Photo of the month (January 2010)

Posted by shloke 07 February 2010
Title: The Incredible Hulk???
Location: Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Date: 27th January 2010 (Wednesday), 9:42am
Camera: Nikon D60 with Aperture: f/9.0, ISO Equiv.: 100

This pair of gigantic feet belongs to Lord Hanuman - Hindu Monkey God (sa:हनुमान्, IAST:Hanumān; also Anjaneya, Maruti) . It was captured in Batu Caves, Selangor during the recent pre-Thaipusam festival. I regretted not attending the actual celebration. It was touted as the BEST Thaipusam event in years!

Nevertheless, I'm really happy that I managed to snap the above picture. This is my top favorite picture. The sky was amazing. To get this composition, I need to find a nice location. There is a newly built temple next to this gigantic statue. The temple have raised stairways. So, I climbed up a few steps and keep on focusing my camera until I got this beautiful 'frame' of Lord Murugan's feet.

The Statue is really colorful! The body parts are mostly green in color. I really LOVE the natural black shadow on the feet + surreal muscular legs. You might ask "How does Lord Hanuman looks like?" Click here and see The Colors of Thaipusam.

Last Updated 7th February 2010 (11:05a.m.)


  1. micki Says:
  2. It definitely is a " WOW" image! I like the colors and the composition of the image. The black shadow creats the contrast too! It's my favorite!

  3. fufu Says:
  4. yeah i love this giant foot also!! hohohoho =p

  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. Simple object yet powerful composition!
    Good contrast too!
    Ha ha... Your photo skill is getting stronger! ;)

    Re: Love Story Double Bill / 爱情故事双部曲 / Double Bill Kisah Cinta / 恋物語の二本立て

    Ha ha... It's true! I miss those fanciful backgrounds for Chinese opera.

    Re: Unchanged Truth / 不变的事实 / Kebenaran Yang Tidak Berubah / 不変の事実

    Avatar first premiered early December last year, I saw people queueing to watch it at Leicester Square. I might go to IMax to watch it lah! Better than 3D?

  7. eunice Says:
  8. hey that's a nice angle! XD

    I'm going KL this Wed! Thur to Ipoh.
    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  9. Tekkaus Says:
  10. Looks like a genie's big foot. :D

  11. shloke Says:
  12. micki, fufu & 1ondoncaller

    Thank you!!! I was lucky. It was a perfect day for photography :)


    Thanks! Are you celebrating CNY in Malaysia?

    Happy CNY to you too :)


    LOL! It does :)

    Cheers to all!

  13. lechua Says:
  14. wow a great close up photo of the foot!

  15. shloke Says:
  16. lechua


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