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Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge”   2 comments


Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge”

My submission is the ” Sunrise at Penang Port ” for the theme “Edge” – Straighten Your Image. There are many straight lines to be straightened so I can only straighten the biggest mast of the yacht only – perfectly straight. Done.

SP Lim

 

Developing Your Eye II, Day Seven: “Edge”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Seven: “Edge”


Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge”

Day Eight: “Edge” — Straighten Your Image

  • At Ta Prohm, the jungle temple in the Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, centuries-old carvings have fallen victim to time and tree roots. In some areas, walls still stand, their intact windows creating frames and portals. The solid, straight edges of the windows are a stark contrast to the stones that have tumbled down over time.
    Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge” ~ Straighten Your Image

    Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “Edge” ~ Straighten Your Image

     

    Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice.

    Today’s Tip: Use an editing tool to check the alignment and adjust the image so that your edge is perfectly straight.

    Visit the resource page for straightening tips. Remember to tag your post with#developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

    Publish a new post

    Cheers,
    Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

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Developing Your Eye II ~ Day Six: “Landscape”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye II, Day Six: “Landscape”

My submission for Day Six themed “Landscape” is my cityscape of George Town at sunrise (missing the sun) taken from Penang Hill.

Developing Your Eye II, Day Six: “Landscape”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Six: “Landscape”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Six: “Landscape” from Jeju Island of Korea

Developing Your Eye II, Day Six: “Landscape” from Jeju Island of Korea

This is my second submission of the seascape taken in 2013 at the Jeju Island of Korea. Hope you all like the two photographs taken locally and overseas.

SP Lim


Developing Your Eye II ~ Day Six: “Landscape”

Day Six: “Landscape” — Crop Your Image

Today, let’s walk in the footsteps of masters like Ansel Adams and focus on landscape photography.

Landscapes generally focus on wide, vast depictions of nature and all of its elements, from formations to weather. In this genre of photography, you won’t find much of a human presence: nature itself is the subject. A focus on nature isn’t mandatory, however — you can also capture a sweeping panorama of a city.

Developing Your Eye II, Day Six: “Landscape”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Six: “Landscape”

Today, take a picture of a landscape. Focus on the gestalt — the entire setting as a whole, like the shot above of the English countryside in Kent — rather than a specific subject or focal point within the scene. The setting itself is the star.

Today’s Tip: You may have trained your eye to crop your photo while viewing it “in camera.” But if not, crop your landscape photo once it’s uploaded onto your computer, using a free image editor like PicMonkey or Pixlr.

Visit the resource page for details on cropping and image editing tools. Remember to tag your post with #developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

Publish a new post

Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

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Photo 101 ~ Day Fifteen: Landscape & Cropping – Hill View of George Town   Leave a comment


Photo 101
Day Fifteen: Landscape & Cropping – Hill View of George Town

This photograph was taken during Photographic Society of Penang’s Photo Outing of Sunrise at Penang Hill. However, the sun did not appear due to intense cloud coverage on the mainland. In the end we just took photographs of the cityscape. As city dweller, I seldom take natural landscape nor have the luxury of shooting beautiful natural landscape in the city and I shall search further for natural landscape which I took a few years ago on the Mainland from my photo archives. I submit this first entry until I get another natural landscape from my archives which is in another hard disc. Apologies.

As for my photo editing, I use Picasa for cropping and other required editing. It is very convenient for me as I am using for many years but the problem is the storage of the photographs as I have a few hundreds of files of numerous photographs. As a senior citizen, I forgot to label the hard disc so the problem of recalling starts.

SP Lim

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A Hill View of the City of George Town, Penang at sunrise

Can you observe the faint lightings of the two bridges connecting Penang Island to the Mainland Penang? The First Penang Bridge is 13.5 km or 8.4 miles long, built by the Koreans of South Korea or Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국; hanja: 大韓民國), while the Second Bridge is 24 km or 15 miles long, built by the Chinese of People’s Republic of China. The Second Penang Bridges is known as the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah or Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang).

Near Sungai Dua

The landscape of Seberang Perai Utara (Northern Part of Mainland Penang) with more natural greenery.

I managed to take this more natural landscape of the Northern part of Mainland Penang (Seberang Perai Utara in Malay) where animals like goats, cattle and chicken were reared. There are padi (rice) fields nearby.

SP Lim

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Photo 101
Day Fifteen: Landscape & Cropping

We’ve practiced our establishing shots, captured street scenes, and observed the natural world. Today, let’s walk in the footsteps of masters like Ansel Adams and focus on landscape photography.

Landscapes generally focus on wide, vast depictions of nature and all of its elements, from formations to weather. In this genre of photography, you won’t find much of a human presence: nature itself is the subject. A focus on nature isn’t mandatory, however — you can capture a sweeping panorama of an entire city, town, or industrial area.

