Monday, April 30, 2012

01/05/2012 Starry Starry Night

I walked out from the office at the evening and found that the weather was clear where the stars can be seen clearly, I was so tempted to try to take the milky way after seeing so many photos regarding it.

I waited until 11:30 PM and departed to Gertak Sanggul, which is a rural area far from city. When I arrived at the designated spot, I was so excited seeing so many stars were visible on the sky. After setting up my gear, I started my milky way photography.

Unfortunately, due to the moon and some clouds, so I have no luck of capturing the mesmerizing milky way. Nevertheless, I am still impressed with the stars in the sky and I was astonished by the creation of God once more.

Starry night Starry night in monotone

Sunday, April 29, 2012

29/4/2012 Botanical Garden

Some photos shot at the Botanical Garden on Sunday. Blooming Reflection of a lotus Work work Fungus Water on the petal Nature overexposed

Monday, April 9, 2012

8/4/2012 Penang Hill Random Shots

A few photos taken during my visit to Penang Hill on Sunday.

Penang Island's Sunrise

Jumping Spider


Owl Museum

Owl Museum

Sunday, March 4, 2012

04/03/2012 Penang Hill

Last Sunday, me and my brother-in-law went to Penang Hill for some photo shooting. We reached the foot of Penang Hill early in the morning around 6:20 A.M. as the first tram will be depart at 6:30 A.M.

We arrived on top of the Penang Hill after 15 minutes, and started to search for a sweet spot to start our photography.

Penang 7:00 A.M.
At 7:00 AM, the Sun starting to rise

God's creation and man's creation
After 20 minutes, the rain clouds started to cover up the view, as you can see on the right of the the photo. The bridge is the Penang Bridge that connects Penang Island with the main land.

When the rain clouds fully covered the view below, me and my brother-in-law switched to macro shooting.

Love is everywhere
If not mistaken, the bugs in the photo are known as Human Face bug. These two are mating.

I have a face on my back
A closer look of the bug

Empty house
An empty shell on the leaf

Colorful fly
A shining fly, I am not sure whether it's a fruit fly, maybe someone can tell me

Silent assassin
A green praying mantis hide between the leaves that's waiting for its prey

Slow and steady
A young snail crawling on the leaf with great patience

Eight legged thing
A tiny jumping spider resting on the leaf

After spending 3 hours more on Penang Hill, I realized that it's a place very suitable for macro photography, all one need is just patience to search for these tiny creatures, for sure, I will visit it again.

Monday, February 27, 2012

26/02/2012 Tropical Spice Garden

Tropical Spice Garden is situated in what was once an abandoned, rubber plantation along Penang's north-western shores. It took the vision and determination of David and Rebecca Wilkinson funded by Bertam Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd. who with a talented team that have included Lim In Chong, Frederick Walker, and still include Katharine Chua and husband Kenneth Khoo, have transformed an overgrown plot into this garden of unique design and soul into a remarkable eco-tourism venture.

Actual work on-site took 1 ½ years to complete, and involved the major challenge of harmonising over 500 species of tropical flora with the natural valley fronting the Straits of Malacca. It was crucial to preserve as much of the original indigenous flora and fauna while maintaining the original topography of the site to give the Garden a timeless, natural feel. Many of the existing rubber trees were left undisturbed, to give shade and shelter to visitors (and also to the Garden's smaller inhabitants).

Water plays a prominent role in the Garden, and the design team was able to skillfully re-route the water from a small nearby waterfall through a series of man-made canals into a pond by the visitors' entrance. From many parts of the Garden, visitors can hear the gentle, relaxing gurgle of water meandering through the grounds.


My friend from Kuala Lumpur visited me on the last 2 days, as Penangnites, I decided to bring him to the Tropical Spice Garden for some photo shooting. Below are some of my works:




Tropical Frog

Water Lily

Outstanding among the red