Thursday, November 4, 2010

♪ ♫♫ ♪ ♪ ♫♫ ♪ ...

Location: A'Famosa Fort at Melacca City 马六甲古城
Date Taken: Oct 30th, 2010 11:10am
Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
ISO 200, "A" mode 1/15s @ F4.2, 0 EV, FL=30mm

Just at the entrance to the historical site to the A'Famosa Fort, Melacca. ("The Famous" in Portuguese) is a fortress located in MalaccaMalaysia. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing.

In this trip, I find a musician playing his beautiful violin in that small gate house. You can hear his music when approaching the Fort from a distance. The sounds of his music echoed beautifully from within the interiors of the small gate house entering the Fort. As my wife and two kids went climbing up the hill to the upper section of the Fort, I stayed here for a short while for the music and photography.

I would have got better shot if I had a lower Aperture but my lens is variable aperture maximum at F3.5 only. The ruin walls seems distracting even I decided to make the photo into Sepia color but the atmosphere was beautiful nostalgia.

25 comments:

Ken Mac said...

love all the texture.
thank you for your recent comment re my mom's passing. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation, very sweet of you. Thanks for the prayers, brother.

Costea said...

A picture that expresses very well the feelings you have when listening to violin music removed.

Vibeke Sahl said...

Fantastic picture!! nice composition and tone of colour. I can almost hear the music....... Vibeke :-)

ρομπερτ said...

When language has to end, music takes over and beyond.

A good Thursday for you.

daily athens

Levonne said...

Nice contrasty shot! I like the mood.

Luz said...

Wong:
Es de una exquisita sensibilidad este post amo el sonido del violín es una sonoridad que me atrapa.
Un buen post saludos!

Randy said...

There is something so peaceful about this photo.

Olivier said...

MAGNIFIQUE cette photo de ce musicien, j'adore la tonalité choisie

Line said...

Exellent! Love the mood & the composition. Great images with wonderfull constrasts and colortones!

AB said...

Nice shot. He looks lost in his music

Wersemei said...

Me encanta esta foto, parece que se escuchan las notas del violín. Magnifica toma.
Saludos!

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

so well photographed, I like it a lot

Espresso said...

Super photo!

Anne Ueland said...

Great image, lovely atmosphere and story of the violin player.

pietrzyk said...

Good photo in a nice tone.Greetings Andrzej.

Elena Lechuga said...

I felt the music!
Thank you, dear Wong

Aga said...

Helo:)
Good photo
is the climate

Bitch said...

An image which sounds very good!!
Have a nice day, Wong.

sophie said...
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sophie said...

I love the feeling on this photo. :D

Black Face Sheep said...

Hi Mr. Wong, this is very nice B&W!
It looks like a nostalgic film photo...beautiful!

Øyvind Buljo said...

Nice feel to the photo, I really like the sepia colors on this one. Is he wearing gloves? Can't be easy to play the violin with gloves!?!

Øyvind

SKIZO said...

Sublime
see
you
my
friend

Andras said...

Amazing photo, truly nostalgic...!

Hemera said...

Beautiful photos.