Saturday, June 4, 2011

Back from USA


Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400P

Time flies. Three weeks of training in New York, USA is over and now I am back to Malaysia. The travelling to the other side of the globe (12 hours time difference) was a challenging one. Total time in the plane was more than 20 hours and if I include layover time at the airports, it was more than 24 hours. My flights were from Albany Airport (ALB) to Detroit International Airport (DTW) to Amsterdam International Airport (AMS) and finally to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). The picture above was the Malaysian Airlines plane that I took from Amsterdam International Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It is a Boeing 747-400P and it is a double-deck aircraft. Despite being a frequent flyer, this was my first time boarding such a huge aircraft. The 12 hours 30 minutes flight was a comfortable one.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tulips in Albany


Tulips in Albany, New York

It's Spring in New York!!

Yes, I am now in Albany, New York, attending a 3 weeks company training. A lot have happened in the past few weeks. I was so occupied that I couldn't work on the blog at all. Two days of pre-wedding photography session, more than 24 hours of travelling from Malaysia to New York (on the same day of my marriage registration) and almost a week of jet-lagging. The good news is, I am now a married man. And I am dedicating all the tulips in this article to my dear wife, who hopefully will be reading this article from home. She loves tulips!!

Just for you, my dear wife

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another Evening in Singapore


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore [HDR]

If you have been following my tweets or is a fan of my facebook page, you probably knew that I went to Singapore again last Tuesday for an assignment in one of the petrochemical plant in Jurong Island, Singapore. And this time, I flew straight from my hometown, from Ipoh to Singapore. Do you know that Firefly of Malaysia Airlines fly between Ipoh and Singapore twice a day? Although it was a bumpy flight (turbo-propeller plane), it saved me plenty of time without having to travel to KLIA by taxi for a flight from the nation's international airport (minimum 3 hours ground travel from Ipoh to KLIA).

So I reached Singapore a lot earlier than I previously did, about 3.5 hours from home to the hotel room and guess what, I went on a photography outing that very evening, before I started working on the next day. This is odd as most of my previous photography outings were after the completion of my assignment.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sakura in Kisarazu


Sakura in Kisarazu

Did I tell you that I was assigned to an installation project in Japan for more than 2 years? Now you see why I have so many pictures of Japan. I stayed long enough that the company actually moved me from the hotel to a house in a city called Kisarazu, or 木更津 in Japanese, about 20 minutes drive away from the site. Kisarazu is about 1 hour drive distance from Tokyo, and is the other end of Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line. The Aqua-Line is a highway that connects Kawasaki and Kisarazu, across the Tokyo Bay ocean, with part of it under the sea in a tunnel and the other part above sea.

My house in Kisarazu was a perfect one, where there is a canal at the back of the house, with Sakura trees lining up along the canal. I was there in last year's Sakura season. It was awesome. In this article, I will share with you sceneries with Sakura that you won't find commonly on the internet, not like the ones you see in Tokyo or Kyoto.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Night in Singapore


Singapore's Night Scenery

Two weeks ago, I was in Singapore, on a short assignment (another emergency call). I was working late until 3 a.m. in the first night and did not have the chance to shoot some beautiful night sceneries in Singapore. On the second night, which was my last night in that trip, I had dinner with some colleagues until around 9.30pm and only managed to reach hotel at around 10pm. Upon reaching my hotel, I got a Singapore map from the hotel's concierge, went to the room, put down my bag and grabbed my camera and tripod. And of course, I changed out my uncomfortable safety boots too because I know I will do a lot of walking after that. My mission, Singapore's Night Sceneries.

Without hesitating, I got myself to the nearest MRT station and got off at Raffles Place station, which is within walking distance to Merlion Park, to enjoy the spectacular night scenery as you see above.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tulips in Japan


Tulips in Sakura, Japan

To avoid confusion, I have omitted the name of the location where pictures of these wonderful tulips were taken in the title of this article. The title would have been Sakura's Tulips. Yes, you hear me right, Sakura. It is the name of a city in Chiba prefecture, in Japanese it is written as 佐倉市.

