Friday, July 30, 2010

Clive & Karen - Wedding Dinner

Recapture one of my previous coverage on wedding dinner with my friend, Chen Meng. Thanks for his invitation to assist him.

Both Clive and Karen were very helpful during our request for help in terms of people. The overall coverage session was indeed cheerful and not much stress.

The dinner to enjoy
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Entering the show
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The proud moment for parents. Trust me - ask them directly - they will pay you a proud grin :-)
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Happy family
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Yum-cha! (means drink tea) - the Chinese culture to pay respect to the elder one
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Inexpressible happiness that shown on elder face
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Cake-cutting session
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Champagne time!
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gathering with "kaki"

Not easy to retain friendship and connection as time flew for 2 years. This also proves that time proves your friendship level with someone whom you knew previously.  I always feel grateful - I still able to find that kind of connection.

Had supper as usual - let's get fat little. The most interesting moment is talking on photography and gears, especially film. Beside that, of course adult topic continue to fuel on laugh, without this - this reduces the momentum to move on in various kind of topics :-)

All shots done using Samsung NV24 camera :-)

Our favourite Jalan Tengah Burger stall
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Jack
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Rob
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Who is this handsome? Looks like PMS!
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Till we have another session to meet up and talk "birdy" topics :-P
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Nikon FE

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First, thanks for Eu-Jeen's model and Chui Kim's help to use iphone on capturing FE :-)

I'm sure someone will start cursing me again or kiss my jaw with fist. Wait-lar, let me finish the paragraph then you action-lar!

Disclaimer: I hold NO responsibility on whether you are influenced or affected-decision-to-enter-film-pool. If your heart beat unable to handle with the continuous passion sharing, please stop reading and close your browser. Thanks for understanding.

Nikon FE. FE stands for? Film Exaggeration. What the heck with this acronym? Don't ask. My own definition! Why FE in specific? For film enthusiast who intends to try out what is meant by manual mode, FE is the model to starts with. Don't tell me you are using DSLR with manual mode. Check out the real manual mode.

Basically FE has two different mode - both Manual and Aperture-priority autofocus exposure (A-mode in Nikonian language). Built with rugged copper aluminum alloy body that enable the chassis last for years! Uses metal blade with speed range of 8-1/1000 second, ah... I'm not asking you to shoot plane, dude. Manual focusing of course with internal split windows screen to confirm your focus. This ease a lot of difficulties for easily "pak-ciao" (shoot-bird) fellow :-P

Don't think too much and too long while to decide. I'm not asking you to completely jump-ship to film insane to satisfy your client request. Treat this as artistic interest. Who knows - you may hook with the real physical darkroom to develop film. Hmm... suddenly I think of the chemical smell :-) Have fun then!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

小管家 (8) - 岁数问题

Love

驾车回家半途中,看反后镜,颖突然在吮手指。
老婆和我同时反应地问:“几岁啦?还吮手指?”
“四岁囖,不害羞嘛!” 红灯,停下车子,我不放过机会地追问。

“我四岁了!一,二,三,四...” 以为女儿妥协地回答,谁知道...
“...五,六岁了!”
“哈?什么六岁了” 我措手不及地反问。
“One, two, three, four, five and six! 我已经six了!” 颖用英语来反驳。

绿灯,正想要反攻,后面车子的喇叭声催人了,我惟有抛下一句结语:我晕!~

On the way back home, suddenly saw Ying sucking her finger from rear mirror. Me and wife reacted the same time to question. "Still sucking finger? How old are you now?"

After stopped in front of red light, I continued to push her with little stress.
"You are four-year-old now, aren't you feeling shy?"

"I'm four years old! One, two, three, four..." Thought Ying compromised to answer accordingly but who knows she continued the so-called counting.
"...five, six years old!"
"Huh? What six-year-old?" Didn't expect she has another way of counting arithmetically.

"One, two, three, four, five and six! I already six years old!" Ying suddenly changed to English language to re-count.

Light turned green, behind the car started to honk me to go, I only concluded - I feel terribly sick!~

Friday, July 23, 2010

开怀篇 (6) - 火烧阿房宫

Cicak (my friend called this as lizard)

督学到一所高中视察,来了解该校的学生素质如何。走廊里碰到一位学生来问:“阿房宫是谁烧的?” 学生即刻紧张地说:“不是我烧的!”

