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Pics with my Oktomat.....

Twin Towers with Oktomat

I just bought myself a Lomo Oktomat. It’s completely unpredictable but way fun……. Sometimes the best things in life are free (or nearly free). My Oktomat cost me RM 165. More fun than my digital bodies (yawn)……

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Street Performers – Motionless in Bukit Bintang

Street Performers

I love walking around in Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur. There’s always something interesting to see and to photograph. I went there last week armed with my camera and came across this street performer. He was covered in silver paint and sat there motionless for more than an hour at a time. People would stand (or sit) next to him, put their hands on his shoulder in all manners of poses but he just sits there. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Save Palestine Graffiti

The mood of the day- Graffiti on Palestinian Situation

Its interesting to monitor this wall. I have not got a clue when they do the painting and am tempted to keep watch so I can take pictures of the artists. Its a good indication of what the people’s current sentiment and focus are. You can catch this wall at the temporary open air car park in Bukit Bintang…

Graffiti at Bukit Bintang....

Bukit Bintang Graffiti

Canon EOS 3
Ilford Delta 100 EI 400
D76 1+3 20 mins @ 24 deg c
Scanned in Canoscan 8800F

 

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Freeze

Mr Freeze

Walking in Bukit Bintang you can sometimes see strange and wonderful things. This fellow created quite a stir when he started his act. He just stood there motionless sometimes for minutes. Once in awhile he moves to a new position. I would love to see his eyes but I suppose he keep it hidden to hide the pain of discipline…

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Vegetarian Food Corner of Brickfields

My Little Corner Restaurant

I love this picture. If you go to Brickfields there is a little corner which has a small tiny little vegetarian restaurant. The kitchen, sink, counter, cutlery, pots and pans are all contained within the one wall. Ikea would have been proud of this effort.

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Bird in flight

Sometimes, you walk around and something happens in a split second. You have to be ready to take that shot. When I’m just walking around I always have my camera in a ready position which is simply setting it at f/8, adjusting the shutter for correct exposure and focussed at the hyperfocal distance. When something happens I allow myself to react instinctively. Point and shoot. If I have the time I refocus to get maximum sharpness. Most of the time the moment is lost and a second shot is either not possible or not interesting enough.

This is one such occasion. I was at Batu Caves the other day and was about to go home. Batu Caves has a lot of pigeons flying around and I saw a pigeon about to land about 5 meters in front of me. I quickly took my camera to eye level and snapped this shot. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Batu Caves

 Batu Caves

I went to Batu Caves (literally Rock Caves). I hae never been and 1 day I decided to to go see. Batu Caves is a Hindu shrine dedicated to the Lord Murugan (the BIG statue). The statue of Lord Murugan was unveiled in 2006 and at 42.7m is the tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world. On the right, you can see some steps. Well, ‘some’ is an understatement because there are 272 of them.

Lord Murugan at Batiu Caves 

When I went there, there were hardly any people around. Its hard to imagine that once a year, during the Thaipusam festival, this place will have at least 1 million people and is a place bursting with activity. I have never been but I’m going to make it a point to go next time…..

 

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