A lot of travelers who transit in Narita Airport for more than half a day are eager to know how to spend their time while in Japan. Some would hope to visit Tokyo but it would be an hour away from the airport by train and the city is too big to be explored in half a day. What if I tell you that there is a place where you can enjoy beautiful Tulips and it is located just three train stations away from JR Narita Airport Terminal 2 station?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

KLIA


KLIA - Entrance to Departure Gates

Here I am, again in KLIA, this time departing to Singapore on a short assignment. Left home as early as 3am and is now waiting to board the flight.

One thing about working as a field engineer, is that you get calls like this, emergency, need you at site A.S.A.P, travel now, thingy. Although I am fully prepared for this time's urgent call, the feeling to leave the family out of a sudden does not feel right. I hate to look into my mum's eyes and say goodbye, I'll be back very soon, please take care, although I knew that everything is gonna be alright once I step out of the door.

Well, I'm out of the door now, and I feel fine and confident again. Hopefully this short assignment goes well and I can snap some shots of Singapore to share with you guys. Saw this interesting symmetrical sight at the entrance in the airport to departure gates, just before passing the immigration counters, and thought it would make a good HDR. I have to say Malaysia's KLIA is pretty beautiful compared to many other airports in the world. What do you think? I would love to hear your comments.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shibuya Night


At the busiest cross junction in Shibuya, Tokyo [HDR Picture]

After the previous posting of Sakura In Tokyo - Yasukuni Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen & Inokashira Park article, I was busy reading, researching and learning about ways to improve and optimize this blog. If you have not noticed, the layout and sidebar arrangements of this blog have changed quite a bit. The loading time of the blog have improved, and of course, my favorite changes are the introduction of the header picture and Most Viewed This Week section. I hope you like them.

While doing studies about website optimization, I have also been exposed to some articles about internet marketing strategy, which includes the new FREE Newsletter Subscription Services that you see as an addition to my existing Menu Bar above. I have signed-up to an Email Marketing Company - MailChimp, and have learned about ways to manage my subscribers via emails. Those signup forms, confirmation emails and RSS Feed Emails were customized by myself. If you like my photography work here, why not sign up for my Free email subscription services? All you need to do is to enter your email address and verify the confirmation email sent to you. After that, all new articles (including new pictures) from this blog will be sent to your mailbox directly, without needing to even visit this website itself. To subscribe for free, click here.

Furthermore, the Google Adsense Advertisements on this blog have just been optimized to display more relevant ads on my blog and hopefully should get better in the next couple of weeks.

Alright, let's talk a little bit about the picture above. The picture featured in this articles was taken recently in January 2011 at one of the busiest cross junction in Shibuya, Tokyo. As stated on the caption of the picture, it was a High Dynamic Range Picture and was created from three (3) bracketed shots with different exposures. I have taken a lot of shots that day from this cross junction, and probably have spent more than an hour in that area. For this shot, I established my tripod by the side of the road and stood there for more than 30 minutes, waiting for the best moment to photograph (I remember there was a car stopping in front of my camera for almost 20 minutes, just to drop his wife to do some quick shopping and the car was there all time. However, I waited patiently for the car to leave and of course was cursing the driver for blocking my view inside me, hahaha). I hope you enjoyed this picture and since it is the only picture in this article, I hope your eyes will land longer on it, checking out every detail of the picture.

Do leave me any comments about the picture or even about the blog. It will even be better if you have suggestions that I can look into to optimize and improve this blog. I hope you enjoyed your time here.

Have a nice day!!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sakura in Tokyo - Yasukuni Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen & Inokashira Park


Sakura Trees around Yasukuni Shrine
Entrance to Yasukuni Shrine

This is my third article about Sakura viewing spots in Tokyo. In this article, I will introduce three more fantastic sakura viewing locations, namely Yasukuni Shrine, Shinjuku Gyoen and Inokashira Park. 

To access my previous articles on Sakura in Tokyo, click the titles below:


Due to the current radioactive scare caused by the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, I believe many have cancelled their Sakura viewing trip to Japan this year. I hope that the nuclear crisis can be overcome soon and people can start visiting Japan again next year. While praying for the recovery from the disaster suffered by Japan, these Sakura in Tokyo articles and pictures will serve as an alternative for Hanami (sakura viewing) online. Note that these pictures were taken in Tokyo last year, while actual sakura has only started to bloom at the time this articles is written. They are fore-casted to reach full bloom in about one week from now.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

3rd Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011


Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011

A few hours before I left Japan for Kuala Lumpur, I came across a friend's posting on Facebook about the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya, Malaysia which were held from the day I returned home on 17 March 2011 to the weekend. The timing was just right for me and since I have always wanted to photograph such a beautiful event, I had decided to stay back in Kuala Lumpur area for the weekend.

