Today is a sudden, unexpectedly declared public holiday in Malaysia, which was a huge welcome anyway. Any rest day is a good day, and what better way to spend this glorious last day of 2010 than, shutter therapy? The morning sky was wonderful, and together with the great Jasonmumbles we attacked the streets of Pudu. It has been a while since I last did a proper street shooting session, and it was quite refreshing to just clear my mind off everything and just focus on getting the camera to work for me.
Pudu has always been my favourite photo-hunting spot. There were so many people, especially in the morning, and so many activities happening especially in the market area. This is also one of the safest, and friendliest photo-hunting spots amongst my usual street shooting locations. If I were to bring friends to shoot along with me, most likely I will start with Pudu first. Another bonus point about Pudu would be the abundance of good local food available here, for feasting before, and of course after a joyous and fruitful shooting session.
I think I have talked too much in my previous few entries, hence to balance things up, I shall just let the photographs speak in this entry. All photographs were taken with Olympus E-5 with 11-22mm F2.8-3.5 or 50mm F2 Macro. Images were processed in Picasa and ACD See 7.
Clearing the table for the next customer. A usual scene on local hawker food stalls along the streets here.
A delicious bowl of noodles to start the day with. All that walking and shooting requires energy you know?
Black and red background.
Weathered bricks on the ground.
Old buildings along Pudu.
DRAMATIC TONE Art Filter applied. The contrast and brightness were toned down in post-processing.
Breakfast, with fried oily food?
Roti Canai in the making, another typical Malaysian breakfast.
The death of a bird.
Green is good, right?
Fish is good too, right?
Buy and Sell.
A smile that goes along with a fish head.
I have no idea why I took so many photographs of green vegetables. Maybe my body is asking me to take in more vegies, since I am lacking them in my diet lately?
Pinch the tomatoes.
A gaze into my lens.
Say hello to the taugeh man !!
The key maker.
The couple in the market.
Why are kids so attracted to guys with big cameras? Can you think of any reasons?
The back door latch of a van.
Don't worry lad, the photographer wont bite, he just wants to capture your huge, round eyes, with his huge, round lens.
A game of cards, on the walkway.
GRAINY FILM Art Filter applied.
Finally, a bowl of ABC to quench the thirst after hours of morning shooting. Yeah !!
This was my last photography session for the year 2010, and yes, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Jason for accompanying and shooting along with me.
The year 2011 is only a couple of hours away.
Happy New year 2011 to all of you beautiful people. May the new year bring you overflowing blessings of joy, prosperity, great health and peace.