Sunset Cruise – a trip for photographer

Getting a great shot is what every photographers dream of getting. However as the saying goes ‘to get what you want, you have to work for it’, and it is the same in photography. Sometimes you have to walk, cycle, run and sometimes you just have to go beyond the shore to get that one great shot that you have been dreaming of.

A few days back, a few friends joined me for a sunset cruise purely for photo taking activity. We meet up at Sutera Marina at about 4pm and while waiting for the catamaran to be filled up, we discussed the kind of possible shots that can be taken from the islands across the Kota Kinabalu city.

As suggested by Captain Jack ‘Charlie’ Sparrow, we asked the catamaran pilot to the South end of Gaya Island and at Padang Point, I helped my fellow photographers to imagine the kind of shots that they can expect from the best spot available there and suggested the best technical judgement that they can use in order to get what they want. And when the moment come…:-) more than words.

This first trip is actually just a ‘test run’ of the whole sunset cruise idea, but I sincerely need to say thank Dr. Zulis, Abdul Rahim and Al-Brie (who came down all the way from Kota Marudu) Clarise, Sylvia, Jais & children and also to  Charlie & daughter. Thank you for the trust and support my friends.

So…since it is a trip designed only for photographers, the destination of the trip is very flexible…you can pick any nearby island or spot that you want to take photo from and the catamaran pilot will be happy to do so. Well, as long as you don’t ask to be taken to Banggi Island 🙂 susah itu ging. As for the time frame of this trip, we can go back anytime before 8pm…we need to be fair to the catamaran pilot anyway 🙂

So my friends, if you are up for the adventure and the challenge to capture a great photo, please do join me on the next sunset cruise and throw your ideas to me…every suggestion will be entertained, except for the price…that final say only belong to  me hehehe 🙂

preparing for safety

I wish i can take my friends on a sunset cruise on the 'Mayan Queen' but since it will be too big for us, I think the catamaran is good enough 😉

Charlie & his daughter on the front deck

after a walk on the shore at Padang Point we decided to wait for the sunset here on the jetty

look like this spot have a good potential to get appealing sunset provided there is a something work well as foreground

when I take sunset, sometimes I always hope there will be something magic in-front of me to work well as a subject..

and I guess the magic stay for sometimes.. thank you magic 🙂

from left : Sylvia, Dr. Zulis, Charlie & daughter, Clarise, Abdul Rahim and Al-Brie, Jais & children thank you for the support and had a great time with you all

We all landed safely at the Marina at 8pm and proceed to have dinner together at Kak Nong restaurant for a comments and critique session and sharing of some photography reading materials :-)..after all sharing is caring.

Until then, take care everyone and happy weekend. 🙂


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About lano lan

A freelance photographer with 5 years experience in photography. Familiar with local culture in Malaysia and has vast experience in capturing moments in any local event particularly in Sabah. As a full time photographer, I am also familiar and able to take advantage of the local climate condition. In other words, rain or shine, there is always a chance of capturing lights in action.
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13 Responses to Sunset Cruise – a trip for photographer

  1. charles says:

    waa..best ni…

  2. Jadda says:

    Uinaaa… ni yg bikin jeles ni. Sia mo buat river cruise la sini Maliau nanti :-))

  3. cr richard says:

    cantik la ging, bikin jeles. kalu ada lg sia ikuttt..

  4. Pingback: Today, I am a pirate..with a camera :-) « a humble journey

  5. muslian says:

    wa caya sama lu Bos..

  6. A-brie says:

    Thanks for this trip…..Very-very happy & enjoy!….

  7. Maverick Anat says:

    your metering is the most superb…. Wa caya lu Sifu….

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