Saturday, November 29, 2008

c + r final

let's talk about today,
lots of things didn't went as planned XD
woke up terribly late (ok, nobody woke me up) that i missed the morning temple visit i was supposed to go
woke up just in time to go lunch with f
but before that got a bit of time to go to the optical shop to go ask if my glasses were ready
and when they said
"2 days later" = "2 working days later"
see i made the glasses on the 26th,
aren't the 28th two days later ?
ok nvm about that
wanted to take my small camera to snap around my days
but was quite in a rush in the morning that i totally forgot bout it till when i was already in the car
had pizza for lunch
after that came home

what's the best thing to do to waste time ?
play games :D
time will travel so fast you won't freaking realise it !
so i came back home and hantam some game at the ps2

after that quickly bathe and went for dinner with my darling baby honey, f

oh yeah, supposed to go to the temple in the afternoon right
mum said today sure a lot of people
so go another day
may be shall go tomorrow d

back to the dinner
went to fountain with 10 other friends of f
whom most of them know me
but i dunno any of them.........that well.

then come back home and hantam some more games

got an inspiration for a love-themed concept while listening to gareth gates just now
how ?
i dunno
wait :D
will definitely make this image come true

oh yeah
another final thing to talk about today is....
i think those of you who had been following this blog for a while should know that ever since i got addicted to photography, i'd visit some other cities, on what i call "photography+work-road trip", and this time round,
i had been thinking since when i was in singapore
was thinking of saving $$ and go to KL again
at the same time can visit my sister
but then spent most of that $$ on new equipments for the 50d and other things XD
so cancel d
then no choice, have to follow the salesman again
their route were not that much of a choice,
sibolga (visited), aceh (visited also) and another city i forgot but, i haven't heard of anything landscapically beautiful about that city before so it's compeltely ruled out

my first choice was initially sibolga,
was not that 100% pleased with the results i got the first time i was there so wanna go there again
in addition, sibolga offers better and more beautiful views too
but then..................................
when i got back home here,
the salesman had just came back from sibolga
so no choice
this MONDAY........i MIGHT be following him to aceh again :D
this time round though,
will hopefully be able to travel further :)

okay la
enough rants

final post of c + r,
containing my most favs shots of the entire series :D :D :D

instead of losing some blood (thankfully nv) to the very sharp rusty looking stones (i know stones cannot rust one ok, they just look very rusty like that onli)
r lost her "just married" couple sandals instead
r has had hers in white while i think c's black
damn sad
i think one of the kids who'd follow us around everywhere we went must have snatched it while we weren't noticing
damn them
but kudos to the couple really
after losing r's sandals
they were still able to pose and smile lovingly
i guess,
the love they shared is far greater than such a lost
something they must've bought together
thinking that i'd be really shoot to have them worn around their house once they're married
touched me a bit

we went back to the first initial place of shooting to do some more scenes
and i
kept on snapping with the fisheye lens XD

then we moved to the other side of the beach we haven't explored yet
damn sad
this pic not sharp :(
they walked so fast
and the videographer kept following behind them
i shot like some 6 pics of this
and only 1 that i managed to get them in the frame without the videographer
and i screwed the focus up

oh ya,
by now
i've finally changed my lens back to the sigma 30mm d

again kept snapping snapping
for this one
i've had rocks and stones behind me that i cannot really bend that low to get this kinda viewpoint
so i used the liveview function instead
thanks liveview :D

and then we went for the final scene
the kissing scene
which was pretty damn long
this was again shot with the liveview function
but then as i saw something moving in the frame
i don't care about bending down already
and went down
on my knees and elbows
to frame this

my fav shot of the entire series
:D :D :D

final pic !

hope u guys enjoyed viewing them
and i sincerealy wish the couple the bestest wedding
and may the love they share today last till the day they turn old and gray and that nothing will tear and break their love apart but grew stronger as these two individuals, two hearts, share a single soul

Friday, November 28, 2008

c + r part 4

today, went off as planned
went to look for my "wallpaper" cloth
dad's friends are coming over tomorrow to fixed the thing
bought one black cloth only first though
and had it stitched coz the widest they had were 1.4m and i wanted 3m wide
the stitching will be done tomorrow
so tomorrow might quite be a busy day

will have to :
go to the temple in the morning
have lunch with my darling baby f in the afternoon
go to another temple to pray again
fwah, very religious day tomorrow
then have to go collect my glasses
and finally have a farewell dinner with f and her current colleagues as she's moving off to work some where else

haven't been shooting for the past few days
getting the shutter withdrawals again d
hopefully tomorrow night will be productive enough i'd get a few sketches of a concept done for myself and my new glasses
+ an extension of a current concept i'm working for m
she'd be free this sunday so hopefully can begin shooting again this sunday, with the cloths all up i hope.