听到这种答案,督学顿时觉得实在太糟糕了,便问校长:“校长,我刚刚问这个学生,阿房宫是谁烧的,他竟然回答不是他烧的,你们是怎么教的?”

校长更紧张地说:“我们向来都确实教导学生要诚实! 他如果说不是他烧的,就一定不是他烧的,这一点我敢向您保证!”

督学听了十分气愤,回到教育厅后提出报告,要求惩罚该校的校长办学不力!没想到厅长看了以后狠批:“烧了就烧了嘛,不用太在意,本厅拨款协助重建!”

<后注>资料来自百度
从后来的考古发掘中得到证实,项羽火烧的是秦咸阳宫,秦咸阳宫遗址曾发现大片的红烧土遗迹。秦阿房宫考古队副领队孙福喜说:阿房宫之所以没有被烧的解释是,阿房宫14平方公里内有六十余处夯土基址,一些地方建成了,一些地方尚未建成,包括这个前殿是否建成也属存疑之事。

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

E6 to C41 - Cross Processing

Don't get mad with the title first. I admit this is mumbo-jumbo clause. It's the photographic processing jargon to describe the reversal of slide film processed in C41 chemical (huh, C41 again?!). You may find the weird kinda feeling on colour tone. If you fall in love with this kind of colour tone, congratulation! You are currently with me on the same train!!!

There are 3 things that make me mad - colour tone, grainy feeling (which DSLR intended noise spot unable to match at all) and the 3D look!

Expired Kodak Ektachrome 100 36 exposure... but with little help from expert, managed to have 40 exposures in total. Stay cool - I won't show all to slow down your loading connection.

All the film captures using Nikon FE attached Nikkor AiS 50mm f/1.8 len.

Rob
1/40s | f/1.8

Hong Kit
1/50s | f/1.8

Tze Chin
1/30s | f/1.8

Kia Nee
1/40s | f/1.8

Happy Yang
1/30s | f/1.8

Having good time in Coffee Bean
1/30s | f/2.8

Who said film is dead? :-P Dare to enter this poisonous pool? You will appreciate the joy and excitement of capturing images with more passion :-) Please note - I don't ask you to take for your client, please-larrrrrr!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

小顽皮 (2) - 走出一小步

Yang

阳不到一岁,开始摇摇摆摆地学走路。当我看到这一幕,眼泪不知觉地流下来。不是哭包啦!或许是感动吧。现在已经放手走四五步,阳还兴奋地看过来。从走出一小步,我知道这小瓜已经开始步向属于他的未来。

Not until 12 months, Yang started to walk in shakiness. When I encounter this, tear drop uncontrollably. I'm not a crying man. Probably this touches my heart. Let him walk four or five steps without holding my hands, Yang started to feel extremely happy for his achievement through his cheerful eyes. From this small step, I realize this little guy started to walk towards his own future.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hooi Yen & Wooi Huang Family Outing

Capturing family photo never an easy job. This requires mutual understanding and synchronized thought to connect with the photographer and subjects. Luckily during the process, everything was smooth. The sweat, timing and effort were wisely spent. Indeed worthful to spend to see the outcome that may move my heart (I'm not sure whether this moves your heart or not :-p).

It was long while I hardly went to Penang Youth Park. The renovated scene in fact opened my eyes. While waiting for client to reach destination, I captured leisurely the greener environment. Hope you like this!
Penang Youth Park

The not-yet-ready group photo always caught my attention. I prefer most beautiful & unofficially moment :-)
The laugh is always there

I'm not good to command people to pose. Another candid capture which you may oppose my way of capturing :-) Complain later dude!
Group photo is ready?

My pleasure to have good chat with friendly uncle Chuah - a cheerful grandparent, thanks for your time indeed!
Proud uncle Chuah

Kids normally over-excited with various kind of adventurous activities though they are still learning to walk or run. Parents normally get over-nervous. I'm bad!
Getting excited

Yeeehhaaaaa... cowboy is coming! Where's my cowboy hat anyway? flying away?
Yeeeehhaaaaaa!

Gadget

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