Sunday, December 31, 2006

Zouk Horror (1)

A little too late for Halloween? Actually, this young model had her face painted for a party held at Zouk Club KL in conjunction with the launch of Seed of Darkness, the first local Chinese film to be distributed by an international distributor (Columbia).

Saturday, December 30, 2006


Probably a common sight in urban areas, but usually ignored and hardly noticed, up to the point of being overgrown with weeds.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas Shopping

Christmas 2006 has come and gone in a blink of an eye. Time flies.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Love at Christmas

Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you be well and happy always.

Special note to my readers, thank you for visiting my blog. Especially to those who have taken the trouble to post comments, to tell me which photo they liked, and to criticise my work, thank you. If not for feedback from you, I wouldn't be able to improve myself.

Terima Kasih! (That's "Thank You" in Malay) ... and God Bless You All.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Reindeer Sparkle

Christmas decorations adorn a large tree in the middle of Suria KLCC Shopping Complex.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Komuter & The KL Tower

A Komuter train gradually slides out of a station with the KL Tower standing tall in the background.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thru The Skylight

A view of one of the Petronas Twin Towers through a skylight in KLCC's Suria Shopping Complex.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Beams and trusses converge to a central point over the main concourse area of the Suria KLCC Shopping Complex.

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Roof

A somewhat abstract shot of a fancy hotel's roof over the foyer. I converted it to black & white to bring out the lines and shapes.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Perdana Falls

A man-made waterfall in Perdana Lake Gardens in the middle of Kuala Lumpur. This photo was taken late in the evening, hence the rich blue sky.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Curvy Carvings

Artistic carvings on a metal plate adorn a lamp post at the Taman Tasik Perdana (Perdana Lake Gardens) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Tastefully plastered logos and decals on the door of a Nissan 350Z.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

On The Outside, Looking In

Young gentlemen standing outside temporary fencing around the exhibition area of The Extreme Nights 2006 Car Modification Showcase.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Blow Us A Kiss

TXN Race Queen Ambassador finalist, Renee.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Xtreme Nights 2006

The Xtreme Nights 2006 - The Ultimate Showcase of Modified Car Culture.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

TXN Racequeen Ambassador 2006

Miss Jesz, the elected Racequeen Ambassador for The Xtreme Nights 2006 car modification show. The event was held at the Bukit Jalil Stadium, Kuala Lumpur on the 11th and 12th November 2006.

Friday, November 10, 2006


Heavy traffic seen at the Federal Highway in Kuala Lumpur. Shot from an overhead pedestrian bridge (obviously). A scene like this is not unusual; it's noticeably worse on Saturdays. Personally, I never liked to travel around town on Saturdays. Weekdays are actually better with less traffic on the roads. Sundays are the best of course.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

50 Winks

This elderly man was seen taking a nap on a pedestrian crossing next to a busy highway. It was amazing how he managed to sleep despite the terrible noise from six lanes worth of traffic congestion nearby.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Putrajaya Mosque ("Capturing Merdeka" contest winner)

A silhouette of the Putrajaya Mosque, located in the heart of Putrajaya, Malaysia. The setting sun behind the mosque gave out a unique orange glow around the structure. The glowing effect lasted only a few minutes.

A total of 49 images were selected for the Capturing Merdeka (a.k.a. Merdeka@49) photo contest. This picture, together with 45 others won the consolation prize.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sunday, October 15, 2006


The bride is all smiles on her wedding day.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Hopper

A little grasshopper was seen munching on some leaves in my garden. My wife, being a nature-lover, let it alone. I, being an avid photographer, took out my camera and began shooting.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Burning Voltage

The evening sky burns bright red and orange at the horizon.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Dramatic Skies

This photo was recently published in Digital Camera Magazine (Malaysia, October 2006 issue) and won the monthly Mission Contest for the theme "Dramatic Skies", beating 10 other contestants (whose photos were also published) to the prize. The stark contrast between the bright and dark areas of the sky was slightly adjusted in Photoshop, giving the viewer an impression of some sort of cataclysmic event.

From the magazine: Why this won: This image is an awesome sight. It reminds us of the scene during the appearance of the alien invasion from the movie "ID4" (Independence Day). It's a picture that stands out from the crowd and attracts anyone to take a closer look.

I couldn't have described it any better than that. :)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Jeremy & Yenn

Congratulations to Jeremy & Yenn. May they live long and prosper! :)

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

Proton Waja MME Edition 2006 Race Car

The Proton Waja MME 2006 driven by Sutan Mustafa, Hammond Lai and Zaid Idris during Malaysia's Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race of 2006. They managed to complete the race in 3rd place under Class C (for 1600cc engines).

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Scarlet Diablo

A bright red Lamborghini Diablo runs through Turn 2 of the Sepang International Circuit during a closed racetrack session organised by the High Performance Challenge (HPC).

