In the continuing effort in learning 35mm photography, I brought the beautiful Fujifilm X100 to Pudu Market, the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur (and possibly Malaysia). I do not remember using much 35mm perspective in this market, my favourite perspective has always been 50mm, especially shooting in this market. Nevertheless knowing that I will work with very tight space, a wider coverage is always a plus point and having more fitted into a frame forces me to consider my shots more carefully before pressing the shutter button. The market setting is possibly the messiest place to achieve clean composition.
Joining me this morning was the new friend from Germany, Stephan as well as the KL streets regular Nick. We started earlier than usual, to catch the beautiful morning light, and that really did pay off. The lighting on human portraits were fantastic, and there is almost a magical glow thanks to the beautiful morning light.
We were lucky to have come across these two friendly market sellers. We did not approach them, they saw us with our cameras, and immediately asked us to come to them as they picked up those huge fish!
Chicken for Dinner?
This man wanted to pick up a fish (again, we did NOT ask him to do so, he volunteered) but since we have got such good shots of the huge fish previously, Stephan requested this dude to pick up chicken instead. He happily obliged. We were happy photographers.
behind the door
Portrait of a Stranger.
I know I did not have the right focal length with me to execute this shot, but I guess old habits die hard. I could not resist the temptation to do a close up portrait.
I do not know what Begiras mean.
Give and Take
I do not shoot much homeless/beggars photos these days. However, that location this lady chose to sleep in just begged to be photographed.
I like how comfortable this man looked standing while speaking through his phone.
Very Friendly Market People
Portrait of a Stranger 2
Nick vs the Umbrella
Stephan from Germany.
Hope you enjoy your first visit to Pudu!
The session ended with an expensive cup of coffee.
I'd say it was a morning well spent! The weekend has just started. More things to come, stay tuned, things are about to get exciting very soon.