I have had a very, very long day out today, traveling to quite a few places. It started with a glorious morning with beautiful clear sky hence I immediately made my way to my usual street hunting spots and fired away merrily. Missing the Olympus E-5 much, I decided to bring my E-5 with 11-22mm F2.8-3.5 and 50mm F2 macro, and just attacked whatever I found worthy attacking along the way. After using the PEN for quite a while now, I suddenly felt right at home with the E-5, the substantial hand grip wrapped around my hand comfortably, and the E-5 felt as if it was an integrated extension from my body. Shutter therapy begins !!!
I was walking along Chow Kit and little did I know I was actually cutting into the territories of Kampung Baru. Not wanting to make a huge turn back to the same path I took I decided to venture into the realm of Kampung Baru, and walked from there all the way to Dang Wangi, where I decided I have had too much baking under the not so friendly harsh sun. It was nearing afternoon when I stopped shooting, and Malaysian sun is your enemy at this time around.
All following images were taken with Olympus E-5 with 11-22mm and 50mm F2.
All good things come in pairs.
This is probably the shot of the day, I love it so much.
Empty Bottle on an Empty Street.
Odd combination for a snack.
Dramatic Tone Art Filter applied. Gosh I miss this filter sooooooo much !!
A village in a city
Dramatic Tone Art Filter applied.
A country having unmatched ambitions and separated by colours.
This probably best summarizes how I feel about life right now.
Dramatic Tone Art Filter applied.
I was supposed to meet up with Mabe and Calvin for dinner earlier tonight. Therefore, not feeling satisfied with the morning shutter therapy session just yet, I decided to go out a little earlier, stopped by Masjid Jamek and attacked the buildings there nearing sunset time before meeting them for dinner. Indeed, the lighting stayed wonderful till sunset time. The side lighting was pleasing for building shots, producing depth and opening up realistic dimensions, making the scene look very 3D. The added warmth of late day sunlight gave the glowing effect, which was really nice. No, I left my E-5 at home this time, and shot the buildings with Olympus PEN E-PL1 instead. Olympus shines with outdoor colours, and the Olympus blue never fails to impress.
The following images were taken with Olympus PEN E-PL1 and 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 mk1 kit lens
Man, check out the infamous Olympus Colors !! I don't exactly get what the wars between Canon and Nikon colours are all about. I have fallen in love with Olympus. I admit, it is still not as good as Kodak Colours, but it is almost as good.
It was almost sunset that I took a train away from Masjid Jamek to KL Sentral to exhange into a bus to take me to Puchong for the dinner meet-up. While on the bus, I was told all the way from Singapore that Mabe and Calvin had their flights delayed, hence we postponed the meet-up to some other day instead. Oh bummer, the bus was already moving too far away from where I took off, but luckily it was passing by Mid Valley. I got off from Mid valley stop and stormed into the Megamall. That was probably the most unexpected thing that happened, but it was just nice and I had my dinner there.
While in Mid Valley, I visited my friend Wenda who was working at Key Colors (one of the favourite local camera shops) and was surprised to find out that he was still following my blog, and knew that I already had a PEN. I immediately asked him if he had anything interesting for my E-PL1 to go with, and he took out a Konica Minolta old manual lens, the 50mm F1.4, which was still in very good condition. With the right mount adapter, I got it fixed on my E-PL1 and started firing away. Gosh, that was one poisonous lens, and the price offered to me was very, very tempting. I almost immediately made the purchase on the spot, but the inner voice in me advised me not to, because I have just spent quite a deal on the PEN, and I still need to recover for that !! I must also stay true to my own principles of getting back to basic, and just staying with the kit lens for the time being.
Why don't lenses just grow on trees? Or fall down from the skies?