Busy Le…

I’ve been busy. So busy that I’ve no time to read up my D80 guide book. I’m only like 25% done. Sunday came and finally my body is aching like crazy. Duh!

My camera went hang kai-kai for the first time few days ago. I was at Assunta Hospital with grandma. I shot a few outdoor pictures and then suddenly a security guard came up to me.

Guard: You reporter ke? Dari company mana? (Are you a reporter? From which company?)

Me: Tak. Saya orang biasa. Hanya main-main. (No. I’m just a person playing with my camera)

*I look down at myself… oh yeah I really look like a reporter! πŸ˜€

Everything’s so far so good with the camera. The only 2 problems are I still don’t know how to take great pictures! Hahaha And also that idiot shaky hands of mine keep outputting blurred pictures. Cilaka!!! The menu & button controls on the Nikon are very easy to work with. So easy that I feel like an old-hand already.

Anyway, has any of you use lens hood on your camera before? I’ve been wondering about this lens hood bayonet thing that Nikon supplied… apparently it’s for reducing flare and also apparently quite a great number of photographers put on the lens hood 24/7 because they give great contrast. I’ve not tried it yet.

Do you guys have dry box/cabinet? I know Angie has one.

p/s: So happy for Kate Winslet and Slumdog Millionaire! I’ve not watch Slumdog Millionaire but anything that has everything to do with ‘the slums’ have my respect; waiting eagerly (was postponed to 2011 release!!!) to watch Shantaram (this is the place where I was intrigued by the living life in the slums). I dream of going to India. Just need to find 2 great guys to go with (as my security guards). Any taking? Kekeke

How come AR Rahman is so shy? For his first Oscar win, he walks very fast to the backstage after the speech, for his second Oscar win, he RAN there!!

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  • Reply Dawn February 23, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Wow, those pics are so clear, sharp. Dang, dslr will now be on the top of my to-get list. Oh yeah, the 2nd epi of Amazing Race was a good laugh. Hillbillies, man, I tell ya! :rolleyes:

  • Reply Lex February 23, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    ooo very nice pics!! πŸ™‚

    this year’s oscar was definitely different!! and am so happy sean penn won for Milk, he was sooooo brilliant!!! ar rahman is probably the most spoken musician/composer in the world really…

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 23, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Dawn, I had to take several shots before getting them right. Yes! come join us. Hillbillies you mean the eliminated husband n wife? I like them la. πŸ™‚ I’m not sure why but TAR is no longer exciting for me. TARA (asia) is da best.

    Lex, Yes so different. I like Hugh Jackman’s singing. Not bad man. But AR Rahman is so shy. Seems like he want to say more… but stop. hehehe I didn’t know he sings. Thought he’s a composer only.

  • Reply Amber-Mae February 24, 2009 at 1:59 am

    I’m loving those pictures!

    Butt sniffs,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  • Reply Jason February 24, 2009 at 6:26 am

    The first picture, :applause:.

    Lens hood, if they came with it, use it. If they don’t, don’t bother about it. Its really more of an optional thing. Lens hood reduces glare/flare, that’s true, not too sure about the contrast part though.

    However, glare/flare usually occurs when you are shooting directly facing at the sun or when sun light hits your front elements. So, most of them, you don’t really need it as you would be shooting along the sunlight rather than directly at.

    As for dry box, depending on how often you use your camera. If its almost or on daily basis, you don’t need one since its way too troublesome to keep/take out. If you are not using it that often, it would be good if you get one, more so if your house is rather humid / has lots of moist air.

    I keep mine in my vest, lying next to my bed. Hehe.

  • Reply wuching February 24, 2009 at 7:31 am

    I’ll be your security guard escorting you to India (you pay of course la). we’ll eat curry & get diarrhea together gather! :laughing:

  • Reply xin February 24, 2009 at 9:30 am

    nice pics πŸ˜€ u must be feeling proud when the security guard was questioning u eh? πŸ˜›

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 24, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Amber-Mae, thanks! :hug:

    Jason, to ceh. πŸ˜€ thanks for the advice. I use the camera almost daily… so yeah I guess no need dry box.

    Wuching, :LOL: you the boss. You should pay for my ticket and accommodation ma.

    Xin, tq. a little proud but more of freaking out. First time being asked like that lo. Hahaha

  • Reply Lob February 24, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Inter 2: 0 MUS (Ibrahimovic, Adriano)

    MUS 1:1 Inter (Christina (OG), Rooney)

  • Reply Neo February 24, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Dry box, get one la better for your camera and other electronic gears… but better still get a safe, haha… :devil:

    Oh, you need 2 bodyguards, right? I wanna volunteer for the 2nd spot, I wanna eat curry and get diarrhea together gather with you and wuching! :skull:

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 24, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Lob, I guess you must be dreaming again. It’ll be opposite dear!

    Neo, hahaha my camera is currently on my table. No place to keep. Eh you an Wuching pay for my ticket & accommo ya?

  • Reply jam February 24, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Hmmm… Start taking bokeh pictures using your Nikon! BTW, will you stay up late for tonight ManUtd vs Inter match? I definitely will! Red Devils Rulez :laughing:

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 24, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Jam, the first pict has some bokeh ya? (on the left) I :love: bokeh. I’m not sure I will stay up late or not. I feel like I’m getting old. :laughing: But I will try. This is a big game.

  • Reply Cecil Lee February 24, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Well done on your first outdoor shooting session! Great composition. It clearly shows that you have photography talent man… :applause:

  • Reply keeyit February 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I am also same! :crying:
    A lot of works to do recently.

    Ok ma.. your photo shooting skills ok le with your new camera.

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 25, 2009 at 7:35 am

    Cecil Lee, I just simply snap. :blush:

    Keeyit, :crying: This week I’m a little better. Not that busy. Hehe.

  • Reply hedonistics anonymous February 25, 2009 at 9:24 am


    if you’re member of popular bookstore, the novel is on offer.. i think 20% or 30% discount. i bought it the moment it came out πŸ˜€

  • Reply grace February 25, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Hi Che, it is my first time in here and I just want to say that I enjoyed reading your post. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Neo February 25, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Don’t play play, faster get a drybox! :cow:

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 25, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    Hedo, eh I didn’t know Slumdog the movie is adapted from a novel. I will look out on this book. Better than the movie?

    Grace, hello. Thank you. πŸ˜€ Comment more ya.

    Neo, eh you have one?

  • Reply iWalk February 25, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Oh, Great shoot!
    Your new camera found a good master! :applause:

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 25, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    iWalk, :blush: I think you’re being modest.

  • Reply Angie Tan February 26, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Nice sharp pics!!

    Anyway, don’t write yourself out too soon. Take more pics!! Practice makes perfect!

    I’ve not taken a decent shot in weeks!

  • Reply Che-Cheh February 26, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Angie Tan, thanks. Wow you can tahan? Are you back from Bangkok?

  • Reply Mo-C February 28, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    nice shots!

  • Reply Che-Cheh March 1, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Mo-C, to ceh (tq) πŸ˜‰

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