is dangerous for those who cannot swim. The shallow part of the river as seen here in lighter yellow colour already as deep as my height.

Two locals waited for Kelah fishes to be trapped in their fish net. This is the break of Tagal session where villagers are allowed to catch fishes at this time. Tagal is a concept to protect the river environment where fishing is probihited along certain river except on Buka Tagal season.

Villagers collected the fishes from the net together in a team spirit of One Malaysia.

All fishes collected and brought to a small hall where all the fishes weighted and divided among the villagers with Tagal membership. Gong, a musical instrument was played briefly before session began to show that it was a big event.

A young man showed fishes caught in the fish net

An obviously eye catching young man with large tattoo on his back and shoulder.
And a stylish hair too.

This is part two of Kiulu Adventure and Photography Outing.
See part one of The Adventure here

Nikon D90 with Tamron SP90mm
Location : Poturidong Village, Kiulu River, Tamparuli, Sabah, Malaysia

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Kiulu Adventure and Photography Outing : The Adventure

A wonderful and stress relieving activities of white water rafting at Kiulu River with one of my photography sifu (teacher) Mr Lano Lan and 5 other photographers, Meg, Clare, Jigie, Ray and Sylvia on 26 October 2011.

Kiulu River is located at Kampung Pukak, Kiulu and about one hour drive from Kota Kinabalu which approximately 42 km in distance. The furthest rafting distance is 15 kilometres when the water is high and 7 kilometers in normal water level. The water at this time quite low, calm stream and without much rough incident but quite a relaxing journey by just enjoying the scenery along the river and jumping into the water soothing myself in the cold water.

All attention to the famous person in Kiulu River...our metering sifu Lano :))

Ready to take off. Last pose in dry mode before entering water :)

The adventure begins..
Row, row, row your boat...
Gently down the stream...
Ops there's Sylvia already pointing her lens...
Dont forget to show your determine face.......

"Go, Ray Go...Biar malu-malu Jangan buat malu....."
Jigie punya falsafah...hahahaha

Ohhh Yesssss....dbusssshhhh!!! The fun of hitting the large stone in a corner of rough river...

Now why I dont pretend and let myself fall into the you go pedal...I am jumping in..!!

Aaahhh.....the beauty of floating in the cold water of Kiulu....sioknyaaaaaa

One of the addictive activities in Kiulu River - Feeding, touching, playing with the Kelah fishes

Siok owh berendam sambil pegang kamera di bawah panas matahari...
mana boleh cari di bathtub rumah kan..?? :D

This is part one of Kiulu Adventure and Photography Outing.
See part two of The Photography here

All photos here in this post belongs to Sylvia Sooyon. Thank you my friend.
Location : Kiulu River, Tamparuli, Sabah, Malaysia

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Reflected Dreams

| Once Standing In Your Dream |

| Black and White | Yes and No |

Another set of pulse infrared potraiture. I am back on track and determine to learn everything that I could afford, determine to do wonderful things and experience awesome things before the day I could not do them anymore. I am grateful for whatever I have now and not going to regret anything that I never had.

Trust me....the time is getting shorter, just let me be me.

| Timeless Whisper |

| Lost In Colors of A Fairy Tale|

| Reflection of A Lost Dream |

| Set You Free |

Girl, when I look at you
You look through me
Like I'm not even there
I try not to give up, to be strong but
I'm afraid to say I'm scared
I can't find the place
Your heart is hiding
I'm no quitter but I'm tired of fighting

- Don't Make Me by Blake Shelton -

Talent : Puteri, Makeup By : Ary
An Indoor and Outdoor Outing with my photographer friend, Dewi Kencana
Nikon D80 Pulse Infrared Modified Camera with Nikkor 18-105mm
Location : Inanam, Sabah, Malaysia


the more powerful the photo, the less it makes viewers think about photographic technique, and the more viewers tend to think of the subject matter, with technique forgotten.

Harold Davis (Photo.Net)

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