It was a Saturday morning, that I woke up as early as 6am to get ready for the event, which started with Hot Air Balloon Flight from 7am to 9am.


Hot air balloons getting ready to take off at sunrise

Monday, March 21, 2011

Leaving Japan


I wanted to use the word evacuation for the titled of this article, but I think the word will mislead the readers about the current condition in Japan.

On 17 March 2011, I have left Japan and have already been back to Malaysia for the past 4 days. It was a difficult decision as the power plant that I was working at has not been started yet but I have to leave the Japanese people at this very difficult time. I felt so sorry for the move but the few of us foreign engineers have decided to leave the country for our own safety, partially due to the radiation level concern and mainly due to the scare of being trapped in Japan if a panic strikes the region where we were at. Foreigners like us do not speak Japanese language well, so it will be extremely difficult and dangerous for us if there is an evacuation order or a panic that strikes places like Tokyo. It will be too late to leave by then. Thus, I have decided to support the startup from home in Malaysia.

The flights out of Japan were mostly fully booked while the few seats left available are of double or triple the usual price. I managed to get a flight out from Narita Airport on Vietnam Airlines, but needed to transit in Ho Chi Minh City before arriving in Kuala Lumpur. 

My drive to Narita Airport as early as 5.30am was a slow one as the speed limit throughout the highway was reduced to 80km/h due to the fear of car skidding if there is a shake on the road caused by an earthquake. Along the journey to Narita airport, I found that the petrol stations were all in long queue, as told by my Japanese colleague earlier. The queue was so long that I could only see the queue but not the actual location of the petrol station.

Narita Airport was crowded as expected. The queue to check-in my luggage at Narita Airport was crazily long. The queue to my check-in counter at row <I> was as long as to the side of row <M>. It took me one and a half hours to check-in my luggage.

Narita Airport on 17 March 2011
Crowded Narita Airport

Now that I have reached home safely in Malaysia, I am supporting the site in Japan remotely as much as I can as this is the least I can do to help them at this very difficult time. I wish them luck in getting the unit started and adding 500MW into their national grid. We know the 500MW means a lot to the people especially during this cold weather in Japan. I also hope that the nuclear plants in Fukushima can successfully be cooled down as soon as possible, bringing the end to this nuclear radiation scare and I will then be able to return to Japan and support the startup.

To read about my previous postings on the Earthquake, click the links below:
1. March 11, Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan
2. Earthquake & Tsunami Aftermath On A Monday in Japan



Monday, March 14, 2011

Earthquake & Tsunami Aftermath On A Monday in Japan


Kimitsu-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan. - It's Monday, and a lot of people wonder if I need to get to work on this day after the disaster last Friday that killed more than a thousand people. Yes, I did get to work, everyone at site did, although I heard that there are offices in Tokyo that are closed today.

Today is Blackout day, a scheduled one. Due to the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed the nuclear plants in Fukushima, Japan is now suffering from power shortages. As such, people in Japan have to share the usage of electrical power and will each experience a three hours power outage. When I login to my Facebook account just now, I saw this message:
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"Japan Earthquake Information - Updated Mar 14, 8:05AM

Scheduled Blackout
There will be a scheduled blackout (power outage) starting the morning of 3/14 in Tokyo, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Gunma, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Yamanashi, and Shizuoka.
Areas will be divided into 5 groups and each group will experience about 3 hours of power outage.

Please refer to the TEPCO Homepage (as of now, the list is only provided in Japanese) to find out which group you are in and what time the power outage will occur in your group.

Train companies have announced that there will be irregular operation, including out of service hours. Summary here.

JR | Tokyo Metro | Toei Subway/Bus | Tokyu | Odakyu | Keio | Tobu | Keikyu | Keisei

Major out of services are: Tokaido Line (all day), Yokosuka Line (all day), Yokohama Line (all day), Odakyu will only operate between Kyodo to Shinjyuku (all day), Keio will only operate between Chofu and Shinjyuku (during morning and evening rush hours).

