I have been away from Kuala Lumpur and my beloved blog here for more than a week. I was in my beautiful hometown, Kuching, and spent most of my holidays with dearest mum (went shopping and eating and visiting relatives together) as well as catching up with friends, and at the same time, making some new ones. Of course, whenever I could find some spare time, I would squeeze in some shutter therapy !! I really love my hometown Kuching, and unsurprisingly, I love shooting at my hometown. I attacked the streets with a few friends, and I shall just let the photographs speak more for now, as I catch my own breath. I have just returned to Kuala Lumpur a few hours ago.
All images were taken within the past one week in Kuching, with Olympus DSLR E-5 and Zuiko Digital lenses: 11-22mm F2.8-3.5 and 50mm F2 macro
Iron Man (title stolen from Allen Ang)
Walk and Drink together
Old Court House
Boy and Transaction
On the floor
By the window
Shutter therapy buddies: Asfan, Madden, Ariffin and Rahiman
Kuching Sunset at the Waterfront
Through my viewfinder !! Photo taken with HTC One V phone camera
Astana, Parliament, and Dewan Undangan Negeri
Kuching is vibrant, full of life, and the people, the food, the culture, the life, the streets, everything here is just different from what I used to find and live in Kuala Lumpur. Being a smaller City, Kuching folks on the streets are very friendly and approachable. I did not even have to ask permission, I just smiled, pointed my camera at most of my subjects, and they willingly had their photographs taken. A grateful "thank you" after taking their photograph follows immediately, with laughter or warm smiles. I feel like I belonged to the streets, I could easily blend in here without worrying about anything at all, because after all, I grew up here in Kuching, I have spent most of my life here before moving to Kuala Lumpur and worked there, and I know Kuching streets inside out. The sense of familiarity is something that I have used to add into my photographs this time. I feel connected to my subjects, and I sure hope that is shown in my photos in this entry.