Monthly Archives: October 2007

Valentino Rossi loses his aura

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CATCH ME IF U CAN….This season World champion Australia’s Casey Stoner (27) of Team Ducati took over the lead from Former champion Italy’s Velantino Rossi (46) of team Yamaha at Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday, 21 October 2007.Pix by S.S.KANESAN/The Star.

Thank you for his sharing and he is welcome those who like his sports photography to Visit his AllSportsBlog which he just created and find out why he is sad over his idol Marion Jones, the three-time Olympic gold metalist from USA.

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Valentino Rossi has been the most successful rider at the Sepang circuit but the younger brigade will be out to put a stop to his dominance in the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday.

Rossi has been dominating the premier class of motorcycle racing for the last five years after the retirement of Australian legend Mick Doohan. More>>>

This year, Rossi has had another season littered with disappointments on his Yamaha bike and it paved the way for Australian Casey Stoner to secure the world title with three races to spare at the Japan GP in Motegi last month.

Valentino disappointed after missing podium. click here

Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

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Australian MotoGP class World Champion Casey Stoner from the Ducati
Marlboro Team (front) leads a pack of riders as they clear a corner
during the Malaysian Grand Prix on the Sepang International Circuit,
21 October 2007.

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Australian MotoGP class World Champion Casey Stoner from the Ducati
Marlboro Team (front) leads Spain’s Dano Pedrosa from the Repsol
Honda Team (26), France’s Randy de Puniet from Kawasaki Racing Team
(14) and Italian Marco Melandri from the Honda Gresini Team (33) as
they clear a corner during the Malaysian Grand Prix on the Sepang
International Circuit.

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Australian MotoGP class World Champion Casey Stoner from the Ducati
Marlboro Team clears a corner during the Malaysian Grand Prix on the
Sepang International Circuit.

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Australian rider Casey Stoner of Ducati leans to a corner during the
Malaysian Grand Prix on the Sepang International Circuit, 21 October
2007.

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Spain‘s Dani Pedrosa of Repsol Honda takes a corner during during the
Malaysian Grand Prix on the Sepang International Circuit, 21 October
2007.

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Australian rider Casey Stoner waves to fans on his Ducati after
winning the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang
International Racing Circuit, 21 October 2007. Australian world
champion Casey Stoner claimed his 10th MotoGP victory at the
Malaysian Grand Prix.

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Australian rider Casey Stoner of Ducati celebrates after winning the
Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Sepang International Racing
Circuit, 21 October 2007. Australian world champion Casey Stoner
claimed his 10th MotoGP victory.

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Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix winner Australian rider Casey Stoner
of Ducati (center), with second-placed Italian Marco Melandri (left)
of Honda and third-placed Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa of Honda
(behind), spray champagne on each other on the winner’s podium at the
Sepang International Circuit, 21 October 2007. Australian world
champion Casey Stoner, riding a Ducati, claimed his 10th MotoGP
victory.

This is what Hopkins predicted when he had an interview by Star reporter on 18-10-2007 before the Motorcycle Grand Prix

“It has not been a good year for Rossi. He has a very good record in Sepang but I don’t think it will be the Rossi show again,” said the 24-year-old Hopkins.

“The man to beat here is Casey Stoner, who I think has been in superb form. It is all about the young riders doing the job these days and I think what riders like Casey achieved is just good for the sport.”

And He is right Casey Stoner is the champion……More

Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix results and standings

All pictures are taken by Glenn Guan, the sport photographer for The Star. Thanks for his sharing with us.

“I want a picture to reflect not only the forms but what I had seen
and felt at the moment of exposure” – Ansel Adams

“I don’t respect reputation – it’s the picture that count” – Andy Rouse

light and shadow

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Light creates shadow and shadow in return, enhances the appearance of the subject.

The sun’s shadow identifies the time of the day. It can tell whether it is morning, noon or afternoon just by its shadow. Shadows are also essential in some types of arts like painting, photography and stage play.

So can anyone tell me what time SenimanMenangis took this picture ?

Create Photo Impact by Shooting Towards the Light

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Photo by Kaali

Story by Jeff Galbrait

Never shoot towards the light.” We’ve probably all heard this old photography “rule,” but, for now, let’s treat it more as a general guideline. If you want to shoot some photos that really pop, that really jump out and grab you—shoot towards the light.

Silhouettes are photos where your subject is dark against a bright background. We have probably all taken shots like this by mistake—when taking a picture of a friend or relative who was standing in front of a window, or standing with the sun behind them, etc. But photos like this give us a dark subject with a bright, washed out background—not exactly what we were hoping for. This happens because the digital sensor in our camera cannot accurately capture scenes with such high contrast. However, this “weakness” can be turned to our advantage.

When silhouettes are created on purpose, they can be among the most striking and engaging of shots:
Using a sunrise or sunset as the backdrop for your subject can give stunning results—your subject becomes a bold black figure against a canvas of bright and vivid colour.

When you use a bright and cloud filled sky as your background, your subject often doesn’t come out pure
black, but comes across as dark and moody against a brooding sky.

So lets take a look at how you can use your digital camera to create silhouette shots with impact.

Here a few tips for getting better silhouette shots:

· You will need to get familiar with your camera’s exposure compensation feature to get the most out of your silhouette shots—your camera manual should contain simple instructions on how to use this feature.

· Most digital cameras have an exposure compensation range of –2 to +2 that is adjustable by increments of 1/3—don’t be afraid to try them all.

· Use “+” exposure compensation to make your shots brighter and “-” exposure compensation to make them darker.

· When shooting these high contrast shots, your camera’s default exposure settings may not give the results that your are looking for—so, shoot, then review, shoot, then review.

· Don’t completely rely on your camera’s view screen either. Taking several shots at different exposure settings will give you the best chance of getting the shot you really want—photos often look very different when viewed at home on your computer screen.

Happy shooting, and remember, don’t be afraid to shoot towards the light.
For more digital photography tips, visit Jeff Galbraith’s web site: http://www.jeffgalbraithphotography.ca

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Jeff_Galbraith

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Ziarah

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A family visiting a relative’s grave on the morning of Eid Al-Fitr in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, 250km north of Kuala Lumpur.

Muslims celebrates Eid Al-Fitr after undergone a month of fasting during the Ramadhan month by visiting their relavites and friends.

They start the day by congregating in the mosques early in the morning to perform Hari Raya Puasa prayers followed by visits to the graves of the departed (Ziarah).

Seniman Menangis

 

 

Balik Kampong

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By Chrisy

Going home or balik kampong is such a huge phenomenon here.

The younger generations in Malaysia like to venture into the town from their kampong to seek for opportunities. Eventually they settle down and get married..

Whenever there is any festival like Hari Raya, Chinese New Year or Deepavali, these people go back home or balik kampong to celebrate with their elderly parents and families. They go back by air, car, bus or by train.

There will also be extra cars parked along the narrow lane outside the rows of kampong houses.

Because, there are so many festive seasons in Malaysia, Malaysian take the opportunity to go back for a holiday. Balik Kampong is something much look forward to……As long as driving carefully and they are able to reach home safely, then everything is OK.

I wish all my Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya.

Sunrise photos

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Sunrise at Tanjung Dawai by Kaali