It was a public holiday and I felt very lazy, not wanting to travel too far to the city center, and not wanting to stay still inside my room either. Hands were still itchy and not being fully satisfied with the few previous shutter therapy sessions. Hence, still wanting to play with the loaned Panasonic Lumix 20mm F1.7 pancake lens, I mounted it on the Olympus PEN E-PL1 and just started roaming around in a park very near to where I stay. It was in the afternoon, the sky was cloudy, with mild breeze, making it quite a comfortable walk.
Did I have anything specific to achieve in this session? Not exactly. Can you say that I was walking aimlessly? In a way, yes. However, I did want to snap some photos, to a certain extent, I want to see what this Panasonic 20mm pancake can do in good day light. Nonetheless, the laziness kicked in, and I was too engrossed with the slow and peaceful afternoon walk I did not exactly worked the camera out much. I did snap a photo there and here, but hey, sometimes, you just have to put down the camera, and smell the fresh air. Well, not that we get that much fresh air in Kuala Lumpur, but you get what I mean. Being trapped in the delusional world where everything is viewed through the viewfinder (or electronic live view on the LCD/OLED monitor) can be intoxicating and exhausting at the end of the day. So yeah, it has become a relaxing walk, a stroll along the park. With loads of thoughts flying around in my mind.
All images in this entry were taken with Olympus PEN E-PL1 and Panasonic Lumix 20mm F1.7 lens.
Red amongst the greens. Standing out is not easy. You allow people to attack you.
If I were to read his mind, I would love to find out why he would allow me to go sooooooooo close to him to snap this photo. Didn't mamma tell you not to trust strangers?
It was very windy, and the lonely leaf was blown in all directions mercilessly. I kinda feel like the little leaf now.
Sometimes, you think you are safe under some sort of cover and protection, then to realize that in fact you are vulnerable out in the open. Just like this tiny dude here.
Horse is symbol of freedom, strength and longevity. It is sad seeing them being tied up like that.
If the horse can speak, I guess the question I will ask would be "Are you happy?"
Like a speeding bullet, at the wrong place, it can be lethal.
What a better way to end an hour long
soul-searching emo-walkathon than a cold sweet glass of Teh-Ais?
Hey my thoughts need food too. My favourite hawker food: Nasi Goreng Cendawan Ayam Kunyit.
I foresee busy times ahead. Time to brace myself, and prepare for the stormy weather.
Now a question here: Should I be praying for a shelter from the rain, or instead for the rain to wash me away clean?