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Photo 101 ~ Day Six: Penang Bridge ~ Connect & Tags   17 comments


Photo 101

Day Six: Penang Bridge ~ Connect & Tags

In the current theme of “Connect”, a simple entry of our famous icon and landmark of our Penang Bridge of 13.5 km or 8.4 miles, is submitted herewith. Now, we have a longer second bridge (24km or 15 miles long) named the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah or Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang) E28 which is slightly further away from this first bridge but lesser used by the commuters owing to the higher toll and location.

SP Lim
Still using the First Penang Bridge regularly.

From Wikipedia:-

BRIDGE

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material used to make it, and the funds available to build it.

Penang Bridge

The sun rose slowly over Penang Bridge

The Penang Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Pulau Pinang; Chinese: 槟威大桥; pinyin: Bīn-Wēi dà qiáo; Tamil: பினாங்கு பாலம்), route E36, is a 13.5-kilometre (8.4-mile) dual carriageway toll bridge and controlled-access highway in the state of Penang, Malaysia. The bridge connects Perai on the mainland side of the state with Gelugor on the island, crossing the Selatan Strait. The bridge was the first and, until 2014, the only road connection between the peninsula and the island. The bridge is the second-longest bridge in Malaysia and the fifth-longest in Southeast Asia by total length, with a length over water of 8.4 kilometres (5.2 miles).

The bridge was inaugurated on 14 September 1985. The current concession holder and maintainer of the bridge is PLUS Expressways. Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd was the concession holder before it was merged with the current concessionaire.

Inserted by SP Lim.

Photo 101

Day Six: Connect & Tags
In this age of social media, we hear the word connect often, don’t we? Connect with us on Facebook! Connect with me on LinkedIn! Given what today’s technologies can do, it feels like the world is getting smaller, and we’re more connected than ever before.

There are many ways to interpret this theme: from a gadget to a handshake, from a bridge to a gathering among friends. What’s yours?

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Today’s Tip: Don’t forget to tag your post! Tags group your related posts together, help to organize your site content, and tell readers what a post is about. Tags make it easier for others to find your latest posts in the Reader, too.

Tag this post appropriately. “Photography” is a sure bet, and “photo101” — our official course tag — is a great way to connect with other participants. Consider other tags, too: for the image above, I might also tag it with “bridge” and “San Francisco.”

However, don’t over-tag! Between five to fifteen tags per post (or a combination of tags and categories) is good practice.

Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

Yosakoi Parade 2016 ~ Part 1 (Photo 101 – Weekend One: Experiment with Composition)   2 comments


Yosakoi Parade 2016 ~ Part 1 (Photo 101 – Weekend One: Experiment with Composition)

The Malay Ladies are very friendly and posing for us to take the photographs.

The Malay Ladies are very friendly and posing for us to take the photographs.

The Yosakoi Group from the Science School of Pokok Sena, Kedah.

The Yosakoi Group from the Science School of Pokok Sena, Kedah.

With the colourful umbrellas arranged randomly.

With the colourful umbrellas arranged randomly.

The four Kendo warriors on parade.

The four Kendo warriors on parade.

The Mayor of the City of George Town with the performers from Seberang Perai Council.

The Mayor of the City of George Town with the performers from Seberang Perai Council.

A group photograph of these performers from the Penang City Council.

A group photograph of these performers from the Penang City Council.

Yosakoi Parade 2016 Part 1

I continue with the Photo 101 – Weekend One: Experiment with Composition on Saturday, March 12, 2016 as I am photo-shooting in capacity as a volunteer photographer without payment or allowance at the 3rd. Yosakoi Parade and Carnival 2016 held at the Esplanade, George Town, Penang.
Bearing in the mind the following factors of having wide-angle shots, horizontal or vertical framing and the use of the “Rule of Thirds” whenever possible.

