So this morning, right after breakfast, I had the urge to just go somewhere for a shoot outdoors. I quickly packed my 5D Mark II, EF 100-400mm, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro including the PowerShot G11. I almost don’t leave home without the G11 nowadays. I say almost because there are days when I left it home by accident, you know, that thing to do with age and memory. Although the EF 100-400mm telephoto lens came in handy for the woodpecker photo I posted a moment earlier, this panoramic view of the Luagan Lalak clearing was captured with the G11 with two separate shots stitched to get this beautiful scenery. I say beautiful because all the right elements are there: nice blue sky, green vegetation, puffy yet dramatic cloud presence none over-exposed, water, reflection all combined to give a scene of tranquility. Hope you enjoy this piece!
click on photo to unfold panoramic view of Taman Rekreasi Hutan Luagan Lalak
Added photo below from our family outing this morning – Sunday 17th June 2012
Fishing at Luagan Lalak a favourite past time with the locals. PHOTO: PowerShot G11
Residents in the Belait district especially those in Seria have in the past year or so seen how an empty land adjacent to the Oil & Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC) slowly morphed into what it is today. Out of town friends have heard about the development of a certain “state of the art 3D cinema” but nothing more. Having ventured as close to the finished attraction as possible including a peek at the 24 lane bowling alley, I know it’s a matter of time before the long awaited entertainment hub becomes a reality. Two movie theatres, Cinema 1 and 2, occupy the left and right side (the two white exterior walls). The first thing that struck me was those walls need a shot of art — like a mural.
“A mural is any piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface. A particularly distinguishing characteristic of mural painting is that the architectural elements of the given space are harmoniously incorporated into the picture.” — Wikipedia
The much anticipated new yet-to-open movie theatre and bowling centre in Seria.
Lately, I found myself driving to Sungai Liang on a higher than usual frequency but for good reasons. Luckily for me, one of my client’s employees lives there so I had been able to drop off revisions of my edited images on DVD at his residence instead of repeated commutes to my client’s office in the Brunei capital. It was during one of these deliveries I discovered that KFC Brunei has opened a new outlet located at the Sungai Liang Industrial Park (SPARK). One thing lead to another and I found myself at a vantage point I hadn’t known previously. Thank you Colonel Harland Sanders, this panorama looks “So Good“.
Brunei Methanol Company Sendirian Berhad (BMC) today reached an important milestone in the Brunei Darussalam Methanol Project, and in the country’s industrial development, when it signed six project agreements for the construction of a world class methanol plant in Brunei Darussalam. The project involves a total investment of more than half a billion US dollars, with the construction of the plant itself costing approximately USD400 million. The methanol plant which will have a production capacity of 850,000 metric tonnes/year will be located on a 16-hectare site within an industrial park situated at Sungai Liang. | BMC Press Release