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Event and Street Photographer who leads by the Spirit of God and loves to capture the moment in life either in door or on the street.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Surabaya: Jalan Ampel

We continued our journey to our next stop which was Jalan Ampel, the historical earliest Arab Muslim settlement in Surabaya. According to our tour guide, Ms Kimi the dwellers of these street are still practicing their old trades as can be seen in the streets of Jalan Ampel.

All images taken with Nikon D7000 with lens Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G and Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC.

Mr Chew is roaring to go and capture some good images

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Surabaya: House of Sampoerna

As we drive on, our tour guide informed us that our first stop for the day will be House of Sampoerna which is now a muzium and used to be a cigarette factory belong to the family of Putera Sampoerna. We were told that we will see the human robot where they can rolled and packed seven pack of cigarette per minute. We were very excited but unluckily we were not allowed to captured their images. For this experience, you have to see them yourself. They are really like robot, efficient and yet effective. They are REAL fast with their fingers and hands.

All images taken with Nikon D7000 and lens Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G and tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC.

Surabaya: The Arrival

Greeting friends,
I would like to share with you our 4 days 3 nights trip to Surabaya recently and it was on April 20th to April 23rd to be exact. Though it was tiring but enjoyable and fulfulling for us the first timers to Surabaya beside we have a very talented, energetic and resourceful tour guide whom we known as Ms Kimi. The Ridy Indonesia Tours which we engaged for the trip is also very good in their logistic management, meal time and their selection of the tour guide is very commendable.

All images taken with Nikon D7000 and lens Nikon 50mm f/1.8G and Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 VC.

At KLIA LCCT before departure

Friday, May 3, 2013

SIC2013 Form 5: Confirmation

On Saturday. April 27th a group of 114 Form 5 student had gone through the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Ignatius Church(SIC), Kelana Jaya with was celebrated by the Kuala Lumpur Archbishop Tan Sri Murphy Pakiam and assisted by SIC Parish Priest Father Lucas Ng.

Four photographers were alloacated for the event namely Ken Cham, Daniel Khong, Aaron and I. Daniel Khong and Aaron incharge of taking photos of those with the Archbishop and I am alone with Father Lucas Ng. While Ken Cham as our chief and Web-Editor keep an eye on us from some where.

Advantage of being alone is no double flash and you are in control of your shots. Disadvantage is you may missed the shot due to wrong camera setting or batery power run out. But I still like being alone and I treasure everyone of my shot. Most of the time I capture more than one shot at one scene and select the good one. I shoot in RAW format as a security of my image.

All images taken with Nikon D7000 and lens Tamron 17-500mm f/2.8 VC.

(Note: All of the photos had been uploaded to my John Ragai Flickr in ORIGINAL form so that ALL the confirmed can download their photos in their own time. )

Group Portrait with the Archbishop and the Parish Priest
Sacrament of Confirmation started with prayer by the Archbishop

Spiritual Retreat Schedule at Maranatha Retreat House

Dear Friends,

Maranatha Retreat House will be organising the following retreat for the rest of the year 2013.

This image was taken using Olympus UTough 8010 during my first Spiritual Retreat  at Maranatha Retreat House back in year 2010. During those days, my photography knowledge was zero and my friends used to say, "my photos suck! and they can take better one." Now my photos are still not to 'my standard of good photos' but I will shoot thousands more to get my vision materialize on the photos I have taken and touch the viewer attention as I want it to be.