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Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by AbsolutKev, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    Hi guys,

    starting out my own thread here and I do really hope I continue to contribute. Been learning to take street photography as I find everyday life is worth being documented for sharing. Different people in different parts of the world live their daily lives so diversely.

    I hope I can tell a story from the pictures and I hope you guys will enjoy.
  2. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    To kick it off, this is my first picture. Stay tuned for more.

    E-P3, Oly 45mm f1.8 @f1.8, 1/800sec, ISO 200

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6519976461/" title="PC159579 - Copy by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6519976461_34d27033c8_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC159579 - Copy"></a>
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  3. peterbee

    peterbee Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 2, 2011
    Huddersfield, UK
    Peter Bartlett
    Great opening image - love the "link" between the out of focus child in the foreground and the main subject - look forward to seeing more
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  4. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    Thank you Peterbee for your encouragement. Will post more soon, promise.
  5. lecturedoodle

    lecturedoodle Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 7, 2011
    I second Peter's comment. Great shot, terrific composition!
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  6. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    Pasar Malam

    "Pasar malam" comes from the Malay/Indo word night market. (Pasar=market & Malam=night). This particular pasar malam is about 5 minutes drive from my house in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Starts at about 5pm till about 10pm. Took this shots around 6pm so there was still sufficient ambient light.
    Pasar malam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Pricing in the pasar malam is not fixed. Negotiations for a better price is common.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6523275049/" title="PC159565 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6523275049_33500cc397_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC159565"></a>

    The "D24", one of the popular cultivars of the durian world. Used to cost ard RM20/kg in the late 90's but cos around RM5-10/kg now

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6523267829/" title="PC159564 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6523267829_91fdca4aa6_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC159564"></a>

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    A lady carefully prepares her "Kaya Balls". The balls have a centre filled with delicious sweet kaya (AKA coconut jam).
    Coconut jam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Malaysian's local pancake/crepe sorta thingy. the thin one on the left of the frame has peanuts inside. The thick one on the right has red beans.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6523242609/" title="PC159570 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6523242609_a4d4531511_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC159570"></a>

    The begger has only one leg and crawls around with the help of his hands. There are reports of syndicates that kidnap and mutilate/deform people and force them to beg. This person is obviously and Indonesian and I wonder if his family knows about him. Pretty keen to do a documentary one day and prehaps shed some light into this syndicates.

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    Fried Carrot cake! Favourite!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6521311609/" title="PC159581 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6521311609_fa314503b7_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC159581"></a>
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  7. petach

    petach Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 18, 2011
    Some nice stuff you have going on here, like them a lot. Keep them coming.
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  8. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    And I came to this thread looking for some Vodka....:biggrin:
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  9. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    You AbsolutLy came to the wrong place... Haha.
  10. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia

    Good morning Singapore!

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  11. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    Kuala Kumpur

    Kuala Lumpur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Finally, a few hours to do what I like in my hectic schedule. I was born and lived my first 8 years in this city. Nostalgia fills me when i walk down the streets. Wished I had more time to catch up with this old friend.

    Stepped out from my hotel and....

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542828681/" title="PC131497 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542828681_cf1bf23177_b. "768" height="1024" alt="PC131497"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542811843/" title="PC131498 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542811843_4e8e47ae2b_b. "768" height="1024" alt="PC131498"></a>

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542788365/" title="PC131527 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542788365_1f592950f1_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC131527"></a>


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542824621/" title="PC131524 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542824621_6a4bd5c02d_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC131524"></a>

    The new and old

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542794753/" title="PC131514 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542794753_3a6730baaf_b. "768" height="1024" alt="PC131514"></a>

    Petronas Towers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542781599/" title="PC139489 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542781599_0a6b25b1f5_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC139489"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542761663/" title="PC129446 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542761663_9ff3451ec4_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC129446"></a>

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    Yong Tau Hu! Yum.
    Yong Tau Foo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542767661/" title="PC129449 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542767661_9e56838e9c_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC129449"></a>


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    Red light

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542735205/" title="PC129472 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542735205_42efec5384_b. "768" height="1024" alt="PC129472"></a>

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    How can I say no....

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6542803577/" title="PC129475 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6542803577_bd791fd8a5_b. "768" height="1024" alt="PC129475"></a>
  12. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    more coming up!
  13. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 9, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    were you staying at the dorsset, imbi road? btw i have breakfast at least
    2-3 times a week at mei sin (3rd photo).

    pretty good night shot at the pavilion; the 12mm?
  14. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Thanks for sharing. I had a wonderful time visiting Malaysia/KL...hopefully I will be able to return some day soon.
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  15. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    Yup bro, u r right, Dorsett. C u had a great time in medan too. MAyb next time I head up to KL again we can meet up for tea n some shootin.

    Mei Sin, i havent tried the food there. Thr so many food stalls n im jus lost in the variety. hope to try all.

    yup, 12mm for he pavilion
  16. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    Glad you did enjoy yourself. Do contact me when ur coming down again. If im available i ll bring u ard places I know. cheers!
  17. AbsolutKev

    AbsolutKev Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 6, 2011
    Johor, malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur - Cont

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/absolutkev/6548548767/" title="PC139510 by AbsolutKev, on Flickr"> 6548548767_555e11a8c8_b. "1024" height="768" alt="PC139510"></a>

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