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The Best of 2013

Hi Folks,

Wow!!! Today, is the last day of 2013! and here I am finalllyyyy updating this post!
I am somewhat apologetic for neglecting to update this space. But there is a salient reason for this,
as beginning of July this year, I was pre-occupied with work. Yes, I am a tax-contributing law abiding citizen
who now holds the responsibility to support and grow the economy. Sucks no doubt, but this life needs money to live.

Looking back at 2013, I would say many interesting things has happened, be it the fun and best moments right up to the
forgetful and embarrassing moments.(More of those stories in a later post). In terms of Photography, I would say the first half
of the year was very exciting and eventful and the second half, has make me a more responsible person.

Compared to 2012, I was only actively shooting in the first half of 2013. Thus, this year, I wasn’t able to capture alot of the
epic photos, sunrise and sunsets that I used to.

So, I hope you enjoy my compilation of the best shots that I’ve taken in 2013.!!

For more the set, visit my flickr > http://www.flickr.com/photos/quackdamnyou/sets/72157639232458833/ <

In the Eyes of the Beholder

Hey Folks,

A very late post for March and I missed a posting for the month of February. Well, I guess it goes as it goes.

This post is a collection of portraits and shots I manage to collect over the years and is a collage of portraits in where the eyes of the subject acts a focal point of the shot. Enjoys…

Big Ol'Cute Eyes, please Don't cry...

Big ol’ cute eyes, Don’t Cry…

Iqbal
Missing Teeth

Wander II
Wander

Psst... Someone's Looking
Someone’s Looking

Un-leash
Un-leash

Just One
One

Gigi Bogel
Gigi Bogel

Piercing
Piercing

Master of Buugeng
Buugeng Master

The Gaze
The Gaze

My 2012 – Trips to exotic Indonesia

Hi Folks,

I am sitting down on my chair, staring the the computer monitor and writing this post on the very last day of the year. The purpose of this post is to reflect on  my journey throughout 2012 and as such a series of such posts will be up.

2012, has been a mixed year for me in particular. But certainly there were more ups than downs, even with the Mayan doomsday prediction on the horizon. In the photographic journey, I think I have leap and bound in terms of skills and editing.

I’ve also met many new Photo Kakis along the way, particularly after joining LHA, Landscape Hunters Asia in the Facebook group. I sincerely treasure and appreciate the ample of opportunities given by them for accessing the private and nice locations around town in Singapore. On top of that, I also had the pleasure of meeting and hosting, renown photographers like Elia Locardi of BlameTheMonkey.com and Julien of Beboy Microstock Photography. Truly, blessed that Photography has brought me to a new level and met new friends throughout the world.

The year has also been a memorable one particularly as I’ve graduated and in the midst of a career path and so I began photography packing trip to Indonesia somewhere in July, after my convocation. This post is a showcase of the images I took whilst on that journey. I encourage anyone to try and visit this large chain of island archipelago Indonesia, the landscape is truly magnificent, the culture is alive and vibrant and the people are warm and cheerful.

Enjoy these sets of images, lookout for more of my 2012 in review posts.

“HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!”

Majestic Bromo

Bromo-Semeru National Park, East Java Blue Hour shot. A majestic and scenic active volcano caldera in East Java. Shot in the wee hours of the morning and in freezing cold. But the view was totally worth it. Single Raw exposure + Lee 0.6H GND +Cir Polariser + tweak in CEP + 64s . f/11.0 . ISO 100 . 10 mm + D7000

The Lot’s Rays

Tanah Lot, Bali A wonderful place for seascapes, wished I could spend a whole lot longer there..

Cave Exploring at Makassar

Prayer Flags at Kawah Ijen

Kawah ijen, East Java

Just like the Nepalese, prayer flags are also erected at these volcano, to give prayers and safe blessings to travelers and visitors.

The Mountain Sunrise at Mount Batur

Mt Batur, Bali

Hey folks, I’m back for a one day stop before leaving on another trekking adventure.. Just had to upload this one first before I leave… My virgin mountain sunrise, was extremely lucky, cos right after this image, the mist and clouds came rushing in blocking the nice view.. The volcano you see in this picture is not Mt Batur, but Mt Agung.

Rocky Road Ahead

Ijen, East Java

These Miners are the real weightlifters… cos those baskets weigh 100kg..

Fire Monkey, Kechak Performance

Kechak Dance, Bali

A performance called Kechak Dance performed in the scenic cliffs near Uluwatu, Bali. This time I was closed to the action and managed to capture this shot with a 50mm… Could feel the heat..

What a women feels about being shot?

"Shot as in photo taken" ;)

Source: (via Photoplus)

Selamat Hari Raya

Selamat Hari Raya Minalaidil Wal Faizin Eid Mubarak

Hey Folks,

Just wanna wish to all Muslims out there, a Eid Mubarak and post some fun pics I took of my family members and cousins..
p.s: Guess where am I? 🙂

The One that I Won and got Featured

Hey Folks,

How’s it going? I hope everyone is doing well and having a good time shooting. The light in dawn and dusk down here for the past few days has been magnificent. Full of vibrant colors and dramatic skies. Been shooting a few keepers lately, but hadn’t had the time to process it, I promise will do it asap.

Great news, the picture above has been chosen the winner for Elia Locardi Photowalk contest held in April. I am surprised to found out I won the contest and thus got myself a free seat to workshop held in June, Dance of Light | HDR Workshop Singapore |.

Feel absolutely delighted with the win and top of that my picture got featured in his website (Scroll to the bottom), every recognition and feature I can get is a privilege. I’m still waiting for any of my shots to be featured in a magazine, blog, or sold to stock photos agency or magazine. I guess you just have to be patience and the good will come.

Hopefully this is a sign for more good things to happen for my photographic journey.  Happy Days ahead!!! 🙂

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