Friday, January 17, 2014

Thaipusam 2014 @ Batu Caves

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I admit being a Malaysian, I don't have much knowledge about Thaipusam. This is my first year ever attended Thaipusam celebration at Batu Caves for shooting purposes together with Ken & Alex. We decided to shoot from 5am until sunrise because we just stupid trying to challenge low light. I guess it was a good opportunity too to push my Olympus E-M1 to higher ISO. So yeap! Instead of avoiding the jam like I did every years, this year I be apart of the jam! LOL

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Was shooting with my camera in between ISO 3200 to 6400 and mounted my 45mm f1.8 most of the time. I gotta admit I am very frustrated unable to get any perfect shots I want. People are everywhere that basically I don't have time to think, frame and even set setting in my camera. It was a hit or miss situation for me. Perhaps, I should have use burst and continuous auto focus in my E-M1. Afterall it is one of the things that this camera capable to do. Too bad I choose not to because I am too used to single auto focus and also single shot. I take it as a challenge.

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How well did my E-M1 handle lowlight shooting? It was acceptable for me with a minor focus hunt but most of the shot miss focus due to people moving. In addition, I did not turn on the AF assist light. ISO 3200 and 6400 is definitely a value I wouldn't mind using it in this kind situation. Images still turn up sharp. Note that I am using Low Noise Filter setting where usually I will turn it off. 45mm served me well but on certain situation I wish I could have a little bit wider lens. Perhaps a good excuses for me to get Olympus 25mm f1.8? :P

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Definitely some fresh experience for me joined Thaipusam shooting. It was one of the challenge that "Image! Please turn out to be focused!" keep playing in my mind. Of course, E-M1 focus are pretty unstoppable when sun is rise. I did not satisfied most of my shot today. I will return again next year! Practise make perfect! Maybe I should try climb on the stair too next year.

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5 comments:

suresh suresh said...

wonderfull photos..

suresh suresh said...

very nice quality of photos

SUI CHIN said...

Kepada seluruh rakyat Malaysia yang dihormati,

Dengan hormatnya sini, Kami ingin memaklumkan bahawa YIP KUM FOOK(YIP KUM FOOK & ASSOCIATES) dan anaknya YIP JIUN HANN yang berjalan tugas sebagai lawyer di alamat : NO. 2A & 2B, 2ND FLOOR JALAN 53, DESA JAYA KEPONG 52100 KUALA LUMPUR & LOT 3.55, KOMPLEKS DESA BATU 8, JALAN KEPONG 52100 KUALA LUMPUR (YIP JIUN HANN & ASSOCIATES)

Harap semua rakyat Malaysia mengambil perhatian dan jauhkan orang yang tersebut kerana jangan terkena tipu

Mereka sangat jahat dan hatinya hitam(kejam), sanggup menipu wang wanita, merosak keluarga orang lain dan sendirinya memakan wang Temple, SAMNAK SAMBODHI BUDDHIST TEMPLE, NO: 19 JALAN 38 TAMAN DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR, dan berpura-pura merepot ke polis resit hilang.........harap perhatian

Sekian dimaklumkan,
Terima Kasih

SAMNAK SAMBODHI COMMITTEES
KAMI HANTAR MESEJ INI SEBAB RAMAI ORANG KENA TIPU DAN PEMINTASAN DI KEPONG...HARAP ORANG RAMAI BERJAGA-JAGA DENGAN MEREKA TERSEBUT

kenny soo said...

YIP KUM FOOK (LAWYER) BOHONG KATA RESITS KUIL HILANG!
Kepada orang ramai yang di hormati,
YIP KUM FOOK (MCA GOMBAK) mengaduan ke Polis resit yang simpan di tempat Kuil yang sunyi pun hilang. Mengapa pencuri bolih tahu? Mengapa CCTV tak rakam? Semua cakap bohong.
Ini semuanya dia bermain wayang sendiri. Siapa mahu curi resit yang tidak berhargai itu? Ini bukan duit? Ini bukan Mas? Kerana dia cuba menutup akaun yang tidak serata Kuil SAMNAK SAMBODHI, TAMAN DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. Dia ingat orang ramai semua bodoh.

