Painting the rock (1)

This is the image I captured today.  Following yesterday’s outing and trying the use of touch light to brighten the rock.  We went back to the same spot and wanted to take a better shot.  We brought along our flash gun and few touch lights.

Waiting for the sun to set below the horizon and the sky is darker.Using a long exposure of 30 seconds, which gives us longer time to apply the filled lights using the flash gun and touch lights. This is very helpful as we are using Lee filters to stop down the shutter speed by 5-stops, but the rocks details in the foreground just couldn’t stand out if not with the help of the flash and touch. It was fun for doing this.  I also like the result.  Following is another image on the effect.



Sunrise at Guakon

Using Canon 5D MkII, 24-105mm Lens, ISO100, f/16, 10s

This morning we started as early as 3:30am, picked up by my brother at about 3:40am, and then another friend.  3 of us headed to a small town called Tampaluli for breakfast.  We arrived 10 minutes earlier before the shop is opened for business at 4:30am (The only shop that open so early in town).  We had a quick breakfast and started our journey to the shooting spot deep in the village, about 10km away from the town.  Just when we have set up our camera, we wasted no time as the first light is appearing at the horizon.  Above was the photo taken at the early moment.

Guakon, is a photographers’ favorite spot as we can photograph the Mt Kinabalu, at the sametime has the sea of cloud as foreground.  The weather was very nice to us and the cloud above the mountain was very pleasant for shooting.

We continue shooting, and the sky’s colors become richer, more and more colors started to appear. The mist below the mountain starting to evaporate. Below was how it look.

Using Canon 5D MkII, 24-105mm lens, ISO100, f/13.0, 1/30s

Canon 5D MkII, 24-105mm Lend, ISO100, f/13.0, 1/3s, +1/3EV

When the sky was brighter, we turn our focus to the mist in front of us.

Some closeup shots

Here is the mood when the sunlight catches the mist.

Relaxing at the beach

Using Canon 5D MkII, 24-105mm Lens, ISO100, F/6.3, 1/160

It’s a relaxing afternoon, re-visit the Tg Aru Beach with 2 other friends, trying to capture the activities there.  Searching around and notice many tourist arriving at the beach to enjoy to soft sand and the view.  This area has improved a lot compare to 5 years ago.  There are restaurants along the beach, providing sits for visitors…

Using Canon 5D MkII, 24-105mm Lens, ISO200, F/11, 1/20

After walking around at the beach for a while, most of them sat down along the beach benches, or directly on the sandy beach to observe the sun set behind the cloudy sky.

Using Canon 5D MkII, 24-105mm Lens, ISO200, F/14, 1/80

Using Canon 5D MkII, 24-105mm Lens, ISO320, F/8, 1/25