Random-leeeeee...

in Photography Lovers5 months ago (edited)

I recently made a trip up this hill resort of Cameron Highlands here in Malaysia, spent time just taking photos!

I've never done that before!!! Quite a luxury for me...

So, what's good here? It's cool, cooler than the lowlands of the city ~ so, flowers!
Lots and lots of them! And nature... anything and everything green!

A little bit on Cameron's here and some black & white experiments here

Overall I experimented (read "played") with my semi-new lens (on account of being under-used...) Learnt quite a bit! And that's good 😊


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First alert - I did lots of random shots
Like see something I liked, shoot!
Thought something might look good, shoot!
Yeahhh.... the luxury of doing whatever I wanted...
Now, you get to see/suffer the "collection"
Lol, some of them
Let me warn you - I took lots!
Brace yourself...


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Dawn
Was lucky to have caught this brightening of day
over some nearby peak
"Hello, day..."


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Okay, first stop happened to be the church!
The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands
Which boasts a large compound (this is just one side of the carpark btw),
and some passionate gardener/s who had been lovingly tending to the grounds here
And, FYI the church recently celebrated its 85th Anniversary!


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A quick peek inside...
As we are still under covid-19 restrictions, SOPs have to be adhered to, but no one was around, and somehow the church gate was part-open and the doors were open too!
So why not?!


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And then we checked out the plants outside...
First up on this glorious morning,
Some morning glory, of course!


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Some creative stuff...
Wide-ranging subjects to experiment on too!


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They had lots of hibiscus...
Malaysia's national flower, in orange, red, yellow, pink, peach
surrounding the grotto
And they were huge!
(Yeah, I forgot to take a shot with something relative to show off its size - lesson for next time)


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In bud...
So like a rose... but it's a hibiscus!


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Mug shot-style profile...
Why not?!


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In bud, again...
This time a yellow


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Some wispiness...


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Out in the shed... something leftover from last Christmas perhaps
Seems to be growing quite healthily


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'By the pricking of my thumbs'
No idea why that came to mind...
Maidenhair fern ~ I always liked them!
And I had to experiment with some switching of focus
Like you see with some shots/videos...


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Yeah, juvenile... I know!


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Under same shed ~ cool and collected


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Ohhhh, and they had a big wonderful collection of these...
Anthuriums!
Otherwise known as 'Naughty boys'
Errrr, I don't have to explain why, right?
And also known as candle flower!


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More to come in the next post
There was a great variety there...
In other words, I took many shots!
Many....


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Windows fascinate me...
Windows upon windows...upon...
Even more...


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These... not really sure what they are...
Were just asking to be shot!
Especially together with the shadow


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Bright....

I had many more selected to add here, but on second, third thought....
Maybe in the next post
Don't want to bore you...
😊😄


Captured with SONY A5100 + Sony E 50mm f1.8 OSS lens | ©images & text my own | click image for fullscreen view




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Great shots. I love the flower close ups especially.

Thank you very much! :) As I enjoyed taking them...

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Unexpected photography session can result in great shots like it was the case here with you trying new lens.

How true... Thank you! :)

Beautifully rich garden with beautiful flowers :-)

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It seems you've had a nice trip and what fab shots you've captured!

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Awwwww geez, thank you! :D

What fun, it looks like you were very successful with your experimentation. Great photos beautiful Hibiscus budded and fully bloomed.

Thank you, @pinkdragonfly! :)

WOW , these are some tremendous photos your new lens is doing you great especially with the flowers 😊

Hehehe... am getting a hang on it at last - still needs lots more practice... 😊
Thank you!

Cool practice does wonders keep it up 👍

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Great photos! But I must mention that the first photo is my favorite. :)

Awww, am so glad you like that - I almost didn't include it!
Thank you!

Great macro shots!!👏

Thanks! 😄😊

wow. An excellent sharing full of great photos. Congratulations my friend ♥️

Thank you very much, my friend! ♥️♥️