Monday, March 2, 2009

Tambunan Orphanage: An Emotional Day

1. Original Photo

2. Motion Blur

3. Black & White Conversion

Somehow I just knew exactly how Ron felt when he took this shot during his visit to the orphanage...

Photo courtesy of Ronald I Pudin

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Formation Flight

I love shooting birds...especially when they're in action. Not the easiest of task of course and I if I might add, bird photography can really be frustrating most of the time.

For instance my shot of the Yellow-vented Bulbul below. I had not been out photographing for quite a while. I have to tell you that rust had creep in. Instead of getting the shot centered (Composing bird photography is way different than portraiture..and more often than is the best option!), it went way off the coordinate.

I could have cropped it in post processing but decided not to...I guess it tells a story. A friend told me shot such as this needs poem written on the dead space! Well, guess what? I came out with a different approach. With the magic of CS, I created this;

Some might be offended seeing this but what can I say? It's a Digital World and nothing is impossible with Photoshop. However, other than the exhibition of the magical world of digital and photo editing I do insist on natural photos.

Personally, I like the fact that it can turn dull pic to an interesting ones, What say you?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Twisted Sabbattier Effects on WWII memorial

Just came back from home (K.K). I had some memorable time together with the family. Lots of shopping around for and with the kids, raya is coming very soon!

This time around, the camera stayed put in the bag. Needless to say, the CF is of course remains empty. Frankly speaking, I didn't mind coz we had ourselves some pretty fun time. I can't wait to be home again (My next trip to K.K is on 1-2 Oct).

Here I am, alone at home in housemate has not came back from work. Flipped some old magazine and stumbled on a nice photoshop effect. It is called a Sabbattier effect. It was done on a person but I decided to do it on a landscape and made some major adjustments to my liking, enjoy;

Labuan WWII Memorial

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sixth Sense?

A friend emailed me an enteresting & mind boggling article. Not much about the article really, but the way it was presented...behold and amaze yourself;-

Only great minds can read this

This is weird, but interesting!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too

Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm.Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! fi you can raed tihs forwrad it

I don't know why but I read it correctly the first time out and I was really amazed, still am in fact. Is it our sixth sense? or maybe our brain processed the whole article before hand? Is this how the fast readers see in an on and so forth..still...Amazing discovery!

If only I could find out more...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sitorus' of Borneo: The Promising Generation

The introduction would be incomplete without these guys, the centre of everything we do, meet;-

1. Alli Izzette Presley Sitorus

The negotiator.

2. Nur Sarah Maria Sitorus

The brain.

3. Nur Sabrina Azra Sitorus

The Artiste

They are the promising next generation of Sitorus in Borneo. Our jewels...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Introduction: Mr & Mrs Jordan Sitorus

Hi and Welcome, I am Jordan Sitorus and the lovely lady beside me is Zaiton (my Mrs). "Behind the camera" is meant for me to blog away anything that I might be interested to share with everybody.

The picture was taken in Labuan by my 7yo son Alli, in late 2007. This was the original shot;

Noticed the main subject? Mummy! But there's nothing a CS3 can't do. With a bit of cropping and editing, Photoshop worked its magic. I smiled a lot when I was working with this picture. Alli persuaded his Mom to hand over the Sony H5 to him with his sweet talk. I have to say that it was convincing enough and eventually worth while! Bravo my Son!

Anyway, thanks and stay tuned for my next post, Cheers!