This is my RTW camera-Olympus XZ-1
She was my final choice after a thorough comparison with Canon and Lumix. She has been accompanying me through oet good time and bad time, she captured the moment as I travel, on land and underwater. She is my precious.
I like her because she is light, only 275g. She can fit nicely in my travel bag without feeling a burden. She has a dedicated movie record button to switch from photo to movie instantly, the front dial is used to adjust shutter speed, makes manual setting fast and convenient She has an eye of an owl under low light condition and a super magnifying glass for macro subjects. On top of her 28mm wide angle eye, she can also captured 2 to 3 photos and stitched them to a panorama photo on the spot, this is my favorite feature of her. Panorama photo gives you a bird eyes view of the shot, gives you a "Wow" impact of the scene.
In this collection, I want to show you the power of panorama.
**Tips : Click on the photo for better view
|The biggest tree in the world, Tule, Mexico|
Tule, located 9km off Oaxaca. In front of the church Santa Maria del Tule, stand this enormous tree with the diameter of 9.38m.
Tulum is the top beach of Mexico, located 2 hours south of Cancun, long stretch of white sandy beach with turquoise sea water.
|Hierve El Agua, Mexico|
Hierve El Agua means Boiling Water, located 70km east of Oaxaca, the natural rock formation looks like a waterfall that rise over 50m above the valley.
|Semuc Champey, Guatemala|
A 300m long limestone cascading waterfall, located near the town of Lanquin. Here is the signature view from the top of the hill.
|Volcan de Agua, Volcan de Acatenango and Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala|
The view of the 3 volcanoes from Volcan Pacaya.
|Lago Atitlan, Guatemala|
The most beautiful lake I have ever seen, located 50km north west of Antigua,1562m above sea level. Surrounded by 3 volcanoes at the southern side.
|Volcan Pacaya, Guatemala|
An active volcano lies 30km from Guatemala City. Last erupted on 27 May 2010.
|Volcán Concepción, Nicaragua|
Concepcion is one of the 2 Volcanoes that form the Island of Ometepe, located in Lake Nicaragua at the altitude of 1610m.
|Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica|
A less crowded reserve covered with dense cloud forest plenty of flowers, fauna and birds.
Third-highest capital city in South America at 2,625 m above sea level.
Any space left? The capital city of Ecuador, at 2800m it is the highest legal capital city in the world.
The most amazing landscape of sky, sea and island accompanied by penguins, sea lion, sharks, rays, turtle, birds and iguanas.
|Lago Querococha, Huaraz, Peru|
Located in the Cordillera Blanca at the altitude of 3980m. A calm and peaceful landscape.
|Inka Trail, Peru|
Walking at the edge of the cliff, a short Inka Trail along the Urubamba River.
|Laguna Verde, Bolivia|
Green lagoon located at the border of Bolivia and Chile at the elevated of 4,300 m (14,000 ft) above sea level. Its colour is caused by sediments, containing copper minerals. Sitting at the at the foot of the Volcano Licancabur.
A heaven for all travellers coming from Bolivia because we find choice of cheese, meat, salad, ice cream, wine and etc in the local supermarket. It is also a shock to our wallet when everything rises to almost 100%.
The commonly known as the most southern city of the world, even thought Puerto Williams, a Chilean settlement of some 2000 residents is further down south.
|Perito Moreno, El Calafate, Argentina|
The mother of all glacier, the one we can get as close as touching distance. One of the few that is still growing.
|Fitz Roy, El Chalten, Argentina|
My favourite of all peaks and trek, Fitz Roy remains one the the most technically challenging mountain to climb.
|Devil's throat, Iguazu, Argentina|
The gigantic fall, so big, so powerful, so loud and so stunning. Took me 2 days to visit the entire park.
Turtle Bay Divers, Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
My little paradise island, tranquil, laid back with a hidden underwater paradise. My work place for 3.5 months.
|Long Beach, Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia|
The white sandy beach with turquoise blue water and calm sea. You will surely fell in love with this place.
|Langtang Lirung, Nepal|
View of these breathtaking ice capped mountain and glaciers from Kyanjin Ri @ 4773m. The peak of Langtang Lirung is @ 7227m.
|Luang Prabang, Laos|
The charming town of Luang Prabang view from Phou Si Hill, just a short climb up.
|Vang Vieng, Laos|
Breathtaking landscape of limestone hills surrounding Vang Vieng.