A few random photos around Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers

After being on the road for the last couple of weeks I am finally starting to catch up on a little editing and processing of photos - including a little film processing.  The following photos are just a few random ones I found in my collection that captures more of life in and around Kuala Lumpur.  They are not what I would classify as my best photos, but then the aim of this blog is not to only depict my very best work but rather a collection of photos from a particular moment in time. 

The equipment used in the these photos was a mixture of film and digital.  For the film an old Olympus OM4-T with Kodak TMAX 400 black and white film and a 50mm f/1.8 lens was used.  The camera used for the digital photos was an Olympus OM-D E-M5.  The one one annoying thing about having photos on film is that you just don’t know what to expect as there is no way to chimp at your photos as you take them.  This blog entry is in no way a comparison between digital and film even though I know there is a large crowd of people out there that say film is still the best because of the often better dynamic range.  I was just feeling a little nostalgic and wanted to bring an old film camera out of the cupboard for a day or two.  In fact one of the photos below is taken with the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the old Olympus 50mm f/1.8 lens with MMF-3 adapter.



"Passport Photo"

"Lonliness on the street"

"Its all about phones"

"Life's so easy" (film)

"Contemplation" (old Olympus 50mm f/1.8 lens with mmf-3 adapter on digital)

"The Twin Towers" (Voigtlander 17.5mm lens)

"Another use for a blow torch" (film)

"Traditional Dress"



"Women's Business"

"Smoke Break" (film)

"Phones again" (film)

"Market Shopping" (film)

"Chop time"


Very engaging and immersing set of photographs of KL !! The fact that those were all shot in film showed your proficiency in handling the camera. I think KL streets miss you already, do come back !

By Robin (not verified)

Thanx Robin - I am really looking forward to my next trip back there.  Will let you know when I am back in town.

By Shaun

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