My Indoor and Outdoor Photography | Travel and Adventure

Rizal Park Sunset

By on April 8, 2017

Rizal Park Sunset

Nature showcases one of the most photographed subjects of landscape photography, it’s the sunset, you can find the beauty of nature in all aspects no matter where it was taken definitely, they show-off their astonishing beauty and share the same similarities,’’the natural beauty of nature.’’

You can see here, all sunset photos taken with the elegance of terraced west coast, cityscape, landscape and splendid mountains, floating vessel, dry sand dunes, Persian gulf, coldest to hottest regions, grassland, ricefields, desert, aircraft, watercraft, areas of mainland, peninsulas and tropical islands.

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My Indoor and Outdoor Photography | Travel and Adventure

Summer Sunset

By on March 28, 2017

Manila Bay Sunset

The dramatic view of the sunset in an open sea setting, the location at closer distance from the road, it’s impossible to clear away the sun watchers, fisherman and vendors around but sometimes, they also serves as supporting subject and additional human element in the background.

The best viewpoint is the mellow yellow-orange light with splashes of vibrant colors is ideal, striking rays heading straight forward directly to my position is a big advantage getting easier to focus.

To capture the sunset  is not that hard even if the sunset will only lasts for minutes, work must be done very quickly. The result is not always perfect as expected sometimes, it came out to be very bright and others dull and blurry. I just have to practice all photography measures, Next time, just as to hold my breath before clicking to avoid shaking.

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Travel and Adventure

Life and Photography Away from Home

By on December 23, 2014

It was so far but good to reach behind, radically it was a different place to work at, even though, life is too much overloaded but the present location would give back more. When today’s unemployment rate is high, more people leave the country every year in search for a greener pasture abroad. It’s really hard to think how the smartest and the best asset leave home and families behind. Progressively as we’d expect but due to economic circumstances beyond control, sometimes it’s good and often not. So far, many lost their present job, would probably bring them to a certain place where you can find a brighter future ahead. Others, they leave the present situation that actually enjoyed doing it. Somehow, you cannot resist the tempting offers to work abroad, it’s just the right thing to do, to take the chance and grab the opportunity.

Let me share with you the life story of an OFW based in K.S.A  In here, you’ll get survival tips on how to cope up with homesick feeling . Miles away from home means doing everything, a lot of things has to be done to cope with it.

A family friend Mhel Regalado, a Sr. architectural inspector,ABV Rock Group Ltd., K.S.A  later found out that the nature of work is good and might be the dream job for keeps even though, it’s quiet hard to be away from his family, just a bit adjustment thinking the present situation would give back more.

Eventually he did, He was able to cope up to certain blues and gloomy feelings. He even shared some experiences in Facebook. Job actually is not just for money, it’s more on self-satisfaction doing something good  for many. It’s a wide practice of the company that if they think that you are an asset, they will take care of everything. The right direction might lead to a  situation, something that so many people aspiring for.

How to get closer yet so far

He regularly keep in contact with his family. To make the fastest communication using smart phones, emails, messenger, skype, using laptop to keep up to date on everyday activities. The biggest expense probably is the plane ticket back home…

 

Mhel on weekend adventure, Seeing any smile on his face, He looks happy.

Working abroad is hard and full of stress. Doing his own laundry, Mhel cooks his own meals and ”baon” to work.They take turns going to market and cook good food with fellow housemates.  A fair share of expenses in doing marketing and all of that, I believe, if you are really determined, there’s always time to do things you really want. There’s always a way…

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Mhel can cook, his signature dish,”Ginataang Hipon” to share with other housemates. It looks yummy!

If you think about life overseas, it causes further stress. Being far from home, he experienced a homesick feeling, longing to see loved ones back home.To reduce it, He spend his holiday going adventure with friends during weekends. After work and before bedtime is a regular free time goes online social life in Facebook. One hobby he loved most is photography. He ‘s adventurous, taking photos of scenery including, beautiful landscape, food, people, and self-portrait too. Let’s check some of his photos taken around. 

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 Celebrating the weekend with friends. Call it the weekend adventure enjoying every moment with friends around.

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 Weekend Adventure, Fascinating and stunning view above ground.

