Sunday, December 14, 2014

Capturing Art


























Melbourne
Leica M-E. Summicron-M 35mm


There are places where photography is prohibited, like in some concerts, museums, art galleries, and even some buildings (heard about the Eiffel Tower lately?).  

I was once stopped from taking pictures of an old structure at KLPAC by their security.  I wrote an email to them and I was told I could take the pictures if I were to pay a fee (they were talking thousands of Ringgit), as "it's private property".

























Melbourne
Leica M-E. Summicron-M 35mm


Restrictions on flash photography in a museum/gallery/concert I can understand, but no photo taking at all is bad (don't get me started about KLPAC); isn't art is all about sharing?


*About Eiffel TowerKLPAC.

"Learn Digital Photography with Geoff Lawrence" 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Burden


























Kuala Lumpur
iPhone 5s

What made me shot this was what came into my mind the first instance, "Hey you are endangering others' lives!".  

I shot it, drove past him, and thought nothing about it until I opened up the photo later in the day.  The stuff he was carrying and the shadow in the picture somehow tell me he wasn't exactly enjoying his ride. It was a beautiful day on a Ducati perhaps but a day job carrying junk on a kapcai it became a long-hot-tiring day ahead.

He may be riding his overloaded bike this way illegally, but I'll give way every time I see him, and pray for his safety.

"Learn Digital Photography with Geoff Lawrence" 


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunny Day




















Work for Food
Kuala Lumpur
Ricoh GRV 18mm

Sunny day is nice on a holiday, a day out to take photos or people watching from a cafe.  But it may not be so nice if you have to work under the sun...






















Kuala Lumpur
Fujifilm X100 Fujinon 23mm




Kuala Lumpur
Leica M-E. Summicron-M 35mm

... then again, an all-windows office (c/w air-conditioning, a desk-top PC, and a badge!) may not be all that bad?







































Kuala Lumpur
Leica M-E. Summicron-M 35mm

Perhaps depending how one looks at it, a sunny day is a colorful day after all :)


"Learn Digital Photography with Geoff Lawrence" 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween







































Kuala Lumpur
HP IPAQ

The Echocardiography Room usually looks friendlier during the day. 

It was in the middle of the might, some years ago (notice the picture was shot with an IPAQ?). I was going through a scan to prepare for my surgery the next day.  Of course, I didn't forget to take some pictures before I was wheeled in.

And I survived the nightmare  :)

Sounds like Halloween eh? 



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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Futile Proposal

Kuala Lumpur
Ricoh GRV 18mm

Despite being so strikingly 'dressed', it didn't seem enough to catch any attention  :(


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Attractions

Kuala Lumpur
Ricoh GRV 18mm

If you care to observe, you will find lots of interesting stuff around you while walkabout in the city, especially while people-watching. 

I saw this guy trying out his dashing pink suit in a tailor shop inside a mall... Hey how often do you spot a pink suit, not to mention on a big fella like him, in KL? So I couldn't resist and went into the shop and asked for a shot and he happily obliged. 


Kuala Lumpur
iPhone 5s

Have you ever found someone just possesses the 'power of attraction (or distraction)'? She walks into the right spot, and the lights and everything just fall into places and make heads turn?


Kuala Lumpur
Ricoh GRV 18mm

Or, rather they just KNOW where the lights are?





Kuala Lumpur
Ricoh GRV 18mm


The 'bandit look' got my attention.


Kuala Lumpur
Ricoh GRV 18mm

How can anyone ignore this fella?


Kuala Lumpur
Leica M-E. Summicron-M 35mm

Mr Spiky is definitely a distraction!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Happiness in Colour
























Kuala Lumpur
Leica M-E. Summicron-M 35mm

Happiness comes in the simplest form - sunshine, balloon and bubbles!





























Melbourne
Leica M-E. Summicron-M 35mm

... or maybe a skateboard will be even better!





























Melbourne
Leica M-E. Summicron-M 35mm

Warm colours (especially added with sunshine!) evoke feelings of happiness, optimism and energy not only to the subject of my pictures, but to myself taking the shots too!

:)


"Learn Digital Photography with Geoff Lawrence"

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Boots or Slippers?





























Kuala Lumpur
iPhone 5

It looks like a beautiful pair of boots, but it may not be the most favourite footwear for this homeless...


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