Monday, 17 October 2011

From My Apartment

From My Apartment by Arief Rasa
From My Apartment, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

no mood to go out shooting, the sky was quite dull today (it rained). but just before the sun set, the small sliver of gold appeared.

verto four images, HDR

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Shooting The Stars

Shooting The Stars by Arief Rasa
Shooting The Stars, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

My good friend and fotography seefoo Unker Manaf in action during our three nights country romp in search of the milky way.

Exif, in case you are interested :)
D90 | 18mm | IS0 3200 | f/3.5 | 30s
Tree illuminated by roadside lamp

Sunday, 14 August 2011

tuan azizi fotografi: tutorial: peningkatan jarak dinamik

a very simple yet effective tutorial. thumbs up!  :)
tuan azizi fotografi: tutorial: peningkatan jarak dinamik: "assalamualaikum semua.. topik pada kali ini ada peningkatan jarak dinamik atau dari kata inggerisnya 'dynamic range increase' kata pend..."

Friday, 15 July 2011

Putrajaya Fireworks

Putrajaya Fireworks by Arief Rasa
Putrajaya Fireworks, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

Putrajaya, MY

fireworks display in conjunction with the ongoing flora festival.

Cascading Water

Cascading Water by Arief Rasa
Cascading Water, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

Feringghi Beach, Penang, MY

Nikon D90 | Nikkor 18-105 @ 18mm | Marumi ND8 | Cokin P121S
ISO 200 | f/11 | 1/4s

Menjejak Badai

Menjejak Badai by Arief Rasa
Menjejak Badai, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

Feringghi Beach, Penang, MY

Nikon D90 | Nikkor 18-105 @ 18mm | Marumi ND8 | Cokin P121S
ISO 100 | f/13 | 1/6s

SPLASH..!!

SPLASH..!! by Arief Rasa
SPLASH..!!, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

Feringghi Beach, Penang, MY

Nikon D90 | Nikkor 18-105 @ 18mm
ISO 100 | f/10 | 1/10s

Monday, 11 July 2011

KLIK Grand Outing Gelap Pah Gelap Tour de Penang

lagi cerita dan gambar behind the scene nya di blog sifu DRI saya ini :)

Group Photo - selepas sunrise outing di Perkampungan Nelayan (tepi Jelutong Expressway)  

sesi suai kenal - Sunset Outing Pantai Teluk Bayu


khusyuk nampak... :D




tu dia..senapang gajah!



Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Hanyut (Drifter)

Hanyut (Drifter) by Arief Rasa
Hanyut (Drifter), a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

Pantai Remis, Selangor, MY

single exposure
Marumi ND8 + Cokin P121S + Cokin 123L

Rendamlah Pasu Mu Itu (Soak Your Vase)

tajuk tah hape hape :D

Taman Metropolitan, Kepong, KL
a place famous for kite fying and outdoor wedding fotography :)

HDR 3 exposures

Ever Vigilant

Ever Vigilant by Arief Rasa
Ever Vigilant, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

Taman Metropolitan, Kepong, KL

a place famous for kite fying and outdoor wedding fotography :)

HDR 3 exposures

Friday, 1 July 2011

Tiap Yang Hidup Pasti Akan Mati

ingat-ingat lahh...

Kelanang, Banting, Selangor, MY
B+WND110 | 60seconds

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Almost The End

Almost The End by Arief Rasa
Almost The End, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

Kelanang, Banting, Selangor MY
Cokin Sunset Filter

i simply love the FG texture of this place..
and never mind the lense flare..i love it as it is :p

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Senja Di Janda Baik

Senja Di Janda Baik by Arief Rasa
Senja Di Janda Baik, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

HDR 1st try, tanpa guru, hantam keromo sajer :D

from single RAW file, exported from LR to 8 different exposures
HDRisasi happens in photomatix, tonemapped (whatever that means!), .tiff files processed again in LR (brightness, contast); and finally into CS3 for polishing - colour balance resized & sharpened. fuhh...

Trail Around The Tank

Trail Around The Tank by Arief Rasa
Trail Around The Tank, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

Cyberjaya Science Park, Selangor, MY
being at the equator it's rare to get the Polaris above the horizon

87 exposures @ 30sec each
f/3.5 | ISO100 | WB Tungsten (adjusted WB in lightroom to get cooler sky and less orangey cast on water tank)

Crane - Original

Crane - Original by Arief Rasa
Crane - Original, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

bermain bintang di Cyberjaya Science Park

Silent Agony

Silent Agony by Arief Rasa
Silent Agony, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

Kelanang, Banting, Selangor, MY
Cokin Sunset Filter

i love this place. its a foreground texture haven..and the dead trees lend it an eerie but beautiful atmosphere

Friday, 24 June 2011

Eco Power?

Eco Power? by Arief Rasa
Eco Power?, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

here's to less fossil fuel, more eco friendly, renewable energy! :)

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Ombak vs Kerang

Ombak vs Kerang by Arief Rasa
Ombak vs Kerang, a photo by Arief Rasa on Flickr.

which will wind in the end?
Pantai Remis, Selangor, MY

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Kelanang

Salam 

I would like to reminisce about one of the most beautiful and dramatic place (to me) for sunset scene. I have been to Kelanang Beach five times, with varying results. During low tide, this place is texture and reflection haven.  Twice I've been lucky, the weather was good and the sky awesome. Time to set up the tripod! :) On the other occasions, I was not so lucky- either it rained, or the sky bland ~ but I'll keep on coming back here.

To reach here, it's an hour ++ drive from my place, USJ. Take ELITE highway, exit KLIA and head towards the town of Banting. There'll be ample signboard directing you to the place. Or try searching the location at Wikimapia but I'm not sure whether it's the same spot as mine.

My first visit here was on May 10, 2010. I was driving around trying to find new location and before I knew it, I reached Kelanang. However it was not really a good spot and further the weather was not so good with thick rain cloud in the horizon. Plus, my fotography technique was awful :D

Here are the pictures for that day's solo outing (click to enlarge)
Rotten Roots

Gloomy Day

Feeling Blue

Then I found out from my friend Hairi "SangPhotographer" that I missed the spot - by a mere 500 metres! Due to my incessant pestering he relented and organised an outing with fellow photographers - Badrul, Pinto, Fairuz, TokDin, Along, Razali and few others (all unknown to me before that day). So off we went on June 6th, 2010 to Kelanang. Alhamdulillah, the weather was hot, the sky clear and the tide low.

It's a good place for macro fotography as there are numerous small items (i'm not into macro, though):
Teritip

Dead & Empty

Small Stump
During low tide, there are plenty of sand textures for that nice foreground details. And I got to try my newly bought Cokin Graduated Filters :)
Gold & Blue

the Dead and the Living

Seeking The Best Spot

Kosong
In addition, there are also numerous small creeks and shallow pools of water, perfect for leading line and reflection
Flared

The Dying Minutes

Stumped
I was really preoccupied with taking pictures that I failed to notice others had already packed up and left! Alone, it was quite creepy..and the mosquitoes were the hungry lot! Hehe.. 
This is the final picture
After Glow
Overall it was a good outing. After maghrib prayer at a surau nearby, we went to the food court for dinner and post mortem session (meaning : reviewing and envying others' output). As usual it made me very jealous (and slightly depressed) of other people's pictures! 

Signing off for now, to be continued in Kelanang Part II
I would welcome any comment from you, and feel free to visit my flickr page and facebook albums :)