Saturday, February 09, 2013

The Sampan

Kuching (main city in Sarawak) is my beloved hometown, and the small city center is situated just by the magnificent Sarawak River. Local folks use Sampan (motorized small boats) as their main means of transportation across the river. The river separates the city from the residential villages.

I had my Olympus E-PL1 and the CCTV lens, but as I saw the beautiful cloud formation in the sky, I knew I needed a wide angle lens and the 25mm coverage was not good enough. What did I do? There was another camera with me of course, and it was the humble smartphone HTC One V. The camera has a 28mm lens, which was just nice for this scene.


12 comments:

  1. Beautiful sky! I love those "magic hour" colors. Are you going to Santubong? I'd love to verify that the ladies there are still so pretty :-)

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    1. Hey Andre,
      The sky was indeed gorgeous. And I can assure you so are the ladies here !

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  2. That's a beautiful clouds formation, Robin. Nicely captured with the Sampan which added the drama for the scene. I have just posted my blog post on Dalat which took me hours to upload with Celcom Broadband connection, no 3G but EDGE at 3-8kpbs. I just hope Celcom Malaysia will increase their transmitting tower in Sarawak.
    I believe your New Year Eve dinner is ready. May you have a great dinner.
    They are also calling me for dinner.
    Gong Xi Fa Chai, Robin.
    John Ragai

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    1. Hey John,
      I can imagine your pain !! Having slow internet is surely a suffering in todday's modern world. Dinner with family was great, thanks for asking. Also apreciate your kind wishes, and may you have a great holiday too.

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  3. I love the Kcuhing blue sky u took!

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  4. Nice captured!!..like d formation..how ur hometown??..here its full with traffic jam..just entered d highway for sure ull found very tight traffic jam..my alternative = use "jalan kampung" lor...its no traffic jam !!!..hehehehe..
    *hadi nik*

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    1. Hey Hadi Nik,
      My hometown is peaceful, as usual !! there is jam there and here but nothing serious. Good thing you know some jalan kampung!

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  5. Greetings from Montreal, Canada. This is an awesome clouds formation!

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    1. Greetings from Malaysia!! It is not everyday the cloud is so nice !

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  6. Hiya Robin, Kong Xi Fa Chai. Good to see you made it home for CNY. We are in Muar on a family trip also, brilliant being back amongst loved ones. Even found some Durian, and some of the hawker stall are open! Cloud formation looks good....looks like they are forming above the river.

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    1. Hey Tom,
      Glad to know you are in Muar !! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and family too. Have a joyous celebration, and eat all the good food !!

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