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The 12th. PSP Activities with Theme of “Architecture” focussing on Topic of “Unusual Perspectives”.   Leave a comment


The 12th. PSP Activities with Theme of “Architecture” focusing on Topic of “Unusual Perspectives”.

The date of this photo-shooting activity was on Sunday 9 July 2017 when the registered members of the Photographic Society of Penang members met at the grounds of St. George’s Church, Pitt Street and Farquhar Street junction, Penang. Photographs were to be in monochrome is black and white. Colour is optional. Light and Shadows were emphasized.

SP Lim

The 12th. PSP Activities with Theme of “Architecture” focussing on Topic of “Unusual Perspectives”.

The 12th. PSP Activities with Theme of “Architecture” focussing on Topic of “Unusual Perspectives”.

The 12th. PSP Activities with Theme of “Architecture” focussing on Topic of “Unusual Perspectives”.

The 12th. PSP Activities with Theme of “Architecture” focussing on Topic of “Unusual Perspectives”.

The 12th. PSP Activities with Theme of “Architecture” focussing on Topic of “Unusual Perspectives”.

The 12th. PSP Activities with Theme of “Architecture” focussing on Topic of “Unusual Perspectives”.

The 12th. PSP Activities with Theme of “Architecture” focussing on Topic of “Unusual Perspectives”.

 

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2   3 comments


Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

The Ceremony continued with the carrying of a huge roll of carpet-like painting of the Buddhas from inside the Temple towards the exterior of the Temple by the devotees. It was then unrolled on the flat ground and then the devotees “aired” the painting by swinging it upwards and downwards many times. After which the painting was then rolled back and taken back into the Temple.

SP Lim

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

From inside of the Charcoal Factory of Kuala Sepetang   4 comments


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From inside of the Charcoal Factory of Kuala Sepetang
Yesterday, we – the PSP Photographers – were walking outside the Charcoal Factory to choose a good location for our photo-shooting. We noticed an aged diligent Malay work working at the kilns. He was sieving small pieces of charcoal from an empty oil barrel. He told us these small bits of charcoal are excellent for use of grilling satay and barbecue meat. For the current Chinese New Year festivities falling this week-end, it is good for making “love-letters” – a sweet folded crispy flat “biscuits” for the festival in our local Malaysian Chinese community. He told us the whole sackful of the plastic bag of these bits of charcoal is being sold for RM12.00 per bag or equivalent less than US$4.00 at current exchange rate. Maybe, I heard wrongly but it is “dirt cheap” in my opinion. The Photographic Society of Penang did pay some consolation monetary reward to our manual “model” aka the charcoal worker for the services rendered. Thank you.

SP Lim

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We were warned not to change our lenses inside the Charcoal Factory but throwing caution to the wind, I did change my lenses as the photographing opportunity was too tempting to miss a single frame. Just like the smallish “microscopic-sized” sand at the Vietnamese sand-dunes, here at this Charcoal Factory, we also encountered the smallish ash-sized charcoal particles too. It shall be unfortunate if my lens get spoilt again like the last time I used in the Vietnamese sand-dunes.

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Walking about the exterior of the Charcoal Factory of Kuala Sepetang   5 comments


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Walking about the exterior of the Charcoal Factory of Kuala Sepetang

After the photo-shooting of the eagles, it was the trip to the charcoal factory for the Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Outing. We walked around the factories in the area. Bakau or mangrove wood is commonly used to make the charcoal.

SP Lim

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From Wikipedia:-

Charcoal is a light, black residue, consisting of carbon and any remaining ash, obtained by removing water and other volatile constituents from animal and vegetation substances. Charcoal is usually produced by slow pyrolysis, the heating of wood or other substances in the absence of oxygen (see char and biochar). It is usually an impure form of carbon as it contains ash; however, sugar charcoal is among the purest forms of carbon readily available, particularly if it is not made by heating but by a dehydration reaction with sulfuric acid to minimise the introduction of new impurities, as impurities can be removed from the sugar in advance. The resulting soft, brittle, lightweight, black, porous material resembles coal.

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Common charcoal is made from peat, coal, wood, coconut shell, or petroleum. “Activated charcoal” is similar to common charcoal, but is made especially for use as a medicine. To make activated charcoal, manufacturers heat common charcoal in the presence of a gas that causes the charcoal to develop lots of internal spaces or “pores.” These pores help activated charcoal “trap” chemicals.

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Eagles   7 comments


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Photo-shooting of eagles seemed simple and easy but it turned out almost all the photographs are out of focus. So must manipulate a bit as I do not use photoshop. This is my very first attempt to photo-shoot these eagles from a boat using a 70-200 mm lens. Most photographs taken are out of focus and small in size, A lot of cropping was done and a speed of 1/2500 second was used in all the photographs. Normally, I just involve myself with the easier task of street photography for my blog, shooting of the street opera performances, some concert in audiotoriums, some events and lesser strenous stuff.

SP Lim
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From Wikipedia:-
Eagle
Eagle is a common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae; it belongs to several groups of genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other.

Most of the 60 species of eagles are from Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just 14 species can be found – two in North America, nine in Central and South America, and three in Australia.

