Wednesday, 3 December 2008

botanic gardens - various

Thorns - thorns of a plant in the Botanic Gardens (again, i dont know the name of the plant). an attempt to do a selective focusing of a repetitive pattern.

EXIF:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Shutter: 1/3000
  • Aperture: f2.0
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal length: 50 mm
  • Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Post-processing: B&W, contrast boost, cropped, lens vignette - Adobe Lightroom 2
Paklan antiquetted - newly experimented preset in Adobe Lightroom 2, just to get the jizz of creating a vintage/antique look.

EXIF:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Shutter: 1/1000
  • Aperture: f2.5
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal length: 50 mm
  • Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Post-processing: Aged Photo Preset, lens vignette, cropped - Adobe Lightroom 2
Arch of loneliness - one of the two large archways in the Botanic Gardens. as i took this picture during spring, you can see that it's full of leaves and during autumn/winter, it's left with just the vines - which i think made it look even prettier with the barren look.

EXIF:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Shutter: 1/45
  • Aperture: f5.6
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal length: 50 mm
  • Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Post-processing: B&W, contrast boost, saturation and exposure enhancement - Adobe Lightroom 2
Tiny flowers - ok, ignore the naming part. these tiny little flowers look so cute i cant resist to take a picture of them (damn, that sounds pansy, hahahahaha). anyway, Lightroom did a very good job with it's built in creative preset to produce this picture (with high green contrast).

EXIF:
  • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
  • Shutter: 1/2000
  • Aperture: f1.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal length: 50 mm
  • Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Post-processing: Direct Positive Preset, lens vignette, saturation and exposure enhancement - Adobe Lightroom 2
it's time again. i felt so awkward and out of place - i dont feel right. too many questions left unanswered in my life recently - this has not happened before. prior to (insert the reality here). i've been too sensitive, grumpy and fragile. i'm mad at everyone, mad at the world as edwan may say to me. so, here's a general apology to everyone affected: i'm truly sorry from the bottom of my heart. i dont intend to bring any harm and cause any damage to any of you.

i'm glad that i finally ended university for good. not to mention, with considerable achievements. congratulations to me then...haha just pray that nothing will be further changed. i'm content with what i've accomplished :) Alhamdulillah...so next: aerospace engineer. uhh, this happened so quick i freaked out :|

no rush, i'm not gonna be working until after january 2009 maybe...

haha, i guess i'll be blogging as much as photography then :)

p/s: visit my flickr page for more accurate colours of the photos i uploaded here. it seems that the colours reproduced by picasa are not accurate enough...

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I've been roaming around
Always looking down at all I see
Painted faces, fill the places I cant reach

You know that I could use somebody
You know that I could use somebody

Someone like you, And all you know, And how you speak
Countless lovers under cover of the street

You know that I could use somebody
You know that I could use somebody
Someone like you...

Kings of Leon - Use Somebody

9 comments:

.:farayas:. said...

ooo, so that's what the song is saying.. hmmm.. slame ni ingatkan ape aa..

btw, fes 3 are still my favourite.. ngeehehe~

syed abdul khaliq said...

haha yeah, it helps to look at the lyrics tho... :-L

btw, pic 1 & 3 for sure will melt u up la kan, being black and whites...

aaa, i suck at flowers...tanak upload bunga lagi dah

.:farayas:. said...

laa, ok what.. the flower pics.. it's the descriptions that are as u said.. pansy-ish.. hahaha... xpe2 truskan usaha! ganbatte!!

mind u, i also like the photo of the lotus from the previous post so it's not as bad as u think... haha

syed abdul khaliq said...

ahahaha...baiklah, thanks for adoring tho... :)

theroyalcrapster said...

gambar paklan cun. tapi dia kena badan lentik sket lagi baru nampak natural. hehehe.

man, KOL is the shiznit. i love that song too. but after a while putting it on repeat, i got depressed. haha. prolly coz u just feel somehow worthless..? (up to one's perception of the word)

syed abdul khaliq said...

oh ok, ni pun dah candid abis. hehe, room to improve :) anyway, there are few vintage edits in my flickr, have a look ;)

yeah, KoL is cool :D i like this song and sex on fire. well, their tunes are more towards gloomy and depressed beats, so no wonder la kan.

worthless, that's the word. hence the quote of the lyric in the post ;)

theroyalcrapster said...

oh cool pass me the link to the flickr la.

if ur still in the "worthless" mode, i shall recommend to you suicide medicine by rocky votolato. check it out and you'll thank me. hehe.

nur suhana said...

i like this song(:
happened to put the lyrics too in my blog. hey. hye(:

syed abdul khaliq said...

hey hey~

izza: hua, my flickr link is at the top right of my blog page ni ;P but anyway: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mixedmedia

btw, tht's so indie the song u gave me, takde official vid pun ek? haha...anyway, nice song~ i'm thanking u here :D thanks

suhana: hey. welcome2. like i said above, i like the song Sex On Fire as well :D