I received a phone call from a friend from the photography forum just a few days before F1, offering me free ticket as someone could not make it last minute so was giving up his/her ticket. It was quite a tough decision to make coz it's my birthday weekend and I simply cannot go on Saturday as I was going to have dinner with friends and all the rush can foreseeably ruin the night. I decided somehow just to go on Sunday.. i.e. my birthday itself.
Turned out to be an unexpected yet fantastic "birthday gift" from a certain unknown someone :) I wish I could thank this person personally but don't actually know who he/she is. Well so I joined the mytikas group from Singapore (Olympus DSLR users). I was a bit skeptical about this at first coz I didn't know any of them! But decided what the heck - impromptus are fun!
I woke up very early (again despite the late night out) and sped to Subang to meet up with the group at their hotel (thanks to Blu who arranged the meet-up). Left for Sepang together with them after a good session of breakfast at the mamak :) They simply loved our iced milo kao!
It was a very fun experience though quite a challenge at first - to get the tyre-spinning effect and the blurred background yet not sacrificing the sharpness of the subject. My first attempts with the 40-150mm were not very good... then someone from the group offered me the 50-200mm SWD *grins* Woohoooo.. it was a different "feel" altogether!!
Me with the mytikas shooters from Singapore ;)
Then another offered me the 50-500mm Sigma.. ooo it was not easy to take panning shots with this due to its weight and I was not using a tripod.. but still it was amazing!
Me with the 50-500mm Sigma (otherwise known as BIGMA.. which is so aptly named) Btw, this thing is H-E-A-V-Y!!
...And all equipped with the powerful 50-500mm, I could zoom from afar and took candid shots of others which turned out to be quite.. haha.. interesting :P
Some Japanese kids
This boy started young with DSLR..