Of light and shade

I finally got around to editing some more photographs this weekend, so here they are — photographs from Penang, Malaysia! I simply loved seeing the sun light up the pristine mostly-white facades of so many buildings, and was constantly amazed by how it made even the most mundane of street elements look beautiful.    …

Clan jetties of Penang

Thanks to a recent long weekend, my latest dose of wanderlust took me across the waters to Penang, Malaysia. Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008 along with Melacca, the city boasts a wonderful mix of colonial, Malay, Chinese, and Indian architecture. So much so that walking down one street, I felt as if I…

Flatscapes

Louis Pasteur once said, “In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind”. This applies for photography as well, especially street photography, as it driven by the ability of a photographer to observe his/her surroundings, and find ways to transform the ordinary and the mundane into something extraordinary. Photographer Elliot Erwitt summed it up beautifully when he said,…

Solitary

Will no one tell me what she sings?— Perhaps the plaintive numbers flow For old, unhappy, far-off things, And battles long ago: Or is it some more humble lay, Familiar matter of to-day? Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain, That has been, and may be again? – Excerpt from the poem, The Solitary Reaper, by…