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From the Journals… Koda Belud, Sabah, Malaysia. March 2, 2019

October 25, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Private IslandPrivate IslandSmall tropical island view from Dragon Pearl Beach Resort, Koda Belud. Sabah, Malaysia. It was a bit warm during the night, but I had a good rest. I had breakfast overlooking the bay. I was talking to one of the small group of divers who showed up. He said that box jellyfish have been seen on this side for the island for the first time ever. There goes my idea of doing a swim workout in the nice calm bay!

I took a shower and then did some laundry. This place is about 2 notches up from camping. Instead of “resort”, it should be called “camp”. I have vacated my room, but am hanging out on my hilltop perch enjoying the breeze and the view. There is a large group here with a DJ making some noise. I’m not sure of their plans for tonight, but that’s not my problem.

 


From the Journals… Kundastang, Sabah, Malaysia. March 1, 2019

October 18, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Mountain in the MorningMountain in the MorningMount Kinabalu (4,095M), Kundastang. Sabah, Malaysia. The walls are thin in this place! A very large and loud family group is above me. I was up around 6 and walked to the view point for the mountain, but the light wasn’t very interesting at that time, so I went back to my room.

I went back out before breakfast and took a few photos, but there were a lot of shadows. I tried some HDR. Breakfast was either noodles, rice, or toast. I did the noodles and toast. The coffee was good.

 


From the Journals… More from Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia. February 28, 2019

October 11, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Fresh BananasFresh BananasBanana tree in Sepilok Forest Edge Resort, Sepilok. Sabah, Malaysia. As I continued my walk around the grounds of the resort, I came to this very full and healthy-looking banana tree. Most banana trees seem to be in some sort of decay, but this one was so green and robust. Yes, I did increase the vibrance a bit to try to convey what I felt when I saw it.

 


From the Journals… Sepilok, Sabah, Malaysia. February 28, 2019

October 04, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

The Tropical Day BeginsThe Tropical Day BeginsSepilok Forest Edge Resort, Sepilok. Sabah, Malaysia. An early morning walk around the grounds of the resort before breakfast was a very peaceful way to start the day. Lots of bird songs and unidentified jungle sounds.

This is an HDR, or High Dynamic Range, photo. I took 3 frames at different exposures. In the computer I combined those to capture the entire range of light that the human eye can see but the camera’s sensor can’t. I boosted the sharpness, contrast, and saturation then smoothed it out again to give it a more painterly look.

 


From the Journals… Still More from Bilit, Sabah, Malaysia. February 25, 2019

September 27, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Golden MorningGolden MorningA gentle mist hovers in the morning, Kinabatangan River, Bilit. Sabah, Malaysia. A little while after the photo in my previous posts was taken, the sun came up. Its golden glow changed the look completely and gave a hint of the heat to come as the day progressed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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