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Wesak Day - The Compassionate Chief

Create: 05/04/2015 - 14:08
The Most Venerable Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana, Chief High Priest of Malaysia

I call him Chief. His official title is quite a mouthful: The Most Venerable Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana, Chief High Priest of Malaysia.

Always feel happy to see the man, albeit only once a year now. Before his ordination to highest office, I used to follow him on his many charity missions.

He is also the founder and driver of the Ti-Ratana Welfare Society that operates homes for children (orphanages), the elderly, the infirmed and also halfway houses for abused women.

Wesak Day - Bokeh Paradise

Create: 05/03/2015 - 11:10
Bokeh Pardise with the Sony A7R and the Sony FE 70-200mm G OSS lens

At the Buddhist Maha Vihara Termple in Brickfields is a tent where hundreds of oil lamps are kept lit. It is a photographer's paradise.

Some newbie photographers think 'bokeh' is as simple as an out-of-focus background. It is more than that. It is how the lens render the out-of-focus point(s) of light in relation to the part that is in focus. There is an aesthetic and subjective quality that depend on the lens, aperture and distance.