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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Tanjong Api, Kuantan, Pahang

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

If there's one thing I notice ever since I started taking photos with the Nikon D5000 DSLR camera, is that I get people posing for me on their own free will.

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I didn't get that much enthusiasm from those who were in my lens viewfinder before.

 it what you will but the excitement is really there when I aim my lens at anyone whom I find interesting enough to take a shot with the obviously quite a professional piece of photographic equipment.

People are just ever so willing to pose naturally here when they realize my aiming my camera lenses at them.

That's quite a change. :)

I have had quite a few people stop and ask me as to which newspaper I am from?

Here I am getting the 'thumbs up' from a passing motorist!

Maybe it's just the people here in the East Coast of the peninsular but the respect and natural warmth I feel from my subjects is just very encouraging. Alhamdulillah!

Using the Nikon D5000 surely gives me a brand new perspective in capturing the sights and visual delights that open up from behind the viewfinder of this camera.

Using the Nikon Coolpix 200 was different. I had to rely on the autofocus all the time and had to really use my skills in capturing certain shots and photo ops.

The DSLR which I have now been blessed to own is opening up a whole new vista for me in the field of digital photography. Syukur Alhamdulillah!

Now, let's see some nice views that I managed to capture at Tanjong Api, Kuantan, Pahang recently.

This is a fishing vessel that is having its propeller repaired.

The propeller is made of solid copper and looked really quite heavy. The boatyard operators were having quite a tough time fixing it back to the fishing boat.

The sight of them working on it however made a good photo opportunity and yours truly didn't miss capturing it all for you.

When I was a young boy back in Penang, I used to see the boatyard operator besides my kampong, build and repair wooden lighters which were called 'tongkangs' at Lian Seng Shipyard at the very end of Jalan Tengku, East Jelutong.

I doubt whether such services are still available in this age of steel and fiberglass?

This is a view of the Tanjong Api fishermen's jetty.

Quite picturesque if I may say so.

Will be publishing more interesting shots after this.

Insya Allah.


mr cekodok said...

salam walid,

Awesome photos by the way.Tanjung Lumpur is just a stone's throw away from my home.Fascinating views of fishermen village and great delicacies-you can't find nowhere else at Kuantan city.

informative blog.i follow=)

hasanfatula said...

Salam ziarah, cantik gambo, biasa la kamera mahal. Kamera murah tak dapat kualiti cam tu.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam Ahmad Shukrie a.k.a. mr.cekodok! :D

Jazakallah di atas penghargaan.

Saya belum puas menjelajah daerah daerah di Pahang untuk sesi fotografi menggunakan Nikon D5000 ini.

Masih banyak yang perlu saya belajar tentang cara cara menggunapakai kamera ini.

Insya Allah, doakan saya berjaya merakamkan keindahan alam semulajadi negeri negeri di tanahair kita untuk tatapan bersama.

Saya sudah merakam banyak gambar yang boleh menyerlahkan keindahan desa di sekitar jalan ke Pekan dan kawasan kawasan di Tanjong Api.

Nantikan terbitannya.

Insya Allah!

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam tuan Hasanfatola.

Syukur Alhamdulillah diatas rezeki yang Rabbul Alamin berikan kepada kami.

Dengan kamera ini, Insya Allah akan saya manfaatkan untuk menampilkan keindahan alam ciptaan Allah untuk tatapan dan renungan kita semua.

Manusia harus menghargai khazanah yang tidak ternilai pemberian Allah kepada kita warga tanah bertuah ini.

Terimakasih diatas sokongan hasan.

Muhammad said...

Assalamu Ala Man Ittaba' al-Huda:

Setiap sesuatu ada hikmahnya.

Silalah layari laman blog saya.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam ya Muhammad Ahmad.

Ahlan Wa Sahlan ya Akhi.

Teruskan mujahadah tuan!