However, other factors must also be considered as it seemed “everybody is a photographer nowadays even they use handphones to shoot”. “unethical or inconsiderate photographer” who blocks your angle and view from shooting even after they had finished shooting, and overzealous “crowd controller” who kept asking to clear the way. We try our very to keep cool and take the best angled, well composed and with the “Rule of Thirds” included if possible.

Using the mosaic patterns when inserting the photographs, the captions disappeared so I have two versions published for record and attention to the Josh R. and our Happy Engineers’ reference.

SP Lim

Photo 101
Weekend One: Experiment with Composition
It’s time to take a break from our daily themes, so enjoy your days off. Use the weekend to catch up, tackle themes for which you didn’t have photos, or practice techniques you’ve learned. Here are a few ideas:

Capture establishing wide-angle shots. They don’t have to be street scenes — take pictures of anything you want! Remember to consider your background and foreground.
Compare horizontal and vertical versions of the same scene.
Use the “Rule of Thirds” grid — in your viewfinder, on your screen, or in your mind — to place your subject(s) within your frame. Does your shot look better as a landscape with your subject at the top left? A vertical shot with the subject at the bottom right?
Snap away. Take test shots. Experiment.

A wide shot, with a sunbather in the foreground, at Cenote Azul, a swimming hole on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico.

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After your shoot, select your favorite images. Upload them to your blog’s Media Library and create a gallery post to show off your shots. If this is your first time creating a gallery, follow these steps:

As you’re creating a new post, click Add Media.
Upload or drag your selected images into your Media Library.
Wait for your images to upload.

Weekend One

Click Continue.
On the Edit Gallery screen, add a caption to each image (as well as other fields, if you’d like). You can also choose the Type of gallery in the dropdown menu: Thumbnail Grid, Tiled Mosaic, Square Tiles, Circles, and Slideshow.
Click Insert Gallery, and voilà — you’ve inserted the gallery into your draft.
Prepare the rest of your post as usual, and publish!
Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

Dancing the Japenese dance with the clapper.

Dancing the Japanese dance with the clapper.

The Yosakoi Team from the Science Secondary School of Pokok Sena, State of Kedah.

The Yosakoi Team from the Science Secondary School of Pokok Sena, State of Kedah.

The lost Stormtroopers  trapped and stranded in Penang.

The lost 501st Legion Stormtroopers trapped and stranded in Penang.

Kicking and aiming high.

Kicking and aiming high.

Women in the highly active, exercise mode.

Women in the highly active, exercise mode.

The ladies are celebrating a belated International Women Day which fell recently on the 8th of March.

The ladies are celebrating a belated International Women Day which fell recently on the 8th of March, 2016.

The Japanese children are having their share of fun at the Parade.

The Japanese children are having their share of fun at the Parade.

The banner leading the 3rd. Penang Yosakoi Parade.

The banner leading the 3rd Penang Yosakoi Parade.

The 3rd. Penang Yosakoi Parade & Carnival 2016 is hereby declared by the beating of the drum 7 times.

The 3rd. Penang Yosakoi Parade & Carnival 2016 is hereby declared by the beating of the drum 7 times.

The Chief Minister of Penang, Tuan Lim Guan Eng giving the opening speech.

The Chief Minister of Penang, Tuan Lim Guan Eng giving the opening speech.

The VIP's are giving the thumbs up before the commencement of the Yosakoi Parade 2016.

The VIP’s are giving the thumbs up before the commencement of the Yosakoi Parade 2016.

The friendly and ever smiling delegation from the Kingdom of Thailand.

The friendly and ever smiling delegation from the Kingdom of Thailand.

The palaquin leading the Yosakoi Parade 2016 with the young carriers in green kimono.

The palaquin leading the Yosakoi Parade 2016 with the young carriers in green kimono.

Thank you for constant viewing and commenting, my fellow bloggers and friends. Highly appreciated for my improvement in all my future blogs. I shall definitely return your generosity and kindness as soon as I can.

Lim Soo Peng
In a Happy Mood as Internet is behaving better.

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