I went to Chow Kit again this morning, with a group of wonderful friends. I decided to just keep things as simple as possible, and not think too much. My constant belief is that simplicity works.
All images were taken with Olympus OM-D E-M5 with M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 lens, and PEN E-PL5 with 9mm F8 Fisheye Bodycap lens.
Portrait of a Stranger.
Looking through the entire set, this was the only photograph that I was truly happy about. I mean I do like the other shots, but this particular portrait was the one that had the "YES It was exactly what I wanted" moment as I shot it.
Chicken, waiting to be slaughtered at the wet market.
I am in the midst of experimenting with straightening images taken from the fisheye bodycap lens. The original fisheye distortion did not really work with a wide range of images that I usually shoot. However that extra width was as good coverage of any ultra wide angle lens, and using that to my advantage it becomes my cheap wide angle lens, as I "de-fished" it in post processing. Yes, I lose image quality especially on the edges but hey, the fisheye bodycap lens was not that sharp to begin with.
When there is dramatic sky an ultra wide angle lens surely will open up a different dimension.
While I do not use wide angle lens a lot but I would not hesitate to use it when necessary. In this case, the environment was nicely setup, and told important story of what the place was and what the man was doing.
Taking a Break
That 45mm F1.8 bokeh.
Red Hot Chilli
I am a Malaysian. I love my food with Chilli. Plenty of Chilli.
That 45mm F1.8 lens again!!
My friend Nik Hadi (click) brought a surprise little pink mini camera to shoot today, alongside his usual gear.