Friday, May 29, 2009

Of Cycling and the Sea

So the BF Classmates invaded Putrajaya and Bagan Lalang (a beach off Sepang) last Saturday.

These are some of my pictures. Shot on Ilford Delta 400, with a Nikon FM10 and 50mm f/1.8 lens. I used a red filter on almost all of these shots; red filters darken blues and lighten reds, the net effect commonly being pimple-free faces and darker, more dramatic blue skies.

I converted the Putrajaya pictures to black-and-white (thus intensifying the black-and-white of Delta) to give them a more metallic look, but left the Bagan Lalang ones as they are to demonstrate what Ilford Delta looks like raw.

Taman Wetlands, Putrajaya

Dubious signage.

The flamingo pond. Such an ironic oasis of life, what with the huge pylons in the background.

We biked! Well, most of us anyway. A few rode along on double bikes and on pillion.

Phon and Mel navigate the slope.

Laushu, these are banana trees! (Well, technically the banana is not a tree, but...)

Bagan Lalang, Sepang

Beach hunks.

The child in Mel.


Apparently sea water does not deter some very determined photographers.

Chalets are being erected in the distance. This beach may not enjoy many more years as a relatively unspoilt holiday site.

The seafood here is quite cheap, but the veggies are not!

And the Model-of-the-Day award goes to... Jino!

Bicycle and bananas; perfect kampung boy look if not for the Sony Cybershot [in his hand, and camera pouch] dangling from his waist.

Jino carves his name in the sand. In the background a child is also playing with sand.

Perhaps some people never grow up!


Anonymous said...

i will just grab everything here haha

[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot

FIFIONA said...
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FIFIONA said...

the photos are really pretty and your captions are funny! Especially about Jino looking like a kampung boy...;)

Soo Ee said...

I like the pictures a lot.