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Accidental Panorama with AutoStitch

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Panorama photography used to be a complicating photo technique where the process consists of two parts. First the hardware portion where a camera is set up on a sturdy tripod with panoramic head and a series of carefully framed overlapping section of the scene is taken. The next step involves using a panorama stitching software to align and stitch all those overlapping images into a single panorama photograph. If film camera is used that also involves scanning and digitizing the images before they can be stitched with the stitching software.



However with digital photography and high speed imaging chip things has all changed and anyone can easily take a panorama photo hand holding a camera or a mobile phone. Almost all mobile phones has a panorama photo mode and they even stitch the finish panorama photo on the device itself just as the photos is taken.

All mirrorless camera and travel zoom has panorama features as well but some work better than others. There are also specialist camer…

Ichiban Boshi Pavilion Mall KL reopening after renovation 2016

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Our usual go to eating place at Pavilion Mall Kuala Lumpur is Ichiban Boshi; one of the many Japanese Restaurants located at Pavilion Mall Kuala Lumpur. We like it mostly for its handmade soba noodle and traditional Japanese dishes.


Ichiban Boshi was closed for renovation about two months ago but is now reopen for business. It was just coincidental that we walked in on the very first day of their reopening as one of their waitresses whom we know told us.


After 2 months of renovation the whole place is totally remodeled a much welcome change with a cool and refreshing look. The decor is a mixture of old and modern Japanese style with more tables for diners. We like it better with the lighter theme and the dinning area is evenly lighted unlike previously where some areas were quite dim.


On this very first day the staff and waitresses seemed to be out of sync after their long breaks and the newly renovated surrounding. Having an overly zealous and jumpy new restaurant manager was not he…

Back on our feet

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After weeks of salvaging and porting this blog from our old wordpress platform we are now back. This kind of give us renewed energy to revive this blog that we have neglected for far too long. During the period that we were away from the blog our love for photography remain intact. However a number of things have diverted our interest and attention from blogging.



First is the maintenance of the wordpress site with this blog being constantly bombarded with persistent undesirable visitors from eastern Europe. I got turned off looking at the web stats and visitor logs and slowly got tired of logging in every time to block them or ban them but they kept coming back with different IP.  Installing security plugins from Wordpress is only a false security you only realized these plugins are not working in a painful way that is after you got hacked. Sometime last year the site was hacked by script injection and hijacked to spam other website. I hope our blogs' new home at blogger will prov…

Retreat, regroup and .....

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A few days ago I received an alert email from my site monitoring services saying my blog had gone missing with the error message "server not found". I checked and found that the hosting company suspended my site for "malicious activity". Oh dear, since when a photo blog had become a malicious website and how could I had to set up some "malicious activity" if I had not login to my site for months already. Couldn't reason with that guy he seemed very unhappy over the issue and not answering any further email from me. Now I am locked out from my blog and my server's control panel. 



I started some rethinking of what is the best course of action from here on. There is no point beating a dead horse so if we were to continue with the photo blog a new hosting or a new blog platform plus a rebuild of the website is required.  Well, what are the options for me?

First option is to move my site to another hosting company and continue with Wordpress. I am not…