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Akeem at Tindakon Dazang, Kudat

“…Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start” – Ijeoma Umebinyuo

I accidentally found this quote while browsing Facebook recently. It came out the quote are very widely used in blogs. The quote may be not related to the photo above but who cares. I just like the quote and I want it to be here in my blog. It can motivate me whenever I read this post.

“Just…Start”

My last blog post was on Aug, 2015. When we stopped doing it, it is hard to get started again. I don’t know how to start but that quote has made me start.

I like to highlight comment by a good friend of mine;

“To get start is quite easy actually but to continue doing what you have just start, take a lot of perseverance. For an example, starting a blog is a piece of cake, updating it daily or monthly, will take a mammoth effort” – Wazari Wazir

 

START NOW!!

Child Photography | Backlight II

These are some additional images from previous post.

Actually, these are collection of my favourite picture i took recently. However, those picture has several issue that it doesn’t speak like the other 2 images in my previous post. Sometimes, we are there at the right time, good lighting and you can’t miss the shot. But capturing with natural light need you to be quick especially during golden hour as the sun can’t wait us to clean up things (background/foreground), to stage or to arrange certain kind of thing. Even though it has several weakness, it does speak. I didn’t missed the expression & mood. It is good enough to print it and put it in our family photo album

Child Photography | Backlight II

Child Photography | Backlight II

Child Photography | Backlight II

Child Photography | Backlight II

Child Photography | Backlight

I can’t describe how i really love backlighting. When I travel around, I always scout the best place for backlighting. There are actually countless good backlighting spots between Kota Belud and Kudat.  Most of the spots are located just by the road site, but we still need to enter locals compound to be able to get the best composition. Kota Belud offering backlight with paddy field and chances to get some nice reflection too. When i drive back and fourth to Kota Marudu from Kota Kinabalu, I always want to stop by and take some picture. Time constrains, bad weather and most often is to pass this route not at the right time are the reason why i still have no photo of it until today.

Anyway, these are some backlight shots i managed to get recently at Kg. Indrason, Matunggong.

Child Photography | Backlighting

Child Photography | Backlighting

About the pictures above, all are taken with available light. The trade off for backlighting is we can’t really preserve clouds detail and it will appeared clipping highlight in our histogram. Those images then post-prosessed in Lightroom with VSCO Film Pack 04 presets.

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Rungus Traditional Costume & Mongigol Sumandai

There was Sunset Orchestra Music Fest happening at Tanjong Simpang Mengayau (also known as The Tip Of Borneo), Kudat. While everybody busy planning to watch the Orchestra, I actually planned to go there but with different interest – Rungus Ethnic With Traditional Costume. It was held on 29th & 30th June 2012, after made several phone calls asking about the events, i managed to get information about the VVIP are coming on the 2nd day. I guest, the organiser have made an arrangement to welcome the VVIP arrival. It is a normal practice here in Sabah, if some big event is happening added with the appearance of VVIPs, there will be a slot of welcome the guest & VVIP be it traditional dances or just stand there and greet.

Here’s few photo taken during the Welcoming Ceremony that i managed to capture.

© Mohd Shukur Jahar | “Mongigol Sumandai” Performance, Rungus Ethnic Traditional Dance at Tip Of Borneo During The Sunset Orchestra

© Mohd Shukur Jahar | Rungus With Traditional Costume Performing “Mongigol Sumandai” During The Music Fest at Tip Of Borneo 2012

© Mohd Shukur Jahar | “Mongigol Sumandai” Performed by a group of local from Misompuru Homestay With Beautiful Traditional Costume of Rungus During The Sunset Orchestra at The Tip Of Borneo 2012.

©Mohd Shukur Jahar | Rungus | The Tip Of Borneo | Sunset Orchestra Music Fest 2012

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