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Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-28 3:32]

Assalammualaikum Foozi,
The thing is Foozi, if you are going with us, we would probably take you to places where there is no flowering or fruiting plants. That way you wouldn't get anything to shoot :) ( Busuk hati lah tu ). But then again in Malaysia, that's way so impossible. It's practically like looking for a desert.

It's called the forte. Each and every photographer has its strongest "eye" or "feel" about certain things. That "feel" is the driving or encouraging force which "guides" you to find and get the best exposure or subject. While other fortes of photography or disciplines could be developed and improved, your forte is the intrinsic part of you. You can't improve it any better or any more than you could with your eyesight. For that "forte" or commonly called the "eye" would lead you to the time and place, where the subject prevails in the best of light.

The only thing you can do, is to go on seeing...and shooting well what you see as "fine" or "beautiful".

To be a better photographer, if you have to make a choice to be an unknown photographer in the end but makes people feel grateful to Allah for the things they see around him/her because of your works, don't hesitate.

Have a great weekend Foozi
Wassalam
Bani

Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-28 3:08]

Assalammualaikum Gus,

Photography is a matter of visual opinion. Even though the exposure setting and angle is different between varied photos of the same subject, it means the same thing. And that's the cool thing about photography. Each and everyone of us, can really show visually and with less words ( and therefore misunderstanding ) what each and everyone of us, how we see things. And even though yours and mine is different in colors and technique, it boils down to the same thing. It bears the same name.

It's good to be different. That way, we are masters of our own ways and...neither a disciple nor a master to anyone. But always, a student of each other works. Maybe, that's the reason all this while,I just point the way, and let you do the rest.

And wait.

Wassalam
Bani

Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-27 0:53]

Assalammualaikum Ram,
I liked this one better. The background is muted better and your halo/glow effect around her has that soft "fuzziness" which is just enough to my liking. Anymore and it would be "unnatural".

Glow/Halo should be soft, flimsy and gradually thinning. The idea is, halo is to express the subject but not making itself too obvious that it takes away attention to the subject. Anything you put into the photo should enhanced the subject more but not drawing attention to the enhancement.

And I enjoy watching her face and the bouquet in front of her. In wedding, your best gift is when the bride is happy with your works. I think, she will.

Abg

Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-26 17:48]

Assalammualaikum Foozi,
Well...you know how it's between me and Jusni/Sharina. And my guess is, we will be seeing photos of our Holy Land by next year. If you happened to call them tonight or when you do, tell them both Bani kirim salam. Tanya, bila lagi nak datang Sabah.

And...as for you, I remembered gossiping with Ramdan, Ujang and Fadzil about you. While most of us might be good at landscape, when it comes to flowers and colorful singular subject, the best thing for all of us to do is, remove your camera and tie you up :) He he he
You have been warned Foozi.

Assalammualaikum wrh wbt
Bani

Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-23 15:57]

Ini tidak boleh tau! :)
I just left you for a few minutes and see what I have lost.
Good work Ujang. Good selection of exposure setting and background. And observant as well. Who would have thought that small shrub has a subject with your name on it. Your work here is a good example of subject placement. You had used the background object ( rubbish collection point's wall) to decide where to wait and place your main subject.

Regards
Abg

Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-20 20:09]

You are getting very very creative my dear friend. From now on, remind me, NOT to go to your house for tea or fruits yeah.:)
Somehow...anything from your kitchen, is not so simple anymore.

Regards
Bani

Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-20 20:04] [+]

Hi Bill,
Long time no see my dear friend. It has been a while.

Always love going places with the sun behind on my left. There's something "quiet and gentle" about the scene in front with that kind of setting.

My coding work is taking over my life nowadays Bill. Only tomorrow I get to take Ramdan, Fadzil and Lano for a phototrek at a waterfall in Kionsom.

As for the natural resources of our country Bill, as long as it's standing, floating, growing or living, there are those related to the government would find that, so difficult to let it be. The only time when they don't do anything to it, is when it is dying. Or dead.

Regards
Bani

Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-20 19:50]

Like you said Jean, it's simple and minimalistic of a seascape. Just about everything is in the blue range of tones. This would also make a nice background for a contrasting foreground subject.

Regards
Rabani

Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-20 19:46]

Hi Jean,
Excuse me if my note did not explain well.

Most DSLRs has a "fixed" shutter speed when they are attached to a flash unit. The 40D I'm using even though can go all the way to 1/8000s but when it's attached to a flash unit, its maximum speed is 1/250.

But when you switched on Hi Speed mode on the flash unit, the flash unit "obeys" your exposure setting. What it means, if your shutter speed is 1/1000s, the flash unit would still fire at that speed and not resetting the shutter speed to its autosync speed.

As for your work here Jean, may I suggest you try to get the "face". I know it is asking a lot but when it comes to wildlife photography, the face is better. U can see an example of this bee taken at face value at my Trekearth gallery.

Regards
Rabani

Rabani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977) [2008-11-17 20:38]

Well done Ram. I see you and Agus are getting more creative with the kitchen utensils and foods. Don't you both know, it's not good to play with your foods :) Now imagine if both of you were inside "Hell's Kitchen". Chef Ramsay would be in fit!

Looking forward to see your works on the water balloon burst thing :) And...be prepare to eat out :)
Or sleeping on the couch :)

Wassalam
Abg