Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sekinchan - Photogenic Location

Sekinchan, one of the rice production area in Malaysia.

I start journey at about 5:00am in the morning was looking forward to the morning sunlight. Surprisingly it took only 1 1/2 hour from Kuala Lumpur to the destination with the new highway.

I arrived before the sun goes up, the first location we (was with one of my friend) scouted was the Nan Tian Gong temple, located in Site A of Sekinchan paddy field.

My car was parked next to these flag poles and I make a picture.
A long exposure shot at dusk.

The Nan Tian Gong temple, perhaps right at the center of the paddy field...

It was December, the harvest season. The locals told us that the whole harvest process will probably takes another 10 days. I drove around the paddy field and all we can see is cropped field and hardly find any ripe paddy to shoot...

Soon, the sky goes brighter and brighter we discovered a few sweet spots.
A Mitsubishi Pajero came and I took multiple shots in high burst mode. I like the way shadow casted.. I call it "Working Hour". The locals probably start work at that hour.

And of course the Paddy, ready to be harvested.

The sun was getting stronger, as I turn around I saw a stream reflecting the sunlight.
Perfect! Still water and beautiful cloud. Knowing that I will not be able to take a good shot in a backlit conditions, I decided to take 7 exposures and merge it later in photoshop.

Morning Sun...

We continue shooting, and scout for other location. Sekinchan also famous with its fishing village. We took a drive to the beach and I discover this lovely anchor nicely placed on platform...

Overall it was a rewarding day with lots of nice pictures taken and beautiful scenery... I will be back the next season...

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