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Newspaper

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.

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Lala Seller

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.

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Overblown

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!

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zoom

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 😀

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Sundry Shop

Another photo from Chow Kit Market. Its blurry but I guess technology helps!

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Counting

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.

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Revisit: Noodle Maker

Last Sunday, I decided to make a trip to the Chow Kit market. The place somewhat changed as the slaughter area has been demolished.

Here is a teaser of a set that I will share later part of the week.

Shot on Leica M Monochrom with 24mm Lux

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Tawau Boy

Throwback 2007 – I went to Tawau for recce for Crossing Bridges. After going for few places for Crossing Bridges the Malaysian team decided to organize one in Malaysia and we decided on doing it in Tawau/Semporna/Maiga.

As part of the organizing team, I did a recon trip to Tawau. It was a good trip generally. The following photo shows a boy at a street market in Tawau. The photo was shot using Leica M8.

Pasar Tamu Tawau
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Revisiting Yangon Photos

I need to build a habit of rating my photos. Most of my photos are not rated, I just process which ever that I feel like processing and letting it be. The problem with this is that, I don’t have a view of what I have done right or wrong, and especially when I come and revisit the images, I would not know which one are the ones that I have “picked” versus “rejected”.

Yangon trip was one of the first full trip that I diligently accepted the photos. The reason being is that I had so many “usable” street shots that I needed to pick and choose which ones that I wanted to use. I really need to go back to Yangon. Really love the country. A lot of places to visit and shoot. In fact, maybe in one of my short trip in August, I pop over to Myanmar. Likely to go to Bagan to shoot some great photos up there.

Bogsuke Market
Bogsuke Market

Picture above is one of the photos that I have not chosen (I think). After revisiting the album, I saw something that I think can be used. In fact, in my usual days in street shoot, this could probably be one of the better ones!

Fruit seller discussing their daily sales
Fruit seller discussing their daily sales

Photo above is another nice photo of the Bogsuke Market. A whole bunch of sellers congregating talking about their daily lives!

I thought both photo were great, and worthy to be published here. I do want to shoot and blog more, so let’s see.

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Bogyoke Aung San Market

Bogyoke Aung San Market is a famous market (filled with tourist of course) in Yangon. Based on wikipedia:

Bogyoke Aung San Market is a major bazaar located in Pabedan township in central Yangon, Myanmar. Known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing store

Following are some of my photos (also available in the video).

 

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Chiang Mai – The Big Gallery

Going to Chiang Mai was an impulsive action where I wanted to take a break from all the craziness at work (not that crazy). I do believe that taking little breaks every now and then does give me some recharge (or not).

Also – this year is where I am taking a strategy to do more shooting and getting more holidays. In fact, I am trying to get into holiday once every month. Which means that I will be shooting more.. and spending hell a lot more money.

The following are the gallery of photos that I’ve taken in the 3 days 2 nights in Chiang Mai. In short – I must say, I like the place. Very nice indeed and I do plan to come here more often for my quick little breaks. The coffee is great indeed. And lets not bring up about, just absolutely awesome.

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Street Shoot – Been A While

It has been quite a long time since I did any street shoot, so today I decided to go for a quick street shoot with my camera. After the morning meal (Sahur) – I straight away drove to Chow Kit market. Was expecting some actions from the chicken section but unfortunately that place has been demolished – and awaiting rebuilding.

Thought of going to the noodle maker – but I guess no need la. I’ve shot that shop to death here.

Following are just my lousy shots. Last night before I went to sleep – was looking at some videos (really need to sharpen my streetshoot). The key that I got is to just shoot. Don’t care whether it’ll turn up good or not. Can always delete later 😉