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At Desmond Yeoh Peng Hong and Sandra Lim’s Wedding Dinner   Leave a comment


At Desmond Peng Hong Yeoh and Sandra Lim’s Wedding Dinner at Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Penang …

The Chinese Dinner at Hotel Vistana, Penang   Leave a comment


The Chinese Dinner at Hotel Vistana, Penang

The Chinese Dinner at Hotel Vistana, Penang ~ Vistana Four Hot & Cold Combination Platter

The Chinese Dinner at Hotel Vistana, Penang ~ Superior Seafood Soup (excluding Shark fins)

The Chinese Dinner at Hotel Vistana, Penang ~ Baked Barbeque Chicken

The Chinese Dinner at Hotel Vistana, Penang ~ Steamed Sea Bass Fish with Nyonya Sauce

The Chinese Dinner at Hotel Vistana, Penang ~ Deep Fried Butter Oat Prawns and Braised Gluten with Mushrooms and Garden Greens

The Chinese Dinner at Hotel Vistana, Penang ~ Steamed Lotus Leaf Rice with Chicken, Dried Shrimps & Mushroom

Photographer’s preparation   3 comments


Photographer’s preparation

Thanks to Max Teoh for taking this shot.

SP Lim

Photographer’s preparation

Papa is the photographer   3 comments


Papa is the photographer

Papa is the photographer

Papa is the photographer

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang ~ Act 14   2 comments


From the Wayang or Chinese Opera in Penang

I had scheduled the upload of this Wayang or Chinese Opera in Teochew dialect owing to various factors like unstable internet in my area, power failures and I shall be away from the computer for two weeks in November, 2016. My emails shall swell to 10,000 or more as currently at 4,612 as at 7 November, 2016. I promise that I shall clear these emails of my fellow bloggers when I come back to my CPU. I convey my sincere apologies to all my fellow bloggers and friends who supported through thick and thin.

I thank you for your kind understanding in the support and viewing of my blog.

SP Lim

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

From the Wayang or Chinese Opera performed in Penang.

Memories of August, 2014   Leave a comment


Mr Lim, Newspaper again.

Newspaper cutting of August, 2014.

Newspaper cutting of August, 2014.

I was captured taking photograph of the Twa Peh Kong (Taoist God of Prosperity) images at the Poh Hock Seah, Armenian Street, Penang by a local Malaysian Chinese newspaper. The article is in Mandarin so I cannot comprehend the written Mandarin therewith as I am fully educated in the English language since my primary school days. Apologies as no translation.

SP Lim

Photo 101 ~ Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared – The Looking Glass of Beauty   6 comments


Photo 101

Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared – The Looking Glass of Beauty

Day 17 - Glass, squared

Photo 101 ~ Photo 101 ~ Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared – The Looking Glass of Beauty

As a regular photographer at a Wayang or Chinese Opera performances, I also photo-shoot of the female performers of this Troupes. One must try not to intrude while taking the photographs of these performers. We always ask permission from the Troupe Manager and/or Owner and especially from these female performers for permission to take the portraits of them making-up their faces and wearing their head-dresses. The make-up is very dark and usually behind the props of the performing stage. It is my preference not to use my flash as shadows shall disappear away thus leaving a flat image. Patience and taking numerous snaps are the important actions of a seasoned Wayang photographer.

For this assignment on Glass, I submit three photographs on “Looking Glasses or Mirrors” used by these female Wayang performers to make-up before the performances and the third photograph of the yellow glass sculpture.

Day 17

Photo 101 ~ Photo 101 ~ Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared – The Looking Glass of Beauty 2

Apology as I can only download my assignment only after 10.30 pm tonight as my internet was down from late morning till 10.30 pm tonight.

Day 17

The Glass of Yellow. The yellow glass sculpture with the lighting and shadow designs.

I managed to capture this yellow & white glass sculpture with the lighting and shadow designs.

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Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared
I’ve always been drawn to glass: windows, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces. Glass is fun to experiment with when taking pictures, resulting in multi-layered and unexpected shots.

Consider this landscape from an estate near Inverness in Scotland:

Photo 101 Day 17.1

It’s a lovely landscape, but what happens if we place an old, creaky window between the viewer and this garden?

Photo 101 Day 17.2

Even if you prefer the view without the window, note how this pane of glass introduces a story and adds a layer of complexity to the image. What’s the story behind this estate? Who’s looking out the window?

Incorporate glass in today’s image: a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else. It doesn’t matter what form the glass takes.

Today’s Tip: We’ve practiced shooting at different angles and from unique POVs. How can you interact with glass to create an interesting photo?

Look through.
Look between.
Find an unconventional surface.
Experiment with your flash both on and off.
Place a glass object against a totally white background.
Shine an artificial light source on it.
Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

Featured on the Kwong Wah Jit Poh newspaper today   1 comment


I was featured as one of the photographers for Wayang or Chinese Opera in the Kwong Wah Jit Poh newspaper supplement today – Sunday, 3 August 2014. My other photography buddy, Ch’ng Shi P’ng was also featured. I was educated completely in English and Malay languages in my younger days, I do not know what was written and I need to get a translation of this article. When I switched to digital photography about 8 years back and also after my retirement, I took up photography more passionately than in my younger days when I use film photography. The taking of a single subject in the tens and hundreds is now a reality without incurring additional costs as a roll of film has only 36 exposures and quite costly to buy and develop later. Now, the initial cost is the purchase of the SD and CF cards and of course after the purchase of the DSLR camera. I want to capture the essence of the moment thus necessary to ” machine-gun ” away at the shutter and I also like to take HDR photos with a larger range of spectrum of colours and shades. Well, I recommend to the recently retired to take photography as a hobby as I find it challenging, useful and sometimes productive as can get some pocket-money in the effort.

SP Lim

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