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Honey Honey - A Look At Selective Focus Selection

Create: 02/07/2017 - 13:23
Honey Honey - A Look At Selective Focus Selection

Also an opportunity to discuss a little known post-production technique for photographers.

I was using a wide angle lens and too much background was in focus. What do I do? Many may not be aware but Photoshop has a select by focus function.

You can let it choose the focus area and then use Gaussian blur to defocus a zone. Only disadvantage is that a huge image such as the 36 MP image from the A7R can be back breaking for the PC.
Sometimes the auto selection if off target and you may need to trim the depth manually.

Penne For Your Thoughts

Create: 02/03/2017 - 16:02
Penne For Your Thoughts at Dave's Bistro

The bistro is the non-halal offshoot of famous Dave's Deli. David ordered me a seafood pasta of penne with luscious tomato sauce. Was very good and delicious!

Was there for a discussion with David to explore the possibility of me doing new photography to update their long standing menu as new items were added over the years.

#foodphotography #davebistro #lunch #pasta #penne #seafood #tomato

Love Is Blue

Create: 02/01/2017 - 20:55
Love Is Blue - Nasi Kerabu at Nasi Kukus Kak Teh

One will never find it without modern day navigation aids such as Waze or Google Maps.

I ordered Nasi Kerabu or Kelantanese blue rice and a piece of fragrant spice marinated fried chicken thigh.

Had to be very alert and quick to stop the butcher wannabe at the kitchen from chopping and splintering the bones into a thousand pieces.

Kak Teh Nasi Kukus on facebook

Asus ZenFone 3 image

#banting #nasikuku #kerabu #locafood #foodphotography #rice #malayfood

Fish And Chips Ah Beng Style In A Container

Create: 01/31/2017 - 15:41
Fish And Chips Ah Beng Style In A Container

This time photographed with my Asus Zenfone 3. Fish and chips Ah Beng style includes Hash Brown and a sausage. Unconventional but I like.

The cafe is halal though and the chef and kitchen crew appeared to be Malays. The owner should be Chinese as I saw the red altar of the Chinese land or ground deity outside the kitchen.

Photography Tip: Add a little corner vignetting to make the widescreen format (16:9) of the phone more constrained and intimate.

Asus Zenfone 2, ISO 102, f2, 1/120 sec.

Nasi Lemak At Hotel Farm Ville

Create: 01/31/2017 - 13:55
Nasi Lemak At Hotel Farm Ville

One more from Farm Ville Homestay in Sekinchan the other day. Nasi Lemak from Farm Ville's cosy cafe in a metal shipping container. Everything including rooms and toilets are in a metal container. Was cooling during the rainy weather. Not sure if the air conditioners can keep up during hot days.

Rice is presumably from the touristy Sekinchan Rice Factory nearby.

You Can Feast At Home

Create: 01/30/2017 - 12:48
Nasi Lemak

Try home delivery. The industry has come a long way when we once only had a single pizza delivery company as an option. Many of the services now provide chef cooked meals or homecooked meals as part of the incredible variety to choose from.

Now we can have home delivery of health or fitness food. vegetarian and other specialised taste requirements.

Doenjang Jjigae

Create: 01/24/2017 - 12:05
Doenjang Jjigae

Brave Johnny Ong choice for lunch was Doenjang Jjigae or Korean Fermented Soybean Paste Stew with tofu. Plenty of accompanying knick knacks and soup to fill up the small table at Be Bap. Good thing, I brought a wide angle lens. The deceptively tiny GM-1 is a system camera with interchangeable lens mount. The cozy Korean sidewalk restaurant in Nu Sentral faces the busy KL Sentral Station or transit hub and was crowded with people during lunch time.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 250, f4, 1/80 sec.

Korean Glass Noodles

Create: 01/23/2017 - 23:57
Korean Glass Noodles

The Korean dish of glass noodles or Tang Hoon (in Hokkien) is pretty delicious, photogenic and affordable for two struggling artists like me and Johnny Ong.. Johnny` was forever helpful, in not only driving me there. but also lifting the noodles with the awkward steel chopsticks for me to photograph.

I placed an American made Litepanels portable light at an angle to make the transparent glass noodles glow a bit. Stir fried glass noodles with vegetables and chicken is known as Jab Chae or sweet potato starch noodles at B Bab the Korean restaurant in Nu Sentral.