Thursday, August 30, 2007

PhotoMarathon

Last sunday I went with Dono to the PhotoMarathon and it was not too bad. I really had fun looking for suitable subjects for each theme that was assigned. There were altogether 3 themes assigned to use and three hours given for each theme. The first theme “Malaysia Leads” was drawn at 9am from a box containing more then 40 different themes. We then are given 3 hours to find and capture a shot that best represents the theme. This includes going through and selecting shots of which only one can be submitted and loaded into an assigned download station. Of cause the shots are also judged by the relevance of the theme… creativity, colour, light and shadow play are also reviewed. The second assignment was “Lunch Break” and the third was “Abandoned Lot”.

The hunt was a little frustrating … cos I got a police saman for parking illegally near Klang Bus Station… (wanted to have a quick dash to Central Market and Petaling Street for a photo op or two…well I guess serves me right for parking on a yellow line) … then later in the day I heard a tumpt’ tumpt’ tumpt’ sound while driving along Chow Kit road… I stopped and found a huge rivet screw sticking out of my rear tyre… continued driving without any big problems …. … will have to get it repaired after I leave from work today (Monday…. Yes I drove to work with the tumpt’ tumpt tumpt…) …. Oh yah did I mention that I scrapped my bumper on a side walk pretty badly along petaling street…. All this for the photomarathon… sigh!!! Why do I get myself into these things…….. anyway….

What made it even worst was that I wasn’t too pleased with the results of the photomarathon. We got to look at every picture submitted by all the participants’ in-between assignments and while waiting for the total results and I must say, there where many good pictures which should have won and where more better then the ones chosen in terms of the theme of the assignments…....... Well at least the winners of assignment 1 and 2, the first runner up for assignment 2 and the second runner up for assignment 3 where very good and deserve their win but I could easily pick a dozen other photos that should have grabbed the remaining winning positions.

So frustrating lah…… but hey … I did get a nice Canon cap and a neat photographer’s vest … (now i can have the press photographer look anytime I want…. Kekeke)…


1st Assignment: Malaysia Leads


2nd Assignment: Lunch Break


3rd Assignment: Abandoned Lot
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My entries werent that great compared to other participants ....Oh well… however I did have fun… and the experience was good…

btw they were having dress rehearsals at Merdeka Square and also base jumpers were practicing at the KL Tower.... thats what the first picture is about.

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Oh by the way Pixelatedmo.blogspot.com is a year old!!! ... ok
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tumpt’ tumpt’ tumpt’ out of here……........... mo

8 comments:

Juliet John said...

Happy Birthday Pixelated Mo!! Eh..Today is my blog's birthday too!! I gave birth to it a few minutes ago..It was quite a difficult birth..I was in labour for a long time!Quite tired now.. I'm off to sleep..G'nite & Happy Merdeka!!

Pixelated Mo said...

Good Grief!!!... Happy MERDEKA to you too

Dallas Diaries said...

:) I always like your pics mo! and happy bday to pixelatedMo!

Pixelated Mo said...

:) thnks

Fiona-Jane said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! If you didn't mention the base jumper in the first photo, I really thought it was dirt on my laptop!!!! Hahaha!

Without the jumper- ordinary. With the jumper - really cool pic!

Pixelated Mo said...

did you try rubbing the dirt off!! keke.. yeah the base jumpers where cool... i was in ceylon hill taking shots of that abandoned house when i saw these guys jumping off the KL tower...

visithra said...

humm u should have walked ;) n taken public transport - a few of my photog friends took part -

happy birthday to ur bloggie ;)

Pixelated Mo said...

yeah I know vi... i regret driving during the assignments...