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May 2010 Wallpaper

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May wallpaper is here for all of you to download it for free. This time i come up with a really simple shot and concept to welcome the coming of Spring season. Just click HERE to download or click on the above picture to see in large and download.

I wish you enjoy the season of Spring this year and have a nice month ahead. šŸ˜€

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May 1, 2010 at 11:21 am

Keukenhof Netherlands

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This is just a short post of my shots during a visit to Keukenhof Netherlands. For me, Keukenhof = Heaven of Tulips, as simple as that. There are thousand kinds of tulips there and you will totally enjoy this place if you are a tulip lover ; not me. It took about 50minutes drive from Amsterdam to arrive here and the entrance fee cost 14 Euros.









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April 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

Cliff Hunting Trip-The End

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I ended up my Cliff Hunting Trip project with this few long exposure shots, captured somewhere in Snowdonia National Park Wales. As my personal experience, i had never seen such a view like this in my entire life. It’s such a calming place, with a big lake surrounded by mountains in front of me, the water itself transparent and i could see clearly small rocks through it, the water surface was so clear and i could see the reflection the mountains on the suface, the air was so refreshing and the moment became more meaningful as i experienced one of the most beautiful sunset in my life.

Those pictures below were captured during the blue hour (a few minutes after complete sunset). Since many people asked me how i got such purple color of the sky, so here i share the secret behind this color. With a normal shot, you will get a picture with dark blue color of sky. But i tried something new, with a combination of ND8, Circular polarizer and Cokin P121M (NDgrad) and shot using bulb mode, the color will mix up and produce such little purple color. If you move the P121M (NDgrad) filter, you will get a normal color of sky. That’s all….and..the best part of playing with filters & long exposure photography is that you will not need much editing process because the color and composition are already there. If you don’t believe me, try it yourself. Enjoy….





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Cliff Hunting Trip-Snowdonia National Park Wales

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Snowdon is a region in north Wales and a national park of 838 square miles (2,170 km2) in area. It was the first to be designated of the three National Parks in Wales, in 1951. The English name for the area derives from Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales at 3,560 ft (1,085m). I arrived there after about 2 hours of drive from Aberystwyth and along the way, you can experience the beautiful landscape of the countryside of Wales.

To be honest, Snowdonia National Park is the most amazing place i have ever been due to the landscapes, the location, the air and also the enjoyment of ride through the National Park. I suggest to anyone who wants to visit Wales, visiting this National Park is a must, you would not regret it. I can guaranty that.









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Cliff Hunting Trip-Aberystwyth Wales

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My journey continued along the coast of Wales directed to a small town, Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth is an extremely isolated town, considering the population density of the United Kingdom. The nearest substantial settlements are located at least 1 hour 45 minutes drive away: Swansea. But Aberystwyth is a historic market town and famous with beach. I got only 45minutes to shot in Aberystwyth, so here we go….




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Cliff Hunting Trip-Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Wales

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You can see clearly that the name of this project is “Cliff” Hunting Trip, but until now, you have not see any Cliff photos from me.hahaha…Actually, based on my trip plan, i’ll capture some Cliff shots in Pembrokeshire Coast of Wales, about 2 hours journey from Cardiff. I arrived somewhere in Pembrokeshire about 3pm and felt so excited to play long exposure photography at a cliff. There is no exact address or postcode of the “main” cliff that i was heading to.( “main” here means like the most interesting cliff there, where tourist always visit because Pembrokeshire has a lot of cliffs along the coast). So i just follow my instinct to get to the cliff. And somehow, i arrived to a place, ‘looks’ like a tourist attraction because there were lots of vehicles and people at that place. I thought that was the correct location of the “main” cliff, unfortunately that was totally the wrong location. It’s actually just a mini jungle with a small lake in it. Then one of my friends asked a local (a granny), the direction to a cliff. She said that we need to walk 20min through the jungle, across the lake, turn right and left..bla bla…and then we will reach the cliff. We walked for God’s sake through the jungle just to find that cliff. After 20min walked, we arrived at……………………………erm…i could say the highest point of view of the lake!!! About 7 meters high from the lake. I looked out for the sea view, where is it?none!! There is no sea near me, not even close!! And this place is totally not a cliff. We were lost in the middle of a jungle!!ohhhh granny, it was all your fault……so i walked back to the parking lot and it took another 20min. Then, after the devastating incident, we asked a young man the direction to the nearest cliff and at that time i don’t even care if i reach the “main” cliff anymore. I just want to find a cliff, any cliff will be fine! After 10min drive finally, at about 5p.m we arrived here, i think only the local know this place.





