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The Leafless Tree   2 comments


The Leafless Tree

It is definitely better than a Lifeless Tree.

SP Lim

The leafless tree. The Leafless Tree It is definitely better than a Lifeless Tree.

The leafless tree

The Leaves of the Lotus   4 comments


The Leaves of the Lotus

The Leaves of the Lotus

The Leaves of the Lotus

Flora of Myanmar   Leave a comment


Flora of Myanmar

Flora of Myanmar

Flora of Myanmar

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

ICPEP 2016 111

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.

SP Lim

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

My Penang Hill Photo Collection for the PSP Closed Competition 2013   Leave a comment


I had not released this series of photographs as the results had not been announced until recently. Anyway I did not win the top three prizes as I won only the consolation prize for participating. Something is better than nothing.
There were several categories for which the photographs were themed.
1. Flora & Fauna
2. People
3. View
4. Activities
5. Train
6. Others related to Penang Hill

So you can see, the category here is the ” Hill View of George Town and Penang Bridge “.

SP Lim

A Nature Walk in the Penang Botanic Garden   Leave a comment


A Nature Walk in the Penang Botanic Garden ~ the photo series which I took when I was shooting with Ban Seng. Tress and plants are still interesting subjects to shoot. If an insect drops by, it shall be additional attraction.

SP Lim

A Sunday’s stroll in the Penang Botanic Garden   Leave a comment



Yesterday, being Sunday, 17 March, 2013 was the day I need to meet up with Ban Seng to photoshoot at the Penang Botanic Garden. The car park was full and I have to around a few times until I get a parking lot near the main gate of the Garden – more of a nature park with many trees and shrubs. Taking out my macro lens, I shot a few macro shots and some wide-angled HDRs of the Garden. It was my usual habit in the past to shoot during week days as there were fewer people around. For Sundays, we can find the place full of people exercising and families enjoying the natural outdoors. After shooting the series of photos, I have to go back home as it was getting too bright and sunny. Just too hot to bear, the shearing heat of the sun was just unbearable.

SP Lim

My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living. — Anais Nin

While others are shooting the Sun and Venus, I am shooting the rough seas   4 comments


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Being a contrarion. I did the opposite shooting the rough seas probably caused by the strong pull of the additoal gravitational forces on the tides, caused by the alignment of Venus, the Sun and our Earth. I think everybody else is shooting at the transit of Venus across the Sun like making a small black hole on the Sun surface, a hole in the Sun. Rough seas with huge waves are seen for the last 2 weeks. The fishermen especially the inshore ones, are taking a break from their fishing activities. Be careful when you are going to the beach during this week or so.

SP Lim

Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. — Isaac Asimov

Penang Floral Fest started last Sunday at the Penang Botanic Garden   2 comments


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The Penang Floral Fest 2012Date: 3rd to 10th June 2012
Contact: 604-2270428
Location: Penang Botanic Gardens

THE Penang Floral Festival 2010 is expected to draw some 50,000 local and foreign visitors to Penang Botanic Gardens.

Workshops, contests, exhibitions and various classes on floral related topics will be held during this floral festival.

Remember to bring along your camera to snap photos of trees and plants that are bountiful in the gardens.

Extracted from George Town, Penang Facebook commentary.

SP Lim

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them. — Anne Rice

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