The Facebook website will not be affected by this blackout.

About this box: Facebook uses this box to provide information to foreigners and visitors in Japan for the duration of the current crisis."
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I am not sure if everyone gets this message or it is only for people who login through an IP address from Japan, but I think this is very useful at this difficult time in Japan. Kudos to Facebook!! If you think this information might be useful to your friends, just hit the Recommend button above or below this article to post it to your Facebook wall.

As described in my earlier posting about the earthquake on March 11, I am a field engineer who is currently working on an outage in a TEPCO thermal power plant in Chiba. When I get to site today and visited the TEPCO office, I was shocked to realize the absence of light in the office. It was dark and I thought the office must be under-going some electrical panel maintenance work until I was told that they are actually trying to reduce electrical power usage so that more people in other parts of Japan can have a share of the power. Only laptops and computers were powered in their office. Although I know that this measure will only reduce a minimum amount of energy consumption, these people have immediately won my utmost respect to them. I went back to our office and we started switching off our lights too.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sakura in Tokyo - Chidorigafuchi & Meguro River


This is my second posting about Sakura in Tokyo. In the previous article, I have introduced Ueno Park and Koishikawa Korakuen. You can access the previous article here.

Due to the recent major earthquake and tsunami that struck North-East Japan on 11 March 2011, this posting has been delayed. I wish all of the affected victims the best of luck in recovering their homes and loved ones.

If you wonder what is the current condition in Japan and is it fine to visit Japan at this moment, you can visit this webpage for a more detailed information about the effect of the disaster on the tourism industry in Japan by clicking here.

Back to the cherry blossom. This article will introduce to you two more beautiful sakura viewing spot in Tokyo, Japan - namely Chidorigafuchi 千鳥ヶ淵 and Meguro River 目黒川.

Chidorigafuchi 千鳥ヶ淵

Meguro River 目黒川

March 11, Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan


Kimitsu-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan - It has been more than 24 hours since the 8.9 scale earthquake struck North-Eastern part of Japan, causing tsunami of 10 meters that destroyed homes and killed believed to be more than a thousand people. It was indeed a very sad day in Japan - March 11, 2011.

This will be one of my very rare post that will have no picture in it. I want to share my experience in this earthquake.

It was a Friday evening, at 2.46pm Japan Local Time. I was working at a Thermal Power Plant in Futtsu, Japan. At that time, I was just done with checking my email in the site office and was getting ready to go to the turbine deck to checkout some instrumentation before attending a daily meeting at 3.30pm. Just when I was getting ready, the office floor suddenly moved sideways and the movement got stronger and stronger. We immediately ran down the office building to an open space carpark just by the office. We couldn't stand still on our feet. The earth was moving sideways (left right front back) and we had to move our legs to keep our balance. The cars parked at the parking area were shaking too. It lasted for more than 3 minutes, and instantly we knew that this is a big one, a special one, unlike the ones we had in Japan that will usually only last for a few seconds.

People who were working at site in the turbine building stopped work and evacuated the area. Everyone was instructed to return to their office and was prohibited from entering the turbine building. It was about 30 minutes later that we felt the second quake, which I think was stronger than the first one as I could hear the items on the table trembling when I was on my way running out of the office, for the second time. The Japanese colleagues were all putting on their safety helmet in the second evacuation from the office. All of them were seen using their mobile phones to watch the TV news.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sakura in Tokyo - Ueno Park & Koishikawa Korakuen


Sakura or Cherry Blossom in Japan

Sakura is the term for Cherry Blossom in Japan. With the Sakura season coming soon by the end of March to early April, I am posting some of my Sakura pictures taken last year and sharing some of the best places to view Sakura in Tokyo, Japan. The 2011 Sakura forecast can be accessed here.

This post recommends two of the best places in Tokyo to view Sakura, namely the famous Ueno Park and Koishikawa Korakuen. More Sakura viewing locations will be made available in my coming postings in March 2011. So, stay tuned and bookmark this website if you are interested to know the best locations in Tokyo area for Sakura viewing. Remember to LIKE our Facebook fan page to get the latest update on my postings right at your fingertips.

