Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tiny flasher

SB 400
Originally uploaded by
Lye Hock.

Got this nifty little speedlight over the weekend. Actually designed for the Nikon D40, it can be used as a lightweight travel flash. Best part is that you can bounce the light too with a flick of the front element. Taking only 2 AA batteries, it's said to be good for 150 flashes. It's a TTL flash & intelligent enough to compensate based on the camera's settings. But it won't work on the older cameras. And you can't use it as a slave flash in CLS applications either. It'll be useful for some light fill-in applications.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Liana's Cafe

Stained glass
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

This cafe in Taman Megah serves up one of the best fruit rojak in town. The sauce is heavenly and really has a spicy kick to its taste. Doubles up as a showroom for some nice wooden furniture, I found out much later the owner is from Taiping.....a gourmet's paradise!

Was testing the D200 which I got back from the Nikon service centre Saturday morning. Fixed the problem & also updated the firmware...

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Dinner at Suet Fun's

Grilled fish
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Had a great dinner at Suet Fun's place in Bangsar last night. Special mention on the ikan terubuk grilled to perfection by Mike Nasir, an illustrious Tiger Putra. Another lip-smacking delicacy was the salted ikan tenggiri steamed in kunyit leaves & garnished with bird chilles, shallots & a twist of lime juice. Thanks Suet Fun, looking forward to the next one!

Hello 2007!

New Year Eve - Fireworks at The Curve
Originally uploaded by Lai Ping.

A brilliant start tp the new year. A couple of photo buddies were at my place on New Year's eve to shoot the fireworks display from The Curve & 1 Utama. My D200 unfortunately was still in the Nikon service centre to remove a particle from the viewfinder so I had to shoot with the Coolpix 5200. This shot was taken by Lai Ping with the D70s mounted with the 18-200 VR. Hopefully another great year ahead for this photography passion!