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.







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.








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









Happy Ocean 2 March 16, 2008

Filed under: Labuan,Photography — saifulrizan @ 3:33 am







Double my life March 15, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — saifulrizan @ 3:10 am

The phone is ringing.

It’s so loud reality pulled me from my sweet dreams. Before I can remember what the dream was about, I looked at the phone, trying to figure who’s on the other line.

Oh, it’s the foreign bank number. A quick thought rushed the memory of the interview I had with the Japanese guy last time.

“Hello”, I said, trying to sound conscious without mumbling.

The person on the other line told me that I have to come and pick up the offer letter. Without hesitance, I agreed and confirmed the time I will show up at their office tomorrow. For a moment, I put myself together remembering what the conversation was about.

Oh, I’m hired now. Before I cheer up for myself, I remember the business plan. The business registration, the marketing plan, the future plan and all the money I’ve collected to start the business.

What should I do now? It keeps playing in my head, but it’s no longer sweet and happiness. I remember someone said they managed to channel their positive attitude and his personal enthusiasm to her business. I want to be like her too, enjoying life by doing what I like every day.

I decided I’ll take the job and run the business as a freelance. I will try my best to give my 100% commitment to those two; my responsible towards the company, and my responsibility towards my personal hobby. This will be another multitasking life to lead, after the exhaustive one with the previous job.


Oh, I remember now. I dreamt a horse.


Happy Ocean March 14, 2008

Filed under: Labuan,Photography — saifulrizan @ 3:23 am