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The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah   Leave a comment


The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah

 

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall and its Surroundings at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

 

 

 

 

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah   2 comments


The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah

We managed to capture this waterfall during the drought season. In the rainy season, the waterfall would be more faster flowing than this slower rate.

SP Lim

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

The Waterfall at Lata Bayu, Kedah.

Misty Mountains   4 comments


Misty Mountains

Misty Mountains of South Korea

Misty Mountains of South Korea

Developing Your Eye II, Day Four: “Natural World”   Leave a comment


BLOGGING UNIVERSITY, PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENTS

 

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Four: “Natural World”

My submission for the “Natural World” theme is this photograph “Birds in the Mangrove Swamp”. This photograph was taken during our Photographic Society of Penang’s outing to Kuala Sepetang in Perak, another State neighbouring Penang State. Numerous egrets can be found here due to the abundance of food in these mangrove swamps. We are coming to a bend or meander in the river.

 

SP Lim

 

Developing Your Eye, Day Three: “Water”

Developing Your Eye, Day Four: “Natural World”

 

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Day Four: “Natural World” — Leading Lines

A good photographer is a constant observer. Out in nature, we have opportunities to watch and study a scene, from big, sweeping changes — like the sky at dusk — to the tiniest details, like the subtle bends in bare branches in the Nevada desert:

Developing Your Eye II, Day Four: “Natural World”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Four: “Natural World”

 

Today, capture the natural world: snap a moment outside, big or small. From a close-up of a leaf in your backyard to a panorama from your morning hike, we invite you to document this wondrous world around us.

Today’s Tip: While shooting outdoors, look for natural lines that lead your eyes to different parts of the frame. Study the bend of a stream, or the curve of a petal. How can you use these lines in your composition?

Visit the resource page for details. Remember to tag your post with#developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Curve   6 comments


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Curve

My submission is the “Curve of the Sea Shell”.

"Curve of the Sea Shell"

“Curve of the Sea Shell”

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Curve
Find inspiration in the curves around you.
BY CHERI LUCAS ROWLANDS

When I peer through a camera lens, or put my phone’s screen up to my face, I never really know what a photograph will look like. I love photography, but over the years I’ve taken pictures less and less, passively, and with less intent. When composing a shot, I let the elements in the frame dictate the composition. I follow their lead. This is especially true with leading lines: I let lines — straight, squiggly, bending — decide what type of photo I will take.

Read more about leading lines and curves in photography.
One afternoon, I strolled toward the London Eye, on the South Bank along the Thames River in London. This massive rounded structure — with its perfect curve and straight lines — was partially covered by bare, wild branches, and this view captured the interplay of both:

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For this week’s challenge, get inspired by the curves around you. From curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations, you have lots to work with!

Curve

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Landscape   20 comments


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Landscape

    The Mangrove Swamps at Sunset

This was taken of the adjacent mangrove swamps at Bukit Tambun at sunset. We were enjoying the seafood at this small fishing village after a day’s trip to Ipoh for photo-shooting and eating pleasures. Ipoh is well-known like George Town, Penang for the delicious food too.

SP Lim

Bukit Tambun

This was taken of the adjacent mangrove swamps at Bukit Tambun at sunset. We were enjoying the seafood at this small fishing village after a day’s trip to Ipoh for photo-shooting and eating pleasures.

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Landscape
by Cheri Lucas Rowlands

After roadtripping through Utah’s surreal geological landscape last year, I bought a US National Parks pass and vowed to explore more of North America’s parks. There’s just so much to see.

On a recent hike up Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, I saw panoramic views of Southern California’s desert dotted with Joshua trees, rocky formations, and mountains far off in the distance:

WPC Landscape

Photo by Cheri Lucas Rowlands, taken atop Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

For this week’s challenge, share a photo of a landscape: a wide establishing shot of a scene in nature or an urban setting. Landscape photography is typically displayed in a horizontal orientation; before getting started, read photographer Jeff Sinon’s tips on composition and finding the best shot.

For inspiration, browse our editors’ picks in the landscape category of Discover.

Cheri Lucas Rowlands | April 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm | Tags: landscape | URL: http://wp.me/p23sd-11Pg

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Photo 101 ~ Day Eleven: A Pop of Colour – The Orange Berries   5 comments


Photo 101 ~ Day Eleven: A Pop of Colour – The Orange Berries

Though green is one of the primary colours, I could not get a hold of a photograph with a neutral coloured background. I took this photograph of the orange-coloured berries with its green leaves as background. The normal question invoked by looking at the strange coloured berries – are these poisonous? Do these berries cause itchiness? Can these berries be used as natural remedy for diseases?

SP Lim

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THE ORANGE BERRIES

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Photo 101, Day Eleven: Pop & Color
Josh R., Blogging U.

Day Eleven: A Pop of Color
The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something intriguing and meaningful, and can tell a particular story within the frame.

Consider this shot of a blue door in Malta:

Blue Door

The cobalt blue door and powder blue frame not only add a bright splash to an otherwise nondescript image, but also add layers of story and perspective: Who lives in this building? What’s behind that door?

The color blue is whimsical yet strong. To some, blue looks and feels soothing and serene, but also cold and apathetic.

While other shades are eye-catching in their own ways, here, the blue works well. A red door might change the mood of the picture, signaling excitement or danger.

Today, pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.

Today’s Tip: As you train your eye to look for color, keep it simple:

Choose one bold color against a neutral background, instead of several colors competing for attention in a scene.
Look for a strong color within a basic composition of uncomplicated lines — your pop of color will stand out more.
Continue to experiment with light and POV as you shoot color-as-subject — the color may transform as you move.
Don’t ignore soft, pastel shades — colors like mint and pink can make statements, too.
Juxtapose pastels with black and darker shades.
When in doubt, pair an accent color with white — you’ll see its impact immediately.
Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

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Photo 101 ~ Day Eight: Natural World & Leading Lines – Reaching the Sea   5 comments


Day Eight: Natural World & Leading Lines
Reaching the Sea

As I was working today, I have no day-light time to capture any outdoor photograph. Going through my photo archives, I managed to find a “natural world” type of photograph which I took in South Korea during my holidays. I observed the trees, by the side of the cliff, were quite artistically structured by the wind. This particular tree had a branch sprouting towards the sea. Out of interest, I took the photograph of the diagonal line of the branch cutting the composition into two portions.

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Diagonal branch of the tree trying to reach the sea.

Reaching the sea.
(Diagonal branch of the tree trying to reach the sea.)

Day Eight: Natural World & Leading Lines

A good photographer is a constant observer: always watching and studying a scene, from patterns in city traffic to movements in nature.

A photographer notices big, sweeping changes — like the sky at dusk — but also the tiniest details, like the subtle bends in bare branches in the Nevada desert:

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Capture the natural world with your camera: document a moment outside, big or small. From a panorama snapped during your morning hike to a close-up of a leaf in your yard, we invite you to document this wondrous world around us.

Can’t go outside? Photograph something — furniture, architecture, etc. — that looks or feels organic, or mimics the shapes and movements of nature.

Today’s Tip: Exploring the outdoors, with camera in hand, is an opportunity to look for natural lines that lead our eyes to different parts of a frame. Envision the bend of a stream, or the curve of a petal: how can you use these lines in your composition? If you see strong vertical, horizontal, or diagonal lines, can you play with the orientation to create a more dynamic composition? Can you apply — or break — the “Rule of Thirds”?

Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

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