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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Plane-Spotting is an Interesting Activity.

Plane-spotting is an interesting activity that involves times of great excitement and boredom, along with some planning if you want to know what to expect.For last week outing, I really wanted a nice picture of the daily AirAsia,Malaysia Airline,Malindo Air and MASWings flight, which is tough because it lands on runway25 of Kuching Internaional Airport, not known for good spotting locations. I did however locate a nice spot that was not only quiet, but pretty damn close to plane final approach. 
 While the weather was terrible for pictures, I still managed to get a couple of shots on approach.




 More plane spotting collection My Flickr.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday Outing -Plane Spotting.

On days like today where there isn't much to do and nothing else to surf for on the net, I usually end up looking at pictures of aircraft and if the weather is fine I end up take my camera and go for aircraft spotting.To-day I only carry my Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3.This camera is aimed at DSLR users who are looking for a compact camera to complement their existing SLR gear. Consequently the LX3 comes with comprehensive manual controls and a fast F2.0-F2.8 24-60mm (35mm equivalent) Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens. Images are captured on a 1/1.63-inch CCD sensor sporting 10.1 million effective pixels.
 Lumix DMC-LX3.(2.5x zoom)
 Ideally, plane spotting should be an outing where you go out, of course somewhere close to the airport and look at airplanes and take pictures and stuff. Now in Kuching International Airport, yes you can sort of do that, but lets be honest here, how many different types of aircraft  and Airlines lands at our KIA /WBGG. To be frank, I do plane spotting every week day in  KIA  regulars. The MH,Maswing, the Malindo  Air and the Air Asia  So that would not make an interesting outing would it?  the busier the airport the better it is for plane spotters example KLIA.
There are those who consider plane spotting a serious hobby. As for me, I would not consider myself anywhere near that. Merely I am simple and plain plane spotter. Occasionally looking up in the sky when there is a plane passing by.  Anyways, I have a few pictures that I shoot to-day arm only with compact camera the panasonic lumix lx3.





Sunday, February 9, 2014

Plane Spotting, Again.

This time I'm not too far  to the plane final approach to land at runway 25 in Kuching International Airport.
 This map show my location for plane spotting and this location is just the end of runway near to the approach lighting.
The Kuching Airport approach landing Lights.
 The danger with planespotting is that nowadays you are at risk of being regarded as a potential terrorist. In some countries you could even be arrested on suspicion of spying but in Malaysia plane spotting is probably safer. Just for information,you don't need have a DSLR for plane spotting at this point because once the plane approach for final approaching its look so near to you and compact camera with zoom lens is just nice .
So below is a set of aircraft photograph that I shoot this morning .





The most common aircraft that land in Kuching International Airport (WBGG) is.
AirAsia airbus 320
Malaysia Airline B737-400 and 800 series
Malindo Air B737-900 series.
Next time you wanted to go for plane spotting lust make sure it's a clear day, otherwise don't bother.




Monday, February 3, 2014

Photography:The Golden Hour.

If there's one thing that can make or break a photograph more than any other, it's lighting. You might have the most incredible landscape but without the right quality of light you can still be left with a flat, dull, and uninspiring photo.This is particularly true in outdoor photography - it can often be difficult or impossible to use artificial lighting to illuminate your subject, so you're completely reliant on the natural light.As a result, it's critical to find the right time of day to shoot your outdoor scene. Thankfully, professional and amateur photographers have been thinking about this problem since the invention of the first camera, and have found the perfect solution - the so-called "golden hour".
Below is the photographs that I shoot during golden hour near to Kuching International Airport.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Another New Year Came and Went…

orang asli kid.

orang asli baby

orang asli baby
Another New Year came and went… and now we find ourselves in 2014.
Like most people, I get a little nostalgic at this time, reviewing the year that was.  Being smack bang in the middle of high cost of living, doesn’t help with the nostalgia at all, I must admit.  But looking back on the previous 12 months, there were good times, and there were not so good times.  There were struggles and trials and triumphs and heartaches… just like every other year.  I do find myself at the end of December saying such things as “well, I for one am not sorry to see the end of 2013″.  But to be honest, I think I say that every year.  With a brand new year on the horizon, my thoughts turn towards hopes and dreams… fulfilling all that still remains undone… and planning for a better future with each new resolution.
Happy New Year..Peoples.

