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At the Penang Botanic Garden   Leave a comment


At the Penang Botanic Garden

At the Penang Botanic Garden

At the Penang Botanic Garden

At the Penang Botanic Garden

At the Penang Botanic Garden

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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

Coconut Trees, Palm Trees and others   Leave a comment


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Coconut Trees, Palm Trees and others
It was such a hot and sunny day with blue sky. The coconut trees, palm trees and other species of trees are enjoying the sunlight for their photosynthesis and generating oxygen for us in return of absorbing the carbon dioxide. What a great recyclable action by these plants towards humankind.
So I took these photographs to appreciate the excellent work done by these green plants to us. Thank you.

SP Lim

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From Wikipedia
In botany, a tree is a perennial plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting branches and leaves in most species. In some usages, the definition of a tree may be narrower, including only woody plants with secondary growth, plants that are usable as lumber or plants above a specified height. Trees are not a taxonomic group but include a variety of plant species that have independently evolved a woody trunk and branches as a way to tower above other plants to compete for sunlight. In looser senses, the taller palms, the tree ferns, bananas and bamboos are also trees. Trees tend to be long-lived, some reaching several thousand years old. The tallest known tree, a coast redwood named Hyperion, stands 115.6 m (379 ft) high. Trees have been in existence for 370 million years. It is estimated that there are just over 3 trillion mature trees in the world.

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A tree typically has many secondary branches supported clear of the ground by the trunk. This trunk typically contains woody tissue for strength, and vascular tissue to carry materials from one part of the tree to another. For most trees it is surrounded by a layer of bark which serves as a protective barrier. Below the ground, the roots branch and spread out widely; they serve to anchor the tree and extract moisture and nutrients from the soil. Above ground, the branches divide into smaller branches and shoots. The shoots typically bear leaves, which capture light energy and convert it into sugars by photosynthesis, providing the food for the tree’s growth and development. Flowers and fruit may also be present, but some trees, such as conifers, instead have pollen cones and seed cones; others, such as tree ferns, produce spores instead.

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Trees play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate. They remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store large quantities of carbon in their tissues. Trees and forests provide a habitat for many species of animals and plants. Tropical rainforests are one of the most biodiverse habitats in the world. Trees provide shade and shelter, timber for construction, fuel for cooking and heating, and fruit for food as well as having many other uses. In parts of the world, forests are shrinking as trees are cleared to increase the amount of land available for agriculture. Because of their longevity and usefulness, trees have always been revered and they play a role in many of the world’s mythologies.

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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

Big trees on small hillocks, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia   Leave a comment


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After shooting so many Temples, flowers, Chinese Opera, well it is back to nature and greenery. Discovered these amazing scene of three huge trees growing on the rocky limestone of two hillocks. However, the natural scene by an electrical tower running nearby. These people did appreciate nature and the beautiful sight. What a waste as the Malay saying went “Otak Udang” translated as persons having the brains of the prawns or shrimps or simply a nimcompoop or idiot!

SP Lim

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