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Around Kuala Selangor

Create: 03/03/2017 - 22:07
Around Kuala Selangor

Kuala Selangor is a fantastic nearby getaway. There are those monkeys at Malawati Hill, the lighthouse and nature park, the seafood and fishing village of Pasir Penambang and if that is not enough, there is also Auntie's Kopitiam, Cendol Bakar and more.

It may be a good idea to stay at the De Palma Inn (link at below) which is near to these places. Don't forget the Fireflies Park and the beautiful Sri Shakti Temple. Links to most of these places are given and as with all my pages, alternative and other nearby accommodation options are provided:

Peaceful Easy Feeling

Create: 02/26/2017 - 12:04
Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Swamps of The Gold Coast

Loved how serene the swampy coastline and the mangrove stumps appeared near the Persatuan Sukan Layar Selangor (Sailing Sports Association). Soothing in every way.

"I like the way your sparkling earrings lay,
Against your skin, it's so brown.
And I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight
With a billion stars all around"

Peaceful Easy Feeling was a song recorded by The Eagles in 1972. They don't write songs like this anymore.

The Beach Boys Of Morib

Create: 02/23/2017 - 15:11
The Beach Boys at Morib Beach

Morib beach is so idyllic, secluded and near yet nobody comes here on a weekday. Except for the beach boys, a group of monkeys having the esplanade to themselves. Glad to see wildlife co existing.

Delightful to see them swinging on Casuarina trees. Morib is the nearest real beach for us landlocked KLites. You will cry if you come here on a weekend as I previously did. The amount of litter and garbage strewn about and left behind by visitors was shocking.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f16, 1/250 sec.

Trees Are Poems The Earth Writes Upon The Sky

Create: 02/06/2017 - 14:39
Trees Are Poems The Earth Writes Upon The Sky

A re-visit to Pasir Penambang. the small seafood and fishing town off Kuala Selangor, brought a smile to my face. Happy to see the old tree in the middle of the road still standing and alive. In a society with scant regard for conservation and preservation of nature and old things, it was surprising to see the tree still in the middle of the road spared - four years on.

That Face You Make

Create: 02/04/2017 - 16:49
That Face You Make

While rummaging through the old photoa of Lap Chun from last year, I found some unpublished ones.

One of the monkeys who grabbed a balancing egg from me discovered raw egg is hard to swallow. The face one may make at the mamak when the "sentengah masak" (half-boiled) eggs are too raw.
The old world monkeys or macaques are mischievous and aggressive. Be careful around them as some may run off with your camera bag. This one eventually crouch forward and licked the spilled egg yolk clean.

Sony A7R, ISO 2500, f9, 1/250

#lapchun #lichun #monkeys #egg

Cock Fighting

Create: 01/28/2017 - 15:53
Cock Fighting

Those who received the greeting card featuring the rooster may be interested to know the circumstances or backstory. I was outside a kampung house in Ulu Slim, near the famous hot springs. I was enthralled by the sight of two cockerels play fighting almost non stop. Waited for the brief moment they took a break and captured the solitary pose of the rooster on right. Organised cock fighting is illegal in Malaysia.

Sony A7R, ISO 800, f4, 1/1600 sec.

#cockerel #roosters #cockfighting #kampung #greetingcard #nature #farm

The Back Way Is The Best Way To Cameron Highlands

Create: 01/21/2017 - 20:52
The Back Way Is The Best Way To Cameron Highlands

For this journey, I took the off-the-beaten track back road. It is the old 'Silk Road" that meanders alongside the Main Range.
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My journey began at the foothill of Genting Highlands and on to Raub where the road splits to the other highlands resort of Fraser's Hill.

From Raub, I headed north to Sungei Koyan where the road splits again, with Kelantan and the National Park to the east.

Tiny Chewbacca Flowers

Create: 07/24/2015 - 19:49
Tiny Chewbacca Flowers - Macro

Trampled by humans and decimated by grass cutters, the plants survive somehow.

Each pod is smaller than a finger nail and a closer look reveals its understated and strange beauty.

Macro photography with the Sony FE 55mm prime and Raynox DCR-250.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 1600, f4, 1/1250 sec.

Dance Of The Doves

Create: 07/10/2015 - 11:42
Dance Of The Doves

They always look graceful when frozen by the camera in mid-flight. At a market, I saw a shopkeeper throwing grains and the birds swooping in from a telephone wire.

Pays to keep the camera in S or shutter priority mode for street photography. I rolled the dedicated shutter speed control dial rapidly while lifting the camera to my eye.

It all happened in a matter of a few of seconds. Before I hit the targeted 1/4000th of a second, the birds were already overhead.

While I can control the camera, the flight formation is all luck. I added the green hue in post.

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