Bala, Love at The First Sight


My first time to visit Bala Lake was in summer 2009 with friends from the church for summer outing. My first impression was WOW and it still remains until now. My second time was summer last year and the third time was on Easter Sunday this year. I just can’t get enough. In Bala I fall in love at the first sight with Wales. Aha! I sounded so poetic, LOL.

Wales is largely mountainous and such a nice place to visit to. It offers you a beautiful, breathtaking, and spectacular scenery. That is the facts. What I love about Wales is its atmosphere and its nuance. It’s very relaxing. Some places still have old fashioned buildings and some houses still keep their old fashioned style as well. I’ve been to some places in Wales such as Llangolen, Holywell, Pantasaph, Rhyl and Prestatyn, Conwy, and of course, Bala.

Bala, Gwynedd in Welsh, is famous with its lake called Bala Lake or Llyn Tegid in Welsh. It’s a tourism place and located in Snowdonia National Park. In the summer there will be more and lots of people doing camping either any outdoor activities. In Bala they still have steam trains that operate alongside Bala Lake Railway.

Here some pictures of Bala that I took last year and last Easter Sunday.

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Another post of my trip on Sunday Easter to Bala, My Photojournalism: Newfoundland Dog Event at Lake Bala.

Hope everybody enjoys it! 🙂

An Abstract Scenery


Intentional Camera Movement (ICM). What is that? I had no idea when my friends at Kampret Klik played a game with ICM in theme. One of them, Misscurious83, explained me that ICM is about to move your camera while taking a picture. Oh well! That means I don’t have to panicking since I got some pictures of it, I said to myself. I didn’t know it before if it is called Intentional Camera Movement, LOL.

I am very thankful to Katie because she was the one who gave me an inspiration about the ICM as I’ve posted here: Indefinite Image: The Bright Against The Dark. Since then I’ve been learning how to do and produce a good image.

Yesterday I went to a country park for ‘chasing’ the sunset. Unfortunately it was cloudy when the sun was going down whilst it was sunshine beforehand during the daytime. When I was taking lots of pictures in the park, a voice came across to my head telling me to practice the ICM photographs. So I started playing with my Kodak Easy Share C713 by moving it around such as diagonally, horizontally, and vertically.

And here my some pictures of the ICM that I just took it yesterday.

My ICM photograph

My first trial of ICM photograph


My ICM photograph

My second trial of ICM photograph


My ICM photograph

Another trial of ICM photograph


My ICM photograph

My final trial of ICM photograph


My ICM photograph

The blue sunset at the horizon as my object of ICM photograph


Here another article by Juergen Roth, Mastering the Art of Intentional Camera Movement. It is very useful for learning ICM photograph.