Saturday, July 24, 2010

Punggol Sunrise

Taken: 24-Jul-2010
Pictures taken with Nikon D300s + Tokina 11-16mm/2.8
Location: Punggol End beach, Singapore.
All pictures © all rights reserved.

Went out with our usual bunch of buddies from SunChasers (yes, we have a name now) to catch the sunrise this morning at Punggol End beach. There is major construction going on there now and the security post is moved. The light now is shining directly on the beach which is a major distraction to any long exposure work along many parts of the beach. I ended up with a couple of acceptable shot this morning.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Camdapter Manfrotto L-Plate

For most of us Manfrotto RC2 users, there are just not many options available in terms of accessories. And as an avid landscape photographer, I always yearn for a L-plate. With an L-plate, I will be able to mount my camera in the portrait orientation upright on the ball head. This makes it a lot easier to compose in the portrait orientation. It also keeps the center of gravity dead center of the tripod, as well as giving less stress to the ball head. So when Camdapter announced the new Manfrotto L-Plate, I was jumping for joy and immediately ordered one. If you want one too, you can order one at this site.

Well, it finally came and here are some pictures of how it looked and performed.
#1 - The L-plate. Very well made.

#2 - It is a smart but simple design. The L plate can be adjusted by sliding the bottom plate. The 4 small screws on the base plate are used to tighten the L plate once the width is set. Mini allen key is provided.

#3 - Recessed screw that mounts to the camera tripod mount. Allen key is included in the package.

#4 - This is how the L plate looks installed on the camera with the Camdapter top grain leather hand strap.

#5 - This is what the L plate is all about. The L plate is nice and solid. I am a happy camper now!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Getting Everything into Focus

We have moved! 
Re-directing to new location..
You can find this article here

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ultra Golden

Taken: 10-Jul-2010
Pictures taken with Nikon D300s + Tokina 11-16mm/2.8
Location: Lower Seletar Reservoir, Singapore.
All pictures © all rights reserved.

Joined several good photography buddies for a sunrise shoot at Lower Seletar Reservoir park near Yishun. We got there early and managed to stake out at choice locations. It was a good session of shooting, sharing and chit-chatting. And the gods graced us with one of the most amazing sunrises we have seen in a long long time.

#1 - Early pre-dawn colors

#2 - Light display reflection

#3 - Clouds all fired up

#4 - Ultra Golden

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