Friday, December 20, 2013

What's A Plane Spotter ?.


::: To answer the question "What's a plane spotter ?" we must go back in time and go back to the roots of spotting aircraft over 60 years ago. For those of you who want the short version click here.
::: During WW II the Royal Air Force used a large number of volunteers to observe incoming aircraft. Due to the lack of sophisticated radar equipment at that time, the information gathered by these observers was critical in planning and executing defensive counter air operations. The volunteers of the Observer Corps where the first true aircraft spotters trained in recognizing aircraft, their colors and their distinctive markings and codes.
::: Today aircraft spotting is fortunately a peaceful hobby for many people. There are many different ways to practice this hobby. Some people are interested in civil aviation while others prefer the military branch. Some are only interested in operational aircraft, while others enjoy going to museums and watch preserved planes. Some “don’t do” transport aircraft while others “do” only fighters.
::: Among these people you will find different kind of spotters. Some people just like to watch, some are photographers, others write down the aircraft registration number or listen to air band frequencies on their radio or scanner. Of course a mix of these specialties is a familiar sight among the spotters. Let us look at these different specialties and find out what it is all about.
In my case as a hobbyist photographer .

::: Photographers are probably the biggest group if you look at the different ways to practice the hobby of aircraft spotting, although there is a strong connection with the ‘Number-Writers’, but more on that later. Photographers can practice their hobbies also in many different ways. Some try to take a picture of every aircraft they see, while others only take pictures of aircraft in a (near) perfect position, situation or weather. There are people who hate static aircraft shots. They want speed, action and agility. Their challenge is to get that split second action shot of a fast-moving jet. Others prefer a aircraft parked spacious, with sun (most important), no barriers, stepladders, people or ‘remove-before-flight’ streamers.
 Here  a set of photographs that I spotted and I am using lens 70-300mm.







Monday, November 18, 2013

Photography :Plane Spotter.

Aircraft spotting, also known as plane spotting, is a popular pastime worldwide. As a hobby, it brings a number of enjoyable elements for the participant, including getting outdoors, making meticulous observations, "collecting" without creating clutter, having a good excuse to use your really fancy digital camera equipment, and finding a great way to get together with like-minded enthusiasts. The activity itself is generally free, although if you join a club, and buy all the related goodies, there may be some costs involved.So, you have decided to start plane spotting. That’s great, welcome to our hobby! You have already picked out a great camera and lens, but what else do you need to become a master plane spotter? Sure, you could just sit near your favorite airport and hope something good flies by, but you can do more….much more.
I spotted Malaysia Airline and Tiger Air Aircraft in Kuching International Airport.

 I spotted Royal Malaysian Airforce Nuri Halicopter & Malaysia Airline B737 in Kuching International Airport.
Malaysia Airline Cargo Plane.
Spotted Malaysia Airline B737-800 in Kuching International Airport.
I spotted The Malaysia Airlines A380 in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Spotted China Airline Cargo B747 in KLIA.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Travel Photo:View form a Plane Window.

If you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? .I took this photo during my trip in Malaysia.





Here’s a quick set of tips for those of us lucky enough to be taking a trip in a plane and wanting to get the classic ‘out of the window shot’ that often is featured early in a travel photo album.
How to take a Photograph out of a Plane Window
this type of view is quite familiar to you
IfIf you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? - See more at: http://traveltweaks.com/travel-photo-plane-window-35495/#sthash.iRwWcg4f.dpuf
If you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? - See more at: http://traveltweaks.com/travel-photo-plane-window-35495/#sthash.iRwWcg4f.dpuf
If you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? - See more at: http://traveltweaks.com/travel-photo-plane-window-35495/#sthash.iRwWcg4f.dpuf
If you’re a travel addict, this type of view is quite familiar to you. It yields both the excitement and joy that come with taking off to see some cool place and the sadness and melancholy of saying goodbye to a destination you’ve fallen in love with. Seeing the world form a window plane gives you some perspective on life, our times and each of our paths. In the end, if you look from far away, everything seems reduced to a bite-sized, easy to tackle challenge. Even traveling around the world! It’s just a big round ball of travel delights, our world, isn’t it? - See more at: http://traveltweaks.com/travel-photo-plane-window-35495/#sthash.iRwWcg4f.dpuf