Sunday, May 24, 2009

.. stay on on track please....

.. for the past few posting, I think I have probably swayed from my original purpose of writting this blog. Probably due to lacking of ideas, passion, no materials.. or just plain lazy... I think the later best explain my sudden full of picture posting.

I should post it in my "fotografi blog", but I just need to put something or anyhting that kept the monthly or weekly posting, alive.....  

I just forgot what is the main reason for me going blogging,.. get distracted, and of track. Well perhaps, this is the idea of blogging... just write whatever you feel to, put posting whatever you like..publish your ideas and experiences or non experience, .. not for others to read or comment, but for your own satisfaction of writing... or posting...  

Nonetheless, I do believe in sensitivity and manners in posting... 

Monday, May 11, 2009

Menyusui Tam Coc bersama LUMIX FZ-28, bahagian 4

Cruising Tam Coc with LUMIX FZ-28, part 3

You can take daily visit to this beatiful place from Hanoi. It cost around USD18 per person, depature from Hanoi by tour minibus at 8:00 am. Took around 2 hours journey. At by 5:00 pm you'll arrived back in Hanoi.

Cruising Tam Coc with LUMIX FZ-28, part 2

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cruising waterway and limestone grotto at Tam Coc, Ninh Binh with my FZ28...

These are a few pictures that I took using my Panasonic LUMIX FZ28 camera during my visit to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. Some people relate this beautiful place as "Halong Bay on land", probably due to the almost similar stunning scenery, with water and limestone grotto.

This posting is a copy of my posting in my fotografi blog. 

.. I badly need Polarizer/Filter for my Lumix FZ28...

I took these two photos while visiting Tam Coc, in Ninh Binh province, about 2 hours drive from Hanoi. It was a sunny day, and when I arrived, it's already about 11:30am... the sun shine brightly.
This what happened if you don't have polarizer for your camera. The sun glare and reflection just overexposed your image. I definitely need a polarizer for my Lumix FZ28. These two photos was taken using my polarized sunglass as the improvised polarizer. I put it in front of my len, and snapped. 

Look how the depth and the clarity of the photos improved. And the most important, the sun glare or reflection was significantly cancelled, when I shot the river plants under the boat.

People say, Circular Polarizer (CPL), instead of Plane Polarizer is more suited for autofocus digital camera like my FZ28. I do not know the science behind it, but I need to grab one of those.

Else, I have to buy larger polarized sunglasses.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Convert and compress document to PDF...

I always facing problem when converting documents (word, excel, etc...) to PDF format, especially if the original file is big and full of images. I normally use CutePDF , because it's free and easy to use. But it does not support compression, so file as big as 50MB would end up 45-50MB in PDF format.... File this big won't pass my email... either for sending or receiving.

Then I found this amazing free software; primoPDF. It is like CutePDF, but it do more by putting additional feature, ... data compression. This is the file converter that I been looking, first it's free and downloadble from the Internet... and second, it can compress document.... to quarter of it's size... depending on the quality setting you want.

I having trouble when receiving report  document, prepared with 140MB file size. I need to send it across the street or province or across the continent... I need more manageable small size file.

And primoPDF can do it, easily and free....