Posts tagged 2009

New Canon stuff

The truth is that I’m more excited about the 270EX flash than the 500D. There are nice features on the 500D though but the only big drawback I see is the lack of an external microphone input. 720P or 1080P is no different to the users of this class of camera but without the external mic, everything, including the image stabilizer gyro is going to be picked up by the mic. For a lot of other people however, if the price comes in at or below RM2999, it will sell like hot cakes.

Rob Galbraith has more details here.

Day One, many years later

As people grow older, they tend to forget and in some cases, try not to even remember their own birthdays. Maybe it’s the reminder of our mortality and human beings. Three-score and ten, or four-score years if we have the strength is the span of human life. Perhaps even worse this year with all the gloom and doom people around and the economic mess the world is in doesn’t make things any easier.

As this junction in time, there is an unexplainable feeling of richness and wealth. It’s not because I make a big paycheck every month. It’s not because I’ve a big bank account. It’s actually kinda empty. I’m not debt-free, in fact, I’m almost working for the bank. I feel rich because of what I have. Not what I couldn’t have. Not what I want to have. This new year, many Chinese consulted geomancers, did things that will help usher in a Bull run in the year of the ox… some sort of prosperity wish. I did neither. I have what the Lord has promised and His promises are sufficient for me. My darling love of my life and my little home on a small patch of lawn. Good friends, here and some thousands of miles away. This is richness beyond measure. Surely as the Lord says, I will bless you till your cup overflows. Some people have lots of things. I think I’ve lots of joy and happiness. Heh, even mastercard can’t buy you that. So like the lyrics in Matt Redman’s song goes, Even on the road marked with suffering, Blessed be the name of the LORD.

Equally priceless and all the more richer, is the ability to be a blessing to others. That’s legacy. “Yes, oh Lord, establish the works of our hands” and like the Psalmist in Psalms 90 says, what kind of legacy are we building with our lives. I think I did good here if you read what the members have said. I’m humbled and grateful, amazed and glad that somehow, in this big, big world of ours, I made a little difference in a few people. That is legacy.

Happy Birthday to me 🙂 and now, let’s get on with this legacy business!

Thean Hou Temple Shoot – The Photos

Here are my select images from the morning shoot…
All photos – manual exposure, manual white balance (daylight, shade or cloudy white balance). Zoom-exposure for effect (one photo). Photoshop CS4 for RAW conversion.

Thean Hou Temple Shoot

More to come. Meanwhile, had a packed day from 7:30am onwards till late playing fireworks with my nephew. Time to crash into bed so this will suffice for now.