Friday, June 25, 2010

My Water Moments

During my recent family trip to Bali, we went to Tanjung Benoa for exciting water sports and to visit the turtle island. We were attracted by parasailing and flying fish although the games are quite costly, charged in USD.

Photo taken during the ride to turtle island.

The wind was strong and my aunt who sat in front was splashed wet with sea water, em... The scenery is breathtaking, and you get to see many people parasailing high up in the sky. I just wonder will they get entangled as many people playing at the same time... ? ? Worrying that my digital camera will be damaged (not water -proof), I had to sit inside the boat and zoom to snap photo. This is the concern that I'll have when comes to photo taking at seaside.

After negotiating with the worker, we get some discounts & went on to try the exciting water sports. That was the first time I heard about flying fish. It looks like 3 banana boats that are tighten together, pulled by a speed boat which goes against the wind direction.

Getting ready for the ride!!! I passed my compact camera to my aunt who did not join the game, she became our photographer.

Being pulled by the speed boat, wow!!! Starting to fly up like a kite!!!

We were flying up in a standing position, and had a bird view of the ocean, it's cool! But it's disappointing that my aunt didn't get to snap photo when we were flying high up as the camera I've could not capture fast moving subjects. It'll be much better if we are using the Sony TX5 digital still camera which is able to capture fast actions or a moving subject in a sequence of 10 continuous frames per second.

Upon returning... The photo comes out to be blur and shaky... I definitely need a shock-proof and anti- motion blur camera to avoid this in the future.

Half way through the flying fish game, we were brought to the middle of the ocean with the speed boat engine being turned off. We were given the chance to snap some photos there. Too bad we didn't bring along our camera as the risk of it getting wet or even soaked is very high. Our whole body from top to bottom were soaked with salty sea water, I don't wanna sacrifice my camera for this. If I have the ‘World’s Slimmest Water-proof Camera’ Sony TX5, I could have easily bring it along while enjoying the game, what a waste! As it can capture beautiful underwater shots up to 3 metre deep, I'm sure the photo will not disappoint me.

My sis also tried the parasailing, she is so brave. I regret for not trying this after she landed, but due to time constraint I'll leave it to my next visit to Bali.

Brave man!

Those moments at Tanjung Benoa really enjoying and happy, and it would be better if we get to capture more good quality photos as remembrance. I realized that I definitely need a fashionable and useful digital camera like Sony TX5.

It is water-proof, shock-proof, temperature-proof and dust-proof, so I need not to worry too much when I travel to places which have extreme temperature, sandy wind and thunder rain. Despite its attractive outlook, it also comes with awesome functions such as iSweep Panorama, Handheld Twilight and anti-motion blur. Images being captured will thus be sharp, clear and less noise. When I pay visit to places in Bali like Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, I can even take beautiful panoramic shots without extra efforts.

Below are the summaries of Sony TX5 feature taken from its official site , and I hope I stand the chance to win one.

Dive in with the water-proof Cyber-shot TX5 and capture beautiful underwater shots up to 3m deep for up to 60 minutes*.

Keep on shooting even below freezing point up to –10ºC** . Able to stand harsh weather conditions.

Superb dust-resistance!!! you can be assured to always get spotless images whatever the environment is!

Allows drops of up to a height of 1.5m*.

Effortless panoramic photos

Intelligent Sweep Panorama also recognises faces or subject movement automatically and cleverly stitches the photos together to create a natural-looking panoramic shot.

Clear and sharp images in low-light environment

Takes 10 photos in 1 second


Min said...

Wah, I like the flying fish, never been to this place before, sounds interesting, I want to try flying fish next time also :)

Mindy said...

You should try that sze min, it's fun!!! I wanna try more rounds if got enough $ and time, hehe.

*Yin* said...

Thats really really cool!!! Parasailing is pretty exciting too! XD

jessie said...

are u paid for advertisement Sony?

Mindy said...

no lah, haha, i am joining it's contest.

Angeline said...

I regret for not trying the para-sailing too~~ Well, shall include it in my next trip to Bali...