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Today, snap a picture of a landscape. Focus on the gestalt — the entire setting as a whole, like the shot above of the English countryside in Kent — rather than a specific subject or focal point within the scene. The setting itself is the star.

Get inspired: the landscapes of nature photographer Kerry Mark Leibowitz are stunning.

Today’s Tip: Ready to do some basic image editing? Sift through your landscapes and find one that needs cropping. (You can look back to previous shots from the course, too.) Look for:

Stray objects in the background, near the frame’s edges and corners.
People around the perimeter that have “photo-bombed” your picture.
A foreground or background that is too prominent or “heavy.”
A composition that is too-centered, with your subject right in the middle, that might benefit from cropping along two sides (in other words, cropping to the “Rule of Thirds”).
You can crop any image in your dashboard. When viewing the image in your Media Library, click Edit Image:
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In the Edit Image screen, drag your cursor across the frame to select the area of the image you’d like to keep. When you release, the crop option — the first icon at the far left — will become clickable. Clicking this button will crop your image.

While you can crop as much as you’d like off the sides, top, or bottom, your image may only need a subtle snip. Start slow, and crop little by little. If you make a mistake, restore the original version in the Edit Image tool under Restore Original Image.

If you choose not to use the crop tool in your dashboard, you can also use Photoshop, PicMonkey, or an application on your computer like Preview (Mac) or Photo Gallery (Windows).

Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

Photo 101 ~ Day Six: Penang Bridge ~ Connect & Tags   17 comments


Photo 101

Day Six: Penang Bridge ~ Connect & Tags

In the current theme of “Connect”, a simple entry of our famous icon and landmark of our Penang Bridge of 13.5 km or 8.4 miles, is submitted herewith. Now, we have a longer second bridge (24km or 15 miles long) named the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah or Jambatan Kedua Pulau Pinang) E28 which is slightly further away from this first bridge but lesser used by the commuters owing to the higher toll and location.

SP Lim
Still using the First Penang Bridge regularly.

From Wikipedia:-

BRIDGE

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations. Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material used to make it, and the funds available to build it.

Penang Bridge

The sun rose slowly over Penang Bridge

The Penang Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Pulau Pinang; Chinese: 槟威大桥; pinyin: Bīn-Wēi dà qiáo; Tamil: பினாங்கு பாலம்), route E36, is a 13.5-kilometre (8.4-mile) dual carriageway toll bridge and controlled-access highway in the state of Penang, Malaysia. The bridge connects Perai on the mainland side of the state with Gelugor on the island, crossing the Selatan Strait. The bridge was the first and, until 2014, the only road connection between the peninsula and the island. The bridge is the second-longest bridge in Malaysia and the fifth-longest in Southeast Asia by total length, with a length over water of 8.4 kilometres (5.2 miles).

The bridge was inaugurated on 14 September 1985. The current concession holder and maintainer of the bridge is PLUS Expressways. Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd was the concession holder before it was merged with the current concessionaire.

Inserted by SP Lim.

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Day Six: Connect & Tags
In this age of social media, we hear the word connect often, don’t we? Connect with us on Facebook! Connect with me on LinkedIn! Given what today’s technologies can do, it feels like the world is getting smaller, and we’re more connected than ever before.

There are many ways to interpret this theme: from a gadget to a handshake, from a bridge to a gathering among friends. What’s yours?

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Today’s Tip: Don’t forget to tag your post! Tags group your related posts together, help to organize your site content, and tell readers what a post is about. Tags make it easier for others to find your latest posts in the Reader, too.

Tag this post appropriately. “Photography” is a sure bet, and “photo101” — our official course tag — is a great way to connect with other participants. Consider other tags, too: for the image above, I might also tag it with “bridge” and “San Francisco.”

However, don’t over-tag! Between five to fifteen tags per post (or a combination of tags and categories) is good practice.

Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

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 (PSP) Penang Hill’s Outing – Sunrise and Monkey Cup Garden   Leave a comment



Just finished shooting at the Photographic Society of Penang (PSP) Penang Hill’s Outing – Sunrise and Monkey Cup Garden this morning … the sun was reported “missing” this morning so we enjoyed our coffee instead.

SP Lim

Anxious wait for the Ferry for the second day FAPA 2014 outing   Leave a comment


This is the second day of the FAPA Congress Penang 2014 when all the delegates have to wake up early at 5.30 am to capture the sunrise across the Penang Straits separating Penang Island and the Mainland. The sun would appear behind the Bukit Mertajam Hill on the mainland. With the current slight hazy weather, it is hopefully be a good sunrise with “orangey” sun. However, there were many anxious moments when the ferry did not arrive in time. After some excuses, the ferry appeared and we were soon boarding the ferry boat.

SP Lim

FAPA is the Federation of Asian Photographic Art.

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