Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thaipusam 2012

Sorry for the late update.. just came back from KL business trip.. some fishy business.. hehe

Thaipusam! I never been to a thaipusam before, and this year, i took the challenge to shoot Thaipusam from my point of view. Not sure how it works and how it will turn out, here's the outcome of my first visit to Thaipusam

It's dark out there, as it's only 5-6am..Wanted to capture the ambient light and some motion.. i set my D200 and flash to slow mode and rear sync
Thaipusam in motion

Spiritual power
Spiritual power

Mental power
Wo ah!

I feel you, mr!
I feel you!

The amount of hooks on his back! Oh my..
Oh my...


Adjusting the hook
Adjusting, adjusting

Very intimidating look

Sunrise...everyone is getting ready for the walk
Devotees ready at sunrise

Getting ready

My favourite shot
Meditating or tired

Feel the pain, my friend
It hurts!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chew Jetty CNY 9th Day Celebration

It was a massive celebration held at the Chew Jetty this year in conjunction with the 9th Day prayers to the God of Sky during the first month of Chinese New Year. We (Dream Wanderers) were invited and given an OP pass to shoot some photos during the celebration and we had fun! One of the most happening celebration i've ever attended.

What's better for a prayer rather than BBQ Roasted Pork? How bout the whole pig itself! Yum!!
BBQ Pig! Yummy!

All the giant joss sticks are amazing and colourful! A great form of art
Dragon Ball

Dragon joss stick The Eye

Chinese origami
Chinese origami

Beautiful CNY Lantern decoration
Beautiful lantern

Name tag i presume? *i cant read mandarin :P
name plate i presume?

Dirty bokeh..must be the dust!
Dirty bokeh

And what's CNY without fireworks? The Clan jetties held some massive fireworks show, a friendly competition and we got the best view of all! From a boat we hired from Chew jetty. At only Rm10 per person, it's cheap and u can avoid the crowds, and get the best view of all!
Fireworks @ Clan Jetties

Fireworks @ Clan Jetties

and the ferry at night! Ever get this close before? haha
Night Ferry

when we back to the Chew Jetty, another round of fireworks just begin!
Chew Jetty & Fireworks

Chew Jetty & Fireworks

and not forgetting, our beloved CM Lim Guan Eng coming for a visit! Look at all the supporters!
CM Lim Guan Eng

Wonderful wonderful celebration on the 9th day.. it's my first time celebrating it outside of home and it's fantastic! Looking forward for the next one :P

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Serenity and peace

It was one of the evening here in Bukit Mertajam and the rain is so heavy! We got a mission there, to a place famously known for a jogging site, called Mengkuang Dam. We have to be there, to do something..but it's a secret. Haha.. Anyway, the rain makes the lake and the surrounding looks so.. mystical in a way.. nahh, just serene and peaceful ( minus the sound of water dropping.. XD ) Made some shot, trying to compose with my 50mm F/1.8 and this is what i got. What's your opinion?

Serene . Tranquil . Simplicity .  Peace .

some vocabulary brainstorming.. i'm not that good in english.. so mind me :P