By: Hanis Habib

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Tuesday, 26-Dec-2006 03:22 Email | Share | | Bookmark
2 Years

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Today marks the 2nd year since the devastating Tsunami hit regions in Asia! Quarter of million have cherished. Hundreds of thousand left homeless and lost their loved ones. Well, one such country that was badly hit by the Tsunami is Sri Lanka. Last year, I was given an opportunity of a lifetime to go on a trip to the southern coast of the beautiful Island of Pearl which was destroyed by the natural disaster. It was an eye opening trip. I stayed there for 2 weeks in September 2005. Here are some photos from my trip to Sri Lanka which I would like to share.

This is the hotel which was the worst-hit in Sri Lanka. 9 months later after reconstruction, it looked so tip top! 5 star hotel, what more do you expect.. Anyway, I didn't reside here. I was there to do some charity work.

That was my team(Republicanoz) and the Chief Village's family. It was our second last day there and the village chief invited us over to his house(which was not badly destroyed by the Tsunami) for lunch. We had Sri Lankan delicacies.

This is the temporary housing for the Tsunami victims.

These kids are made homeless as their houses were destroyed by the waves. They're living in hostels with their 'new' family. They were amazing! I looked forward to see them each day while I was there.

This is where I reside. My team rented a house in this neighbourhood and it's where we spend our time for two whole enchanting weeks.

'The camera is a killing chamber, which speeds up the time it claims to be conserving. Like coffins exhumed and priced open, the photographs put on show what we were and what we will be again.' - Peter Conrad

Thursday, 21-Dec-2006 07:21 Email | Share | | Bookmark

Not really...

'Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story.' - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Saturday, 16-Dec-2006 19:59 Email | Share | | Bookmark

This is an area where I really suck at - Insects! They're simply too fast and I always had difficulties trying to get a good shot of them. These pictures below are some lucky shots of an unknown insect and a dragonfly. I found the unknown fly landing on a car so I quickly snap it from a distance before it flies away. I used a 28-135mm lens for that. As for the dragonfly, I found it on the wall outside my house. I think it's a cool looking dragonfly so I quickly went into the house and grab my camera. I'm afraid I might scare it away so I was really far from the insect. I was quite in a daze when I capture it as the sun is still rising while I capture that.

'Photography suits the temper of this age -- of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.' - Edward Weston

Friday, 15-Dec-2006 14:38 Email | Share | | Bookmark

This is my elder sister Farah. Love you heaps sis..

'If photography is allowed to stand in for art in some of its functions it will soon supplant or corrupt it completely thanks to the natural support it will find in the stupidity of the multitude. It must return to its real task, which is to be the servant of the sciences and the arts, but the very humble servant, like printing and shorthand which have neither created nor supplanted literature.' - Charles Baudelaire

Wednesday, 13-Dec-2006 02:51 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Network Security Investigation

On Monday and Tuesday, my school conducted this NSI event for secondary school students. I have no idea what they the participants were supposed to do there but my job is to snap them in action. It was a seriously boring event for me because the responses from the participating schools ain't that overwhelming. Doesn't even look like a big event though. My mates and I were slacking half the time when we're there whereas we actually have to go round taking pictures of the event. But nevertheless, the second day of the event was more fruitful compared to the first day.

'Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.' - Tony Benn

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