Sunday, 22 July 2007

Macro Jul 2007

Date: Jul 07
Location: Padi field beside (BKE-Butterworth Kulim Highway), Seberang Perai
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 (Di) Macro 1:1
Filter: none
Post editing: PS CS2

Lately there are a lot of postings on macro photography in Multiply ... I just couldn't resist doing a few shots, so last Saturday morning I got up early and headed for the padi fields in search of insects ...

My focus this time was on shallow DOF, sharpness and new compositions. I find that balancing the 3 aspects together was the challenge, and requires a lot of patients, with luck I might just get that perfect moment..

here are my bounties, I hope you’ll enjoy seeing them…

Friday, 20 July 2007

Gunung Irau 2,110m 2007

Date: 20 Jul 07 - 21 Jul 07
Location: Gunung Irau, Perak/Pahang
From: Pallas BOH tea plantation, Cemeron highlands
Altitude: 2,110m ASL
Difficulty: 4.6/10

Hike duration: 2D/1N
A.K.A.: G9 of Semenanjung Malaysia
A.K.A.: G15 of Malaysia
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 (Di) Macro 1:1
Filter: none
Post editing: PS CS2
Organizer: Kah Fai
Members: Lucy, KL Tan, Doreen, Dan, Jac, Rockson, Winnie, Kean, Lynn, Shaon, YK Khor and CS Law
Guide: Dan
My reason to go there: We wanna bring the non-hiking members of O2P to a mossy forest, Irau is the easiest.

Gunung Irau (2110m ASL) is the ninth tallest mountain in Semenanjung Malaysia and also the only >2000M mountain in Malaysia that is easiest to reach the summit as the starting point is already >1850M ASL. Hiking point starts from Sg Palas Boh Plantation(Cameron Highlands) and ends at the summit of Gunung Irau, it takes about 2.5-3.5 hours on full load for a seasoned hiker to get to the summit, newbies may take 4-6 hours to get up there. Camping at the summit is always nice with fresh cool 15-16 Celsius air.
This was my 3rd time to Irau, nothing much has changed. The mossy forest was still pretty, trail still muddy and campsite still littered with camper's waste.
I went there with only a SP90 macro lens, that's why as you can see I only have pictures of little things this round.