Category Archives: Travel
Creative Asia Awards 2012 has finally announced its result. Not a bad result, am pretty happy I must say especially with my non wedding related submissions. Out of my seven submissions, six were awarded Bronze and another one is a Silver. What delighted me most is the best two highest scores came from Street and Travel category, which is non to wedding. They have just entered the final 25 images of the competition which winners will be selected on 18th July. This is a great pay out for I am one who loves traveling.
Anyway, this is one great competition to be judged by different professionals that will serve as learning curve. It is very much different from WPPI, for non of them has higher standard than each other. But from the experience gathered, to earn a Silver or high Bronze is certainly a challenging task, not mentioning a Gold award is even greater.
End of day, my ultimate interest is to capture photographs that involve people, not just weddings. I wish to see my photos captured in the most natural way, journalistic that tell stories. Street and travel photography is something I wish to enhance further, for I love traveling which will prepare me to be one. In short, yes, I expect to travel more!
I am delighted to share with you the two pictures that made my day:
Shot this with my 4-year old Nikon D300 in 2011. Mounted with my most trusted travel lens, Nikon 18-200 and this image was captured at the Buntal fishing village, Kuching while a group of photography friends hung out together for sunrise. It was a split seconds to nail this image when a fisherman walked pass the boat on the shallow beach.
This image was one point short to earn a Silver. Urggghhh…
I could remember this image very clearly. It was shot through a bus window in Hokkaido, 2009 with Nikon D300 + Nikon 18-200 when I saw this man walking alone towards our opposite side in an unidentified park that was covered by snow. When I noticed this, bus was about to continue its journey at the traffic light. It happened in a split second, actually quicker than I expected. I named this image “Lone Ranger”.
What’s more about Japan?
Its culture, the people, the weather, food, and almost everything except expenditure. I told myself I’d return to this country for another visit to cover the other part of the country after my very first Hokkaido visit three years ago. And here it is, a trip as a pure tourist entering cities like Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto and Tokyo. I am certainly sure I am a blessed person.
No doubt, I love traveling. Holding a camera, enjoying the freedom capturing images based on my imagination made me once considering turning into a travel photographer. Reality, has pulled me back a little for I have commitment back home. But that will never stop me from wanting to follow my heart capturing images I love.
After Japan, where’s next? I’ll keep to myself for the moment, but it would be another dream come true visit to be amazed by the heavenly creation.
We already burst our meal budget in our first lunch. How would you not, if the mouth watering Kobe beef melted in your mouth?
If you ever wonder what have I been up to lately, in fact I was away in Japan for a work + vacation trip for about 12 days.
I couldn’t forget my last visit to Hokkaido, Japan about 3 years ago. It was one of the best trips I ever had, and totally unforgettable. I can still remember the freshness of the sashimi I tasted in Otaru. I was telling myself I would visit Japan again, soon.
This time, the trip was directed to the other side of the country, focusing mostly in cities like Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto and Tokyo. The most important mark of the trip is that I had the honor to witness the once a year cherry blossom. We were just right in time for a 100% bloom last week, and that lasted for only a week or less.
It was just beyond words to describe the natural beauty.
And yes, I will be back to my desk for more photos editing activities. Work is lagging a little behind, some wedding photos need to be showcased here. Thank you for your patience. I will be right back.
It’s been a while I keep these photos and guess maybe just good to share with you some of the travel photos. Just a simple sharing of the recent trip to Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, Vietnam in August.
Well, I must stay it’s another up and coming urbanised city and I didn’t find much original Vietnamese lifestyle like what I saw in Hanoi about three years ago. Nonetheless, still a worth going trip, with good company of friends, great hotel at good rate.
I love developing countries, next Cambodia? It’s a shame I am yet to be there.