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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tip of Borneo - Stunning!

The Tip of Borneo is located at Simpang Mengayau, Kudat about 190km North from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The journey takes about 2-3 hours, depending on the drive. For those who aren't used to the small and winding roads, you might get a little bit dizzy, but overall, the journey should be manageable.

There hasn't been any development done at the Tip, and hopefully it stays that way. The Tip is such a beautiful place. All the exhaustion suddenly went away the moment you feel the windy breeze and the breathtaking view of the place.

Here are some shots I have managed to shoot on my day trip to the Tip. I know one thing for sure, I'm going back to this place, and spend more days for more photographic opportunities there... soon!

Tip of Borneo

The Tip on a high tide. As the tide goes lower, more of the Tip can be seen, up to another ~50m.
Tip of Borneo

Tip of the Borneo

Beautiful colors.. simply magnificent!
Tip of Borneo

Yes, dear. You're at the Tip of Borneo :D
Tip of Borneo

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Venturing into the World of Infrared Photography

I've always admired the effects and mood created from infrared photos. Recently, I have taken the plunge to send my third body, a 350D for a full infrared (IR) conversion. The reason I did this is to add another tool in my gear lineup to create certain effects to my works. With this tool, I hope I'll be able to realize some ideas that gives the sense of mystical, ethereal or dreamy look.

I'm still familiarizing myself to the post processing aspect of Infrared photography and have been trying to understand how to achieve what colors throughout the whole pp cycle.

Here's my first IR shot, a shot taken in Genting.

My first IR

Then, the camera was used during my KK trip. This was shot at the Tip of Borneo, Kudat, Sabah.


Another shot at the same place. Shot by my wife, pp done by me.

Tip of Borneo

And recently, this was shot in Putrajaya.

Peacefully Blue - IR

I really like the post process for the last shot. I'm spending a lot of time trying to understand about the channel swapping, color balancing, etc. in the post process step. I will share any information that I have learned or experiment in my blog.