I was on another one of my crazy stop overs while traveling - this time Kuala Lumpur. It was a sunny Saturday morning (with rain looming), however I managed to squeeze a couple of hours in for a bit of shutter therapy with a fellow street photographer - Robin Wong. You can see his version of the morning at http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-quiet-morning.html. While we were both shooting in the same area, Robin shot with his recently acquired Sony Alpha A350 with a 35mm f/1.8 lens and I shot predominantly the Olympus OM-D E-M5 with the 12mm f/2.0 lens. I did change to the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens and Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 lens briefly at one of the temples we visited. It was another great morning exploring the streets and hidden lanes around the Petaling Jaya area. It never ceases to amaze me how much there is to explore and see in Kuala Lumpur, however, there are times when shooting with prime lenses on the street in this area that you often wish you had a wider or narrower lens. This time I chose to go wide (as I usually do). I have also tried to include a few more colour photographs in this series as opposed to my love of black and white.
The posing butcher!
Taking a break for a quick photo
Robin in action
Playing with the Voigtlander in the temple
As we stepped out of the temple and walked down the street I managed to snap the following 4 shots with the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens still attached to my camera. The photos were taken with the lens wide open and the kids really loved having their photo taken and posing for the camera
its all in the eyes!
Is this the serious look!
between the rails
Waiting at the LRT
Kenn playing with the 17.5mm voigtlander lens on my camera during our chatime stop
Kenn again playing with the Voigtlander - this time with Robin as the subject
It was another great morning of shooting on the streets and I can't wait to be back in Kl to shoot with everyone again. For now - I need to do a little work and catch a few snaps on the streets of Vietnam. I am getting a little behind in my posts as I travel but hope to catch up on them over the next couple of days. More to come from my recent trips to Beijing and Xiamen.