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Description
Eagles are large, powerfully built birds of prey, with a heavy head and beak. Even the smallest eagles, like the booted eagle (Aquila pennata) (which is comparable in size to a common buzzard (Buteo buteo) or red-tailed hawk (B. jamaicensis)), have relatively longer and more evenly broad wings, and more direct, faster flight – despite the reduced size of aerodynamic feathers. Most eagles are larger than any other raptors apart from some vultures. The smallest species of eagle is the South Nicobar serpent eagle (Spilornis klossi), at 450 g (0.99 lb) and 40 cm (16 in). The largest species are discussed below. Like all birds of prey, eagles have very large hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong muscular legs, and powerful talons. The beak is typically heavier than that of most other birds of prey. Eagles’ eyes are extremely powerful, having up to 3.6 times human acuity for the martial eagle, which enables them to spot potential prey from a very long distance. This keen eyesight is primarily attributed to their extremely large pupils which ensure minimal diffraction (scattering) of the incoming light. The female of all known species of eagles is larger than the male.
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Eagles normally build their nests, called eyries, in tall trees or on high cliffs. Many species lay two eggs, but the older, larger chick frequently kills its younger sibling once it has hatched. The dominant chick tends to be a female, as they are bigger than the male. The parents take no action to stop the killing.
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Due to the size and power of many eagle species, they are ranked at the top of the food chain as apex predators in the avian world. The type of prey varies by genus. The Haliaeetus and Ichthyophaga eagles prefer to capture fish, though the species in the former often capture various animals, especially other water birds, and are powerful kleptoparasites of other birds. The snake and serpent eagles of the genera Circaetus, Terathopius, and Spilornis predominantly prey on the great diversity of snakes found in the tropics of Africa and Asia. The eagles of the genus Aquila are often the top birds of prey in open habitats, taking almost any medium-sized vertebrate they can catch. Where Aquila eagles are absent, other eagles, such as the buteonine black-chested buzzard-eagle of South America, may assume the position of top raptorial predator in open areas. Many other eagles, including the species-rich Spizaetus genus, live predominantly in woodlands and forest. These eagles often target various arboreal or ground-dwelling mammals and birds, which are often unsuspectingly ambushed in such dense, knotty environments. Hunting techniques differ among the species and genera, with some individual eagles having engaged in quite varied techniques based their environment and prey at any given time. Most eagles grab prey without landing and take flight with it so the prey can be carried to a perch and torn apart.
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The bald eagle is noted for having flown with the heaviest load verified to be carried by any flying bird, since one eagle flew with a 6.8 kg (15 lb) mule deer fawn. However, a few eagles may target prey considerably heavier than themselves; such prey is too heavy to fly with, thus it is either eaten at the site of the kill or taken in pieces back to a perch or nest. Golden and crowned eagles have killed ungulates weighing up to 30 kg (66 lb) and a martial eagle even killed a 37 kg (82 lb) duiker, 7–8 times heavier than the preying eagle. Authors on birds David Allen Sibley, Pete Dunne, and Clay Sutton described the behavioral difference between hunting eagles and other birds of prey thus (in this case the bald and golden eagles as compared to other North American raptors).

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Sunrise from Penang Hill   8 comments


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Just finished shooting at the Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Penang Hill’s Outing – Sunrise and Monkey Cup Garden this morning of Sunday, December 20, 2015 … the sun did not make its scheduled appearance this morning due to the cloudy and misty condition so we just took the landscape that was in front of us instead. I took my 70-200 mm lens and shot the photographs of the Penang Bridges – the First and the Second linking Penang Island to the Mainland.
SP Lim
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The photographs were taken from early morning at 6.45 am till 8.00 am. Later in the morning the mist started to roll in and thus the photographs were less sharp than usual.
SP Lim

Photographic Society of Penang Photo Outing – Cultural Dancers ~ Part 2   1 comment



Photographic Society of Penang Photo Outing – Cultural Dancers ~ Part 2

Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Photo Outing for February – Cultural Dancers
Using the beautiful Indian Temple with a glass dome above creating rays of lights into the interior setting with 2 beautiful Indian Dancers.
Saturday, 7 Feb 2015, 11.30 to 1.30 pm (when the sun is overhead)
PSP Members free but Non-Members RM50.00 each.

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As I am a PSP member, I has the opportunity of shooting at this event.

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Photographic Society of Penang’s Thai Kick Boxing Photo-shoot on Sunday, 27 April, 2014   Leave a comment


Photographic Society of Penang – Thai Kick Boxing Photo-shoot on Sunday, 27 April, 2014

SP Lim

Photographic Society of Penang’s Wayang photo-shoot at Poh Hock Seah, Penang   Leave a comment


I am just back from photo shoot at Poh Hock Seah. As Cheah Kongsi was under renovation or rather restorative works, the Photographic Society of Penang’s Wayang photo-shoot was held at Poh Hock Seah instead. After editing these photos, here are a selection of shots taken with the paid models.

Photographic Society of Penang’s Wayang photo-shoot at Poh Hock Seah, Penang on Sunday, 22 September, 2013 – Final take of Group Photo is shown above. This Sunday was also Poh Hock Seah’s worship of the 24 Thean Khoon before the Twa Peh Kong’s celebrations beginning next Thursday.

SP Lim

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Photographic Society of Penang’s Outing at the Choong Thean Hotel, Penang   1 comment


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Our Photographic Society of Penang organized its last outing for 2012. Four beautiful models in old-styled Shanghai wear, shall be at location at 38, Jalan Pintal Tali or Rope Walk. Member shall be charged RM58.00 with lunch ( choice of Chicken Chop or Fish and Chips ), while non-member shall be charged RM88.00 as stated in our circular. It shall be limited to the first 50 photographers as the locality was a bit small and “hot topic”. “Hot topic” ? Well, the answer is ” beauty taking a bath in an antique porcelain tub “! It went on smoothly at 9.30 am but as usual the photographers were difficult to control in jostling for a better angle with greater composition. This is my small sample shots from the outing.

SP Lim

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