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Pyramid Acacia Valley, Saudi Arabia

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Hidden Valley, Saudi Arabia

 

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The Edge of the World, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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 The towering cliff of Riyadh

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Sunset view facing the red sea.., Jeddah

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Red Sand Dunes, Saudi Arabia

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Wadi Laban Bridge in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Marina BayAbu  Dhabi 

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Dubai from the Sky,Riyadh,Saudi Arabia 

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it’s an Aerial Photography

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 Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

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If you want to work abroad and try for the first time, take the challenge and face it bravely. You’ll be excited on how it turn out. Soon, you’ll know the best result after each experience.Working abroad is an exciting way to experience other cultures, food and you’ll meet new friends. Happiness is when and where you’ll find it, to grow and experience new things. Let life flow as it is!

Photo courtesy of Mhel Regalado, Sr Civil Architectural Inspector ABV Rock Group Ltd., K.S.A. Thank you very much for sharing your life, experience and stunning landscape photos.

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My Indoor and Outdoor Photography | Quotations

Illustration-Hard Work And Great Effort

By on September 3, 2014

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Photo Illustration: (Click on image to view larger) A small boy carrying a big orange which is much heavier than his own weight, this illustration shows a heavy load and this is your mission!

The question is, Are you prepared to take challenging role to fulfill your vision? Is there any hope for a purpose? Absolutely yes! Develop yourself earlier is a good foundation. All resources: energy, talents, patience and determination are gifts given to you by God.

Hold your vision firmly and make the most of it. Don’t waste time and energy, do it while you are still young. Don’t mind discouraging situation when life falls apart, never get bored, irritated and impatient.There wasn’t one thing that is negative.

However, the desire to make it better would be a lot of planning and preparation. Always remember what dad says, ”Don’t just finish, do it well, you’ve got to work harder Son. Parents always encouraged children to go to school and do well, they even stretched their budget in order to give you the best things in life, they always make certain that they were always involved in any aspect of school. so, why not give 100% to every endeavor throughout your life?

Lastly, The providing power is your fighting spirit because everything has to be done quickly and finish before the sunset…..

Note: The picture illustration of  a boy carrying an orange is my own photography, I have used one big orange to complete the process for interesting views, I took it while making Fruit crafts and carvings in the past intended for food blogs. I guess, it would be more interesting to use my own fruit carving and shots for inspiration quotes, poems and reflections.

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Sky Viewing with Muntingia Calabura or Aratiles Flower

By on September 12, 2013

My habit keeps my mind active and physically occupied for a day. Photographing these wildflowers Muntingia Calabura has something to teach as well. This is just a short lived wildflower, it will only stay for a day and I just have to shoot it immediately before the sucking insects will arrive that it may caused discoloration.

The first bloom is lovely white in full sun although it was really small but, with fine quality once you’ll seen the result. This kind of flower may not be available during rainy season, they bloom more this time and less continuously.

Previously,I’ve published the first part of these images with the black background as it was glowing in the dark. I’m very passionate to do these things in the morning.Here’s the shots taken from day to day activities.

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Pixel Pro Photography Exclusive | Travel and Adventure | Wildlife/Animals/Pets

The V-Formation Of Birds

By on August 31, 2011

 

THE ARRIVAL OF THE MIGRATORY BIRDS.

The arrival of the egrets in from all parts of Central Asia leaving the winter months.During winter,Egrets escape the cold weather in temperate regions and drove them to a warmer place like Malaysia.They go back same way driven by natural instinct for survival.

Egrets in flight, flying forming the V-Formation. Egrets used V- formation when migrating.  Amazing! I only live once to see this and I was very happy. I felt like, I was very close to nature to see the heavenly blue sky..

Photographed by: Pixel Pro Photography, Malaysia

Why do Egrets fly in this kind of formation? So curious to see these birds cooperating with each other.  I can still remember my high school days.All the best lessons I have learned from my science teacher and until this point.  Using the V- Formation helps the Egrets to save energy. The V- shaped was created by the first bird, leader of the group  itself to reduce resistance from the back row. When the leading bird gets tired, another bird takes over the lead. You can just imagine the long distance flight during migration.  I don’t know how long They migrate. We will learn a lot from here.