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Extreme Models

Ambassadors for The Extreme Nights posing for photographers at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


This solitary wildflower portrays a sense of loneliness as it sways with the wind. Capturing it was difficult due partly to the nature of my macro lens (which required me to zoom in to 300mm, thus every slight movement from the subject as well as the photographer was amplified several times). I didn't do too well with this shot, but it was a great learning experience.

For all you budding macro photographers out there, remember to use a high aperture setting (in the 11s or so) or you're gonna end up with a shallow DOF like I have here.

If there's one thing I really love about this photo, it's the bokeh. The complete lack of distractions in the background helps the flower to stand out from the photo.

I promise to do better as I practice more. :)

Friday, September 15, 2006


While trying to shoot flowers with my new macro-capable lens, I stumbled upon this moth feeding on one of the wildflowers growing nearby.

Edit: It's a Skipper Butterfly as pointed out by Andy P

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Colour Me Yellow

I got home early today and decided to take a stroll around my neighbourhood. I brought out my camera with a Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro lens to try catch some macro shots. One of the photos I brought home with me was this catch of a yellow flower growing wild.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Elvis Lives

Well now that hairdo really looks plasticky ... oh, maybe because it IS plastic. LOL!

Saturday, September 02, 2006


My uncle's house is a favourite photography spot for me, due to the fact that he has the most lovely orchids I have ever seen. A not-so-ideal weather and slight wind made shooting quite difficult. Not to mention the fact that the macro feature in my lens is only available between the 200mm and 300mm range. That means any slight shake of the hands would result in a blurred photo.

This is not one of my better efforts, which means I'll be practising more flower shots soon. In the meantime, this will just have to do. :)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Gone Golfing

A close-up of a golf ball lying on a patch of grass. This was one of many other experiments with a new Sigma 70-300mm APO lens, which features a 1:2 macro mode between the 200mm and 300mm zoom range.

Monday, August 28, 2006

The Yawn

A lazy cat on a lazy Sunday evening.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Soft Amber

It was one of those evenings where the colour of the sky simply didn't look the way it usually did on a regular day. What I liked most about this view was the way the sunset painted the soft smooth cloud a lively orange colour.

My only wish was that I had a wider lens to capture this moment.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Race-Tuned Vios

A race-tuned Toyota Vios powers it's way into the first corner of the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Kiki is a picture of peace and tranquility as she closes her eyes for a little bit of meditation.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Princess Kiki - Side Profile

Side profile of Princess Kiki taken with my new Sigma 70-300mm set to 1:2 macro mode. Love the cat, love the lens too. :D

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Puchong Sunset (2)

Another shot of the sunset at Puchong, Malaysia. If there was anything in this photo I'd like to remove, it would be the trail left by an airplane. It simply looks out of place. Other than that, I thought this picture looked rather good. I could have Photoshop-ed it out, but I'm not the Photoshopping type. :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Puchong Sunset

Went out for a photoshoot in Puchong, Malaysia with friends and came home with this. I had several other shots but this looked a whole lot nicer than the others.

Friday, August 04, 2006

The Tugu Entrance

This is the entrance to Malaysia's National Monument (Tugu Negara). The original colour shot seemed a bit boring to me so I modified it to a sepia tone and added some vignetting. I wanted to create a slightly oldish look to the photo.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tugu Negara

This is Malaysia's National Monument (Tugu Negara). It was erected in 1966 to commemorate the heroes and warriors who fought during World War II and the Malayan Emergency of 1948-60. This 15.5 metre sculpture was inspired by an American, Felix de Weldon.

The monument is comprised of seven bronze figures, each representing leadership, suffering, unity, vigilance, strength, courage, and sacrifice respectively.

Canoes - DCM Malaysia winner

This photo was originally shot in December 2005 at Bagan Lalang beach in Malaysia. About one month later, on January 13, 2006 the photo was published here in this very photoblog. In March 2006, I sent it into the Malaysian edition of UK's popular Digital Camera Magazine. It was selected as one of the ten finalists for the month of March. The photo contest ran for another three months, with ten best photos picked from a large submission base in each month. By the end of the contest, there were 40 finalists vying for the grand prize of a Canon EOS 30D.

On 1st August 2006, ten photos were selected from the 40 finalists. Although this photo did not win the grand prize, it did get into the top ten, winning a new Canon Pixma photo printer.

I'm proud of this photo. My little five minutes of fame. :)

Monday, July 31, 2006

20060611_7886 — The Hunter

This cat was very tame and very playful. I had a hard time photographing him as he kept rolling around on the grass. It was getting late in the evening and he was very alert, obviously scouting for his dinner.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Sophia (1)

Her name is Sophia and she hails from Canada. She was a little shy at first, but eventually came to enjoy getting her photos taken. She's quite a good model who knows how to hold a good pose.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Ye Olde Lamp

Seen at a Taman Aman, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Warning Lamp

Warning lamp on the side of a petrol tanker seen at a local gas station.



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