random – the mother nature awards April 1, 2008

Filed under: Labuan,Photography — saifulrizan @ 4:34 pm

It’s another weekend to spoil. What’s best than going out and play?

Besides, I felt very good that time. Something inspiring built inside, so that’s when I realized I shot some ‘nice’ images that day.


The playtime started at Peace Park, Layang – Layangan. Somehow I like the contrast build from the monument and the dark blue sky. I think this is when I set my shutter speed to 1/600 or something.


Dont know why I shot this.

Then drive to UMS for another round when I spotted the grass was really really green. I stopped at one picnic spot, and began looking for the best spot to shot this one. Some people really like this one when I posted this in some forums.


Inspiring? Hehe


Just in front of the UMS – KAL. When I get satisfy, I’ll wrap things up and go home. Excessive effort on making my day after I’ve found a satisfaction will keep me away from total enjoyment in photography. So I decided to go home.

Anyway, this is the sunset view from my house. I like the color.




So, how was your day?


save our Labuan beach March 28, 2008

Filed under: Labuan,Photography — saifulrizan @ 12:40 pm

I went to the beach today. This time, I didn’t go to Pancur Hitam or Pohon Batu like I always do. I went to the beach in front of the Tiara Hotel instead.

You should know me; I enjoy relaxing at beach. I don’t care if I got that ‘salty’ feel on my skin. As long as I got to relax, I’ll be fine.

This time, I couldn’t resist to walk on the shore.

Dear Labuan peoples, we should be thankful to God for the beautiful white sandy beach.


*this was taken at Tanjung Aru.


But do we care about our beach at all? I saw plastic bags all over the place. Well, not that critical, but it doesn’t add any compliment to the white sand. Singapore Chicken Rice, Labuan Supermarket, Beras Bernas and plenty more to list here. Why people dump plastic bag to the ocean? Don’t they think of the fish and any other sea creatures?

We should remember one thing. What we have now, that will be our kids and grandchildren heritage.


I admit I did pick some plastic bag and put it to where it belongs – the dustbin. Not that I want to show off that I did what a good citizen will do. I realized that I can make a difference even though it’s just a dozen of plastic bags.


So, I asked you, fellow readers to keep this in mind.

1. If you go for a picnic, PLEASE do not mess up the place with your plastic bags and rubbish. Put it to the dustbin. If there is no dustbin around, collect and gather it in a plastic bag, and drop it at any dustbin you can find – even if you have to walk a distance to find one. Walking is healthy you know.

2. PLEASE consider that God gave us a beautiful planet and He want us to be the care taker. Please do not rely on the contractor that rewarded by your City Council to do the job alone.

3. Even better, before we go to the picnic spot, avoid taking with you a plastic bag. Put all things that you need in a container or a basket – anything that you can bring home.

4. Report to the related authorities if you saw anyone dumping massive rubbish to the ocean. I bet anyone would have that camera phone – make full use of it.

5. Teach your kids to be responsible to the environment. Never let them learn that ‘it’s not my responsibility’ by looking and learning from you of being irresponsible to the environment. What you give you get back? You don’t believe me? Wait till you get old and your kids show that ‘ it’s not my responsibility’ attitude.

That’s all you need to remember.


Flower Power 2 March 26, 2008

Filed under: Labuan,Photography — saifulrizan @ 2:18 pm







Black & White – Random March 24, 2008

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Going Home March 20, 2008

Filed under: Labuan,Photography,Photos — saifulrizan @ 12:20 am

It’s holiday season again, and people’s going back to their hometown. These are the set of pictures taken when people boarding the vehicle ferry going to Menumbok, Sabah at 7 a.m.

With passenger ticket cost at RM 5 per person, two and half an hour of traveling; this is the best choice for those who want to save money.







beautiful Labuan beach March 17, 2008

Filed under: Labuan,Photography — saifulrizan @ 4:22 pm

I’ll be reporting for duty this 1st April (If i pass the medical check up). I wonder if I can have a chance to go out and shoot pictures anymore. I guess I will take the job for now – so I can buy the camera equipment that I want.

So this afternoon, I went to the top part of this island. While driving for about 60km/h (no rush. this is an island!), I saw this from the main road. Without hesitance, I stopped and walked for 5 metres before I reach this spot.


I posted this in few photography topics in certain forums, and most of the forummer like it. I’m glad they like it. That’s a motivational boost.


5 minutes later, I heard someone coming. I can hear the loud motorcycle exhaust sound. He went there to check if I’m doing something. I looked at him and raised the camera. He doesn’t seem to get it. I said, “assignment!”.

Then he leave.

I wont spend more time there. So I leave just to drive for another 10 minutes when I decided to stop at the Pancur Hitam beach. This time, I will make use of the Manual mode to the fullest.


I’ve been thinking about my previous shots at Pancur Hitam beach before. I don’t like repetition so I tried shooting from different angles. I think it works this time.


The idea is to capture the blue-ish reflection while give some flash lit to the subject. But I can’t make it, though I’ve visualized it in my mine. Never mind then.


Good thing about living on this island is the mobility to go to anywhere on your motorbike. Less hassle, less work out, less healthy people. Woops! It slipped out of my mouth.


I want to get a shot of the horizontal lines in between the rock, while not compensating the different tone of blue colors there. Somehow, I the detergent bottle was in the frame – without me realizing it. When will people stop dumping shit to the ocean?




Filed under: Labuan,Photography — saifulrizan @ 3:15 am