Saturday, June 30, 2007

Stumped, Any advice?

I'm going to get a new lens soon, but I'm not sure which to buy... both lenses will be featured here and I would appreciated any advice.

The Nikkor 18-200 VR F3.5 - 5.6

Well its a very good all-rounder lens. 11.1x Zoom (that's far!) that starts from 18mm wide end.

Alternatively, I can choose the Nikkor 70 - 300 VR F4.5 - 5.6

I love superzooms, and the 300mm (450mm equiv on my D80) is super tempting for me. But I dont like the hassle of changing lenses, and if I do get this lens i need a change of bags. (currently using a bag that only fits one camera+lens)

Then again, I've been eyeing the Sigma 24-70 f2.8 for some time now, and its going for approx. 400USD. so if i get the 70-300 I would have an f2.8 lens later that fits nicely into the zoom range with no angle left out. (I hate missing angles e.g 17-55, 70-300, 55-70 missing) I would go for 70-200 f2.8 VR but current budget doesnt allow for such indulgences. lol.

Advices anyone?

Game Blunder, Ops I did it again!

Ops! Found the bottle but not in the right way.
Ice-breaking game during camp, where the 'victim' follows shouted orders by team-members. Mission, to locate the water bottle and fill it up. This happened a few times over the course of the game =p

Friday, June 29, 2007

Martial Arts: The Indian Way

Watcha!! Kills j0!
Indian martial arts demontration. Making their bid to attract more members to join their club. Not too sure if they have a specific name for this martial art sec though

Thursday, June 28, 2007


Meowr? (What's that guy doing pointing that wierd thing [the lens] at me?)
Cat @ canteen, a professional beggar if there ever was one. (hey I dun see cats ever haing trouble finding food =p )

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sleep, Restoring energy

Caught in action!
Sleep of beauty by a sleeping beauty?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Looking Cool, Mat rempits in the making

Still on orientation :P
Mat Rempits refers to those who do stunts on motorcycles illegally here in Malaysia.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Brags, Shooting off his mouth

Note: not the exact words spoken
A little sketch where the speakers are supposed to act out a dilemma ridden person.

1) Back from camp, yeah...
2) supposed to post this yesterday but internet connection there (the camp) was too sucky ><

Friday, June 22, 2007

Kung Fu, the killer moves

"Everybody loves kung fu fighting... ta da de de dum dum..."
Actually a drama play by students.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Smile, and the world smiles with you

As the saying goes, Smile, and you light up everyone's day. Well of course being cute doesnt hurt either.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tungsten Lamp, Keeping away the darkness

A lamp giving away its little light to illuminate the darkness. Chinese superstition is that during near death experiences, one's spirit would wander along a long, dark tunnel for 3 days before entering afterlife, and that the sighting of a lizard is a sign of safe passage through the tunnel. Hence giving a supernatural feel having a lizard bathed in the tungsten glow of the lamp.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Rocky Inlet

A rocky inlet to a small poll of water trapped between the rocks and the beach.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Couple Paparazi, World of their own

erm, cant resist a paparazi shot, seeing this couple sitting so contently, oblivious to their surroundings. hmmm, I hope no one suddenly goes "hey they look familiar, wait, that's ME!" haha...

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Spidey, The original

itsy bitsy spider sitting on a web... (ops no web). This spider was HUGE, the biggest I've ever seen, not even sure if its a tarantula or a common house spider which can also grow to be huge. And this guy here greeted me just as a woke up in the morning, lol

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sunset, Bringing about the end

Caught this sunset shot while heading home from Redang, most aptly signifying the end the vacation journey.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Role Playing 101: Ostritch

Ever thought of dressing as an ostrich for plays or anything?
Well I've found the perfect equipment needed for you!

PS: No time to post yesterday. So 2 posts today. (came back home at 1.30am today :P )
damn, had a flat tyre...

Panoramaic Sunrise, Spreading the colours

A panoramaic sunrise, with the sunrising nearer to the left side of the picture but blocked by that island, creating a shade of deeper red, regressing to light orange towards the right of the picture.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Comic Pic #1 - Couple fight

Misunderstanding at the beach? :P
PS: 1. early post today, now's the onli free time lol
2. I learnt how to use adobe illustrator, yeah...
3. Ops, forgot to watermark... heh heh

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Heave Ho, a pirate's beginning

2 little kids tugging the rope obviously acting as the boat's anchor. Probabby hoping they can pull in the boat, little pirates eh? :P

Monday, June 11, 2007

Beachside Pose, a sight for wandering eyes

An alluring pose by the beach front: showing off her hair while admiring the scenery.

Face of Rock, Fantastic Four's "thing"

A rock outcropping that looks like an old man's face staring at the sky. Somehow it also reminded me of the movie Fantastic Four's "the thing"

Saturday, June 9, 2007

THE tongue, signifying defiance

Hah! saw u pointing u cam at me, bluek!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Water Curtain

Landscaping by Redang Beach Resort.

Abstract, it's all about Perception

This is actually the supporting structure for the roof of the bus station in Terengganu, intriguing, to say the least.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Beach Sightseeing

Um... overexposed the sky abit, and there's lens flare even though i had my hood on. But i think the composition for this shot is nice. (sorry no tagline for this one :P)

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Rocky Shallows, World Without Secrets

The shallow waters are so clear u can see every detail. Thus a world without secrets. (Now, if the government can do just that...)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Baby Turtle, Picture of Innocence

A baby Green turtle swimming around in a turtle sanctuary. Being a protected species.

Tungsten Flood, Mankind's sunlight

Um this is actually the Canteen of the resort i was staying in, lit up for the coming of Night-y :P

Monday, June 4, 2007

A Squirrel, projection of tranquility

Content little guy nibbling a nut on his tree. Suddenly makes me feel the need of a superzoom lens :P

Where Earth Meets Water, the elements combined

Edge of the beach dominated by a huge rock outcropping.

2nd Sunrise, renewed hope

2nd sunrise, 2nd day

Sunrise, the beginning.

Sunrise of the 1st morning in Redang Island, Marking the start of this blog.