July 18, 2006

a raw deal


Today, my internet service provider has been giving me the shits. I wasn't able to get onto any sites, no emails, no KLDP. That is, till now. I'm on a break between rehearsals and rushed to the nearest Wi-Fi spot. Ta-Da!

I started taking pictures in RAW format yesterday and I think this is the way to go for me. Despite the larger image size, it's easier and more detailed when I need to work with Photoshop. I also bought a polarizing filter for the lens to accentuate the colours and contrast.

Let me take you on a tour of Tugu Peringatan Negara (National Memorial Monument). The memorial stands for the people and soldiers who lost their lives during the wars and riots that we've had. You can see by the dates, it wasn't just the one time. This huge pillar is what greets you as you walk into the memorial. Tomorrow we continue. For now, let's just take it easy and have a cup of coffee.

for the people of the Java Island. Godbless

18 Comments:

Blogger Jazzy said...

Are you doing something interesting in the theatre, are the rehearsals going well?

This is a great photo, and very important.
Beautiful sky.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Neorelix said...

A fitting monument, a fine picture.

12:19 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Very nice. I hear RAW is very versatile that way.

1:20 AM  
Blogger alice said...

Thoughts for people of Java.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

"demi negara yg tercinta,.." wonderful shot!

oh, you're turning into a camera geek, Edwin! i.e. a pro (lah)!

...i'm speechless at yet another catastrophy....

2:36 AM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

Is it a Brit. War Graves Cemetery?
As is "There is a corner of a foreign field that is forever England"?

I was discussing the Mid-East at the university today, saying how we -as a species - never really learn. When the 1st WW came, a lot of people across Europe were just spoiling for a new fight, just because there hadn't been a war for so long. Europe finally seemed to get cured of that, but it's hardly over elsewhere, is it? Foolish. Tragic. And then there's nature against the people.
Edwin, when you get to monsoon time, I bet you're gonna have some real fun with the polarizer! Just aim at those big billowy clouds...and take care!

4:00 AM  
Blogger Zebigleb said...

Fine picture !
Do you have some cakes to eat with the coffee ?

Have a nice day !

Amitiés

4:36 AM  
Anonymous Vincent said...

Hi. I have a simple question for you. What do you mean by 'KLDP'? I'm just wondering because we have a web site whose name is KLDP in Korea.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Juggerpix said...

I started shooting in RAW about 7 months ago, and haven't looked back. You'll love it!

Very nice start to the tour. Very symmetric, down to the trees!

5:12 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Memorials are important. Thanks for sharing yours. Unfortunately, we humans don't seem to learn from history, do we. Too much tragedy surrounds us these weeks.

On another note, I surfed the web to find out what you folks mean by RAW. Sigh! So much to learn, so little time!!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Another beautiful picture!

9:51 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Jazzy, yes I am. I'm rehearsing for a play that will be going to the Singapore Theatre Festival next month. It is terribly exciting!

Zebigleb, I had some chocolate actually ;)

Vincent, KLDP is Kuala Lumpur Daily Photo. It only I could read Korean. The site looks like my kind of place.

Nowhere, as a species, we never learn. We think we are but end up repeating the same mistakes and the finger-pointing never ends either. Thanks for the monsoon tip. Can't wait.

Thanks Juggerpix. I always wondered why I never liked editing JPEG. Yup, never turning back. Like going from Windoze to Mac ;)

Kate, history repeating and the press just love showing us the crap. Doesn't help. But time is on our side for those of us who want to keep learning.

Kris, they've renovated the Tugu and it's very peaceful and calm, even with berlambak tourists! And I've never seen any Malaysian monuments this well-kept. Moments like these I treasure our country.

Neo, Natalie, Alice and Carol... here's to all of us. Better days...

11:12 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

I noticed you were investing on hardware lately. Hahaha, these shots have been improving consistently. A tripod, now some filters, no wonder, hahaha. Thanks for updating, we all benefit from that, it will help express the artist you already are.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

I'm so excited for you, great that you're going to the Singapore festival. I wouldn’t mind if you update us with all the happenings. Don't forget to tell us all about the premiere. Is the play contemporary or classic?

Brake your leg!!!

9:37 PM  
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your photos are definitely getting better and better - I've been busy and havent been able to see anyones photos for the last couple of days nad its amazing how much new photos are posted!

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