Frick!!! Not a very good end to 2007! The hard drive on my trusty old laptop just died on me! Fearing the worst, that means I lost some REALLY important files that I know I should have backed up somewhere! I never learn. Honest to god, I never do! I'm hoping the folks over at C.F King can work their magic and help me extract those files for me. Otherwise I'm gonna look for the shortest pier I can find and take a long walk across it!

Pictures taken recently awaiting or in the middle of processing were still on the drive. FRICK! My CS3 and Lightroom and all their plug-ins. DOUBLE FRICK! My work documents. FRICK! FRICK! FRICK!

*sigh* 2007 has been a really trying year...

Here's hoping and wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness in 2008.


Finding Nemo...


Nothing astounding really. I just bought an SB-26 second hand earlier today from "that place in Bandar" (LOL!) to go along with the Sigma EF500 that was already in my kit. I didn't get a chance to test it out much when I bought it, so I went about taking a few test shots around the house just to make sure everything was in fine working order (as the seller had claimed!). Thankfully everything worked a treat...it even triggered optically! Now all I need is a couple more and I'm set!


Bimbo Loserrr...


An impromptu session done yesterday. Thankfully the model was able to make it to the shoot on short notice. If anyone's wondering why the title of the post is as such, no I'm not being mean but that was what the model referred to me as BECAUSE I had contacted her at the very last minute! Man..not only was I a "bimbo" but a "loser" as well!!! Hahaha! Anyways, this shoot has been in the works for quite a while already but it was only yesterday that I was able to do it. Just another Sunday afternoon =) Muchas gracias again to Souljah for the assist.


Me and my pink bike



When I said 'me', I didn't actually mean 'ME'. This was one of the shots from a session I did for a friend of mine. She wanted some updated pics of her three kids. Kudos to Souljah for the assist. We always seem to work well together for some reason. Maybe its the 'sumit'. Haha!

Initially she just wanted some indoor shots of her kids but we managed to persuade her to take them outside for some outdoor shots "Bruneian Strobist stylee!". Needless to say she was quite happy with the results. The couple of shots that you see here are just a sample of the 100 over shots I took over the course of the session.

All three were a pleasure to work with, especially the youngest. She was such a gem! Quite the natural in front of the camera! =)

On a side note, I definitely need to get my sensor cleaned! Its kinda filthy. I'm spending waaayyy too much time cloning out the dust spots in CS3!


Beach-combing (part 5)


Okay...I said part 4 was gonna be the last of my beach/black n white/long exposure series. So I lied. It happens. People lie..! Anyways, I just thought I'd share this final picture before moving onto something new hopefully in the near future. I've got a couple of things lined up with Souljah soon so just keep posted. You can only look at pictures of rocks for so long.



I was trawling through some old pictures and came across an entire folder that I had completely forgotten about. Nothing special really but I thought I'd post one of 'em up at least. I believe this was taken using my 'old' 18-135mm nikkor kit lens.




I just love his expression (smile?) here. Could it be because of the two behind him?


Play it again, Sam...


Its been a while since I've posted anything new. I blame it on the holidays...or maybe put it down to *something* else. Hope everyone had a good Raya.


Selamat Hari Raya

Selamat Hari Raya

Wishing everyone Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir & Batin.


This way up!

This way up

Most probably the last image from the KL series (famous last words, I know). I'm sure many are unimpressed by the current set anyway. Hopefully will have some new stuff in the coming days (IF I'll ever be arsed to go out and shoot!)





Maybe it was the heat...or maybe it was from a lack of love and attention but the flowers looked like they were kinda dying. Shame really...letting something really beautiful perish just like that...




You don't need me! You need THIS!!!

Sing me something



REX!! Come here Rex!!!


Ask 'Rex' what size he wears and he'll have something to show you! :p





Never have I met anyone more meant for each other than these two. May your lives be blessed with love and happiness.


Believe and you shall prevail



WELL DONE BOYS! I am very proud of all of you!


Bending it like who...??


Taken by smalldude64 during the recent Milo Cup 5 a side football tournament. Hehe! :p

Try again boys..!!

The team that could have

I'll put it down to everyone having an off day yesterday. Hehe!!! :p Unlucky boys. Better luck next time..


300 Look


Does the post-processing look familiar? If it doesn't, I'll give you a hint. Its the same look from a movie with 300 Spartans in it. ;) The look is much darker compared to the look that you achieve using the Dave Hill technique which is meant to exaggerate highlights and accentuate glossiness.

This was done from a RAW file with adjustments made using Lightroom.