Jul 15, 2008

I'm going to the beach!

Last weekend was filled with events.

Thursday: Hancock
Friday : Rock climbing
Saturday: Cousin's farewell
Sunday : Philharmonic concert

While the cousins were playing games and aunt's with their Chinese Scrabble *codenamed, Mahjong*, I was snapping away in the hall which I noticed didn't have any curtains. Less dust, more happy people *coughmecough*!

Lo and behold, my two favourite shots.

Crystal Lotus


Here's a little something extra because I'm still amazed with image rollovers.


This weekend, I'm going to Tioman Island and will be gone for 4 days, w00t! Ihopetheres3G.
The boat ride won't be particularly exciting but I'll think positive thoughts!
A trip to anticipate! But I won't like packing. I hate packing.
WTF am I going to bring to Australia?! OMFG, I'm freaking out prematurely!

Nah, just kidding. I don't really give a shit right now. I'll wait till next year.

In the meantime, I should really worry about hearsay that Tioman is polluted. Dead corals; murky oceans; floating trash, a sight for sore eyes. Puh-tooi.


_VeL_ said...

i realized ppl with a new DSLR loves to take flower pictures. hahahahah

my brother was, at least.

btw, who u going to Tioman with? song la, can go play.

Gzhang said...

Because flowers don't move! It's like the easiest to do! Well, for me anyway

-Littlenicky- said...

why suddenly go tioman wan? choobs coming back leh!

sean said...

im sure ure gonna bring your camera to tioman...just be very careful not to lose it..to thieves..or drop inside the sea or sth

-Littlenicky- said...

ambik pichas of you in bikiniiii....

cheahwey said...

The crystal very appealing wert.. no meh?
Going with the cousins and Mum.


I know Choobs coming back. But hor, I don't know when exactly leh.
Stop it with the infatuation of me in a bikini, oh dear delusioned one!

I'm going to take sunset! I've thought about it falling into the vast blue ocean.
Unlikely that I'll take photos while the boat is moving because I'll be too worried about puking.

Raymond Chan said...


just a suggestion to your shots - bump up the shutter speed to around 1/30 sec (with VR on), cause both your shots would probably be blur due to handshake at such slow shutter speed. Bump up ISO to compensate.

Good attempt :)

cheahwey said...

Sorry bro, no VR.. ahaha. How I wish I had it though.
But yeah, I now know that I shouldn't be shy with my ISO.

Raymond Chan said...

Oops, my bad. Yeap, don't need to worry about ISO too much unless you're shooting to print large prints. Of course, the key is always try to use lowest ISO at all times unless necessary.

Actually, with 1/30 sec exposure and proper shooting techniques, the probability of having a blurred shot is still really low. I just tested on my D60 - I can shoot up to 1/20 sec without blur on 7/10 shots.

Here's a link to Digital Photography School blog, subscribe to it. http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/

Here's a link to a post on reducing camera shake when shooting - http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/how-to-avoid-camera-shake/

I recommend only tips 1, 2, 3 and 4. The others are not really that helpful (for me anyway). Have fun in Tioman Island. How I wish I can go to an island with my camera :(

cheahwey said...

Thanks for the link, very helpful.
Finish degree then go to Gold Coast lor... take pics of hot men (preferably Hugh Jackman) and women (preferably Gisele Bunchen) for me pls.