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Tuesday, 16-May-2006 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
PEOPLE... THREE WOMEN...

 
 
 
AND A MAN...




Dear All,
Thank so much again (even those spineless anonymous commenters!!!) for visiting/commenting in the spirit of idea sharing where there is no right or wrong answer...
Have a great week and a greater weekend ahead.. Keep on shooting!!

Best regards,
Azli Jamil

ps: THREE WOMEN were shot at X-Games
A MAN was shot in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail last night, while we were waiting for our dinner. (Yes. I know that the picture is completely overexposed. I forgot to adjust the intensity when I did the wireless flash shot. The expression and the strong eye contact saved the shot. I think it turned out quite nice in b&w though in color it is so overexposed!)

pps: A STORY...
I first saw Coz (A MAN) on my first night in Bangkok in January , a day where Stefan and I watched sunrise in Angkor Wat, had tea at McDonalds KLIA and dinner in Khaosan Road (a backpackers area). After dinner, we hang around and watched people passing by. Then I saw this bare footed man approach a Thai street musician, borrowed his guitar and started singing (Quite a melodious voice I might add).
The next day, we found ourselves back in Khaosan Road, met and talked with a group of tourists including the gorgeous Australian beauty, Samantha. I showed them my sunrise photos. Coz joined in. I remember him borrowing one of the girl’s camera, put the camera on the ground and took a shot of them. The night ended on a high note.
The next day, we passed by Khaosan Road again and saw Coz from afar. Then he was gone and I never thought I would ever see him again…
Last Saturday, at the X-Games, as I was about ready to leave, I decided to shoot the Tae Kwan Do demonstration. Armed with my 50mm 1.8 lens, I decided to seek a better angle for my shots. Found my spot and started shooting. In between shots, I saw him! What a small world! I went, said Hi and was pleasantly surprised that he remembered me. We talked. I gave him my card and asked him to contact me. Didn’t think he would but he did.
He called on Monday and we decided to meet after office at KLCC Starbucks (my fav. hang out place). We talked and talked and when the sun sets, he became my tourist model. I shot pics of him around KLCC and my trademark tourist shots with KLCC as the background.
I took him to my favorite restaurant, Muhibbah Restaurant coz I know food would taste better with people whose company I enjoy. I do enjoy his company and his traveler’s tales and of course I shot some more including the test shot I posted above.
After dinner, I drove him back to his hostels where he packed as he was going to Penang on the midnight bus. I took more photos at the bus station including the farewell wave.
How I envy him.. He’s a bohemian traveler who has seen part of this region I hope to someday see but don’t think I ever would.
He is finally on the tail end of his adventure, hoping to make a few more stops along the way before going home a seasoned traveler, to begin life anew. I hope he knows that whatever he does, I wish him well always.
I know that each time I travel anywhere in the future, even for a fleeting moment, my mind would wander to Kasel Yamashita, a Canadian I met for such short time but I’m so certain I will never see again nor ever forget… Coz… Terima kasih…
Life goes on…



Wednesday, 3-May-2006 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
PEOPLE... A FAMILY FROM FRANCE...

 
 
 
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Dear All,
I've always wanted to photograph a happy, loving family and last week, at KLCC, between 1850 and 1940, I did that with a family who is on the first day of a 12 day vacation in Malaysia.
I'm truly happy with the result.
Mr. MUPA MAN, I'm really looking forward to photographing your loving family...

To all of you, thank so much again for visiting/commenting in the spirit of idea sharing where there is no right or wrong answer... Only answers... As each of us see it...
Have a great week and a greater weekend ahead.. Keep on shooting!!

Best regards,
Azli Jamil

ps: I think I'm taking a break from posting... and commenting...


Monday, 1-May-2006 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
PEOPLE... NINE PEOPLE, NINE COUNTRIES...

Germany
Australia
Oman
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Dear all,
I'm just a simple man who takes simple pictures...
Thank you so much again for visiting/commenting in the spirit of idea sharing where there is no right or wrong answer... Only answers...
Have a great week and a greater week ahead.. Keep on shooting!!

Best regards,
Azli Jamil

ps: With the exception of #5, the other 8 photos were shot in Kuala Lumpur


Sunday, 16-Apr-2006 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
PEOPLE... A GENERIC WEDDING...

ISO 200, 1/160, f/2.8, 80-200mm@135mm, 55% crop
ISO 200, 1/160, f/2.8, 80-200mm@200mm, no crop
ISO 200, 1/160, f/2.8, 80-200mm@80mm, no crop
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Dear All,
Could the essence of a wedding be shown in 9 black & white photos, without showing any face?
You tell me... Be brutal, if need be...
As always thank you so much again for visiting/commenting in the spirit of idea sharing where there is no right or wrong answer... I'll try my best to answer all questions...
A very special thanks to those who decided to honor me by linking my page to their fotopages.
Have a great week and a greater week ahead.. Keep on shooting!!

Best regards,
Azli Jamil

ps: I know there are 11 pictures and #5 has a face


Tuesday, 11-Apr-2006 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
PEOPLE... AND ANIMALS TOO... (AT THE ZOO)

ISO 400, 1/200, f/2.8, 80-200mm@200mm, 50% crop
ISO 200, 1/60, f/2.8, 80-200mm@200mm, 75% crop
ISO 200, 1/320, f/2.8, 80-200mm@200mm, 30% crop
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Firstly, kudos to everybody involved in making Zooming 2006 a resounding success!!!! Who would have thought that 100+ photographers would have attacked the Zoo with resounding success, aye?
I went, not as a participant, but I really enjoyed the day . Suddenly, all these nicknames and fotopage addresses became living breathing people with different personalities and characters.
Thank you so much to the Organizing Committee, the experts and all who spared a Sunday for the experience and memories I will always cherish. Thank you..
I hope that all who went will post their photos. How often do we get that many photographers shooting at the same place and under the same condition. What a range of interpretations we have! Here are my shots... What do you think?
Thank you so much again for visiting/commenting in the spirit of idea sharing where there is no right or wrong answer..
Have a great week and a greater week ahead.. Keep on shooting!!

Best regards,
Azli Jamil

ps: Why I chose these shots (apart from the bokeh effect). All shot were on A mode coz I want the 2.8 effect. Most croppings were done due to zoom limitation.
#1: I love the expression of the woman in the middle. Eye contact there.
#2: The shot I wanted, eye contact with the tiger. No shaky camera on the tiger picture (the leaves and the tiger's face are sharp and in focus). Basically, the tiger moved at faster speed than 1/60 therefore resulting in that motion blur. One of my early shots and my ISO was still set at 200.
#3: I shoot people and the boy pretending to be a plane captured my attention.
#4: Look at the focused expression... and the bokeh too.
#5: I composed the shot this way with the other chimp forming the blurred background. The thinking pose by the front chimp is an added bonus.
#6: My biggest lighting problem shot. Nonetheless, I got the eye contact.
#7: The lighting, color combination and the bokeh was too tempting to resist. A second more and I would have missed this shot.
#8: The lined up horns caught my attention. I waited for the eye contact moment.
#9: This, I don't know how to explain other than I just like the subjects and composition of the picture.


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