Sunday, June 11, 2006

TTW07 - Camera testing ..

My 7th trip to HSBC TTW. The objectives today is to test out a day's old camera and see how it fares against my old Cp995 and DSlr. Close to noon it was still sunny and hot but shortly after I crossed the ttw bridge it started to rain heavily.
Notice how the fruit was peeled back and the delicious interior consumed.
I was looking hard at both sides of the road, hopping to catch a glimpse of my favorite berry. Then I found the shrub with quite a number of singly berries.

Another color and macro test using leaf of a false 'tapioca'

Colorful algae - just the target I needed for color and texture testing.

Camouflage of some sort ? The cluser-of-spikes is a definite giveaway.

"Dancing in the wind "
I found this feathery pulai seed
caught in a strand of spider web and swagging in the breeze. (See tree image below) Wondering why there was a sudden shower of pulai's feathery-white airborne seeds I looked up ( there were no strong gust then) and noticed this triangle wedge-shaped nest. It was made up hundreds of bees. Nearby a monkey was picking up berry/flowerson totally oblivious to the potential stinging encounter.

Here is another hopper found on bushes along Venus Link.

The spikes caught my attention.

Jack fruit's bud - I held out my camera as far as I could . The camera chosen to focus on the hairy portion instead.

VERITICAL STREAKs of rain fell pass the terentang tree and towards the earth 25 metre below me. A steadier stream of downpour was seen in mid lower right of the image above. The bridge was deserted. I was alone with one hand to the umbrella and the other holding my brand new camera.

At the Ranger Station - I was hoping the rain would abdate. Instead I heard the rain came from far , the sound of rain beating down on the canopies reverberated through the air, like a train approaching!! I decided to walked back to Venus drive around 2:15pm rain or no rain.

The verdit: first day of testing and this camera had demonstrated good potential. Hand-held close-up was a breeze( if i can hold my hand steadier) , the 12x optical zoom was god-send.
Its a Canon PowerShot S3!

TTW - at start of the bridge. GPS - bearing..

1 comment:

Mable said...

Fantastic pictures, good pictures. My new IXUS 800 is almost there in terms of sharpness but not quite.Some disappointments here and there. But the photography techniques and creativity count too, great pictures.