gotta go sleep soon
2nd last part for c + r's series :)

and so,
we reached this place


and the videographer began directing and getting them to posed
the plan was that the both of the them should get wet in the beach
but somehow
they seemed pretty reluctant
from what i know
the couple both are educated and live in australia
well, of course they'd be reluctant seeing the sea with that kinda color

so as they posed for the videographer
i began snapping off candidly again

this is the only shot that i had of either one of them looking directly at me d

as they went off
i said,
eh careful for at the stones
scared sharp later not nice since they're not wearing any sandals

-to be continued-

Thursday, November 27, 2008

c + r part 3

harlo there ~
this series,
just only i went to see
will be completed only after part 5
a lot of parts XD
as usual

f wasn't happy yet after 2 namecard designs
so i made another two tonight
productive XD XD
hope she'll be happy this time with it
coz i personally kinda like it already d

tomorrow will most probably be off looking to buy the cloths i've been wanting to get since i got back here
dad had finally asked his friend to custom made for me a wallpaper "hanger" kinda thing for my "studio"
so now that it's done, what's left is to go find the "wallpaper"
kinda thinking of just buying 3 super long cloths first
black, white and may be blue or red
5.5m x 3m each
getting it done tomorrow might be a bit ambitious coz i think that kinda long of a cloth will definitely need some customization also

another thing is,
my dry cabinet has finally stabilized at 45rh
it had went extremely low to around 30 and under the previous few days of which then i had taken all my gears out and left it alone to stabilize for 24 hours
now that i've seen it at 45 from this afternoon to now, i've again re-organized my gears inside
let's see what happens tomorrow

oh yeah,
went to make glasses also today
this time, two at once
f said she preferred me in a white frame glasses like the previous one
so i decided to just get a new one instead
and when we were there
she saw a fully black frame one
and she said i looked really matured looking in it
and asked me to buy also
lucky they're cheap XD
i love both of them :)
oh, of course her too :D

finish update

continue c+r story d

so after sitting down happily romantically kiss here kiss there
they decided to play some ball d
since they're at the beach

and so r threw

and c catch XD

then they got tired playing ball
coz the wind was kinda strong also
and r said not fair coz then she'd had to throw harder so the ball will reach c
and all c need to do was just to let go of the ball and the wind will blow it to r's direction
so they decided to rest a bit

and i snap myself with everyone else behind me
from left to right
selwyn - W's friend (forgothernameXD) - meself - r - D - c - W a.k.a D²

and also everyone's feet

then after resting chit chatting a bit
everyone got thristy
and c asked us to buy drinks

the couple of the day bought themselves some coconut to share

and we made it into one of the props also

after resting
we went off exploring further down to the other side of the beach


-to be continued-

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

c + r part 2

been feeling rather productive lately,
that is,
i kinda process my pictures faster than usual
of the past 3 - 4 days
i've shot and finished processing two photo sessions
one of which was of myself, lol
and the other one of c+r
also, i've made two different designs for my name card

and all of it
on my windows operating laptop which.......
ok cannot compare to my imac lah back in sg but,
i literally have to wait like 2 mins of loadings each time i drag a photo into photoshop
my god

here's part two of c + r :)

so they walked walked walked
point and point

then r went to change dress d
and c being the nice hansum kind loving husband-to-be help her lor

then they both separate for a bit
to draw on two different part of the beach
their love

r drew
c r


c drew a really huge big love
and went to collect seashells around
and make a smaller love
and also went to pluck a wild flowa
and tie it into a ring-alike
and hide it under one of the seashells
and i borrow my friend's shoe
and have it pose with the big big love
and there's a lot of and in this sentence ah

then c went to fetch r
then close her eyes along the way
then slowly lead her way
then bring her to the place he drew the big big love
then surprised her d
then there's too much then here also d

a bit of behind the scenes d
my attached lens, the sigma 10mm fisheye too wide to shoot them together onli
so i shoot like this lor
kenot always change lens d
at the beach
very dangerous

another one behind the scenes
here, can see
c putting the "ring" into r's hand

i is like this photo

the shooters of the day + the couple
the videographer, selwn, myself
and the lovebirds

finally d
last photo
"our world, our love"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

c + r part 1


so i was at the beach today,
doing what ?

