I like this cat or tiger rear car sticker or decal. Do you know whether the cat's tail is a wrap round sticker or you have to change the rear wiper arm as well? Do they come in various colours? If you know, please don't post links or pictures. Just reply. Thank you.
Inside the tunnel of an underpass, I decided to have some fun with the camera. For safety reasons, try this only when you are a passenger.
Set the camera's shutter speed to between 1 and 2 seconds. Click and rotate your camera during the length of the exposure. The rotation need not be a full or perfect circle. Your mileage may vary.
To make the light bluish at the end of the tunnel, change the white balance to one of the presets by pre-viewing to see which works best.
To tell the story of Federal Route 1, one must note the historical significance of this segment of the route.
Not many will remember, care or even know this. The first tolled highway wasn't the North-South Expressway. It was this road between Tanjung Malim, Behrang and Slim River.
Built in 1966, the toll booths collected 50 sen from cars. The amount was a lot during its time and it was also perceived by many as mere widening and straightening of the existing Federal Route 1.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures and narrative as much as I enjoyed discovering them. The wheels roll on; another town, another adventure on Federal Route 1.
Photographed on the flyover built to circumvent the (previous) railway crossing and new electrified track. As I descend from the flyover into a junction, I will turn left to go north again.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f5, 1/100 sec.
People stop and stare, they don't bother me
For there's nowhere else on earth that I would rather be
Let the time go by, I won't care
If I can be here on the street where you live
The wonderful love song by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner from the Broadway musical (and later the film) "My Fair Lady" sounds creepy in this day and age. Sounds like a stalker anthem. Haha.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f6.3, 1/160 sec.
Shadow of the ice-cream man's bicycle cart and a dropped glove. Plenty of photo opportunities outside, at the street leading to the temple. Hawkers, panhandlers and buskers create a carnival-like atmosphere. And you may be stepping on a photography tip.
What time is best for such street photography? Post-4pm. Lower sun means longer and more interesting shadows. It also enhances the texture of the asphalt and other surfaces.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f5, 1/1600 sec.
You know you are in Kuala Kubu Bharu town when you see tiled roads with low-lying mountain mists in the background. Is easy to think of it as a foothill town to Fraser's Hill. It is not and it will take another hour or so to reach the foothill at The Gap.
For me, the standout characteristic is the town's spotlessly clean roads, sidewalks and even back lanes. It takes either a disciplined cleaning regime by the town council or a very civic conscious mindset of the dwellers. I think is both.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f4, 1/320 sec.
This is the start of a new photo essay on the first interstate main road of Malaysia; the Federal Route 1. It spans over 800 kilometers, beginning at the border with Singapore, and ending at the border with Thailand. Constructed in stages from around 1909, it was the backbone of Peninsular of Malaysia until it was supplanted by the newer North-South Expressway in the 1980s and 1990s.