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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4 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