Tuesday, June 27, 2006

DP's Blogspace

Fellow PMer, Jagdeep better known as DPNikon, just started a blog called DP's Blogspace, thus contributing to the 2 million or so blogs that appear every day! He's been a great help especially to the newcomers of digital photography, sharing unreservedly handy tips to shoot better photos. No doubt, we'll be seeing some great shots in his blog! Jagdeep's mugshot is here.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Anniversary prayers

Was back in Taiping last weekend to observe anniversary prayers for father at the Buddhist temple. He had a passion for football. When I was small he often took me to watch live matches at the Esplanade. And later it was teh tarik & roti canai at the mamak shop on Market Road. Wonder if they are screening the world cup matches at his new residence....

Taken at the garden of the Taiping house using the 85mm

Goodbye Jasmine....Hello Armanee!

And so it has been like 10 years at Jasmine Towers. Time really zips along. Two weeks ago we shifted to Armanee Terrace in Damansara Perdana. More space to laze around and a small garden in the sky....

Night scene from the balcony

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.8D

Got hold of this 85mm lens last week. Had been itching for it for awhile. Said to be a good portrait lens, sharp at all apertures and a nice bokeh. Not much time to really test the lens but the initial shots taken hold promise. These shots were taken wide open at f/1.8 using available light at ISO800....

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Peter's birthday at Avanti

My brother Peter treated us to a nice meal at Avanti, an Italian restaurant in the Sunway Hotel last Saturday night. Nice ambience and the food was good! A Filipino quartet was going round the tables serenading the diners. Seems a favourite hangout for people celebrating their birthdays. No less than 4 or 5 rounds of birthday greetings were heard! Thanks bro! Happy birthday!

Complimentary cheese cake from Avanti

Had an Argentinian malbec & later a merlot....

Filipino quartet doing their birthday rounds

Wen Jia & his cousin Ah How.....it's freezing cold!

My beef tenderloin was somewhat too well done...... :(

Thursday, June 01, 2006

KL International Motor Show

I was there last night with Hamzah, a photo buddy, to capture the cars on display there. We ended up shooting more models than cars! As I've sold the Sigma 70-300 to a friend from PhotoMalaysia, had to make do with the D70s kit lens. With a 18-70mm range, it was sufficient for the event.

Sexy curves of the Peugeot 407 coupe

Lotus Exige

Renault Kangoo in hippie colours

Lovely Volvo babe...

Sporting Mitsubishi girls

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