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Event and Street Photographer who leads by the Spirit of God and loves to capture the moment in life either in door or on the street.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Olympus Street Photography Walkabout-Petaling Street

Greetings dear friends and I would like to share with you another wonderful day of fun in the street of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Last Saturday, September 6th, I have joined Olympus Street Photography Walkabout-Petaling Street which was organised by Robin Wong, a recognised Malaysian Street Photographer and the event fully backed by Olympus Malaysia. It's being a privilage and really glad to walk and shot with Robin Wong and the awesome Olympus users. I am also glad to see a few familiar faces like Luke Ding, an Admin for KL Street Photographers on Facebook and Flickr and Amir, who is also a KL Street Photographer member. Beside I also meet for the first time my Facebook fiends like Johan Sopiee.

I specially thanks Robin Wong for lending me his M.Zuiko lens 25mm F1.8 which I plan to purchase but I have to get a real feel of it in the street first. Verdict: It's awesome lens for street and meet my shooting style.

On the other note, I am admin for a Flickr group called OMD Street Photographers. Feel free to join the group if you are on Flickr. You also may join KL Street Photographer (Flickr) and KL Street Photographers (Facebook)

I started off my journey from Kelana Jaya LRT Station at 8.33AM where my beloved wife Agnes dropped my off and I thank Robin Wong for arranging this walk to start at 9.00AM instead of his normal time of 8.00AM. I reached at Pasar Seni LRT Station at 8.55AM and made a good rush to Central Market, our meeting place for the event.

Here is our fun and joyful journey through the street of Petaling Street.

All images taken with Olympus OM D E-M5 and lens 25mm f1.8 or otherwise stated.

Luke and Amir

Robin taking out his M.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 for me. 
 From here onward, I am using loaned M.Zuiko 25mm F1.8

Monday, September 8, 2014

500px Global Photo Walk 2014-Kuala Lumpur

On Saturday, September 6th 2014 was a hectic day for me as my wife and I have to wake up early in the morning to participate in our company Charity Run event. And after the event, I plan to go to Kuala Lumpur to participate in another event namely 500px Global Photo Walk 2014.

Side note: On September 1st, I have twisted my lower back muscle which left me in pain even to walk and what more to run or a long walk. It was even pain while I sit. On Friday, I was still on pain killer to relieve the pain and in desperation, I make a deal with my God whom created me and I know He always love me that if He allow me to run without pain on Saturday, I promise to read and meditate on one verse of the Holy Scripture each day. Actually this is for my own good as lately I am abit lazy to read the Holy Scripture.

My prayers being answered and I ran the race comfortably where I led the first 1.5 KM. After that I slow down due to not enough stamina and finished the race at number 7. I took photos for the event before I have a short shower and head for Kuala Lumpur. My beloved wife, Agnes dropped me at Taman paramount LRT Station and I arrived at Pasar Seni LRT station at 10.15AM and took my first shot at 10.17AM which was the first below image.

I never thought that I will met those who joined the 500px Global Photo Walk but as I walk towards Petaling Street from Central Market, I heard someone called, "JOHN!!, JOHN!!". I thought my ears play a fool on me. Sure enough it's no other then my group friends whom had walked the street with me the week earlier. Wak Li is the one who called me.

Below are the photos taken during our walk on that day. Eventhough the theme for the 500px Global Photo Walk was Patterns and Signs instead recorded their moments for the day beside shots of strangers in the street.

All photos taken with Olympus OM D E-M5 and lenses M.Zuiko 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 & 45mm f1.8

Map Reading

Griffity War: Anti & Pro GST

Expression: Get out of my way

Capture the colors

Wet Ground: I like wet ground as it added dramatic effect to the image

Luke Ding, the Admin for KL Street Photographer group with Agoes.

Luke Ding, Alvin and Scott with Agoes

Getting ready for business

Wan Zuharuddin helps a stranger to take his picture.

Filipina Street Photographer (FSP) participated in the 500px Global Photo Walk event

4D: I should have strike!!

Wak Li with one of the FSP member

Walking Shoes

Find Direction

Mohd Siberi meets Mahfuz Mahfiz

Sharpening Tool

Cik Manap Semananjung in action

Street Portrait | Street Vendor

Mahfuz Jaffar in action

Agoes is checking the wind and ready to strike.

Mambo Jumbo having a drink

The Team: Wak Li, Mambo Jumbo, Wan Zuharuddin, Mahfuz and Mohd Siberi

Fully Loaded

Street Jump

Wak Li sipping his tea after a long walk

Mambo Jumbo taking a rest

Inside Out

I am Stuck!

Moving house?

Hit my thigh!

Expression of Love & Care

I am a biker

Foreign worker: Calling Home

Foreign Worker: Betel Nut vendor

Wefie: Agoes, Mohd Siberi, Mambo Jumbo and I

Street Portrait

An Interesting and Intelligient Mystery Street Photographer

Go Home!!

Time for me to head for home

Thursday, September 4, 2014

KL Street Photowalk.02

Since the last KL Street Photowalk.01, I have been walking the KL Street alone or joined other's event. Many things had happened ever since my last post and you may see the images in my Flickr.
Actually on Saturday, 23rd August I was also on the street of Kuala Lumpur alone. And on that same week, my Olympus OMD E-M5 was sent for annual service which left me with Nikon D7000.

I got a kick of this DLSR camera again. On Saturday, 30th Auggust 2014, I armed myself with Nikon D7000 and lens Nikkor AF-S 50mm F1.8G.

Late previous night, I posted a status mentioned about the KL Street Photowalk.02 and my Street Photographer's friends responded namely Mahfuz Jaffar, Rosli Natiman (Wak Li) and Zamri Arch.

These are the images taken during our KL Street Photowalk on Saturday, 30th August 2014.

All images taken with Nikon D7000 and lens Nikkor AF-S 50mm F1.8G.

Kelana Jaya LRT Station

My Photog Buddies: Zamri Arch, Wak Li and Mahfuz Jaffar

MahfuzJaffar.com.my | Laman Medan Pasar

Eyes to Eyes

Photokaki | Dataran Merdeka

Street Photog in Action | Lebuh Ampang

Street Portrait | Central Market

Messaging | Street Moment

Tattoo | Light and Shadows


Private Moment

Living Better | Street Portrait | Petaling Street

Admiration | Street Moment | Petaling Street

Darren and family from Seremban having a holiday in KL

Darren and his daughter

Darren's family playing with the birds

Joseph Wong | Pasar Seni LRT Station

You may view the rest of the photos taken during our Photowalk in my Flickr in the following Album...Darren's KL vacation 30-08-2014 and KL Street Photowalk.02