Tuesday, April 28, 2009

gone inSANE during my break

Will be away from 30th april till 4th May - heard from someone that there's actually a lake somewhere nearby my house and it only takes 15 minutes to hike up. I have been staying that area for 25 years plus and now only found out about it. So will be going on 30th April morning to catch the sunrise. Photos coming soon!
Kenny has gone inSANE from 30th April - 4th May @ Kiara

Monday, April 27, 2009


An interesting finding!

about an hour of mountainbiking burned 555kcal / 10 mins eating mcd value mean gain about 2000kcal.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Minox Digital Classic Camera Collection

I saw this at Bangsar Village last Saturday ... cute and $$$

From 1929 to the early 1950‘s, two lenses meant serious photography and Rollei were at the forefront of twin-lens cameras.

Tradition in optics and precision mechanics are common to both the Rolleiflex and Minox. With the new edition Digital Classic Camera Rolleiflex, Minox, the miniature camera specialists from Wetzlar, Germany have revised a legend.

Featuring fine body detail in either classic black or a special 'Italian' red, these cameras are highly attractive additions to the digital camera market. Tucked into the tiny DCC Rolleiflex body is an autofocus lens and a 1.1" TFT screen in the waist-level viewfinder which make the camera easy to use while achieving a resolution of up to 5 megapixels.

With this fully functioning high precision replica of the world famous Rolleiflex 6x6 camera (scale 1:2) Minox has put on the market yet another exclusive design with the technical ability to make it a perfect 'pocket' camera. Many of the functions of the camera reproduced to scale create that true retro Rolleiflex feeling when taking photos. Its also unique, no other camera maker has a camera taking images this way because just like the original Rolleiflex this camera produces square format digital photos.

The explicit detail to scale make the new MINOX DCC Rolleiflex a highly sought after product for both users and collectors. Rollei enthusiasts and collectors around the world in particular will appreciate the digitalization of one of the most famous names in the history of film photography.

View the subject on the LCD screen in the waist level finder and shoot. That‘s it, the miniSD card takes care of the rest. For the next shot the camera is manually prepared by turning the famous metal hand crank and when done the the camera is ready to shoot again. The autofocus takes care of focussing and allows close-up shots down to a highly impressive 10cm.

The 256 MB MiniSD card can store up to 250 images at the highest resolution. If you need more, the camera can take MiniSD cards up to 4 GB. Weighing in at just 100 grams the sturdy metal body shows all the style and detail you would expect from the original. The MINOX DCC Rolleiflex comes complete with a carry strap, 256 MB MiniSD card and a CR-2 Lithium battery.

Technical Data for the Rolleiflex AF 5.0

Sensor: 3.0 megapixel CMOS (square format) 5.0 megapixel, interpolated
Lens: 4.9 mm focal length with f2.8 aperture
Focussing: Autofocus from 10 cm to infinity
Shutter speeds: 1/15 to 1/2500 sec. (electronic)
Exposure: automatic
White balance: automatic
Storage medium: miniSD Card
Image resolution: 2304 x 2304 Pixels (high resolution/interpolated)
1536 x 1536 Pixels (normal resolution)
768 x 768 Pixels (low resolution)
Monitor: 1.1'' Inch TFT Colour LCD
Power supply: CR2 Battery
Dimensions: 49 x 73 x 45 mm
Weight: 100 g

Read more here

Thursday, April 23, 2009

IR test

A test using an IR filter infront of the lens and Photoshop IR filter. 2.30pm 24th April 2009

test 1 :

original image using Hoya Infrared (R72) filter

sample 2 - the lens is naked without filter

with Hoya Infrared (R72) filter

applied Adobe Photoshop CS4 black and white filter.

no matter what and how I adjust here I wont be able to bring back the sky and cloud

test 2 :

the original

now can you tell which photo is with the real IR filters and which is done by Photoshop?

and how about this?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

DPC Cycling Team

I was asked to design a logo (FOC) for a new cycling team and this is the outcome. My blog reader get to see first! Awaiting for club president Winston Loo aka SlowCow to reply with his comments see. He asked me to follow an existing local company logo (PDC) but as a designer i feels like i need to give this club a logo identity and relates to cycling. Winston if you see this please dont turn from a slowcow to a madcow.

Here i make a slight twist to the existing logo by rotating it to 45' and rearrange the alphabet completely and add a circle also try to maintain whats the "client" want.

Ok the first respond from him is (sms)

winston : "looking. how come my ori version no have?"
project : "i mod a bit ok ah. round like wheel"
winston : "i need 1 version to be simple yet garang can ah?"

How come i was not brief during the lunch?!? well will see how the logo growth from here!


On the way home yesterday i called Winston and see whats exactly he wants and he said he want exactly from the logo he shown me so this morning i created this : 90% close to what i see but still add my own design abit. Email this morning and he said we will talk about it this Saturday at his place during a party to celebrate his father's birthday!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Quiksilver/ Roxy - Spring Sunmmer Collection 2009

Mid Valley 15th April 2009 - 7pm till 9pm.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Nikon D5000 finally announced! Next - D750 and D400!

Nikon Coolpix 4500

Nikon Coolpix S10 VR

And now DSLR swivel

read more here and photo samples here

Nikon D5000 Key Features

Est. Price RM2700 (Body)

* 12.9 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (effective pixels: 12.3 million)
* 2.7" tilt and swivel LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
* Movie capture at up to 1280 x 720 (720p) 24 fps with mono sound
* Live View with contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking
* Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
* 11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
* IS0 200-3200 range (100-6400 expanded)
* 4 frames per second continuous shooting (buffer: 7 RAW, 25 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal)
* Expeed image processing engine
* Extensive in-camera retouching including raw development and straightening
* Connector for optional GPS unit (fits on hot shoe)
* New battery with increased capacity
* 72 thumbnail and calendar view in playback

For D750 and D400 view here

Sunday, April 12, 2009

photos from Pulau Ketam

He pose for me actually by raising the gun and point at me! PK tai kor!

Ah Sheh, Rebecca, kelsey and Sook Voon.

a visitor calling his friend from outside the house! I guess he's standing at the compound of the house.

the only road transport here in PK is bicycle. Motorbike are actually illegal here!

high and dry

kids playing and running along "the street"

Nico and Sook Voon

view from the port