Monday, April 30, 2012

Look Closer


Look closer, what did you see ?

And look again a little bit closer...what did you see..?


Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-105mm
Pulse Infrared Photography
Location : Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cerita Pisang


Pisang Sabah di bawa belayar
Masak purple, pink dan kuning
Hutang emas boleh dibayar
Hutang infrared boleh terus pening
[ hahaha ]

Pisang Berangan harganya mahal
Monyet bersedih merenung padi
Otak blur kepala sengal
terhasillah pisang penuh tragedi
[ kikikik ]

Dari Sandakan mau ke Kundasang
Ditahan polis segak berkumis
Bukan pisang sebarang pisang
Pisang awet muda, Pisang buli tahan nafas tuk menyelam, Pisang pelaris pemanis
[ wakakaka...sot...sot...sot... ]


Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-105mm
Pulse Infrared Photography
Location : My Kampung laaa.....Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bicara Akal



HATI
"Di dalam diri anak Adam (manusia) terdapat segumpal daging.
Apabila segumpal daging itu baik maka baiklah seluruh tubuhnya
dan apabila segumpal darah itu rosak maka rosaklah seluruh tubuhnya,
ketahuilah itulah hati."
[ Hadis ]


AKAL
“Allah memberikan Hikmat kebijaksanaan (ilmu yang berguna) kepada sesiapa yang dikehendakiNya
(menurut aturan yang ditentukanNya) dan sesiapa yang diberikan hikmat itu maka sesungguhnya
dia telah diberikan kebaikan yang banyak. Dan tiadalah yang dapat mengambil pengajaran (dan peringatan)
melainkan orang-orang yang menggunakan akal fikirannya.”
[ Ali Imraan : 7 ]


SYAITAN
Iblis berkata: “Wahai Tuhanku! Kerana Engkau telah menjadikan daku sesat,
(maka) demi sesungguhnya aku akan memperindahkan
(segala jenis kemungkaran) kepada Adam dan zuriatnya di dunia ini,
dan aku akan menyesatkan mereka semuanya.”
[al-Hijr 15:39]

Dan (ingatlah) ketika syaitan menjadikan terasa indah
bagi mereka perbuatan (dosa) mereka dan mengatakan
"Tidak ada orang yang dapat mengalahkan kamu pada hari ini,
dan sungguh, aku adalah penolongmu"
[Al-Anfal : 48]


NAFSU
“…. Sesungguhnya nafsu manusia itu sangat menyuruh kepada kejahatan ….”
[ Yusof : 53 ]

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Apakah yang membezakan antara manusia dan haiwan? Akal
Apakah yang membezakan antara manusia dengan manusia yang lain? Hati
Apakah yang membezakan antara manusia yang mempunyai hati ? Hati yang beriman

Hati adalah sumber keyakinan dan pengetahuan.
Akal akan mengarahkan tindakan berdasarkan keputusan yang ia tetapkan.
Keputusan itu berdasarkan kekuatan iman di hati.
Andai iman lemah, kuatlah bisikan nafsu dan syaitan mempengaruhi keputusan.
Andai iman kuat, akan terpimpinlah keputusan yang diambil.

Namun, LahawlawalaQuwwata Illabillah
Tidak ada daya upaya melainkan dari-Nya.
Subhanallah

‎"Sesungguhnya pendengaran, penglihatan dan hati,
semuanya itu akan diminta pertanggungjawabannya."
[ al-Israk:36 ]
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Nikon D80 with Nikkor 50mm
Pulse Infrared Version of MyInfrared.com
Location : Sabah, Malaysia

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Normal to Infrared


I already discussed the differences between a normal photo and an infrared photo. And I also had discussed the differences of editing a normal photo to have an IR looks and editing the original infrared photo. [ Please view it here ]

So, after deciding that you want to try an infrared photography, the next question will be : How to get an IR Camera? or How to convert your normal camera into an infrared camera? And where to buy or convert those cameras?

My discussion here will be based on my own knowledge and experience of two years obsession with infrared photography. In our region of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Phillipines, and Thailand, there are two main large, known or recognised manufacturers of an infrared filters. One in Malaysia which has a few smaller organisations that can produce the filters and another well known one is at Indonesia.

And before I begin, you need to have a clear understanding in your mind that different manufacturers of infrared filters will have different version of IR filters. Even if they are discussing the same name of infrared version of filters, for an example of goldie version, they usually slightly different in the cut of value of infrared rays, hence producing slightly different tones. Always refer to your manufacturers regarding the cut of value of those IR filters.



In Malaysia you can refer to DigitalIris which sells compact IR Camera and also DSLR Camera including converting the normal camera to infrared. You can also contact Dr. Ali and Mr. Naqshi in their facebook [Link given]. There are a few other smaller manufacturers of IR filters at Sarawak, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore but I have no information on them. For these manufacturers, if you are interested, please let me know about your business by emailing to me at comel.net@gmail.com.

Another well known and had more experience in infrared filters from Indonesia is MyInfrared.com and those filters produced by Mr. Dibyo himself. You can buy the ready made infrared camera (body only) from their store here. And like in Malaysia there are also a few manufacturers of IR filters at Indonesia apart from MyInfrared.

There are a lot of infrared groups in facebook where you can learn the process of editing by masters of IR there. However most of the IR players in those groups used filters from MyInfrared and Malaysia. Please feel free to join and ask them about those IR filters. The groups which I am also a member there are :

BRUNEI

MALAYSIA

INDONESIA

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Nikon D80 with Nikkor 50mm
Location : Sabah Traditional Houses at Sabah Museum, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Thursday, April 5, 2012

IR Outdoor Model Contest


As an assistant photographer for Dewi Kencana's Infrared Outdoor Model Contest held by her last Sunday for the six finalists. The finalists are Fakhroul, Nicco, Rina, Jed, Zee and Alfy. Dewi used her Batavia Falsecolour version of IR while I used my one and only loveable Pulse IR. We are looking for the best young talented model who also an infrared photogenic. Well, the result is still being discussed and yet to be announced.

Here I presented the original infrared photos straight from my Pulse IR camera. The extensive editing still in the process and I will posted them later after all results are known to these models.

Finalist 1 : Zee



Finalist 2 : Ryna



Finalist 3 : Fakhroul



Finalist 4 : Jed



Finalist 5 : Nicco



And this is one of Jed, Zee and Ryna's infrared photo after being edited :






Nikon D80 with Nikkor 50mm
Pulse Infrared Modified Camera
Location : Traditional Houses at Sabah Museum, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

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