Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sigma Flash EF 500 DG Super - Introduction & Test Shots

The Sigma Flash was a new addition to my photography arsenal. I would like to thank my Dad for helping to contribute with the recent aquisitions of photography hardware.

It was a really good flash for my EOS 300D and a great value for money third party camera accessories. I bought my flash from The Camera Workshop and Daniel was really helpful in giving me a crash course on utilising the flash properly.

Once I bought it, it was used for my company's Morphosis Public Seminar, M4-06. It was put to the test for my colleagues ROM function on 25th September 2006, Monday and I was very happy with my new flash accessory.

Well, let me show the trial shots using my Sigma Flash taken at The Camera Workshop..

Photo taken by Daniel of TCW

Canon EF 70-200mm F4 L USM Test Shots

I presently added an awesome Canon EF 70-200mm F4 L USM to my lenses arsenal. It was a wonderful lense to have and I encourage people to own it if they have the opportunity and needs the zoom range.

First and foremost, I would upload a few photos to show photos taken using my telephoto lense.

Photo taken by Ray

Photo taken by Ray

I look foward to share with my readers more photos taken from my telephoto lense !

Monday, September 11, 2006

Directions ? Inspirations ? Crossroads ? Where am I heading ?

Life till date was very hectic and full of ups and downs.

I am honoured to be involved with different photoshoot opportunities that allows me to present myself as a photojournalist. Looking ahead, there could be more projects coming up and there were a lot more photography activities than those seen here. Only my good old mates would knew about it (as it is Private and Confidential and had to be hidden away).

When I am writing this posting, I was deciding to do something different. In all my photoshoots, there were some interesting pictures that I took (that was meant to be abstract or different), photographs that would convey a message, my thoughts, my journalism skills etc etc across to my readers. If it works, please do leave a comment, if it doesn't work for you, please do leave a comment too !

Just a Directions Signboard ?

Folks, in life, don't we always seem to be looking for directions ? Do we really know what we actually want to achieve or desire ? Are we always at crossroads with many different routes of advancement ? Or are we just another tourist looking for directions to another tourism spot ?

In the darkness, in a bright sunny day, on top of a park, in the middle of a desert. The direction signboard might be there, in all shapes and sizes. Does it invokes something inside you to think about your directions in life, work, desires, goals etc etc ?

Everyone of us has goals in our life , let us all work towards what we wanted to achieve.

Liverpool Football Club


When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

By Gerry Marsden and Pacemakers

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scout Group Campfire - 2nd September 2006

On 2nd September 2006

Gan Eng Seng Dragon Scout Group celebrated her 84th year in style with a campfire titled "Unusual 2006". I was proud to be back with the rest of my fellow old boy scouts, enjoying the days when we were a Dragon Scout and enjoying campfires. Although campfires nowadays are very different from my time (different era), some things just doesn't change.

Our Dragon Chapter Committee chairman, Thye San, was invited to be the Guest of Honour to declare the campfire open. It was a great honour for him and for everybody in Dragon Chapter.

This campfire became an very important and significant day in the history of Dragon Scout Group and Dragon Chapter, (since the day the Chapter was founded in our short history to date). We were inuagrated in the presence of our Dragon Scout Group and our fellow brother scouts, sister guides and cub scouts. We went to the stage and Say Chionh led the Dragon Chapter in our "uniforms" to recite the Scout Promise.

With the simple formality and ceremony over, the campfire began and the fun started! There were performances, games, lots of singing and dancing. It wasn't the same as during my time ..... but it's a different era ..... (I Confess : It make me feel a bit old)

There were quite a bunch of us old boy scouts, ranging from different age bands. After the campfire, we stayed back for a great catch up and enjoying the snacks and drinks. Great plans are presently being planned for our 85th Anniversary in 2007 !

Some sneak previews for my fellow Dragon Old Boys ..... :
(1) 85th Anniversary Grand Campfire
(2) 85th Anniversary Dinner
(3) 85 years "history textbook" with CD for history learning
(4) Others TBA

I would be involved in certain areas of this massive project (photography + other TBA) and it would be a great honour to be involved in such a unique and exclusive Scouting event that not many Scout Groups in Singapore can stand up and testify their pride, greatness and history! I was involved in the 70th Anniversary in 1993 as a Patrol Leader during my year in Secondary 4.

To all the Dragon Scout Old Boys of all generations, keep a look out in the forums for the updates and my blog for updates and pictures of our ongoing Dragon Chapter activities and upcoming massive 2007 calender of events !

Onward Dragon Scouts !