a few days ago,
one of f's best friends kinda asked f if i wanna tag along her works thing
she's some video editor in a videography company i THINK
that's what she seems to be doing in her office this morning XD
call me slow
but i've just realized that medanese are into a video pre-wed stuffs now
they're not happy with just photos
now they they want video also
so..make machiam a short movie like that
romantic romantic stuff
or other conceptual things d
f's friend, W, thought that since i'm usually super duper free when i'm back here, i might as well tag along
well, may be can give ideas for the video and other things
me on the other hand,
thought that this experience will be :) since to me, it's new and it's something that's gotta do with weddings and i thought i ought to know more bout that also la
so aku pun pergi d

with my camera of course

went to the beach
pantai cermin
and after a few brief talks

i said
i would be better be there shooting than standing around doing nothing
so i brought out my camera
and began firing very casually
thus, this series are all
i did not for once, direct any special poses or asked them to hold on or whatsoever d
just shot
when the videographer was shooting
and i
not only do i have to concentrate on shooting but at the same time also have to concentrate on the whereabouts of the videographer and at which direction is he pointing his cam at in order not to spoil the entire clip with this dude squating down by the beach with some big ass camera

oh by the way,
before the pics
i finally bought myself a dry cabinet :D
and also a new lowepro camera bag
some reporter d200 or soemthing and i'm loving it !

more bout those soon :)

late liao
wanna sleep liao
so here are the pictures shot today !


i know this ain't even at focus
but don't care
i like their expressions
and from where i'm safe standing away from the videographer, this was the only shot i could get before they ran off to another composition which i don't quite like

like this one

i'd quite like this also
only if they'd turn the other way round facing me of coz -.-"
i was just a silent shooter today
just for the sake of killing off the shutter withdrawal


cut off his leg
and pressed the shutter a sec late
r's eye closed d

then they walked off d
to where ?

-to be continued-

ps. first shot was shot with a sigma 10mm fisheye
Selwyn, a Medanese who'd been in New York for the past 8 years (me past 8 years in Sg d), came back home and since he's now a "pengacara" (penganguran banyak acara|unemployed), he tagged along also d
and the fisheye is his
i pinjam pinjam onli XD

Saturday, November 22, 2008

i'm not dead

i is know
i haven't been online-ing for like very the very the long long time d
but actually
i got online wan
i got check me email
i got check me other stuffs also
but hor
i check the stuffs at ofis d
then no fotos d
coz dunno wad they do
my room kana bcome no connections d
then onli today after figuring out the stuffs and all i can get back my connection d
so finally now then i can online d

the past week since i'm back here had been exceptionally great
well, home is still the best place to be
nevertheless, this week had been pretty much the "f" week
lunches and the dinners
i is back in love like the very first time
only this time
so much more

been meeting with the shooters friends back here too
great to hang out back again with them

i'm fully booked ever since i landed back home
the sms-es and calls had been non stop to ask for a quick meet up
great :)
thanks man
for the warm welcome back !

3 phictures
i shot with the G9
on my way back home
frm singapore to medan




Sunday, November 16, 2008

flying off

i know i haven't been updating since like i FINISH MY EXAMS
why ?

been BUSY enjoying me FREEDOM

went for late night movies
went for a raining bbq parteei
went for late night monopoly games
and been busy editing my pending pictures

and this update is just to tell you guys that I IS FLYING BACK HOME TOMORROW, actually later !
been wanting to go back for forever ever since the exams started

is the only place that i can have a complete rest.



happy holidays guys !
update soon :)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

escaping reality 8

last series of escaping reality for this year !
tomolo is the last paper
wohoo !

studying studying marketing research paper tomolo
dunno why
everything i read seems so darn familiar
like i read before alreadi

most probably the last series of the cats pictures !!

pictures la
i want to go sleep liao






Saturday, November 08, 2008

stung by a bee

i got stung by a bee

i overslept last night while watching ace ventura online,
some jim carrey movie made quite some time ago
and had forgotten to close the window which was right above my bed
then this bed this mooning
like wth
flew to my finger
and i was asleep
something quite hard hit on ur hand
it's either you shoo it away or you squeeze it
i went to squeeze it -.-"
and it stung me
and it was then i woke up
shoo the thing away
and now my left hand are all swollen
lucky no whatsoever infection
lucky i tak allergic to the venom
just a swollen hand
from what i've read online
what stung me was a honey bee
since it self its stingers inside the skin
pulled it out immediately though

haven't been posting pictures from my iPhone already for a while
these are a few :)





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