Sunrise At Sanur

Beautiful Sunrise At Sanur, Bali

Hope everybody had a restful, enjoyable festive and new year celebrations with family and friends. I thought it would be appropriate to feature a sunrise in my first post for the year, which marks the beginning of a fresh new day and all that it brings; like a new year, and our plans and aspirations with new beginnings, resolutions, prospects, friendships, challenges, successes …

Happy New Year to all, all the best for 2016.

Photo: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF 14mm

The Foggy Hills

The Foggy Hills 1

Nature is the supreme artist as high humidity and cold air streams meet among the hills and valleys of the Malaysian outdoors, painting ethereal fog here, there and everywhere with each gentle stroke, blanketing the hills and the valleys as they drift ethereally among the landscape, softly caressing them.

This set was photographed recently within a span of about 30 minutes or so as I was driving along the North South Highway from Gopeng to Tapah. The fog forming among the hills was so beautiful and wondrous at the time, a perfect storm, and an opportunity not to be missed to capture its beauty.  Enjoy …

The Foggy Hills 2

The Foggy Hills 3

The Foggy Hills 4

The Foggy Hills 5

All photos: Fujifilm X-E1 with XF 55-200mm

Morning Glory

Morning Glory

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Khalil Gibran

The above panoramic landscape image of an oil palm estate among a hilly backdrop is constructed from 3 separate photos which I had the pleasure of shooting a few weeks back in anticipation of working with it later utilizing the panorama stitching feature in the then to be released Lightroom 6. Well, it’s out now, and it’s my first attempt at panorama stitching in Lightroom 6. I am impressed, it’s really a breeze to use, pick the raw files you wish to stitch, select panorama function and away you go. As we are working in ‘raw’, the output file afford an incredible amount of detail and dynamic range from which to work with. I love it!

Photo: Fujifilm X-E2 with XF 55-200mm