Not far from the Noodle Factory – is the Kopitiam that the locals will have their breakfast. The time is not that early but I am surprised that there are not many people having breakfast here. I would have thought that there will be a lot more people here!
Some photos of the public housing in Chow Kit. This is in front of then South East Asia hotel, a place where my dad work. I still remember coming to this part of the world and go for some grocery shopping in Co-op super market. There is also this “shopping mall” called Keramat Supermarket. This was back then in the 1980s.
Quick shoot to the trigger on the lady that’s walking towards me. I just went back to my car to drink rehydrate and there she saw me pointing the camera at her. I didn’t hear her shout and just click and moved away. Given the camera is silent, not drama there. Just a good snapshot of a typical street scene in Chow Kit.
This photo was shot at 7.45 am, but it did felt early because I left my house when it was dark. This photo shows an uncle reading thru the newspaper while sipping his favourite cup of coffee.
While walking towards the market complex, I bumped into this lady that’s selling clams. I did know what she was selling until I zoomed in the photo during post-processing.
Compared to the other markets I’ve been to in other countries, we don’t have many of this “makeshift” stalls. Nevertheless, we should not discriminate them as there must be a reason why they exist.
As much as the Leica M Monochrom is a great camera with superb dynamic range. It won’t be able to defy the basics of digital photography. The top right hand corner of the photo is way over blown. I screwed up on the exposure. I should have been smart enough to average out the exposure because the its easier to recover shadow than to recover highlights.
The basic that I referred to is on highlight recovery. Even when I push the photo to 4 stops down, it was impossible to get back the detail. In fact it became so muddy!
The woman in the photo does not look very happy though!
Another one of my Chow Kit photo. Blurry as hell but I do like the composition. The guy was staring at me for a good five minutes after he had his puff!
No choice, but I guess shoot him 🙂 He then moved away. So happen there was a bike there 😀
Another photo from Chow Kit Market. Its blurry but I guess technology helps!
Another shot from Chow Kit
Another take on Pharmacy. I took this photo before in my previous trip.
Another black and white photo from my recent shoot in Chow Kit market. This is a photo of a stall owner counting his inventory of the day. The time of shooting 7.21am. Still early but outside was still dark.
Nasi Lemak is a decadent breakfast that usually served for breakfast. A serving of Nasi Lemak can go up to 1000 calories, depending on the choice of “lauk”.
I made a trip to Chow Kit market to test out the new camera. The first thing that I saw next to my car was a Nasi Lemak stall. They were selling a selection of “lauk”. Thank god that I do not take breakfast. Otherwise, this will be the right choice for a wholesome breakfast. Eat breakfast like a king!
The photo below shows the stall where we can see the lady in front carefully choosing her lauk.