Sakura in Ueno Park, Tokyo

Monday, February 28, 2011

Kuala Lumpur International Airport - KLIA


How unpredictable, here I am, in KLIA. Got an urgent call from the manager yesterday at around 2.30pm, requesting me to attend to a customer site in Bintulu Malaysia ASAP, which the site was unable to startup the unit.

So, I got to the earliest flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bintulu (East Malaysia) on Malaysia Airlines (seems like it is the only flight to Bintulu today). Believe it or not, this will be my first time to East Malaysia.

Saw this rather unique view in the airport just now after finishing my McD breakfast. So, I quickly took out my camera with the 10-22mm ultra wide angle lens, took some bracketed shots and converted them to a HDR picture.

KLIA Departure Hall

Wish me luck for this assignment. Hope that I can help the customer to startup the unit as early as possible and return home.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Winter in Gunma - Part 2


This is the second part of my first snow experience in Gunma, Japan. To read the first part of this trip, which includes some of my Winter Photography tips, click here

After having our car stuck in the middle of a blizzard, we walked down hill and looked for help. Finally, we got ourselves into Minakami Okutone Skiing Zone.

Minakami Okutone Skiing Zone
Kids around the Skiing Zone

Monday, February 14, 2011

Winter Photography in Gunma 群馬, Japan


Winter Photography

With the end of the winter season in the northern hemisphere regions, I am sharing my first experience with snow as well as some tips for Winter Photography. Although it may sound strange to some that my first contact with snow was when I was 26 years old, it is absolutely normal to people who lives near the equator, in hot and humid countries such as Malaysia and Singapore. Snow is a big deal to us!! A lot of people here live their entire life not seeing snow except in TV. So, I consider myself very lucky.

My first contact was in January 17, 2010. It happened in Minakami Okutone of Gunma Prefecture, Japan. It was a last minute call when my Japanese colleague invited me to join them for a skiing trip to the famous skiing resorts in Niigata Prefecture of Japan. He said he will be driving and an American colleague is going together. I made my intention clear, that I am there for my first contact with snow and to photograph winter!!

Winter Photography

So, how did we ended up half way in Gunma instead of Niigata? (A little bit of Geography lesson here. Gunma Prefecture is located north of Tokyo, in between Tokyo and Niigata Prefecture)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Find me in Framework Magazine


Framework Magazine is a new movie review magazine in Malaysia. I have been invited to write short articles for the magazine's photography section. My New York City article is now up in the magazine's 03 issue.




If you are a movie lover, I would recommend this magazine to you. To learn more about Framework Magazine and to subscribe, visit their website at http://www.frameworkmagazine.com/.

To read about my New York City article in this blog, click here.


How I HDR-ed my friends and family


Two years ago, I was in Dubai and I remember asking an Indian customer at site to wish me Happy Chinese New Year. Last year, I was lucky enough to have my re-union dinner with the family and have left for Japan in the morning of the first day of Chinese New Year. This year is the luckiest year of my field engineer career so far, being able to have a complete Chinese New Year celebration with the family, and of course not forgetting to attend several old friends reunion sessions.

I took the opportunity to take several snaps of my long lost friends in a reunion session 3 days ago. I couldn't resist HDR-ing my friends.

Old school friends HDR-ed

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fireworks Photography


Fireworks Photography

With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, I am posting this article to fire up your festival celebration mood. Wishing everyone Gong Xi Fa Cai and a very prosperous Rabbit Lunar New Year!!

Although it is not very common to see fireworks display during the Chinese New Year, at least not in Malaysia where most of the people leave the big cities and celebrate the festival in their hometown, there will still be opportunity to photograph fireworks display. In this article, I would like to share with you a few tips of Fireworks Photography.

Everybody loves fireworks. It is so beautiful and spectacular that it often evokes emotions in people and is best to fire up a festive atmosphere. Many assumed photographing fireworks to be tough. Well, I would say give it a try and you will find that it is not as tough as you thought. But of course, you will need some preparation if you want to photograph a fireworks display successfully. Although a DSLR camera provides more options and controls when photographing fireworks, a compact camera can do a decent job too. The two pictures below were captured with my Canon IXUS860IS compact camera back in year 2009, which was also my first attempt in Fireworks Photography.