(EGRETS FEATURED, FULLY ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFORMATIVE TEXTS)  Copyright  All rights reserved.  No part of my work may be reproduced, photocopying, and recording any information storage without any written permission from the author.

 

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Egrets -The Migratory Birds (Part1)

By on July 11, 2011

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Photographed by: Pixel Pro Photography, Malaysia

I love birds.The only creatures on earth with the gifts of both flight and beauty.  Watching birds indoor and outdoor brings me closer to nature. Through watching these species, I developed my patience as I truly appreciate the natural beauty of nature around us.  Bird’s life seems to be eternal, but they are dangerously threatened by human activities.

Just Recently, A friend of mine posted photographs on facebook.  It was a portrait of a bird, photos of egrets flying through the blue skies of Malaysia. I was captivated by the beauty of the egrets because it appeared to be real. I was in contemplative mood at that time,  all my attention was into birds, and thought, it’s an interesting subject to write about.I sent a message directly to my friend. Egrets are the top of our agenda, anything about it and related to nature.

Few days after, my plan quickly paid off. We began exchanging ideas, messages, and sending me photographs of different species of birds. I’m happy with the clarity people there care to share. I did some research on birds, even meeting with the zoologist of wildlife. I have gathered plenty of captivating photos of birds from these talented photographer who captured the beauty of natural world. Believe it or not!  We reached up to more than 90 photographs-. What a great number of pictures! These birds taught us a lot of friendship. Let’s meet him!

 

Alex Chan, a professional photographer and Director of Pixel Pro Photography with his club members captured the shots of migrating birds that flies through the blue skies of Malaysia. Just to catch the glimpse of these beautiful birds, They made the most of this opportunity by taking river cruises to spot  the migrating egrets along the  Perak river of Teluk Intan.  Perhaps, having a great name means a great deal of responsibility to share images, good news and events.  All photographs was majestic and impressive that  I would like to share with you  and the stories behind it. Not even a story that was told many times. This is a quality work in perfecting the shots with his camera. You can see it by yourself. Be the judge!

His camera shines giving the freedom to capture life in different forms. Alex says, ‘’My passion for the birds and having a camera that match our vision is imperative. I photographed  birds in natural habitat and my mission is to save it. I have taken my camera everywhere with me around. A camera that I can depend on. Something that would be the least of my worries so I can concentrate on capturing the birds. When you are shooting on a trip, you must be ready always. Photography is quiet a difficult and challenging task, the exposure of image and apparent brightness is very important. It’s hard to locate the birds, they hardly ever stay still.  you can’t go closely and approach them. This is the kind of gear that delivers great image performance, quality that you can rely on it. This model is more than enough for sharing it on web’’.  The picture speaks. Now, Let us check the main subject.

Photographers in action.-Aizat Rosli and company  Taking shots of flying birds can be quiet a challenging task. This shot is inspiring!

 

The subject:  CATTLE EGRET (Migratory Shorebird)

This is critically important, to find and discover the beautiful egrets alive and well in its natural habitat.  Let us know more about it.

  THE LONG DISTANCE MIGRATION AND THE ARRIVAL OF THE EGRETS. 

The moment you’ve been waiting for. The  much awaited event. The arrival of the birds from all parts of Asia. What a dream to see impressive number of birds!  How I wish to be here at this time of the day so I can see it by myself. I can’t feel the emotion but it somehow gave me the feeling of enthusiasm to see the birds migrating in flocks is already enough. These egrets flying south, heading to destination.A far away place is an opportunity. A warmer climate and a good breeding ground. Bird migration is the regular seasonal journey undertaken by many species of birds for food availability, habitat and weather.Egrets abandon the area where there is no more use.

Egrets used V- formation when migrating.  Amazing! I only live once to see this and I was very happy. I felt like, I was very close to nature to see the heavenly blue sky. It reminds me of my science teacher during my high school days. I have learned from her about larger birds like egrets, flying in flocks reduces the energy cost that it is a sort of technique to make flight easier. This explains the reason why? Thus, birds spend most of their lives in air.

