Sutera Beach, Sabah
There's something about waves...their movements, be it a gentle lapping ripple or crashing breaker ~ always mesmerizing to watch :)
D90 | 18-105mm @18mm | Hitech RGND 0.9s | ISO400 | f/9.5 | 1/6s
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Sutera Beach, Sabah
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Monday, 13 February 2012
Reprocessing old stocks ~taken during my honeymoon last December ~ i'm lacking new stocks at the moment due to work commitment and dull noon weather.
I will be revisiting Sutera Beach as well as many other places in Sabah on April, and this time it's purely a fotography outing. Can't wait, really :)
Two (2) RAWs | D90 | 18-105mm @18mm | Hitech RGND 0.9 soft | f/9.5 | 1/4s
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Tip Of Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia
Old stocks; taken during my honeymoon last December. HDRised to maximise details on the rocks and bring out the cloud textures as well. thank God i shot in RAW!
I'm organising a little trip with few friends to return here in April. with it's dry season we are (hopefully!) going to catch a spectacular sunset and sunrise!
about the post-processing :
1) two original raw files, for top (cloud) and bottom (rocks)
2) i then created two extra copies of each with different exposures - so now i have -2, 0, +2 (sort of bracketed shots) for each images
3) i then merge the bracketed shots in photomatix and save it as .exr (no tonemapping yet)
4) fed the two .exr files into Photoshop and combined to create a single verto image. saved it (still as .exr)
5) opened the verto .exr in photomatix and apply tonemapping.
sounds like a lot of work? actually it took less than 15minutes from start to finish. (i used to tonemapped each images before combining but the result is less satisfactory ~ with uneven toning for top and bottom half. plus, this way i have to do tonemapping twice)
do let me know what you think :)
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Bagan Lalang sunset
went camping with family and hoping for a good sunset. sadly it was not meant to be. the cloud cover was quite thick. and the sun shined its golden rays only for a fleeting moment.
still, a memorable day all in all :)
i've decided to go against the rule and create this 3 images vertorama with the horizon in the middle.
went camping with my family and took the opportunity to do some nocturnal shots~ it's been quite a while since my last startrail/milky shots.
as expected, there's just a teeny-weeny bit of startrails ~ low-lying clouds and an almost full moon obscured most of the stars.
still, that's a-o-k in my book :)
stacking of 58 x 50s exposures @ISO400, f/3.5
Thursday, 2 February 2012
Tip of Borneo
apart from stitching images to create verto and pano, i'm also really into HDR now so do bear with me. one of the reason i got hooked with HDR (even with single source images) is the details that HDR porcessing brings out. you can say i'm pretty much addicted, yeah :D