Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bitter or Better?


Life's toughest obstacles can make us bitter or better.  Its all by His Love. Alhamdulillah.


Nikon D80 with Tamron SP90mm
Location : Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Blooming Leaves


Today I would like to share with you on how to create the blooming colours of summer leaves in infrared photo.  Or in other words to give multiple colours to leaves in infrared light.  This tips apply to all infrared version but not the falsecolour infrared.  It is mainly due to the dynamic range of infrared light captured by true infrared filters.  There are two ways where we can change the colours of the leaves ;  by manipulating the infrared intensity and by using the Brushing tools manually.

Remember to apply the standard swap channel process before proceeding with these tips.

 The original Straight Out Of Camera image

 Image after Standard Channel Swap



1. Manipulating Infrared Intensity.

   By using the photoshop Selective Color Options, find and change the color of shadow through the Neutral Colors.  Choose your preferable color by sliding it to the left or right. 

  To change the colors in the full sunlighted area, use theWhite Colour Selection and move the slide in each color to find the right feel of colors intended for your image.

The secret is to repeat the process a few times and merge the filter to the image before repeating. :)


2. Using Brush Tools

To be continued...

Pulse Infared from MyInfrared.com
Nikon D80 with Nikkor 18-105mm
Location : Kg. Tampasak, Kinarut, Papar, Sabah, Malaysia


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Nikon D90 with Tamron SP90mm
Location : Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lempeng


Ameera is helping her sister mixing flour, water and egg for making a 'Lempeng' or pancake mixture in the early morning on the verge of Ramadhan.  Photo taken supposedly to be candid but she saw me aiming the lens at her.

Nikon D90 with Nikkor 18-105mm
Location : Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Marhaban Ya Ramadhan


Selamat Berpuasa dan Ber-Marathon Ibadah di bulan Ramadhan yang mulia, penuh dengan rahmat, keberkatan dan maghfirah-Nya buat semua.  Mari ikhlaskan niat segalanya semata-mata kerana-Nya.


Nikon D80 with Tamron SP90mm
Location : My Backyard, Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Bengkel Penulisan Esei Foto

Gambar berkumpulan para peserta Bengkel Penulisan Esei Foto bersama Tuan Agoes SK dan penganjur di Dewan DCL Wawsan 3, Lintas Jaya Uptownship pada 6 Julai 2013.


Gambar kiri : kesungguhan para peserta mengarang penulisan deskriptif dan naratif foto masing-masing.  
Gambar tengah : membaca berita yang telah ditulis mengenai si Udin
Gambar kanan : gambar kenangan dan bukti hadir kursus Tuan Agoes SK 

[ Photo Credit : Sharif Putra -Downloaded from FB]


Tuan Agoes SK merupakan bekas Senior Reporter di Berita Harian, pernah menjadi editor untuk sebuah akhbar tempatan, pernah membuat liputan perang semasa perang Bosnia di Bosnia dan sekarang ini menjadi penyumbang tetap majalah Dunia Kamera.  Beliau juga seorang jurugambar makro yang handal dan amat terkenal serta sinonim dengan siri makro Kerengga nya.  Atas kapasiti sebagai editor di salah sebuah akhbar tempatan,  beliau pernah membimbing beberapa orang fotografer yang kini merupakan antara fotografer hebat di Malaysia seperti Edmund Samunting (NSTP) dan Rayner Majangkim (BERNAMA).

[ Quoted from Lano Lan ] 

Sekeping gambar seribu cerita, namun kadangkala cerita yang difahami tidak semestinya bertepatan dengan apa yang ingin disampaikan.  Ianya sangat tepat bagi genre 'Conceptual Art' atau 'Minimalism' namun mungkin tidak bagi yang lain.  Walaubagaimana pun setiap gambar pasti punya cerita yang tersendiri.  Fotografer yang arif membaca foto tidak semestinya mampu menulis dengan baik namun fotografer yang dapat menulis cerita fotonya pasti mampu membaca foto dengan baik.  Untuk menulis sekadar untuk bacaan teman-teman di laman sosial mungkin tidak semestinya memerlukan penulisan yang sistematik.  Namun untuk menghasilkan artikel atau rencana bersama dengan foto-foto yang diambil dan diterbitkan di mana-mana bahan cetakan memerlukan kemahiran penulisan yang perlu dikuasai.

Saya tidaklah ingin menjadi wartawan namun berhasrat untuk mampu menulis dengan baik untuk tujuan pekerjaan, penyebaran ilmu, peribadi dan juga kepuasan diri.  Dan akan dimulakan melalui penulisan di dalam blog ini.  Semoga diredhai-Nya.

 ngeee..masuk majalah Dunia Kamera Ogos 2013 ms. 72-73
(foto dari FB Pak Agoes)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Roses Love

Water droplets helps freshen a half bloom purple-pink rose against the blast of ocean blue background.  It feels like smelling the aqua of heaven.


As a Malaysian who so used to the hot and humid weather of Asia, I become sick the second day in Australia during the end of autumn a few years ago.  It was a flue like sickness that shook me to the bone.  May be that was what happen to my roses I bought from roses nursery a few weeks ago and it happens every time.  The roses plant seems healthy for a few days before it was attacked by black spot disease and began to lose almost all of its leaves.  It breaks my heart to see it 'suffer' a few weeks during this transmission period. It seems the roses are trying to climatise itself from the condition in the nursery to the condition at the new place.  However when the young shoot finally appears, with the right condition it finally become healthy and bloom again just like one of my red roses.  In the mean time...there are 2 roses that still in Intensive Care Unit.


Nikon D90 with Tamron SP90mm
Location : My Roses, Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Monday, July 1, 2013

Vintage

Faded beauty, faded fame, faded dream
everything will eventually comes to an end.
welcome the end.

Dia-lah yang telah mentakdirkan adanya mati dan hidup – untuk menguji dan menzahirkan keadaan kamu: siapakah di antara kamu yang lebih baik amalnya; dan Ia Maha Kuasa (membalas amal kamu), lagi Maha Pengampun.

 [ Al-Mulk 67 : 02 ]

Nikon D90 with Tamron SP90mm
Location : My Roses, Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia


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