All the cliff shots was captured using Cokin ND8,Circular Polarizer,Cokin P121M (NDgrad),remote release,tripod,manual mode.

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Cliff Hunting Trip-Landscape Cardiff Wales

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Continue from the last post…My 2nd destination was Manchester. I have no particular landscape shot in Manchester because i was there to rest and have fun with some new photographer friends. Then, the next destination was Cardiff, located in south of Wales. In Cardiff Ā i visited the Caerphilly Castle and went to the Brecon Beacons National Park. The view of the National Park was simply awesome, like you were standing in the middle of nowhere with the landscape of mountains and hills around you, but it was so cold at the time i arrived there and i could not hold any longer to shot more; i forgot to bring my glove with me and my hand was getting pale.


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April 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm

February Wallpaper

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All right, as promised starting from this month i’ll upload a wallpaper per month,for allĀ visitorsĀ here for free!!which is from the best shot of theĀ previousĀ month. My main purpose is actually to keep my momentum up and polish my skill which i think this is one of the fast way and of course to let my visitors enjoy a new wallpaper each month with a CALENDER in it.

Back to the main point, this month i’ll share my landscape wallpaper,which been captured during my winter trip to Sevilla Spain last December 2009. The name of the bridge is Puenta de Triana de Sevilla which is one of the main bridge in Sevilla ( there are a lot of bridge here, you’ll be amaze if you come visiting here ). Shot was taken during sunset and the real shot actually exactly like this one, just a minor treatment was done to keep the the picture clean. The history behind of this bridge i can’t really find it in the internet.

Here is some info about the Triana Town which being connected to the Sevilla City by Puenta de Triana Bridge (I think so):

Triana is a neighborhood in the city of Seville, Spain, across the river Guadalquivir from the center, and in fact the majority, of the city. Triana shares what is effectively an island (sitting between two arms of the Guadalquivir except for a narrow strip to the north where it is canalized under the ground) with Los Remedios to the south and La Cartuja to the north. The island is also named Isla de la Cartuja, and has been home to human settlement since before the Romans colonized Hispalis (Seville).

Traditionally, residents of Triana consider the neighborhood to be an entity separate from the rest of Seville, as a result of its popular sense of identity. In reality, Triana forms an integral part of Seville, its culture, and its tradition.

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so…here we go..the overview of the wallpaper, just click on it and you can download it (size:1200×800 & 1900×1200). or HERE. If the wallpaper does not match your monitor’s resolution please tell me.
Enjoy!!!have a great month!!

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Autumn Fever

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Setelah lbh kurang setahun setengah main camera…berape keping je muke aku de dlm camera ni..hahahaha…so..this time..some shots dimane action aku dlm pic ni terpapar..hahaha..

Perjalanan ke Wertwissen Park Heilbronn dgn matlamat nk shot autumn since autumn dah nk abes & nk shot something utk di print memandangkn cuaca memihak kpd aku..hehe..cerah je.tp..aku de limited time utk shot..dlm 1jam je..so..disbbkn 2..aku cm tertekan n xde idea nk shot.hahaha…setelah give up…aku pn serahkn la camera 2 kat kwn aku si koboi utk suro die amek pic aku plak..asek pic org lain je…hahaha..so..idea kami combine..

This time…the editing style little bit different…it’s JUST 1 CLICK editing(kes ni berlaku bile aku malas or bz)…hahaha..paham2 la ye…lightroom preset!!haahahhaha

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November 4, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Schweinberg Foggy Hunt

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Hello!!!!!slmt menyambut winter utk sesape yg mengalami musim paling kritikal & x best ni..hahaha

Anyway..this time…sesi upload pic2 aku pg Schweinberg a.k.a Bukit Babi bersame Jon dgn misi kali ni nk shot kabus2 yg begitu teruk kat sini.Semalam..aku sempat usha shot2 org lain psl kabus ni..cool giler!!siap de layer2 kabus.Aku ingt kat sini bleh dapat gak kot shot cm 2 sbb asik berkabus je lately ni.Last2..smpai puncak Bukit…langit pn kabus skali..xde beza sngt..flat je smua..kabus smpai ke langit.aiyoooo…tension 2 bangun awal2..kabus cmni..so..i go for plan B..which is..pakai cokin filter natural grad(P121M) and then..play with White Balance utk dapat langit biru sket.so..bile biru+ grey..some kind of purple color comming out!!!!to make it more visible…do some editing in photoshop from RAW file!Then other plan was…shot simple..break the Rule of Third!!!so…please enjoy the shot..just some simple shots.

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October 30, 2009 at 7:11 pm