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Developing Your Eye ~ Day Six: “Solitude” — The Rule of Thirds   Leave a comment



Developing Your Eye ~ Day Six: “Solitude” — The Rule of Thirds

My submission for the theme “Solitude” is a snap-shot extracted from a play.

SP Lim

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Developing Your Eye I, Day Six: “Solitude”


Developing Your Eye ~ Day Six: “Solitude” — The Rule of Thirds

Day Six: “Solitude” — The Rule of Thirds

Today, let’s capture solitude: the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place. What does this word look like to you?

Find inspiration in this shot of a lone girl sitting in the sand at Lanikai Beach in Oahu, Hawaii:


Day Six: “Solitude” — The Rule of Thirds Today, let’s capture solitude: the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place.

Day Six: “Solitude” — The Rule of Thirds
Today, let’s capture solitude: the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place.

Today’s Tip: Pay attention to the placement of your subject. As you frame your shot, consider the Rule of Thirds, which is a great introductory lesson in composition. Divide your shot into thirds, both horizontally and vertically, so you get nine parts:


Place your subject at the intersections of these lines (or along them) to create a dynamic, off-center composition.

Visit the resource page for details on the Rule of Thirds. 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



Taking a slow Sunday stroll to lunch   5 comments

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Stroll in PTikus 006Taking a slow Sunday stroll to lunch
Following the Friday night scare of having extreme pain on both my legs, I felt it is more worthwhile to exercise my legs and feet. I wondered whether I shall be wheel-chair bound if I cannot use my legs anymore. Can I face that type of situation as a senior citizen, retiree and photographer who goes to every nook and corner to photo-shoot anything of interest to me ? Good question but impossible answers.
Taking my camera with me and acting a role as a tourist in town of Pulau Tikus (translated as Island of Mouse) where I live presently, away I venture “into the world”. Slowly with my painful limbs, I took a slow stroll with “sliding” footwork instead of bold strides foot-steps. We are heading towards the Gurney Paragon Mall and the Gurney Plaza – where I need to pay off my Standard-Chartered Bank Visa payments. Slow and steady in the hot sun but clear blue sky and probably take the free bus to a bus stop near my home on the return trip. Known to be “stingy” or rather “frugal” as one of the prominent characteristics of Penangite – rumoured to have the most millionaires per population figures in Malaysia without pocketing any “corruption” money. FREE is always an attractive word to any true-blooded Penangite, I assume.

SP Lim

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The Wayang Koh Maak Presentation at the Kampung Siam, Penang – Part 2   Leave a comment

The Wayang Koh Maak Presentation at the Kampung Siam, Penang – Part 2

As time progresses into the modern era, development and economic advancement seemed to take the centre stage. Originally, the British Colonial Administration had given this piece of land ( in the jungle of Penang Island ) to the Thai and Burmese Communities to stay and develop. Sometime later. there was a split between the two Communities and it was each Community inherit their own piece of land which the Burmese built the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple and a small piece opposite the current Temple. The Thai Community built the Wai Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple along the road known as Burmah Lane. Hehehe, this Thai Temple shall be my future home when I passed away in the future as I had bought a niche here for storage of my ashes, beside my late wife. Anyway, fast-track to the present day, the Trustees of the Thai Community had joined in a development scheme to build a low-budget hotel on this land. In the process, the local villagers staying here need to move away. The case is now in the Courts for judgement.

SP Lim

Wayang Koh Maak at Siam Village, Pulau Tikus, Penang   Leave a comment

Wayang Koh Maak adalah satu persembahan kontemporari tarian wayang berdasarkan kisah Kampung Siam, Pulau Tikus. Wayang Koh Maak akan dipersembahkan oleh peserta Wayang Time Project Ombak-Ombak ArtStudio.
Wayang Koh Maak adalah satu hasil kreasi baru yang berpandu dari seni persembahan wayang dan rakyat Malaysia dan Thailand untuk menyampaikan cerita Kampung Siam.
Wayang Koh Maak is a contemporary interpretation about Kampung Siam in a wayang dance street performance that is uniquely Penang made in consultation with Thai Artists from Thailand and Ruam Thai Persatuan Siam Malaysia. The intention of this work is to recognize the contribution of the Thai community to the cultural heritage of Penang, especially at a time when they are fighting and protesting against the demolition of their 200-year old village in Pulau Tikus.

Date: Dec 12, Saturday 2015
Time: (2 performances) 7.45 – 8.15 pm and 9.00 – 9.30 pm
Venue: Kampung Siam, Pulau Tikus
Contack Hock Kheng at 012 428 2711 for further information and booking of passes as Kampung Siam space is tight.

Wayang Koh Maak is supported by YB Yap Soo Huey, Adun Pulau Tikus, Thinkcity, Gerakbudaya Bookstore, Ruam Thai Persatuan Siam Malaysia and presented by Ombak-Ombak ArtStudio.

The Burmese Temple’s Stupas   Leave a comment

The Burmese Temple’s Stupas

These are the stupas of the local Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple near my house in Pulau Tikus, Penang.

SP Lim

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The Chief Buddhist Monk and Monks of Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang   Leave a comment

I managed to capture the Chief Buddhist Monk and the Buddhist Monks during one of the Festivals at our local Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Pulau Tikus, Penang. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

SP Lim

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Shrine from Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang   Leave a comment

Shrine from Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang

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