Friday, February 26, 2010

Various Psychiatric Disorders

Madness. Just pure madness. Did a little experiment with Mr Fitri that day. This is what a tripod, a self triggered flash and loads of inspiration can do to you.

The Catatonic Schizo. A state where a person stands in a catatonic pose

Bi-Polar disorder. One moment happy the next filled with aggression.

Anti-social disorder. Smooth talker. Self centered

Paranoia Schizo. Thinks everyone around him/her is out to get him/her.

Multiple Personality Disorders. Picture explains it all.

Shot with 
F/18 20s
ISO 200

This is what happens to you when you become medical students. You ultimately lose your minds. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

When I was Young-er

When I was smaller i had to look back at my mom with a pitiful face when my dad was driving me to my first dental appointment.

I will than thank my parents in the future for forcibly pushing me into the car for my dental. This is why i have nice teeth now


When i was young,  I always thought that i would be a superhero or an action movie star in the future with my lil brother as my sidekick.

When I was young I would stare into a camera curiously, wondering how it could capture and frame any moment.

When I was younger i always wished i had a lil brother to bully and get piggy backs from.

 When i am older i will look back at this bunch of photos which has aged 

And remember that the photographer stole our CNY fireworks

I know its lame..not good at telling stories..Muahahaha

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Of Andrew And His Dog

I dont know if you guys have heard the story of Andrew and his Dog. There is apparently a grave in the Penang Youth Park cemetery which has a stone dog carved on top of it. Read about it from so i decided to check it out myself since i was in Penang.

Did the most silly thing ever, visited the grave in the middle of the afternoon. Was sweating all over hardly after 5 mins. Lemme tell you bout the mosquitoes there, you know mosquitoes usually come out in the night or in the evenings right. Well it was freaking 230pm and i was getting bitten left and right.

The cemetery was not spooky as i expected it would be well mainly because this was a Christian cemetery and not your typical Chinese cemetery where there are legs sticking out from the ground.

Graves of police officers who served during the Emergency.

Was starting to feel really tired when i spotted the caretaker of the cemetery. He asked me "Hello son which grave are you looking for" he had this wild eyes which really freaked me out i thought for a moment that it was the extra-terrestrials.
 So i asked him "Uncle where is the grave got the dog wan r?"
"Oh the dog grave r, come here here" * he was carrying a big cangkul was freaking scared that he was gonna dig me my grave
He led me to a grave which was actually quite far off from the road to....


ANDREW'S DOG GRAVE SITE. The caretaker than told me the story bout how this grave came about. Apparently Mr Andrew was an estate manager. He had a big dog as his pet and there were really tight. One day Mr Andrew fell ill and couldn't make his rounds to the estates he managed. After a week or so, Mr Andrew than passes on. The dog and his wife attended the funeral. After the funeral the dog couldn't eat or sleep and would wander out of the house to Mr Andrew's grave to just lie on his tomb hoping that his master would come home. Well the dog died soon after while lying on his master's tomb. The caretaker at that time than decided to sculpt a stone sculpture of the dog to show that the dog was apparently very attached to his master. The caretaker also told me that apparently the dog's ashes are buried together with Mr Andrew.

Hmm will my Patrick do the same for me?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Say Hello to my little friend

Melvin has a tripod melvin has a tripod. Yeah finally bought one and its a pretty good one too. Got it at 50% off. What a steal. 

It came in this chic all weather bag

How it looks when it is completely folded. Small and compact. 

Although it has a sturdy construction, what it lacks is a non-plastic head. The head is freaking made of plastic and its freaking flimsy. Whenever i mount my camera it's so shaky that i'm afraid my camera might fall. Well we cant have the best of both worlds eh.

The pretty darn good construction.

 Ability to shoot in a vertical and horizontal position. Ok thats it for today. Will be uploading more pics on my recent outing soon. Till than its back to school.. *stress starts kicking in

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Penang Nightscape

Was at my couzzies house again. The one with the ultra expensive condo unit on the 25th floor. Well took a few shots again of Penang island.

This shot has a better composition compared to my earlier shots. This time i came prepared. Muahahaha.. Brought a chair (my equivalent to a Manofrotto tripod) for better stability, hence the less shaky photos.

32mm ISO 400
4s f/10
+0.7 ev

This is kinda like a sunset shot. Looks more like a volcano eh?

18mm ISO 400
4s f/10
+ 0.7 ev

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Penang in the night

Just reached Penang to visit my mom's side. Penang has loads of photo opportunities.Took this shot from my aunt's balcony.

f/8 @ 2.5s

ISO 400
f/8 @ 6s

Used low ISO to reduce noise

Tell me whaddaya think.Oh ya i took like 30 shots to get 2 non-shaky pictures as you know i'm freaking cheap and choose not to buy a tripod so yeah perched the camera on the balcony and tried to keep my hand as still as possible. Hehehe

Monday, February 15, 2010


Try and identify where was this taken..

Happy Chor Yue!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Heya! flash-it-baby is celebrating it's first CNY.

Was at Johor to meet up with my grands from my father's side.

Took some photos whilst at the kampung area, learnt how to utilize white balance.

Some examples of different white balance used. This was shot using the direct sunlight setting.

Reunion dinner!Everything from Big Freaking sized prawns to barbecued pork slices were served.

Happy CNY again from flash-it-baby!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Keep Walking

Took this shot at orcahrd road in Singapore. This is how our life is sometimes. We move when others move but we stay when others stay.

ISO 100
F 11 1/8

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dawn of a new age

Nama I Melvin Lee..
This blog is dedicated to my photography..Feel free to put a comment on any photos i post up..Cheerio..