I have not had much time to shoot for myself lately. Since my return to KL (after a hiatus of about a month away to Kuching), I have been busy with all the reviews of Olympus latest products, the M.Zuiko 300mm F4 IS PRO lens, and of course the beautiful, sexy PEN-F which was just launched about 2 weeks ago. I have spent most of my previous two weekends shooting for the reviews of the above-mentioned products and the remaining hours writing my blog review entries.
Thankfully, I am having a short holiday of Chinese New Year celebrations, which is a huge deal in Malaysia. I am not celebrating this year, and will be spending my holidays in Kuala Lumpur. That also means, plenty of opportunities for shutter therapy and catching up on my much needed rest. The first thing that I did in the weekends to kick start the holiday was to spend an entire day roaming around the city with a 35mm perspective. I brought along the Olympus PEN E-P5 and mounted a 17mm F2.8 Pancake lens on it. I was joined by Ananda Sim, who is based in Melbourne, Australia but is currently home in KL for Chinese New Year celebrations.
I have loaned Ananda the new PEN-F and he has put in a great deal of effort in penning his thoughts down. Do pay a visit to Ananda's write-up on PEN-F at his blog: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
Oh how I have missed the Olympus PEN E-P5. I only brought my OM-D E-M10 Mark II home to Kuching during my one month disappearance from KL. Now that I am back, I find myself drawn to the E-P5 for street shooting!
This shot was taken with the 9mm F8 Body Cap Lens. I applied distortion correction in post-processing to get rid of the fisheye curvature.
All images from this point onward were taken with the M.Zuiko 17mm F2.8 Pancake lens on the PEN E-P5.
Morning view of the KL City Skyline. It is frustrating to think that the sky is this beautiful, and the air is this clean and clear when I am NOT doing a lens or camera review. Almost every single time I came here for review purposes, it was hazy, or cloudy, or worse, in a thunderstorm! If there was such a thing as a "photography god", I must have wronged or angered him in some ways.
Portrait of a stranger.
What Fuji skin tone? OLYMPUS SKIN TONE ALL THE WAY.
Obviously my fanboy-ism mode is still on.
In Between The Buses
An Ugly Mural/Painting
I think I have enough witnesses now, to see that acts actually came and played with me. Not the other way around. They love me. Believe it.
That Songkok looks a bit like Santa Hat.
Taking A Break
Probably my most vulgar photograph in this blog
And Amir caught me in action. I was waiting for the man in the previous photo to come into the frame. Camera was at stomach level.
Amir and Ananda. Both great photographers whom I am proud to be shooting alongside with. I am in the process of chasing Amir to speed up his blog setup process. Come on man, your beautiful photos deserve to be showcased in an awesome blog.
Remember my Street Photography FlowChart? end the day with an overpriced cup of coffee.
KLCC By Night.
I have missed shutter therapy sooooo much.
I am just glad that I finally had some time for myself, and I can just shoot for the fun of it!
And I would like to think I am getting better and better with the 35mm perspective game. Sure, there is plenty of room for improvement, but hey, I am moving at my own pace, and I am slowly getting there!
To all my beautiful readers who celebrate Chinese New Year, here is me wishing you and your family a prosperous and blessed Monkey Year ahead.
GONG XI FA CAI!!