Tawau Boy

Photography

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

Revisiting Yangon Photos

Photography

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.

Bogyoke Aung San Market

Photography

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).

 

Chiang Mai – The Big Gallery

Photography

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.

Street Shoot – Been A While

Photography

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 😉