ABDB Anniversary

Ok..so these aren't pics from the BRIDEX showcase. I'm still sorting through them. Tons to go through! But in the meantime, here are some from the ABDB anniversary parade held at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. Happy 46th anniversary men!

p/s: Thank you to anon for pointing out my mistake! I can be such a doofus sumtimes!

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Bridex prelude

OMG! Talk about a crazy morning! 5gb worth of images waiting for me to be sorted through! :| Had the opportunity to cover the BRIDEX showcase launch at the ICC this morning as part of ABDB's 46th anniversary celebrations. I'm still recovering from today hence delays in uploading any images. All in all, it was a really tiring but worthwhile experience. Stay tuned for the pics!


At least one of us is smiling...

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My Sunday...

Ok...so this was my Sunday. Pretty full, I have to say considering I was actually planning on not going out at all. I only had a couple of hours sleep the nite before so I was pretty much a walking zombie when I got to bandar at 6:30 in the morning! Glad I decided to go though...some of the familiar faces present were truly a sight for sore eyes! Covered the AIDS Awareness "Walk For Life" event and the races at JP while slotting in b'fast @ JC with reeda and wife, airbiscuit, ber, rano and souljah.

I seem to paying for my somewhat over-ambitious day though...starting to feel a bit sh**ty now. Been feelin' like it all day to be honest!

Anyways...below are some of the pics and links to more from Sunday.

p/s: Yes...I managed to sneak in a few macro shots as well :p

Have a good week everyone!

Walk for Life

At the races (part 2)

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I need to cut down...doctor's orders...But I never seem to listen...

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Standing all alone...

These were taken straight 15 minutes apart. No manipulation in photoshop except for image resizing, stroke and watermark.

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Turn me on

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Macro Experiment

Just testing out a few macro shots around the house with nikonian's Sigma 70mm f/2.8 macro lens before I return it to him. Hehe! It got 'lens-napped' by me during the Sunday outing. Sorry dude!


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Untitled (Pt 6)

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Guess what I think of it all...

In case anyone's wondering, no that's not me!

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Two little angels (!)

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Biscuit withaku

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Lowepro Mania

The picture really says it all. Taken on Sunday @ Tasek Lama during the outing with the guys from the forum

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As per requested by many...here are some of the pictures from yesterday (Tasek Lama and softball). More of the softball pics can be found here. Apologies for the minimal quantity. I had to leave early yesterday.

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Public Address Information

Sorry...couldnt upload any pics from Sunday. Something came up...its a long story...Anyways, will try to upload some later, if possible...


Good for you

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My lines tell my stories

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Untitled (Pt 5)

Edited in PS CS2


You want me to do what...!?

I got a very interesting e-mail from someone the other day asking if I shot weddings at all. The guy wanted to know if I was free on the dates he mentioned and asked what my rates were. Admittedly, I was shocked and flattered at the same time that someone would actually want to hire me to shoot their wedding (well it wasn't actually his coz he was e-mailing me on behalf of the groom).

Flattered because it means that someone actually went to my site, saw my pictures and actually liked them! Wahey! Having only had my camera for a couple of months, the idea that someone wants to hire me for a very special day is a HELL OF A COMPLEMENT! This brings me to the reason why I was shocked when I first read the e-mail.

Weddings are one of the most stressful genres any photog can ever get into.

Consider this:

  1. You as the primary photographer will be depended upon not only by the bride and groom, but also both sides' families (and maybe friends) to capture the couple's once in a lifetime most momentous occasion.

  2. With a major event such as a wedding, things can be quite hectic. Both families will have tons to juggle on the day and the last thing they want to worry about is the photographer. Now, I'm not saying that I'm adverse to responsibilities. Its just that since I have ZERO experience shooting weddings, right now taking the job would be unfair to the couple.

  3. This brings me to my third point...no experience with weddings hence no experience handling clients. Now...I know some people whose first experiences with clients were painless and trouble-free. But I dread to think how I would answer for myself IF they were unhappy with the quality of my work (missed shots, blurry images, etc..). They are paying for a service after all...!

  4. Another reason why I was quite reluctant in taking on this job at this moment in time is in some part due to my equipment. There might be some of you out there that will be saying stuff like "It's not the equipment that matters, it's the cameraman." But having read up on the technicalities involved in photography, I come to know what works and what doesn't. Unfortunately, a f/3.5-5.6 just isnt going to cut it. I cant shoot the entire 3 days with just my 50mm f/1.8 now, can I?
It's a shame really that I have to turn down the offer but for the reasons mentioned above, I think I'm making the right choice. To be honest, I actually never considered weddings as a genre that I would be interested in when I started taking pictures. But the e-mail DID spark some curiosity...and I'm sure it would be quite something to try even if its just once...


Check both mirrors before turning.

