Monday, December 27, 2010

A morning in Mabul (Semporna Trip 2010 - Part VI)

Hello readers, since im just doing nothing today (last minute cancellation class). im going to continue my very-long-post-about my Semporna 2010 Trip.

So here it goes... in a very sunny day in a far far away island called Mabul. ;)

‘No good travel photo album is complete without the token sunrise or sunset picture!’

While you are enjoying the sunrise, you must be thinking of how to take a better sunrise picture right? same goes to me. i always wanted to have a picture that stood out from the others. use your creativity and come up with many wonderful shots.

Taken at the Borneo Divers Resort, Mabul

Woke up in the early of the morning just to capture the sunrise moment. Me and the others don't waste any time and straight walking to the jetty and to wait for the sun to come out.

Orange-ish color and Sipadan Water Village in a distance.

as you can see in this picture above. the different colors on the sky. where the sun has just risen.

Mabul written on top of the sands.

Human figured silhouette

i always like to capture silhouette. for me the picture will be simple but it tells many story behind it.

change a bit of the setting can turn ur picture into a quite creative like this one whereas the saturation setting is high.

or else you can try to snap a picture from a foreground angle. like this picture where you can see the sun flare throughout the grass.

Thats all for today post. hope you guys enjoy it and let me know your feedback. CnC are most welcome.

Thank you,
CM Ansibin
Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas !

Hi there my fellow readers!

i would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all my Christian readers in all over the world [duhhh ngee~~] so with that i like to share my Christmas mood of photos that were taken during Christmas celebration at Berjaya Times Square KL and Pavilion KL.

it wont be a Christmas if you didn't portray yourself in Christmas deco and snap it! In this picture i tried to focus on the Ernie Ball and shot it from my upper body angle and let the other subjects in this picture blurred. i also made the colour yellowish a bit.

decolorized except the Ernie Ball

one of the big Christmas trees at Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur.

i like this picture... its kinda set u into a 'something' mood with the Christmas colors and so on.

i didn't took many pictures thou and that time no Christmas songs being played in this big mall. kinda upset-lah cos no mood for Christmas. btw this year will be my 1st celebration Christmas alone... far far away from family back in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. for sure, next year it wont happen again.. im going back home for next Christmas celebration....

last but not least is the Christmas deco in front of the Pavilion. and i guess their decorations was the most interesting one..! i like it..


i want to buy portrait lens!!!
Monday, December 20, 2010

KL street photography

Would like to share to you my KL street photography. trying to learn the people on the street. it was an urban exploration. Hope u enjoy!

In the end i'm happy fun taking photos of people busy doing their own things, rushing for a date, waiting for someone... Thanks a lot to my buddy, Ben. that taught me many2 things about photography. the setting of aperture, shutter speed. etc...etc...
Thursday, December 09, 2010

Broga Hills

Last Tuesday was public holiday so we (me n my housemates) decided to climb up the Broga Hills in Semenyih, Selangor. BROGA!!!

Lets share what Broga is about. Broga is a small town that sits on the border of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan in Malaysia. It is situated 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Kuala Lumpur and approximately 33 kilometres (21 miles) from Seremban, the capital of Negri Sembilan.

Broga takes its name from the River Broga which runs through the area. The name Broga is believed to be derived from Buragas, a mythical beast that lives in the forest.

The majority of those residing in Broga town are the Chinese. There is also a significant Orang Asli population whose village is located just outside Broga.

Broga is surrounded by the lush green hills of a tropical rainforest and sits on the edge of the Titiwangsa Range.

Dowload the Route HERE. Thanks to GOOGLE MAPS ;)

We departed from Shah Alam (Sec 13) at 4.30am and arrived at 6am Broga Hills. We climbed up and it takes about 40minutes to reach the 1st peak.


Kinda suprised-lah.. cos i didn't expect this hills will be very difficult to climb. during that time there was already a lot of people... lagi susah mau naik woooo....


on the way to peak 2

peak 1 view and its surrounding

fantasy feeling isn't it?

Peak 3 on the top

We didn't manage to get into the peak 3 cos too many people and too crowded... haiiizz...

so we decided to turun-lah. and we didnt manage to watch the sunrise cos too cloudy, i guess the sun to shy to come out that day.

C&C are most welcome.... ;)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Bajau - Sea Gypsy (Semporna Trip 2010 - Part V)

Did you remember my post about MABUL ISLAND long time ago? hehee check dis LINK if u have forgotten.

When we were doing our island tour on Mabul. we did meet with this beautiful kids. They are the Bajau kids also known as Sea Gypsy. what was that?

Playing around... doing some stunt...

Sun bathing... everyday huh?

The most hyperactive one

some me the 'gun' hehehe

simple smile..

The Bajau, (also written as Badjao, Badjaw or Badjau) are an indigenous ethnic group of the southern Philippines. Due to escalated conflicts in their native Sulu Archipelago of the southern Philippines, many of the Bajau have migrated to neighboring Malaysia over the course of 50 years. Currently they are the second largest ethnic group in the state of Sabah, making up 13.4%[1] of the total population. Groups of Bajau have also migrated to Sulawesi and Kalimantan in Indonesia, although figures of their exact population are unknown. They were sometimes referred to as the Sea Gypsies, although the term has been used to encompass a number of non-related ethnic groups with similar traditional lifestyles, such as the Moken of the Burmese-Thai Mergui Archipelago and the Orang Laut of southeastern Sumatra and the Riau Islands of Indonesia. The modern outward spread of the Bajau from older inhabited areas seems to have been associated with the development of sea trade in trepang.

*wikipedia (-__-)

so normally they are nomad. but i think these Bajaus are from Mabul island and already settled down for a quite long time already.Here in the island village,they got school and mosque.

One thing about these Bajau kids they are very friendly and easy to approach. But once you too close with them, they usually asking you for money. This could be maybe their parents already thought them to do so since lot of tourists, divers coming into the island.

2 + 1 = ???

Friendly Bajau kids

asking for money.. poor kid..

So when you come to Mabul Island, don't forget to mingle around with these kids.

Till then

see ya.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kiansom Waterfall

Kiansom waterfall is about 30-45 minutes' drive from Kota Kinabalu. Entrance fee is RM1.50 for adult and rm0.50 for kid (as my last visited on November 2010).

This waterfall is reachable via vehicle, either by your own car or public transport that you can take from Inanam town.

Facilities that provided here is picnic / camping area, car park, recreation area, public toilet and some of the locals there selling their own product such as fruits. ;)

Another attraction nearby is the Mari Mari Cultural Village where you will find it just before this waterfall entrance.

I came here not for bathing but just for enjoying the nature and take some photograph. There is many waterfalls in different sizes.

You won't get lost! from Inanam town you only have to follow the main road.

Once reached you will enter this way and have to pay the entrance. Fee are as i mentioned above.

When we reached there is almost going to rain.... ;) mother nature

enjoy the pics below

my lil bro

We even managed to captured this spider!

Hope you all enjoy the pictures. For the riverflow i used shutter priority. Experimenting with Slow Shutter Speeds can be a lot of fun.

till then see ya. TQ.
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