Friday, October 30, 2009


An interesting candid shot I took last month...

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Camdapter QR adapter.

If you use a hand strap and are not using a Canon camera, you will understand my pain. Most hand straps require the use of the tripod thread at the bottom of the camera. I've used one from Matin before, and I have to screw a platform onto the bottom of the camera. The version I was using came with another screw thread for my tripod quick release plate but is slightly off center. Once I attach my QR plate, the profile is pretty thick making the camera quite unstable when placed on a flat surface, not to mention the risk of the stability of the camera on the tripod.

I've tried looking around for a solution to this and found that Arca style QR plates are available with slots on both sides of the plate to allow for hand straps and normal neck strap on each side. Problem is, I am using the Manfrotto 488RC2 ball head. I searched all over the net and stumbled on an adapter made by this company called Camdapter. Camdapter offered 2 Manfrotto style plates and I ordered the Manfrotto Plus adapter and it arrived today. I am extremely pleased with it. The adapter is made of aluminium and the build is just fantastic. The top-grain leather handstrap is also made very well and the leather is thick and tough. Check out the pictures below to see how it works, installed on my D90. Kudos to Camdapter for the great products and great service.

#1 - The Camdapter Manfrotto Plus adapter installed.

#2 - Mounted on the Manfrotto 488RC2 ballhead (back view).

#2 - Mounted on the Manfrotto 488RC2 ballhead (front view) with leather hand strap.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lackluster sunrise

Taken: Oct 24th 2009.
Location: Lower Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore
Pictures taken with Nikon D90, Tamron 17-50mm/2.8.
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Was really busy with all the stuff that is going on right now and finally have a breather to shoot a sunrise. Called up Long and we headed down to Lower Seletar reservoir to catch the daybreak. The one that greeted us was an unenthusiastic sunrise, even though I would hesitate to call it bad too. It was one of 'those', you know, that was neither glorious nor doggy. Anyway here are some of the pictures.

#1 - The quiet jetty

#2 - Black and white to fall back on if the colors ain't great.

#3 - The sun finally peeks out of the clouds.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Peace at Marina Barrage

Taken: Oct 10th 2009.
Location: Marina Barrage, Singapore
Pictures taken with Nikon D90, Tamron 17-50mm/2.8.
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Re-visited Marina Barrage again in the morning. I've been there quite a number of times but it was always crowded with photographers and other folk. This particular morning was very different. Apart from a pair of love birds and a security guard, all there to see the sunrise, there were no one else. Strange for an early Saturday morning. It was one of the most peaceful sunrises I have ever seen, Sometimes we all need a break from the crowds. Here are some pics from this morning. Enjoy!

#1 - Lights at Marina Barrage

#2 - Moment right before the sun rises out from the horizon.

#3 - Explosion of Light at Sunrise.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dramatic sunset

I missed processing a picture taken a while back. Taken a couple of months ago, this picture turned out to be one of the nicest of the series. This picture is dedicated to the memory of the dearly departed D40x, which was the camera that took this picture.

Taken: Aug 22nd, 2009. Evening.
Taken with Nikon D40x, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Cokin P GND4 + ND8.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

More beautiful Bali

Taken: Sep 25-28th, 2009.
Location: Bali, Indonesia.
Pictures taken with Nikon D90, Tamron 17-50mm/2.8.
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More pictures from our Bali trip. Enjoy!

#1 - Awesome views of the cliffs at Uluwatu.

#2 - One of the nasty cliff monkeys at Uluwatu.

#3 - Jatiluwih.

#4 - Jatiluwih rice paddy terraces.

#5 - Coastline at Tanah Lot.

#6 - Rice planter at Jatiluwih.

#7 - Father and son having fun at Kuta beach.

#8 - Holy man at a small village in Jatiluwih.

#9 - Festive ritual offerings at Pura Ulun Danu.

#10 - Best Babi Guling (Roasted suckling pig) in Bali at Ibu Oka, Ubud.

#11 - Charming downtown Ubud.

#12 Gods abound on the streets of Bali.

#13 - Ubud rice terraces.

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