Tuesday, September 28

Star gazing weekend for photographers

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Wong (fifth left) poses with some of the participating photographers.

Wong (fifth left) poses with some of the participating photographers.

Photographers star gazing with their DSLR.

Photographers star gazing with their DSLR.

Twinkling stars in the night sky gives observers a peaceful mind.

Twinkling stars in the night sky gives observers a peaceful mind.

MIRI: More than a dozen local photography enthusiasts had a great weekend star gazing at Miri’s popular touristy spots in Canada Hill and captured stunning photos of the night sky.

The event which was organised by Miri Photography Society (MPS) was one of the many activities held here to promote photography.

“Nowadays, everyone, whether young or old, could easily call themselves a photographer and own a DSLR camera. Therefore, MPS is a great platform for these enthusiasts to put their skills to use. Besides instilling people’s interest in capturing beautiful photos of people and scenery, it is a great opportunity to improve skills and, of course sharing knowledge and technique among them,” MPS chairman Sylvester Wong said.

Wong further said due to their modern lifestyle, busy working schedule and hectic life, people had almost forgotten to slow down their pace and just look up to the sky.

“You don’t need to spend thousands of ringgit travelling on vacation, because all you need to do is to look up at the sky and appreciate what nature offers us. There are many hidden beauty that have become long forgotten by us adults.”

Meanwhile, he said with the advancement of modern technology, children are slowly lost in the technology world.

“Parents should take the opportunity to bring their children out and see nature, observe the stars using their eyes, not through the TV/computer monitor and I’m sure it surely changes the way they look at things surrounding them.”