I thank you all beautiful people for showing up and taking some time to respond to my previous blog entry (here). I appreciate the show of support and the kind words. Photography is about shooting and sharing images, and I will continue to do so regularly on my blog. I have enjoyed doing so for so long and I will continue doing so here, you will see.
I was away to Penang for almost one week for business trip, and while I was there, I only had very little time to go out and shoot on my own. With whatever little time I had, I used the Olympus OM-D E-M10 and M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 lens to shoot on the street, and gathered a small collection of photographs to be shown here. After all the dramas happening recently, I decided to just shoot the way I wanted to shoot, processed the images the way I wanted to process them, and just share the photos here as my usual shutter therapy sessions. I enjoy shooting on the street, I love the 50mm perspective, I have come to love the new OM-D E-M10 and the M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8 lens, and I really fell in love with Penang streets. I think Penang is a street photography heaven. I only wish I had spent more time there and explored further. It was such a joy to just shoot and not think about anything else for a while.
Rest assured my review blog entries are still on the way. I needed this tiny break. I needed to just shoot for myself, not for reviews. I hope you guys enjoy the photos, as much as I did shooting them.
Cendol. Shaved ice with red beans and grass jelly in coconut milk mixed with palm sugar. Penang's heaven comes in a little bowl.
Penang Street Art
By the beach
Five Foot Way
Fresh Fruit Vendor
Outside the closed shops
Entrance to a Temple
Very small bike
I have always preferred using the 50mm perspective (25mm lens for Olympus of course) on the street, in fact I think it is crucial to most of my wider angle coverage shots, with background incorporated into my portraits to create something like environmental portraits. I would use the longer focal lengths such as the 45mm F1.8 lens for tighter close up street portraits. Somehow I just find the normal 50mm perspective works so much better for me in comparison to 35mm. Believe me I tried so hard to love the 17mm F1.8 lens, and it never gave the results that I wanted, but the 25mm lens just worked even without me trying that hard. Yes, I acknowledge it is a matter of individual preference, we do not have to get to figure out which one was right or wrong, because there never really was any right or wrong in photography. If it works, it works. It it does not, no matter how hard we push, or force it to happen, it won't happen. Understanding what works is extremely crucial.