To the public that is respected,
YIP KUM FOOK (MCA Gombak) report to Police: donation receipts keep in Temple a quietly were disappeared. Why thieves can know? Why CCTV not record? All telling lie.
This is his entire play movie. Who wants to steal invaluable receipts? This is not money? This is not gold? Because he tried to cover unbalance account of SAMNAK SAMBODHI, TAMAN DESA JAYA, KEPONG, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. . He thought, people are stupid.
FORWARD BY SAMNAK SAMBODHI COMMITTEES

Konglee Peng said...

敬爱的佛教伩徒,
有关马來西亜,吉隆坡,甲洞帝沙再也 (暹寺) 三宝寺 Samnak Sambodhi Buddhist Association (Buddhist Temple) No.19-21 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 所发生的纠纷, 经过阅读了,Venerable Phra Piya Thammo 和尚及叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK) 的双方书信之后, 再经实地旁听了觧,做为中间人,我要客观实事的说:
1.当一个和尚、初出道 (小学生),在修行, 若有缺点, 那是难免.他马华公会鹅唛區会主地席叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK),却心眼看不顺,就电招警万到耒佛教之圣地要扣畄和尚耒耻唇出家人, 这是绝对不许可, 除非是殺人放火之大罪悪.
2.他身为马华公会鹅唛區会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK),却反其道而行, 在佛寺不依佛法而軽视佛教的精神, 以傲慢的手段,帶领一般黑社会的人耒挑衅和尚打架, 这也是不该有、更不是佛教修行者的行为.
3.佛教的圣地, 其主要的目地, 是让眾生修佛道, 不是政治争執的地方. 他马华公会鹅唛区会主席叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK), 却利用佛教之圣地当政治活动的场所。如此果敢冒犯佛陀的教誨,更是大大的罪悪。
囯有囯章,彿有佛法,家有家规. 如果出家人有何不对之处, 他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK), 为何不向主持和尚投?让出家人自依和尚的條规处理、却强权一味要显示他是马华公会鹅唛区会及三宝寺理事会主席, 无法无天的应用霸道手段践踏佛教之圣地.为什么。。。。。为什么.
至今, 他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK),不当不歉愧,还要狡辩, 这又证明了他说一套, 做的又是另一套, 囗是心非, 所谓的两舌, 相当阴险. 身为律师, 受高深教育, 却应用如此悪毒, 横蛮无礼的作风污辱和尚, 相等于是耻辱佛教伩仰者。他叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK)不向主持和尚投诉, 却自承英雄,电招外耒者.请问,身为將近20年的三宝寺主持和尚兼顾问,也是第一位 自筹建寺的大功臣,在大马南傳泒中,是闻名遐邇的高僧.其脸要放在那裡?同样的,要是台湾星雲大师的佛寺沙彌犯錯, 理事会没有礼貌自作主张,电招警方要扣畄其沙彌.我敢请问!星雲大师的自尊是怎样的感受?他叶金福律师(Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK)是后耒者,担任理会主席也不久, 竟敢应用如此,目无尊長的方式对待住持,间接的就是告大家,强迫住持和尚必远離,雀巢鸠要佔。这种用心不良, 有老千之谋, 的确令人不敢恭维。
縱观以上几项重点,我不是盲目的護持三宝, 而是要坦白的说;他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK) 身受高深教育, 为律师者,本应通情达理才是,但遗憾的是, 却令人惊觉, 他厡耒就是彿书裡所讲的狡猾且残忍的此颣人。他叶金福律师 (Yip Kum Fook, MCA GOMBAK),利用他的专业知識, 懂得包裝自己的道德守則,以宗教为幌子手,到处募款,商业经营, 政治活动为重, 并没依循佛教宗教守则行事, 也没对人道作出任何貢献, 只不过借宗教之名捞取权和私利而己。