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Business School Fun Day @ Yayasan

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Had the usual Sunday b'fast with the rest of the photogs yesterday. It was a nice easy Sunday morning with airbiscuit, rezafaizal, monteloo, ucingitam, zul, aku, souljah and zadm. Reza was showing off his very excellent new Canon G7 and posting some shots from it on his site to boot. Ucingitam informed us about some sort of fun fair going on at Yayasan organised by the Business School.

With a line long list of things on offer ranging from displays of classic minis to vespas, bouncers for the small kids and Pro Evo for the big ones (!), netball for the gurls, football for the boys, there was something for everyone in the family (karaoke, anyone?). The Mini display was of particular interest to me coz seeing them just reminded me of the two that I owned when i was in the UK. *sigh* wish I cud've brought 'em back with me! More pictures from yesterday's event can be found here

If you wish to purchase any of the pictures, you can e-mail me here

On an interesting side note, check out the entry by Out of Focus from the guys over at iso [i,saw] hehehe!

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Wanna be gangsta?

Image taken from gangstermind.com

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A certain someone's favorite player. Look to him to be a key factor in the final against L'pool..

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Cute, huh? This bad boy thinks he owns the house. Favorite things to do include sleeping and watching Tom and Jerry!!!

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Untitled (Pt 4)

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LegCo Building

Had sum time to kill last nite after dinner so on the way home I decided to make a quick detour and shoot the LegCo building after being inspired by some of the guys on the forum.

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These were taken a while back during the early days when I just got my d-slr before I got my tripod. When I first took them, I really didn't think much of them. However, after leaving them for a while and looking through fresh eyes, these two started have some sort of appeal. Just goes to prove, never discard anything. You never know how they might look in the future. Converted to this sephia-esque tone in CS2. Trying a couple of different combinations of sephia conversions to see which one is better.

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For sale

Okay peeps! Posting this for a friend...I have for you a lovely Canon 28-200mm lens for sale. If you are interested, e-mail me or leave a comment and I will get in touch with you regarding the price. I'm not sure how flexible she is on the price though but I'm sure something can be worked out.


Another great Sunday...

It was another fine Sunday when I got to meet up with some of the photogs from the bruneiforever forum. It was a who's who of sorts of the lads from the forum. Airbiscuit, souljah, bruneian, nikonian, zul, zadm, reza, anakbrunei and rano were all in attendence for TT @ JC. It was funny to meet zadm since he's been on my msn contact list since 2000 (!) but never actually met till yesterday. Apparently we "met" on-line on a UK counter-strike server way back when we were both studying there. LOL! Counter-strike...

Anyways, what was supposed to be just a TT session turned out to be quite a good day when rano informed us about some go-kart (and scooters) race going on at JP. Sooo...I decided to go down and check it out along with airbiscuit and souljah. I figured karts going round a track would prove more interesting this Sunday since we've been covering softball of the past two weeks already. It was soooo much more difficult than I expected especially in trying to execute decent panned shots! Unfortunately my 70-300mm wasn't quick enough to pull off those types of shots easily, although I did manage to get some acceptable ones. I've posted more of the pics from yesterday here

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On a different note, I also got the opportunity to try out airbiscuit's Nikon 105mm VR macro lens. Damn! That's lens is sweet! arrgghh...! Choices! Choices!

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Untitled (Pt 3)

A random set of images that I thought I would post. I'm still trying to perfect black and white conversion using the Channel Mixer function in CS2. It seems to look fine on my laptop but I'm not sure how it looks on other people's screens (comments would be helpful here) since I have yet to get one of those color calibrators. I really ought to, to be honest. Or maybe I'll just get a Mac! You'll also notice the new watermark. Not very original but at least less intrusive. I decided to change it after comments from several readers. It WAS kinda ugly...!

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What a week!

My apologies for the lack of picture updates recently. I simply haven't had the time to go out and just shoot this week. I certainly hope this isn't going to be a regular occurrence since photography seems to be my only outlet these days. Been really down in the dumps lately and I can't seem to shake it off. Good news is there's softball tomorrow so might be able to hook up with the likes of airbiscuit, ucingitam, aku, bruneian and the rest IF the outing goes ahead as planned. If not..then...i don't know...

Anyways...have a good weekend people! Hopefully I'll have some images to put up come Monday...laters!


Can you see me...?

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We were waiting for my friend to arrive at his wife's house. So being the snap-happy person that I am when I have my camera with me took plenty of shots. One of 'em turned out to be this. Hehe! Edited in CS2



Nothing much happening so far this week in terms of photography. Pretty hectic at work plus other things going on in my life right now *sigh* have thus prevented me from doing any snapping this week. Hopefully I'll have some to put up soon.

On a much happier note, I'd just like to congratulate my good friend Dennie Boy on his wedding last Sunday.

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