Sunday, February 24, 2008

Olympus E-510 day shots in Kuching

After getting my new DSLR yesterday, I immediately drove to Kuching Waterfront to give it a try. This morning I was too excited to wait any longer, so I took it out with me for breakfast, and then drove around town to take pics of some significant landmarks.

Used the 14-42mm lens on macro mode for the dimsims. Probably next time, if I'm really serious about this, I'll invest in a 35mm or 50mm macro, costing RM 990 and RM 2000 respectively.

What a better venue to start off my trip than visiting my alma mater once again! I managed to talk to some of my teachers too; we had a good time catching up.

Some things always stay the same, no matter how long after you've left school

The church bell tower at St Joseph's Cathedral opposite the road. Come to think of it, it does look quite appealing

Took a pic of Wisma Saberkas on the way home from lunch

In the afternoon, after dropping my sis off at tuition, I resumed my journey at Friendship Park, Jalan Song.

This is one of the pavillions. For some SH*T reason, they've made all the pavilions and the main building inaccessible to the public...

Some flower pictures using 'macro' mode

The main gate of the complex always fascinates me in its architecture

Stone lions perpetually guard this gate

A very 'glam' piece of architecture by Hijjas Kasturi. Because of their 'funky' designs, the Chief Minister of Sarawak likes them, and subsequently all the important goverment buildings in Kuching are designed by him.

The gardens could have been kept in a better state, but I guess for Kuching standards, this is already very good.

Looking towards Hilton Hotel and Waterfront from Star Ciniplex. The Tua Peck Kong temple in the foreground is currently under some sort of renovation.

Looking towards Carpenter Street, where Chinatown is. You can see the DBKU museum at a distance on top of the hill.

Looking towards Hilton and Riverside from the waterfront.

What's todays catch?

Snapping a day time view of the tower and the Astana. The Sarawak Regatta is held annually along the river.

This crocodile 'cannon' looks pretty menacing.

Trying to snap a pic of the fisherman in a distance using my 40-150mm lens

Lo and behold... the gateway to Chinatown..

Another temple along Carpenter Street.


Juwen said...

I think if you didn't say it was an Olympus, I still would have guessed it was from an Olympus camera =P btw, I got the E-500, just a tad older than yours =D

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brandon said...

Hi juwen, probably I'm not 'expert' enough to know if a picture is taken using a distinct camera brand. Congrats on getting your camera too

Juwen said...

Well, it wasn't my camera...It's my dad's...gave it me because he has a bigger toy to play with...I'm not expert as well, just that the colours look awfully similiar to the E-500...not that big of a fan of Olympus though...

@lv1nX said...

sweet camera.. and nice photos too:)

Anonymous said...

Hello Brandon,

Was passing by your site when i saw ur post about 510.

I've been thinking about getting 510 as my first DSLR, but not sure if it is good for beginners. perhaps you can share ur opinion?

I try to avoid taking leap of faith. Thank you.



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