Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Summer Spell (part three)

The beauty beneath the sea in Redang

Here are some photos I absolutely adore from the underwater camera. I'm so glad for its existence even though I complain about its quality more than anything else, I'm thankful for without it, I would be struggling to remember the underwater beauty of all the  seas I've been into.

Lots of dead corals there. I felt really guilty cause I heard or read somewhere before that sunblock actually kills the corals.. I was covered in sunblock from top to toe. ): Hope that's not true!

Trekking the shoreline and cutting our feet so badly while trying to make out way out to see the baby sharks that we got so pissed we walked back after walking a long way out into the sea. Came back to the shore with grazed knees from the rocks beneath and very sore feet from cuts and a bite on my thigh by an unidentified creature.

KPO fishy

Feeding bread loafs

Very disturbed and attracted to this brain looking coral or something that looks a lot like it glows in the dark.

<3 <3 <3

I thought this was a pretty amusing picture with a stranger's bikini bottom there. It's quite disturbing and attention seeking at the same time.

My turn to feed them!
So.. despite being warned its illegal to do that, I caught a fish with the plastic bag used to contain the bread. I didn't kill it of course, I just wanted to challenge if I could swoop a fish up fast enough, and I managed to do that twice with different fishes! ^_^

And yes, the most fascinating part and the highlight of the snorkelling trip. This swarm of fishes, I'm unclear of it's breed but it only lingers around the shore and it surrounds people. Too fast to touch or  to snap a photo with them. See how they surround people standing at the shore!

So that finally sums up my Redang trip in September 2012. Posting these pictures in the middle of the night just makes me miss the place even more. I hope you guys like the pictures, and do visit Redang after the monsoon period! The marine life really puts the ones in Phuket to shame. As much as I would love to dive next time round (since I've snorkeled way too many times), the thought itself frightens me. But I would probably do so the next time round I get to visit a beach location. (: I almost forgot to mention just how much I love it that they are taking very strict measures and precautions to preserve the marine life there and the people take pride in doing so. (,:

The next few posts would probably be more on some of my personal favourite lookbooks shot in 2012. It's a little upsetting that I don't have too much of a personal life to share about because I'm so overwhelmed with work, but I do have more (overdued) posts to share, so I'll put them up accordingly! I'm much more updated on my instagram because it's so convenient and fast, so if you'd like you may follow me on instagram -@smittenpixels.

Have a happy mid-week, y'all!



Wenhui said...

I tried catching fishes before with my hands while I was snorkelling but never managed to catch any! :( haha

Mandy Faith said...

That camera is great!! Loving the underwater photos xx

Anonymous said...

Nice!! Great job!!

Fiona Sng said...

Wenhui: I never once managed to either!!! Hahaha only caught it once because I had a plastic bag with bread in it ^_^ But it's illegal, even though I let the fish go after a few mins. If they catch me doing that, I'd be dead.

Mandy: Thank you Mands! Credits to the lovely corals and fishes :D

Anon: Thank you thank you! <:

Jolene Poh said...

FIO THE 2ND LAST AND LAST PICTURE IS SOOOOO SCARY TO ME hehehehe I don't think I'll ever dare to go near that swarm of fishes/ want them to go near me I'm such a timid girl when it comes to water ahhhhh BUT IT LOOKS LIKE FUN!!!!!

catchherfart said...

Hello Fiona! I absolutely love your blog and your pictures. seeing the pictures of snorkelling made me miss it so much! actually i do have a suggestion for you.
instead of using a plastic bag for your bread crumbs/pieces, save up used plastic bottles to stuff the bread crumbs in, and tie a string around the neck of the bottle and tie it to your life jacket and cap it! When you go into the water, uncap it and squeeze the bottle so the bread crumbs will come out for the fishes to feed on!
hehe just a suggestion!

stay pretty ;)

Fiona Sng said...

Hello dear!

You're such a nice person! <: I miss snorkelling too, I miss the beach and the sun and the carefree days!

Aww, that sounds cool and really interesting! I'll keep that in mind hehe. (:

Thank you!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello babe! May I know which underwater camera you used for these lovely shots?

Fiona Sng said...

Hello! I used a TG210 Olympus! Haha