Untitled (Pt 9)

Taken from the same set as the one in this post. But my cousins seem to really like this picture so I thought I'd share it with everyone as well. Done ala Dave Hill again but with a twist. After applying the DH style, I continued by desaturating the image and overlaying another color layer to create the sephia look. Good or no good?


Ten short

Something's wrong with the picture below. :p Thanks silly goose! hahaha!!


Gadong outing

Taken during the walkabout today with the other photogs. The turnout was surprisingly quite good considering it was a last minute thing. Hope you all like 'em.



The biggest headache in doing a mono conversion like this is trying to get the shadows (and other dark areas) "correct". Since I have yet to get my LCD screen color calibrated, what I see on my screen as being fine and acceptable may look totally off to other people on their screens. It can be somewhat of a 'hit and miss' affair whenever I try to do these black and white conversions. Tell me what you think.

Taking a reading on things


An addition to the bag

This lens wasn't initially on my wishlist but after testing out airbiscuit's 85mm f/1.4, I was tempted to get something similar to complement the 50mm f/1.8 already in the kit bag. Ok, so maybe its not the f/1.4 version but early tests suggest that my new Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 can potentially be another one of those lenses that I can have plenty of fun with. I already have the 18-200mm VR which IS part of the wishlist and the one lens that I use for practically 99% of the shots I've taken over the past month. Yes, its THAT good!

Next on the list is the Sigma 10-20mm wide angle (and HOPEFULLY the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR). I can already hear the likes of airbiscuit and souljah screaming at me whilst reading this, egging me to get the VR monster. To be honest, it is in the pipelines. Who knows...I might just turn up one of these Sundays with it. :p

Consequently, since I'm running out of space in my bag, I've got a Nikon Nikkor 18-135mm (with UV filter) and a Nikon 70-300mm up for sale. I'd actually like to keep these excellent lenses but I think it would make better sense to sell them to someone who might actually use them rather than have them become homes for a colony of fungi. So if anyone is interested, e-mail me for further details.

Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 (image taken from nikonimaging.com)


Races and Softball

Will try to have the galleries up soon.

Edit: Softball (18/06/07)


For you...you know who you are

I know you were never the flowers and chocolates kind of person..but I'm sorry I never got the chance to give you any.



Something new

Trying out the Dave Hill Look. Thanks to souljah for the link.

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914 FM!

More pics from the Pelangi On-Stage event held at Taman Jubilee here.


For a someone out there!


A final sweeping gesture to someone who was a huge part of my life.

Painting with light. Taken straight from the camera.


The collage below consists of the JPEGS that came straight from the camera. Couldn't be arsed to do any post-processing to the RAW files. Just your standard resize and crop. No sharpening, noise reduction or color correction. Oh well...

Click on the thumbnail for the larger version


Untitled (Pt 8)

What do you get when you leave a bored soul alone with enough time to mess around in Photoshop? THIS!! And yes...this was taken in Brunei.

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Royal Wedding

Some of the pics from today's event in the capital. I started the morning from Jalan Babu Raja since I had to park my car there and walked alllll the way to CB in Bandar! Good thing I had zadm for company! LOL!

Congratulations to Yang Teramat Mulia Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bulqiah and Pengiran Khairul Khalil Pengiran Syed Haji Jaafari


Night shoot

FIFTEEN! That's how many photogs turned up last night for the night shoot. While waiting for the rain to die down, everyone gathered @ CB for a pre-shoot 'minum'. The meeting was interesting, to say the least...what with everyone on the look-out for the she-shooters! hahaha! Below are some of the pics from last night. Im sure the others will post up better ones pretty soon so blog-hop to your favorite sharpshooter's site now and see if they went!


Creamy bokeh

I forgot I kept this image taken during the macro outing a while back. I was testing out airbiscuit's Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens and took a few random shots of stuff around us while we were taking a breather. Ok so the composition's not so good but I was more concerned with the bokeh the lens produced. Bloody creamy, don't you think? Looks like someone took the background, stuffed it into a blender and pureed the hell out of it! Yummy!

1/640 sec @ f/1.4 | ISO 100

Wash me!

I seriously need to get my car washed! Its starting to look kinda filthy! But every time I do, it starts to rain :-s

1/320 @ f/8 | ISO 800


Congrats to Fadly and Zara!

Congratulations to Fadly (a.k.a SirT a.k.a Mr. Soul Connection :p) and Zara on the occasion of their wedding today. May Allah bless your union and I wish you a long and happy life together!

1/10 sec @ f/5 | ISO 800

1/25 sec @ f/8 | ISO 400


For sale

SANDISK EXTREME IV COMPACT FLASH 2GB. Due to mis-information I have the aforementioned item for sale. And since my Nikon D80 uses SD-type media, I have no use for the CF card. E-mail me for more information.


Image taken off the internet


Scrum action

My first try (no pun intended) at shooting rugby. Man! What a brutal sport!

1/640 sec @ f/5.6 | ISO 500

1/400 sec @ f/5.6 | ISO 400

1/640 sec @ f/8 | ISO 640

1/250 @ f/8 | ISO 640

1/250 sec @ f/8 | ISO 640

1/800 sec @ f/8 | ISO 640

1/4000 sec @ f/5.6 | ISO 400


Brunei International Defence Exhibition (BRIDEX) 2007. Ok so I may be the last to post anything from Thursday's launch held at the ICC. Better late than never, I suppose. Anyways, below are just some of the pics. I particularly like the first one of His Majesty being briefed by an exhibitor from Pakistan. I like it because I don't remember how I got that 'zoom blur' effect coz that's how it looked straight out of the camera! Hope to post up more into the on-line gallery soon!

1/30 sec @ f/4.2 | ISO 1600

1/25 sec @ f/5 | ISO 1600

6 secs @ f/8 | ISO 100

1/50 sec @ f/3.5 | ISO 1600

1/500 sec @ f/8 | ISO 400