Hanoi-Bac Ha-Sapa photosafari Part 2

I apologise for the yet again long delay before I share with you Part 2 of the trip i.e. to Bac Ha with the Fuji X-Pro1 and the Nikon D800. This is due to the fact that I had to prepare for my talk at Nikon Malaysia's 1st NPS gathering that was held yesterday at […]


Hanoi-Bac Ha-Sapa photosafari Part 1

After the Bersih 3.0 rally on 28th April, I just couldn't find the inspiration to blog. Photography has taken a backseat and the only significant photography-related action I did was to change my Nikon D800 to the D800E. Yes, I have done that. I figured since I have moved up to medium format territory with […]


The Passage

Something new that I just processed which I thought is worth sharing. This was taken during the photo-safari to Siem Reap, Cambodia at end of last year – at Ta Prohm, the same ruins where Tomb Raider (starring Angelina Jolie) was filmed. It is shots like this that make me yearn to go on another […]



Playing with children is my forte given the training that I have gone through. This is the same child I met in Chengdu, China when I was there last year. He was a bit apprehensive when we first met and I soon got him to open up.

Taken at f/1.4 with my Nikon 24mm Aperture […]


By the big, big tree

Again taken during my last teaching photo-safari to Siem Reap. It was an amazing and fascinating sight to see these trees as part of the ruins.

Talking about teaching photo-safari, I am in the mood for some new destinations starting with the Hanoi-Buc Ha-Sapa route (Vietnam) some time in April or May 2012. If you […]


Bali, a never-ending story

I have lost count of the number of times I have been to Bali. For the past few years, I have been there at least once a year – sometimes even twice in a year! Despite that I never seem to get enough of this magical island. When one has nice food, really friendly people […]



It is always  refreshing and comforting to see smiles and laughter from anyone. It doesn't matter where this laughter has come from, it is always a sight to behold.

The laughter we had from this image was no different. We were at a village outside Siem Reap, Cambodia when I took this shot. The children […]



Another shot taken at the village that led us to Tonle Sap. This was taken on our return trip from the lake. We stopped by a village that makes hammock weaved from water hyacinth fibres. While negotiating how many we should purchase (to help the local 'economy' going) I got this boy to pose for […]


Back to the ‘future’

Yes, I have come back to reality. This is because going to Siem Reap, meeting the people there and experiencing their way of life is like going back in time. It reminded me of what it was like about half a century ago back in Malaysia. And Malaysia is still just a developing country!

Anyhow […]