I have met many people who randomly came up to me and said they read my blog, and often a conversation would follow, discussing my review of Olympus gear, my photography style and of course, some of my photographs which they could recall, which obviously managed to leave some lasting impression. There were some notable photographs which have been brought up again and again, but one stood out from the rest, and has been the most popular of all.
It was the photograph of a Bak Kut Teh Claypot at Petaling Street, taken on a Friday night as I was testing the then new Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 lens.
This photograph happened partly due to luck. I saw the sparks coming on and off, so I was waiting and waiting for the right time: when the sparks come alive. I stood there for about 5 minutes, still not being satisfied with the photograph. Then the stall operator must have noticed me standing there, and he must knew I was waiting for the sparks. He then did something (honestly I did not remember what he did !!) and moved the claypot, that suddenly the sparks started to burst to life. I said thank you to that very kind man !!
I would not say that this was my strongest shot, but it has become somewhat a favourite. I have even seen this photograph being used in forums and websites (permissions were asked of course) discussing about the Olympus 45mm F1.8 lens.
I often think that my review photographs were not my best work, because I always did them in a rush (I was given very limited time to review and blog the new gear from Olympus). Nonetheless, from time to time, and I must admit due to more luck than skill, I do get some decent shots !!