Best Travel Cameras

10 05 2009

Not sure if I share this before.. But wanna share again if I did. Saw abt this link from Jessica’s blog.

Ever thought how the photos you captured never justify the beautiful scenaries in front of you.. Not even 50%! That is sad.. Especially since the trip maybe is once in a lifetime opportunity. We need to live the present, right! I felt sad when my crap camera gave me blur photos, dark pictures…etc When it’s come to travelling, it is important to select the right camera to bring. And yes, you can still travel light to capture great photos!

juskawaime is camera-idiot.. Nope I dun have a SLR, neither I know how to operate one. Personally I prefer those compact and idiot-proof cameras, as long as it can take beautiful and clear pictures at day time and even night time. Better if it has stabilizer, image detection, detect fast …etc Of course, cost, usage and weight plays a part in which camera I buy.

I am not good with all these technical terms, but thanx to great people out there for sharing what they know to you. Check here for an overview of Camera Styles. And if you are looking for the best camera for your travel and outdoor photography, you may also refer to this table. This comprehensive table listed generally from the best image quality to the most compact camera.

It also listed the advantages, disadvantages and recommended upgrades to improve thoese disadvantages, the weight, size, megapizel, shutter lag, image quality (ISO), Lens wide, Zoom range …, Macro, LCD size and dots, Battery Life, sensor size, memory card….etc

All brought to you by photographer, Tom Dempsey

Timor-Leste Pictorial Exhibition

26 03 2009

Thought this story is interesting, so sharing here..

Photographer: Daniel Groshong

“Timor-Leste – Land Of Discovery”

The Legend Of Timor Leste

One day, a boy came across a baby crocodile struggling to make his way from the lagoon to the sea. As the crocodile was very weak, the boy took pity on him and carried him in his arms to the sea.

The crocodile was very grateful and promised to remember the boy’s kindness. He told the boy that should he ever want to travel, he should come to the sea and call, and the crocodile would help him.

After a while, the boy remembered the crocodile’s promise and went to the edge of the sea and called out to the crocodile three times. The crocodile told the boy to sit on his back and over the years he carried the boy on many journeys.

Although the crocodile and the boy were friends, the crocodile was still a crocodile, and felt an irresistible urge to eat the boy. However, this bothered him and he decided to ask the other animals for advice. He asked the whale, the tiger, the buffalo and mnay other animals, who all said, “The boy was kind to you, you can’t eat him.” Finally, he went to see the wise monkey. After hearing the story, the monkey swore at the crocodile and then vanished.

The crocodile felt ashamed and decided not to eat the boy. Instead he took the boy on his back and together they traveled until the crocodile grew very old. The crocodile felt he would never be able to repay the boy;s kindness, and said to the boy, “Soon I’m going to die, and will form a land for you and all your descendents.”

The crocodile then became the island of Timor, which still has the shape of the crocodile. The boy had many descendants who inherited his qualities of kindness, friendliness and sense of justice. Today, the people of Timor call the crocodile “grandfather” and whenever they cross a river, always call out, “Crocodile, I’m your grandchild – don’t eat me!.”