Excapade Sushi Ramadhan Buffet and Seafood Night at Pondok Sari Wangi Restaurant

Images from Excapade Sushi’s 2014 Ramadhan Sungkai Buffet

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All images © Jan Shim Photography

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All images © Jan Shim Photography

Seafood Night at Pondok Sari Wangi Restaurant

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All images © Jan Shim Photography

These images are available for commercial use. All enquiries welcome.

Photographing Mr Baker’s Bakeshop Cookie Hampers

Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a mere two weeks away and while a few suggested that these images should have been taken and promoted earlier I hardly think it’s late at all, if initial orders from enthusiastic clients were an indication. Part of the delay was figuring out how best to showcase their products and workmanship. I wanted to offer something different this time so I went environmental, took a hamper basket to Anduki Recreational Park for a trial shot, the one you see immediately below.

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After a lengthy discussion, my client and I agreed that while this image is conceptually strong, switching back to studio images would satisfy his more immediate requirement. The photo montages consist of shots taken at my studio and others at the client’s kitchen. If you’re in the market for  Hari Raya gift baskets hop over to Mr Baker’s Bakeshop website for order information.

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 Assortment of freshly baked cookies includes cranberries walnut, Choc chips walnut, Oatmeal raisins, Buttermilk cookies, Original biscotti, Choc biscotti, Raisins and coconut biscotti, Cornflakes cookies, Chocolate chunk cookies, Chocolate praline, White chocolate cashew nut cookies — all make exceptional companions to coffee and tea!

shimworld-cookies-photography-mrbakersbakeshop-4My personal favourite of the lot are these Italian cookies called Biscotti. I particularly like the original and raisins/coconut ones. I have to warn you though, they’re so fresh and crunchy I took one bite and another and another, and before I realized, I had finished a whole container of them just a few days ago while sipping espresso. Clearly, one of the dangers of working from a home studio — over indulgence! :D shimworld-biscotti-cookies-photography-mrbakersbakeshop-5

Shelf Clouds Formation Seen Over Seria

Unusual cloud formation seen above Seria town this morning (7.02AM according to image EXIF) as my wife and I started to leave the tamu (open market) to get breakfast. Shortly after getting a parking space at Metro, drizzles began to dot the windscreen. It didn’t take long before flash storm started pouring down hard on Seria town.

“A shelf cloud is a low, horizontal, wedge-shaped arcus cloud. A shelf cloud is attached to the base of the parent cloud, which is usually a thunderstorm, but could form on any type of convective clouds. Rising cloud motion often can be seen in the leading (outer) part of the shelf cloud, while the underside often appears turbulent and wind-torn. Cool, sinking air from a storm cloud‘s downdraft spreads out across the land surface, with the leading edge called a gust front. This outflow cuts under warm air being drawn into the storm’s updraft. As the lower cooler air lifts the warm moist air, its water condenses, creating a cloud which often rolls with the different winds above and below (wind shear).”