Thursday, 22 December 2016

Water Gems Taken With My New Sigma 30mm 1:1.4 DC Lens

These water droplets which I named them water gems were taken with my new lens Sigma 30mm 1:1.4 DC at different settings and I am happy with the results...I know I still have a long way to go . I find taking water droplets such joy and can be addictive.  They look look like gems...don't you think so :)

Upgraded To Nikon D7000 And Sigma 30mm 1:1.4 DC

I have taken a bold step when I accepted a gift from my son , elevating me to the Nikon D7000 series and a semi-pro lens Signa 30mm 1:1.4 DC and I now look forward to more shooting assignments from hubby :)  2017 will be a great photography journey for me as I know I will have lots of fun shooting with the new dslr camera and lens. 

Awesome lens , it is great for hand held shots in dim room and perfect for food photography. I know I am going to love it !  Thank you son for this gift. Christmas came early for me by two weeks :)

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Random Shots Taken With My Raynox DCR250 Lens

I am having a great time testing out my Nikon with close up lens and in these two years I have been experiencing the beautiful nature around me.  Taking shots with a blur background known as Depth of Field in the photography world is indeed a skill.  I have managed to get the blur background in these photos and I am proud to say ,even though it may not be a professional one but at least I managed to capture it well :)  Okay, I know it is not good to sing one's praise but I needed it to inspires me to take up close-up photography further.

I love my Raynox DCR250 lens very much and I carry it with me wherever I go with my Nikon :) my soulmate for now- that's what my hubby said :p

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

What A Infinity Looper Pedal Can Do For A Musician

A guitar loop pedal records short passages played on an instrument and plays them back in a repearing loop. Infinity pedal is a very useful practice tool for a guitarists. Usually a loop pedal is used to create a backing that a musician plays along with. A loop pedal is a great way to experiment with different mixes of rhythm guitar parts.

Here are some of things you can do with it.

Practice Solo - Record yourself short chord progressions and practice solo over them. You can record just a few bars of the backing that you're working on and the pedal will repeat it for as long as you want. And this makes creating long backing tracks to work with a snip.

Practice Rhythms - Backing loops can also be used to work on rhythm guitar playing for you. A simple chord backing will also help you keep in time and hear how your rhythm licks sound within the context of a chord progression.

Compose Songs -  A loop pedal makes it easy for you to capture ideas and also to build your own harmonies or even compose new songs.

Practice Recorder - Use a loop pedal as a convenient recorder for your practice and playing to see how you're progressing. It can also store music from favourite recordings and jam tracks or drum rhythm patterns for practice backings.

A guitar loop pedal is not only a practice tool, it can also transform you into a one man band where you can play rich multi-instrument songs all by yourself.

Build up song performances with percussive rhythm sounds, bass line and chord backing, then solo or sing over the resulting mix. Search for "loop pedal" on You Tube to find some amazing performances to inspire you.

In conclusion, a guitar loop pedal is a fun and versatile practice and performance tool that allows a guitarist to explore new musical dimensions.

Use your infinite looper pedal to instantly create any backing you like to practice with, as a versatile recording device for practice and composing, or even to give impressive performances as a one man orchestra.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Flowers Of Taiwan Gao Gei

I planted Taiwan Gao Gei for their leaves and not so much for the flowers.  Because I am out of state most of the time, I didnt have the time to harvest the leaves and cook them and thus it has been growing taller by the days without harvesting any of the leaves , last week it started flowering when I was back from visiting my daughter. My lucky day, I managed to see it flowering.  Took the camera out and starting shooting away.  Now I have the whole process, from when it started budding to full blooms.  Beautiful purplish sweet and they blooms in cluster.  The blooms lasted only for 3 to 4 days :) so we don't get to see the whole cluster of flowers.

I am not sure whether the flowers are edible but the leaves are great for making soup . After having witnessed the whole process of the flowers blooming , I harvested the leaves and cooked them in anchovy soup with an egg.  Taste delicious!

beautiful purple buds

so happy to see the full bloom

love this serene !

the flowers can only laste 3-4 days

if only they bloom at the same time then will have a beautiful cluster of purple flowers

close-up of flowers

This is my first time seeing the blooms of Taiwan Gao Gei

on the 3rd or 4th day, the flowers turned to darker purple pink
before they dropped off

Hope you enjoy as much as I do :)

Colorful Cosplay Wig

Wearing wigs are the in thing now.  One can have any hair fashion for the day and yet looks elegant and beautifu and natural.  They are many types of wigs available and can be purchase online. They are human hair lace front wig  besides synthetic ones.  But as for some who have allergies , they can have the human hair wig.  It looks natural too.  A close friend was telling me the other day that I should wear wig to cover up the grey hairs and wearing a wig will help hide my hair drop problem.  Mmmm...I am still thinking about it.  I know that I will have lots of fun having new hair style for different dinner functions that I will be attending in the near future.  Girls Day out with my daughters and bloggers meet up...whoa, the more I think about it the more excited I am getting :) For a change maybe an Alfro look  for the coming Christmas party ....hahaha no one will recognised me for sure!

There are also Colorful Cosplay Wig for people who loves costume play and who loves to dress like their anime idols.  Every year they have competition dressing like their anime idols like Sailor Moon and all.  Now looking at what this website has to offers, I know this is where they got their colorful cosplay wig from.  A wide range of cosplay wigs to choose from.  

I am quite intrique by this Sailor Moon Small Lady wig which is of synthetic material and is capless , has middle parting and  has medium hair length, comes in pink and it fits all sizes . My friend's daughter is crazy over Sailor Moon small Lady and I heard she is joining the anime competition in 2017.  Now I know where she can get the wig from. She will be thrill to bits , one item solved.  Now she just have to get the costume tailored and she will be a good replica of  Sailor Moon Small Lady  :)  Can't wait to tell my friend where her daughter can the cosplay wig from !