I am always excited when it comes to buying giveaways for my kids’ birthday party. I normally would ask them what they want for their friends and then go from there.
These past few years, the answers are more or less the same : torchlight. Seems that my sons have this utter fascination with torchlight and such. It seems that the kids who have been invited to our parties would have quite collection of torchlights :-).
So this time I finally decided on laser pointer, green laser pointer. But what is cool about it is, it has 5 exchangeable heads, which can produce endless entertainment just by rotating them around.
Here are a couple of my best shots that evening when we were trying them out.
Shot with iPhone 5S
After spending 1 night in Derawan Island, we moved to Maratua Island, a bigger, yet even quieter island. As we arrived there in a very late afternoon, the stunning sunset welcomed us, promising a superb holiday.
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10 – 22mm f/3.5 – 4.5 USM, shot in M @ 1/3200, f/4.5, focal length 22mm, ISO 800
Sipping our drinks while watching the sunset on the beach bar (with some 30 people or so, busy with their cameras), my son asked, “Why everyone is so eager to take photos of sunset? Isn’t it happening everyday? Sunrise, sunset, no matter where you are?”
He’s absolutely right. In this instant world, everyone is so busy with their gadgets, snapping pictures here and there, which makes you wonder, whether we are actually enjoying THE moment, or has the importance of the moment moved aside, sneaking underneath the eagerness to get a perfect photograph of the moment?
While I’m pondering on that thought, I almost missed the sunset, so let me quickly snap just one picture 😛
Shot with Canon 50D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L, shot in AV @ 1/13, f/4, focal length 45mm, ISO 800