  

How beautiful.  They are designed to such perfection. Peninsular Malaysia is really beautiful for nature lovers and birders. This makes bird watching particularly interesting. This is the  location shooting  for watching migratory shorebirds– Teluk Intan,  Malaysia

The Pixelpro Photographers in action. For me, This is the paradise for  the egrets.  You can see in this photograph the large dispersal flocks travelling along the way. I just hope the survival of these species will continue to multiply through the ages. They are very much an integral part of our ecosystem.

This is a very good image, the sharpness and the natural movement.

Egrets have bodies designed to be efficient in flight. Like many waders, these particular birds fly long distance during migration. Their head, body and wing shape help them propel themselves through the air. The long legs of egrets extend out beyond the end of the tail when the egret is in flight.

I love to see this flight of natural pose. A beautiful wading bird can brighten up the sky.

The bird island  is a paradise  home for the egrets. What a beautiful place to live in. This is the Perak river of Teluk Intan. Their preferred wintering grounds are mangroves where there are mudflats suited to their hunting style and providing preferred roosting sites.

 

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This is the most common sight in this environment. Around 7:30 a.m. a number of egrets were seen circling above the paddy fields. You can see the egrets hanging with the cattle.

In this grassland, It seems that these egret will wait for the cattle to disturb the insects from the long grass, following closely as it glazes. They have a very good relationship.

What a beautiful day.

A friendly manner pose with the photographer.

It seems the cattle is a good listener. What do you think are they talking about?

What kind of relationship is this? This picture proves everything.

Is this an instinct? Or a tempting situation?   The cattle wants the egret to ride on his back, and the egret is about to ride.  You can find these two buddies in a dry grassy habitats like Paddy farm .This egrets are useful in reducing the numbers of flies which will annoy the cattle. The egret sit on his back, the cow gets a free cleaning and anti-insect service, some sort of spa service- the bird way cleansing. and the bird gets food and a free ride. Awesome! Just like humans too.  It’s a give and take situation.

 

These photograph will show you. This is something completely different. Fantastic pose! Egret nests in colonies and the nest are made of sticks on a tree.

It is about to rain as you can see dark clouds.

The egrets are rushing to respire before the rain will pour.

Home before dark Each one flies to their own specific tree, Cattle egrets roosting in trees so numerously that the trees look completely white, as shown here. I love this  wonderful scenery, a perfect place to respire.

  

A quiet sight! It’s now a goodnight time for the egrets. All set up to sleep. There’s no place like home. The darkness..the peaceful night makes the egrets sleep  and wakes up for a brighter tomorrow.

 

 CONSERVATION MESSAGE

None of us wants animal to suffer and in spite of many times people made mistakes. We, the generation of today never want to go through what they have encountered before. The youth of today never tends to shut off. We will continue to serve and save them.I want to make it clear, I don’t want to use animals to teach humans. I just want you to know that, It is the responsibility of humans to love and care for the animals.It’s my great wish for the young people who’ll read this record of my story should learn from it.

Sadly, some spectacular species have died out in former habitats because of human activities. Now, The sightings of the spectacular Egrets in Malaysia is a reminder to all Malaysians and to the rest of the world about the role of humans as stewards of the planet earth.  We should not abandon our role in environmental conservation and preservation so that animals like egrets do not completely disappear and follow the path of other animals that became extinct because human actions and intervention weren’t enough to save them.

I hope that in our own way, We help raise awareness for the protection of the wild birds. Me, and  Alex   wish that our children, and children of our children’s children will still behold the beauty of the egrets long after our generation has gone. Help protect and restore key habitats for threatened and declining migrant and endemic species. Be part of crucial campaigns to reduce threats to birds. Egrets were threatened by hunting for their feathers, more threatened by habitat destruction and pollution.

It is very clear that , this is a coverage of conservation, as far as the birds are concerned threatening their numbers, I am planning to make a trip to Malaysia this year and after seeing what Malaysia actually is from Pixel Pro Photography pics, I can’t just wait for months to come. Eventually, Alex came up with shots worth publishing. Each picture was mind-blowing and beautiful.I would like to thank  Pixel Pro Photography, Malaysia and to all club members for providing images and for the kind permission to reproduce all photos. Thank you very, very much.

( EGRETS FEATURED, FULLY ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND INFORMATIVE TEXTS )

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