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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Crepuscle Painted with Light

i was up early today catching the twilight, no luck. Overcast night-sky without stars.
i can't explain my adoration of dawn and sunrise compare to sunset dusk. Maybe because i enjoy the perception of dark to light, "a new day rise when the sun comes up."

we can only appreciate the miracle of sunrise if we have waited in the darkness, anticipate the unknown light. the beauty of miracle light.

i found this awesome quiet place when i can see KL tower, KLCC and Genting! and i'm gonna be back next week for Star-trails.

"Angels in the early morning may be seen the dews among.
Stooping, plucking, smiling, flying.
Do the buds to them belong?
-Emily Dickinson-


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Resurrecting my Wimpy Macro!

hey! It marks my 300th entry! Commemorating my come back. What exactly am i coming back from? It wasn't exactly a "come back" but resurrection of my photography. I sold my camera and gears back in December 2010 and now i'm back with a different body with only 2 lenses, Nikkor 50mm f1.4 and Tamron SP90mm f2.8. I'm still stick to Nikon, I got to admit loving the grip of it, and it would spare my financial crisis for not switching to other brands.

During my 4 months self-discovering journey, i'd redefine my space and concentration.

My wimpy macro started up real slow, i found myself wandering not find anything the whole morning. My hands were shaking, and i need more warm-ups!

Full Frame Kimber has give me more viewing space, bigger and brighter 95% coverage. Awesome!
Here's the spotlight of the day! a Native Drone Fly, eristalinus punctulatus from far, it looks as if a Bumblebee, a bee mimic fly. Fascinating creature with bright yellow-black striped and large strange spotted eyes, it was about a size of 10mm. They hover and make a droning noise like a bee, and hence named drone fly.

i give thanks to the Lord, invoke his name, make known of His deeds; for creating such a rattling beautiful creature, also allow us presenting to the world through macro-photography. Make known the beauty of nature.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bystander of the Indian Streets

i tried to see amongst others, shoot from an audience rather than my own admiration. Capture an image as if without camera, convey my crafts thru what i see, not just anything for the pixel sites. Lingering between the streets, i'm still foraging my way to communicate my crafts, it's darn hard. My shots still incline toward street candid than street photography. Oh crud!

things are hidden from the world until it was photographed. Indian Town is a hidden gem, not only it is cultural, people is friendly too; they talked to you, asking you the place you called home, smile at you and let you photograph them. This lady is a owner of a grocery shop hidden on the Indian Street. 

i love the scent of the fresh flowers amid clusters of city air pollution; i love the way they make those flowers into decent decorations, it makes me feel happy.

the travelers have their periods of ecstasy, this two tourist from India surprised me with their enthusiastic!

Chipped away as best they can at the mysterious block of marble the lives are made of- high tech, low touch world.

it is a wise father that knows his routes, never forget his sons even when checking on other chicks.

the smoker's self-reflection.

without labors' hard physical work, nothing prospers.
"a man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor" -victor hugo-

May i assure you that my running away plan is futile, my feet are cold, and you're holding my shoes.

off to work in two wheel drive.

i sincerely believe photography to be at it's most potent when underscored by truth. To contrive is to control, and my plan, one day i want to be at post- war zone/disaster photographing the truth.



Oh crud. I know I'd been talking about Gear is good, Vision is better.

Yet, I'd found myself lingering in photography limbo, cursed. Upgraded to Full Frame eventually. When I got my first DSLR, I told my friends, "I would never ever upgrade to FF, gear is good, vision is better". I was truthfully sincere, bull-crap at the same time.

I love Kimber, I love the body. It weighted a little more but it fits me well. I like the way it works, the shutter, and the rest of Kimber feels more solid. The low light noise is amazing!

Still it ain't about the tools, it about what you need. I needed a Full Frame to gratify my desire, I feel contented and happy. I'm going to say this again, "Kimber will be my last camera!"
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

15.03.2011 星洲-活力副刊《何苦为难考生?》

i don't mean to be rude. 但,他妈的!只有0.2%?


欢呼的不仅是华文万岁,还有那一关 “我们不向恶势力低头!“ 的过程。




Monday, March 7, 2011

What a Tiring Weekends

i am so weak i can barely move
i wish i could lay down and do nothing but my head is bursting
my working life had never been this tiring, restless for the past weekends attending workshops
here and there. traveling is the worst part, especially on rubber. it makes me puke.

the superlative of worst, i need to attend another workshop again on this weekend.
my longing for a normal weekend to rest had put on a halt.
my company never know? i too, a normal being that need his weekend to rest and do his laundry

never got a chance for a good tour around Cameron Highland
mostly just gaze over the nature from hotel room, conference room.

before surrender ourselves to the prison,
we had our last tea at the Bharat Tea House, damn good the "teh tarik"!

there, where i was imprisoned for the past 3 days.

i could only gaze upon the beautiful Cameron from my hotel room. 
it's really meaningless, making the workshop at Cameron, while you can't seem to enjoy Cameron?

Panoramic view from my hotel room. Click for larger view. 

i'm glad we took our chances, sneaking out from the prison.
for this 3 minutes beautiful sunset. 
the climate turn warm to cold, bright to dark. 

that's all, only 8 pictures and nothing more. 

and now, i'm exhausted, shivering in cold.
can i just skip this coming workshop? i'm really tired
of working.