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





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”



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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Cheri and the Team



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.

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:


Boat trip to the river mouth   4 comments

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Boat trip to the river mouth

After a whole day without electricity. I am back at 7.45 pm after Tenaga “rewired the loose connections” of my 3-phased supply. Thanks to Chye Hong’s wiremen for “pulling out the plugs” of all electrical appliances as we thought it was short-circuit problem which was of a more common occurrence in my house. They checked every possibility and said that Tenaga meter is the problem and they are right. It was hot and sticky day because of no fan, no internet, no blogging, no TV, no fridge, no washing machine, and we are so dependent on electricity in modern time. Felt so helpless and “depressed”. Anyway, all things said it is back to normal again. I can do my blog entry again from now. Better late than never.

Tenaga is the sole Malaysia’s National Electrical Utility Company.

SP Lim
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After spending sometime walking around the small town – the equivalent of a large fishing village, we boarded our two assigned boats each ferrying 10 to 15 passengers. Everyone was required to wear a orange-coloured life jacket as a precautionary measure. Luckily, the rivers in Perak has not reported sightings of crocodiles for many years.
We passed acres and acres of Mangrove Swamps – that is why this area is also famous for the manufacture of charcoal, a cheap source of fuel for cooking in the rural areas. Some, there are white migratory egrets on these trees and barren branches. After about 15 minutes, we are right at the river mouth. In the centre, one can see a floating restaurant in red and orange. It is also served a lodging house for those interested at the rate of RM150.00 per night with a seafood dinner thrown in, as advertised by the boat-man. However, our objective for the day, was to shoot the eagles here and not for food and recreation. There are also fish cages for rearing of fishes for consumption. Trash fishes are fed to these fishes which are sold once these fishes are of suitable size. Next we headed towards the fishing village known by the locals as “Lau Kang” or translated as “Old River” Fishing Village or presently known as Kuala Sangga with a varying population staying there. Currently, a local villager said ony 28 occupants are around there as it was Sunday.
More interesting facts on the village on my next blog.

SP Lim
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Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Kuala Sepetang Outing on Sunday, January 17, 2016   1 comment

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Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Kuala Sepetang Outing on Sunday, January 17, 2016
Kuala Sepetang, formerly known as Port Weld is located in the State of Perak, Malaysia. This fishing village is near to Taiping and lies to the southern part of Penang Mainland. It is about 1.5 hour away from George Town, Penang Island by bus in our case. This Photo-shooting Outing took place on this Sunday, January 17, 2016 organized by the Photographic Society of Penang (PSP). A total of 21 members and non-member participated and enjoyed this outing though ended prematurely at 3.00 pm due to heavy rains. As the weather was non-conducive for photo-shooting it was decided to cancel part of the shooting at the Charcoal Factory and we boarded the bus and finally reached Penang Island’s Giant Hypermarket at Bayan Lepas at 4.30 pm. Weather in Penang was bright and sunny.

5.00 am : Pick up at Giant Hypermarket, Bayan Baru
5.30 am : Pick up at Auto City Juru
6.30 am : Light Breakfast at Bukit Merah (provided)
7.30 am : Arrive at Eagle Photo shoot site
9.00 am : Fishing Village Photo Shoot (boat ride included)
11.00am : Eagle Feeding Photo Shoot again
12.30pm : River Side Lunch (Provided)
2.30 pm : Charcoal Factory Photo Shoot
5.00 pm : Depart for home.
Member: RM150 Non Member: RM180
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Going to bed early as woke up at 3.30 am this Sunday morning. Bye.