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Beaches For Your Sunset Pics - Part 2

Create: 05/05/2017 - 12:33
Isolated corner of Redang Beach

Beaches For Your Sunset Pics - Part 2.

Next up on the sunset beaches series is the sneakily named Pantai Redang in Sekinchan. On a part of Redang Beach less trodden, is an isolated corner I called the Graveyard Of Fishing Vessels. Hauntingly beautiful and off the beaten track.

The skeletal remains of retired fishing boats are laid bare during low tide. I love this swampy coast in northern Selangor. When the light and clouds mashed up crazily, the land and seascape exudes a post-apocalyptic feel. Eerie and awesome.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f8, 1/320 sec.

The Simple Joys Of Life

Create: 04/27/2017 - 20:33
The Simple Joys Of Life

The boy may have no game controller nor a tablet screen to tap. His display shows endless rice fields and his controller is a fishing rod. The natural sound effects are from chirping birds and buzzing insects. The country kid is richer with the simple joys of life.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f8, 1/400 sec.

Stay in a hotel in Sekinchan and go irrigation canal fishing yourself.

http://www.mycen.my/hotels-in-sekinchan/

#rural #landscape #nature #documentaryphotography #malaysia #sekinchan

Drive By Shooting

Create: 02/05/2017 - 17:02
Drive By Shooting

I don't know what was going on. A senior citizen was arranging some old newspapers outside her house in a village in Sekinchan paddy land. I was a passenger in a car and I shot with the window rolled down.

You can take preemptive actions such as upping the shutter speed and deciding how you want to frame it before the car approaches. I kept one finger on the exposure compensation dial as I was thinking her silver hair might be problematic. It wasn't in the end as the camera's dynamic range contained it.

The Dog And The Sea

Create: 02/03/2017 - 11:47
The Dog And The Sea

They always have a stray dog population that is out of control. Whether it is Pulau Ketam or Sungai Besar or here in Pantai Redang in Sekinchan.

Fishermen feed stray dogs with raw fish when the boats come in. The wharf area attracts so many mangy dogs. It is heartbreaking to see them. They are silent victims.

Then And Now - Looking Thru The Time Tunnel

Create: 01/31/2017 - 20:00
Then And Now - Looking Thru The Time Tunnel

Then And Now - Looking Thru The Time Tunnel.

The Sekinchan Nine Emperor Gods Temple is a good place to juxtapose or frame the vast paddy fields. It sits in the middle of he farm land. The ornamental windows on the perimeter wall fence provided a flash back to 2012. I captured the green paddy fields behind one of the windows back in 2012. Now in 2017, during the monsoon season, the fields are submerged in a sea of flood waters.

Fish And Chips Ah Beng Style In A Container

Create: 01/31/2017 - 15:41
Fish And Chips Ah Beng Style In A Container

This time photographed with my Asus Zenfone 3. Fish and chips Ah Beng style includes Hash Brown and a sausage. Unconventional but I like.

The cafe is halal though and the chef and kitchen crew appeared to be Malays. The owner should be Chinese as I saw the red altar of the Chinese land or ground deity outside the kitchen.

Photography Tip: Add a little corner vignetting to make the widescreen format (16:9) of the phone more constrained and intimate.

Asus Zenfone 2, ISO 102, f2, 1/120 sec.

Nasi Lemak At Hotel Farm Ville

Create: 01/31/2017 - 13:55
Nasi Lemak At Hotel Farm Ville

One more from Farm Ville Homestay in Sekinchan the other day. Nasi Lemak from Farm Ville's cosy cafe in a metal shipping container. Everything including rooms and toilets are in a metal container. Was cooling during the rainy weather. Not sure if the air conditioners can keep up during hot days.

Rice is presumably from the touristy Sekinchan Rice Factory nearby.

Park And Pump

Create: 01/26/2017 - 13:50
Park And Pump

Here, a farmer was seen pumping water from his vegetable plot (on right) and discharging the unwelcome flood water into an irrigation canal on left.

I was fascinated by the use of the PTO (power take off) transmission from the drive train of the tractor to power the water suction pump. The multi-tasking and multi use tractor is such a flexible tool for the farmer. Park and pump where it was needed.

Panasonic Lumix GM-1, ISO 200, f10, 1/320 sec.

#documentaryphotography #sekinchan #floods #sunshine #paddy #fields #weather #rice #farmers #tractor

Memories Of Sweet Sekinchan

Create: 01/26/2017 - 12:51
Memories Of Sweet Sekinchan

On the top of the montage is a picture I think I took in the summer of 2012. Green green grass, sunshine, blue sky and fluffy clouds. On the bottom is the shocking view from yesterday after monsoonal rain. The beleaguered tree has what looked like pomelo fruits growing out of it.

Olympus OMD for Green Green Grass Of Home
Asus ZenFone 3 for Flooded Rice Fields

#documentaryphotography #sekinchan #floods #sunshine #paddy #fields #omd #asus #weather #rice #asus #landscape #nature

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