ThroughTheLens

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.

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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.

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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.

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Inspiring? Hehe

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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.

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So, how was your day?

 

Blue sky, cheeky smile. March 30, 2008

Filed under: Photography — saifulrizan @ 8:39 am

This is the best picture ever. Can’t resist staring at this photo. The blue sky, the rock, the subject, the Holga. This is my personal favorite for this year.

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Some people hate me for my past mistake. Some people just being a bitch trying to hate me like their friend did. Some are just ignorance to care much about my past mistakes – simply because of the confidence in second chance.

Are you willing to give your ex a second chance?

Another shot taken this morning. Do you like it?

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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.

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*this was taken at Tanjung Aru.

But.

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.

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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.

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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

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Black & White – Random March 24, 2008

Filed under: Labuan,Photography — saifulrizan @ 1:55 pm

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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.

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Daus & Eera March 19, 2008

Filed under: Photography,Wedding & Engagement — saifulrizan @ 1:10 am

Daus called me and asked if I can take a photo for his engagement day. I said yes, why not. Besides, someone canceled their interest to appoint me as a photographer during their wedding ceremony.

Things started pretty well. I met the fiancee, Eera, and she assisted me very well in my effort to understand about htis and that so I can set the timing and spot of where I should be to take photos. One thing that a bit hard is the dim lighting. The ceremony started around 4.30 pm, thus giving less chance to survive the dim lighting. The pop-up flash manage to solve the problem, while I have to adjust the flash level from positive to negative all the time. All in all, I am satisfied, and the host are very friendly – something that I need when I’m taking pictures.

Congratulations to Daus & Eera. Hope this will lead to something better.

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