Deepavali Walkabout

Photography

It was one of the days when I decided to go out and do a street shooting walkabout in KL during Deepavali holiday. Yesterday – a friend of mine messaged to our Leica group and asked if anybody wanted to do a shoot. I responded yes. It has been ages since the last time I went out shooting but I guess its a good time.

The weather was pretty good, but as I am not as daring as before and also a lot more picky with my shots, there’s not many photos that I took this morning. I parked my car near YMCA and then had my kopi C kosong before we start our walkabout. We went to two temples around Brickfields, but it seems that the crowd was pretty stale. And the bigger temple does not allow photographers to shoot any photos inside the temple.

We then decided to walk to Petaling Street area. There were two temples around there, one behind the Petaling Street and the other nearer to Pudu Raya.

Following are the two shots that I have – considered worthy!

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Photo taken along the street. Just to show how good is the dynamic range of my phone!

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Picture of a family selling flowers for people giving offering to the temple!

360 image showing a man giving out angpows outside the temple.

A lady doing sketching just outside the temple!

The homeless waiting outside the temple in an organized way waiting for somebody to donate money to them!

Donating Money to the School in Panchuria

Photography

Typically when me and my friends go for a photography trip, we will always try to visit the villages and obviously will look at ways where we can contribute back to them. In my recent trip to Bangladesh, me and the rest of the gang visited a village in Panchuria (which is our host village).

In the village, we visited a school and after looking at the condition of the school, we decided to collect money and pass it to the headmaster. The money collected (which total up to about RM1500), was enough for replacing the floor, window and door! What amazed us was that, the work started almost immediately. The next day, we could see the workers opening up the window frames….


p/s Am actually also testing the video sharing capability of Flickr 😉