Fireworks captured with my Canon IXUS860IS Compact Camera
Fireworks Captured with my Canon IXUS860IS Compact Camera

Tip #1: Use a Tripod
As you can see from the above pictures captured with my compact camera, all you need is a tripod to hold your camera firm when photographing fireworks because you would like to have a slower shutter speed to allow the movement of the lights from the fireworks to paint onto your picture, forming beautiful patterns as a result of the fireworks explosion. Estimate which part of the sky will the fireworks be, focus your camera towards that section and lock it with your tripod. Set your camera to slow shutter speed settings and get ready to push the shutter button when the fireworks display starts.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Traditional Osaka 大阪


Osaka Castle in HDR

A Japanese colleague visited this blog and was looking for more Osaka pictures when he clicked "Osaka" on the Label section of the blog. Well, here you go. More Osaka pictures.

Taiko Bashi Bridge in Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Osaka

Sometime in March 2010, I had a short assignment in Osaka, Japan. Upon completing the works at site, I returned to the hotel, did a quick search for must see places in Osaka on the internet, grabbed my camera and headed out. It was a very rare occasion to be on the western side of Japan as I am always assigned to sites around Tokyo only.

With a population of 2.5 million people, Osaka is Japan's third largest city. It was formerly known as Naniwa and was once the first known capital city of Japan. Despite visiting the city of Osaka, I had opted for the traditional side of Osaka in this short half day trip.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Narita Airport


I am not the kind of person who likes to take out my camera and shoot when I am in the airport. I just don't get the mood to photograph in such a place.

Yesterday morning, I was in Narita Airport Japan and while I was waiting to board the flight back to Kuala Lumpur for Lunar New Year celebration with the family, I saw this travellator in the airport that was rather empty and got the feeling that a shot with my ultra wide angle lens 10-22mm would make an interesting picture.

And here's what I got, after converting the 3 bracketed shots into a single HDR picture.

Narita Airport Terminal 2: Gate 91

What do you think? Post your comment below.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

My HDR Technique Evolution


Due to the limitation of our camera, a regular picture can only present a limited dynamic range of luminance. In other words if you want a certain part of the picture to be correctly exposed, you will lose the exposure of some other section of the picture, either underexposing or overexposing it.

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It is a photography post processing technique where one takes several pictures of the same object but with different exposures and combine them into one single picture with greater dynamic range of luminance between the darkest and lightest area in the picture. This way, you get most section of your picture correctly exposed. However, it will also make the picture look fake, not real to people, because this is not how a regular picture is supposed to look like. That is why not everyone appreciate HDR photography.

Putrajaya, HDR Post-Processing in January 2011
Putrajaya, HDR Processing in September 2009
The Original Shot back in September 2009

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Lake Placid, NY


Autumn in Lake Placid


A week before I travel to New York City, I headed north, to the mountainous areas of New York State called the Adirondack Mountains. I went hiking with a colleague of mine and his wife to Table Top Mountain and on the following day, I visited Lake Placid.

No, it's not the Lake Placid horror movie that you watched in the cinema. It is a peace and quiet village in the Adirondack Mountains, which is also the host of the Winter Olympics for two times, in 1932 and 1980.

I was there in late September, which was also the starting of the Autumn season in New York. Trees have turned red and yellow and the sceneries were breathtaking.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New York City


Hi, welcome to my photography blog, which i call 'keanpoh Photographer'. Well, keanpoh is my name, and instead of using the usual way of using one's own name (such as Andy's Photography, Sarah's Photography, etc), i figured i might name it a slightly different way. I am very bad at naming things. Cool names just won't come out of my mind. By the way, I am a photographer, so...

Well, here you go, my first photography blog posting. Let me introduce myself a little bit. I am a photographer that likes High Dynamic Range photography. My current job nature (field engineer), requires me to travel quite a bit, so i always take the opportunity to go around and shoot whenever i have spare time, especially weekends. I love sharing my photography works with my friends and family so that everyone can have a share of the excitement to places that i have visited.

One of the places that i have been to is Manhattan/New York City. I have been to this place three (3) times and each of my trips there have been exciting. People called Manhattan "The City That Never Sleeps", "The Big Apple", etc etc but i call it "The City That Has Never Fail to Stun Me". Well, a picture is worth a thousand words. I'll let the pictures do the talking for me.


Seeking perfection in my HDR photography processing technique.
Times Square - New York City

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