First and foremost, Happy New Years 2009 everyone! Hope you had an awesome time in 2008, an awesomer time at New Year’s Eve, and the awesomest time in the year ahead!
As you can clearly see, I was back in KL to do a spot of partying, a spot of R&R;, and a spot of photography, if you can believe that. Figured I’d stuff my bag full of clothing rather than photography items, I gambled on just bringing my D300 body and 50mm f/1.4D, as my main target was to do another shoot with my fave model there. And I’ve worked out a booking with Ted Adnan and Barebones Studio so I have my shooting space and lighting gear ready when I got there, so I have the opportunity of utilizing a bigger shooting space, without having to lug my heavy lightstands around, as my backpack is heavy enough, and finally get a chance to meet one of the region’s Strobist heroes.
My travel was not without it’s perils. The boat, Seri Anna, taking me to Labuan disembarked so late and travelled so slow that by the time I reached Labuan terminal, I was literally already late for check-in at the AirAsia counter at Labuan Airport. Got out of the terminal, I whistled for a cab and when it came near The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror. If anything I could say that this cab was rare, but I thought, “Nah, forget it. Yo, holmes to Bel-Air!” I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8 and I yelled to the cabbie, “Yo holmes smell ya later!” Looked at my kingdom I was finally there, to sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-Air.
…sorry, sorry… Internet meme… Had to do it…
Anyway I whistled for a cab, got in as fast as I could, paid him double so he could get me to the airport within like, 5 minutes, jumped out when I got there, ran to the counter. I asked what the closing time for the counter was, and he said, “9:45”; the exact time I have on my watch. The same kinda thing happened as well when I was going to KLIA’s LCCT. Finished the shoot quite late at 4pm, while my flight was supposed to be 6pm. Ted’s studio was in Kajang. KLIA was quite a ways away. Traffic was jammed.
Under the predicament at hand, the model need not send me to LCCT, she was late for an appointment anyway. But she sent me still anyway, getting lost in the process. And people wonder why she’s my favourite model… Well fortunately that’s the end of my perilous journey to KL. Hopefully in the near future, I’d pick out far better travel arrangements so as not to stress myself out during my supposed R&R; session.
Anyway, here’s an ubiquitous shot of Petronas Twin Towers at night. I’ll post other shots soon. Again, limiting myself to one lens is quite a good exercise in getting the shooting cobwebs out. More shots to come soon!
All the photos available at http://flickr.com/photos/stupidlogic/sets/72157607953678476/. Contact me for arrangements to reprocess any photo at their highest resolution.
Last Thursday was the most gruelling coverage I’ve ever done. From 8am to 5pm, a 9 hour shoot, capturing the happenings and goings on at the RBA Hari Raya Celebration. With the theme of Balik Kampung, the RBRC Sports Complex was transformed into a Kampung scene, complete with a live band, a fence off dance area, which was sadly underutilized, else it’d make for a great photo op. Top it off with a great Gambus band outside, which belted out a Gambus-ified version of Santana’s Black Magic Woman at our request. Great, great event.
More will be posted soon with a link to the complete set. As of now, the upload’s at 20%.