Photo of the month (April 2009)

Posted by shloke 02 May 2009
Location: Pasar Borong Kuala Lumpur, KL, Malaysia
Date: 24 April 2009, 10:34am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/4.0, ISO Equiv.: 720

By far this is my best shot for a portrait photo. This picture above is a spontaneous shot. I was moving from one section to another section of the wholesale market scanning for some photo opportunities. The Bangladeshi worker (in red T-shirt) spotted me and asked me to take a portrait photo. It was a nice candid photo. I LOVE those natural smiles and relax composure. Also visible in this picture is the curvy roof that look like a military bunker.


  1. xplorer Says:
  2. bro , i love those bangladeshi smile also but honestly i prefer a sweet looking "Ah Moi".You must feel the same things also :-)

  3. shloke Says:
  4. @xplorer,

    Yep...of course I wanna take Ah Moys and Ah Bengs picture. But, I got phobia snapping portrait photos. Difficult for me to approach 'human subjects'.

    I was lucky enough to take this picture above - was invited by them to take this photo :)


  5. fufu Says:
  6. this market is quite a typical one ya... they are enjoying their work there i bet... those people in hk were not that friendly when i took pictures in a wet market there.... guess i gonna visit selayang once...*shame on me as my father goes there everyday for vegetable*

  7. shloke Says:
  8. @fufu,

    I guess these Bangladeshi migrant workers are happy working in Malaysia earning some decent income.

    Street photography is not easy. I remember one Chinese uncle in Pulau Ketam was SO PISSED AND ANGRY with me for taking his photo. I think he gave me the fcuk you fingers :)

    I'm really a shy person but I guess I love to talk to people. Chat a bit and take some photos.

    Overall, you can pay a visit to Pasar Borong Selayang. Not bad....the bosses and workers are friendly people :)

    Gosh, you traveled to so many great places!!!! Great KK trip, fufu!! I wanna travel like you and your friends :)

    BTW, thank you for coming back to my blog!!


  9. fufu Says:
  10. alright, i would sure go visit selayang one day, not now!! erm... yeah street photography is not easy... but still like to do so...especially in the early morning in kl... still planning a day for the morning around petalling street is worth me to go there for a visit =p building people and everything!!

    you shouldnt be shy if you like to take photos... if not you cant take the nest shot i would say... you just need the nerve lol

    well, you have been to many places in malaysia... errhhhh i only been to very few places here... >.< though i wanna explore more...but sometime when i am free, no kaki...then i plan to travel alone...something pop out!! but anyway... will really try my best to see around before i flying off to china next mth =p

  11. shloke Says:
  12. @fufu,

    Petaling Street??? Those Chinese bosses and Bangla workers are VERY SENSITIVE to cameras. Maybe phobia. Asking lots of questions. "Why r u taking photos?" "What for?" and blah...blah...blah..... I guess they don't want ppl to snap their pirated stuff :)

    you just need the nerve lolYep...AGREE!!!

    Honestly, I only started traveling lately. I'm addicted to see more places in Malaysia. Hopefully, by year end I'll be able to travel to India and Lhasa, Tibet.

    WOW! Another China trip???? You really make me wanna dump my day job and travel the world :) Gosh...I want China too. I met this backpacker from England (@ Malacca) who stayed in China for two months yet unable to see all provinces in China.

    Best wishes to ur wonderful journey, fufu!!!


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