The weekly photo challenge theme this time is pretty challenging to me because the theme is not specificied. It just says The World Through Your Eyes but the curator, Cheri Lucas Rowlands, stressed that the photos should communicate some stories and show the clear intent of the photographer. The photo should also appear to be just slightly improved from an ordinary snapshot.
To answer the challenge, allow me to present a couple of photos that have immortalized “the world through my eyes”.
Being an outdoor photographer I rely fully on the sole source of light which is the sun. But I am also being very choosy about the light that I want to capture. I would only think about composition when the light is in my favour. The scene above is an ordinary scene of traffic in Kuala Lumpur but what I would like to capture as the main subject is the more than 100-year-old Sultan Abdul Samad Building – the elegant Mughal architectural gem – which still stands strong despite the modernity, the busy traffic before it and the neighbouring skyscrapers in the background. And the best part is its facade is bathed in the warm cast of the low-angled light of the late evening sun light. Besides with this kind of gorgeous light you would also get the deep blue sky. It is the kind of light that will make me so restlessly desirous of going out and snapping away.
This photos above is about the converging lines. The converging lines which have also become the lead-in lines to draw the viewers’ eyes into the picture deeper. towards the main subject the Petronas Twin Towers. The passing buggy, by the way, injects a splash of colour in an otherwise monotonous scene.
The picture above is to show the serenity of a fishing village in Kuala Besut, Terengganu, taken in the early morning again to take advantage of the dramatic low-angled light and the deep blue sky.
The slow shutter speed employed in the picture above is to accentuate the movement of people in shopping frenzy during the fasting month of Ramadhan in the preparation for Eid Festival.
Choppy and rough wave during monsoon season on the Malaysian east coast was captured with slow shutter speed to provide a sense of movement. It was also taken in the late evening to capture the contrasty light.
Fishermen push a fishing boat laden with the daily catch belonging to one of them. It shows the cooperation and teamwork among the fishermen. The light is also flattering with deep blue sky and turquoise-blue seawater of Penarik Beach of Terengganu. The horizon was purposely slanted to give a sense of dynamism and movement to the picture.
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