Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Rain Rain go away.....

Whats with the weather lah… rain, rain and more rain…. Its July …sorry its August already and its just raining like nobodies business….it rained practically the whole of July……. What’s next?... hot weather for November ah…!!??... I wouldn’t be surprised lah… Anyway rain makes for some dramatic clouds… Adjust your exposure a notch or two lower (Which means -1 or -2) or point your auto focus to the brightest part of the cloud to make the camera underexpose the shot to further accentuate the darker edges of the clouds …

So i try this technique last friday got some interesting pictures but then when i viewed it on the monitor i noticed that the picture was so noisy... (have a look at the picture on the right, look at the trees on the lower part of the photo and you will see lots of dots) and this is a picture with normal exposure.... the pictures with exposure compensated to -1 and -2 are worse.... Then i realised that I had set the ISO rating of 400 hmmmm... i shld have set it to 200. If your camera has 100 or 50 ...go for it...........

Visited my beetle last Saturday, …. work on it is pretty slow…. The old paint is still being removed and some interesting things are being uncovered (accident damage, bad repair jobs, Bondo magic!!!)…. Slow and easy I say… im still wondering if I shld have removed the engine earlier… if I remove it now then I need to find a way to transport it back to my place…but where am I going to keep it…. hmmm I think I will just leave it in and remove it once its back at my place…. Maybe I shld have removed it before sending it to the shop for paint…… but then again….like I said…where the hell am I going to keep it!!!… arrghhhh!! decisions decisions!!!...

Ordered new glasses/ spectacles on Sunday… I have been wearing my old ones for 4 years now… I think… or was it 5 years… no, I have not worn glasses all my life although many people which I have known for a decade or two thought I did… but yah… like that lah…… Anyway Im not far nor near sighted… its just that I have bad astigmatism… and after getting it checked last Sunday I found out that it has increased by about 25 on each eye… so its now 100 on my left and 50 on my right…. I tried a few thick black frames like those nerdy ones… but I cldnt find one that fit me… I always wanted frames like what Malcolm X wore… I think those are cool… but I guess I just have to stick to normal ones… talking about normal frames… its damn hard lah to find normal plain frames.. almost everywhere we went they had all kinds of funky looking ones… and when you find a normal looking one… the side bit that goes over your ears wld have some weird design or colour… even the one I chose had some design on the side… but its very subtle.

There was a bad accident yesterday morning morning at the flyover near Sunway… which caused a really bad jam on the LDP… I moved like 200 meters in 20 minutes… and Im like what’s going on here… then when I finally reach the cause of the jam… all I can say is the accident was between a trailer and a motorbike….. and it ended tragically… my prayers go out to the victim and his family…..



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10 comments:

Sleepless in Dallas said...

oh no.. accidents are always a sad thing :( No like accidents.

Its been raining BAD in Dallas as well. I actually dont mind it. Cools down the hot summer mths!

Pixelated Mo said...

yeah i saw on MSN there were a lot of flash floods in Texas

D. said...

it'll b good to see d old bug again... ahhhh... memorieeeessss...

Pixelated Mo said...

yuh it wld be good... but you wont be able to see the road thru the floor anymore.... ")

Fiona-Jane said...

I didn't understand a single thing you said about the camera and being over/under exposed or whatever. It's like Greek to me. Pictures shouldn't be so complicated. You should snap... and Tada! :) That's why I've got a camera for dummies.

Pixelated Mo said...

hehehe... if you read it properly... i did say that if you are using Auto... all you have to do is point at the brightest part of the clouds then take the picture... (in auto mode, half press the release button which wld auto focus lock on subject, recompose the shot and then fully press the button)

hahahaha... its still a bunch of jibberish mush ...right...

sabrina said...

Dude i have been wearing the same glasses for like the past 10 years!!! Really should get them changed since, like my brother, we are practically blind after 7pm but got no money :(

Actually got money but i'd rather spend them on shoes :p

Pixelated Mo said...

10 years ah!! wow...

:) yeah i know what you mean about the shoes... kekeke

Fiona-Jane said...

Hahahahahhaha! Half way through I was going "la la la la la".

It really is a bunch of gibberish mush to me. When I get a more high tech camera (hopefully this year!) then I'll ask you again for advice.

Pixelated Mo said...

;) no prob