This album is from my recent visit to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Some street photography, some charity work & of course will be updating some shots from the ruins of Angkor Wat & Bayon...
Was invited for a studio shoot. Since portraits aren't particularly my forte I just went with the more odd angles & focal lengths. Sorry if the distortion is too much for the mainstream portrait shooters :P.
Some over the top processing... Not for the faint hearted...
The ninth day of the New Year is a day for Chinese to offer prayers to the Jade Emperor of Heaven (天公, Tiāngōng) in the Daoist Pantheon. The ninth day is traditionally the birthday of the Jade Emperor. This day is especially important to Hokkiens. Come midnight of the eighth day of the new year, Hokkiens will offer thanks giving prayers to the Emperor of Heaven. Offerings will include sugarcane as it was the sugarcane that had protected the Hokkiens from certain extermination generations ago. Incense, tea, fruit, vegetarian food or roast pig, and gold paper is served as a customary protocol for paying respect to an honored person.
This set of photos were captured during the thanks giving prayers 2012 at the Clan Jetty in Penang, Malaysia.
The Kek Lok Si Temple is a Buddhist temple situated in Air Itam in Penang and is one of the best known temples on the island. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. The temple is a focal point of festivals of the Chinese community in Penang.
The Chinese New Year celebrations are particularly impressive. For 30 days following Chinese New Year, the temple remains open until late at night whilst thousands of lights turn the scenery into a sea of light.
The wet market at Chowrasta in Penang is the busiest market in town & also the most colorful especially around the time of Chinese New Year. I was there again this week to capture images using the Fujicolor Superia X-TRA 400 film. Things were so saturated that I sometimes had to dial down the colors somewhat.
All images in this set was captured using a Canon A-1 SLR on a 50mm f/1.8 FD lens using this remarkable film.
All the images in this set was captured using a Canon A-1 SLR with a 50mm f/1.8 FD lens loaded with Kodak Professional BW400CN 135 film.
Finally got out with a bunch of friends for a photowalk!