Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Floating Life stolen half a day 偷得浮生半日闲 ...

Location: Malacca Jonker Street 马六甲 鸡场街 “地理學家咖啡館” ...
Date Taken: Nov 30th, 2010 05:04 pm
Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
ISO 250, "A" mode 1/160s @ F8, -1 EV, FL=18mm

“地理學家咖啡館” Geographér Café is conveniently located in a conspicuous corner of the pre-war shophouses right in the heart of Chinatown in Old Malacca. With its warm ambience, the eatery reflects the gracious old charm of the seasoned traveller and truly maintains the tradition in a place where East meets West. Visitors are provided a window with a "Living Museum" as they keep an exciting look-out for the bustling activities that pulse through the many narrow streets nearby, which are lined with shops, houses and buildings, centuries old.

This place is the last stop of photography in Melacca with Mr. Nobu, a Japanese photography friend. We had some drinks at this place before we departed as the usual evening rain was just starting just after I took this last photograph.

In this picture, the sky is too white as I think I have used the wrong exposure compensation and also maybe I should use an ND filter on my lens. But just after I finish this shooting, the rain starts to drizzle and I have to run back to the hotel which is about 10 minutes walking distance. Luckily my camera bag has a rain coat on it. For me, what's inside my camera bag is more important; so, finally I was totally wet and my camera bag was totally dry.

28 comments:

Olivier said...

belle photo au grand angle, cela rend bien avec cette maison

Elena Lechuga said...

You got an intersting perspective, and the colors are very clearly-defined. The thtread is ver usual; but it´s very nice to be able to know your country in this way.

Greetings!!!

Joop Zand said...

Nice place / picture....i like it mr. Wong.

greetings, Joop

Mahon said...

I like these captures, immortalized forever !
I like the architecture of this house with the palm trees, very beautiful colors !
Great ! :))

Bye**

Bob Bushell said...

It is a home from a home. Beautiful photo.

FRANKIE PAIN said...

big angle is efficace for this building and I am walking in this street ans drink a spécial thé to you tradition thank

Birdman said...

LOVE street candids.

Chwile... said...

Świetna perspektywa.

Alexander DeLarge said...

Very nice place; the colours, the people, just life in its simplest, human form.

Greetings, Alex.

dilaOHdila said...

like fisheye:-)
sweet tempat ni, bro
** Dis friday dilla nak g melaka bro....hehehe

ρομπερτ said...

Yet what is time compared to happiness !

Please have a peaceful Wednesday.


daily athens

Randy said...

Love it!

Scott said...

Great shot, but how did you take it in the future like that?

Erika said...

Beautiful photo.
Have a nice day
erika

AB said...

Great angle. It looks so green and tropical for a street scene

Life Ramblings said...

what a great perspective. have a good day.

Line said...

Loveley pitcure, angel and composition. Love the way you share a normal day, people and life,..so nice!!!!
Best regards Line;O)

Woody said...

You have a wonderful capture. A lovely building - the shutters and awning contrast the building in a pleasing manner. The wide angle helps us take in the whole corner.

pietrzyk said...

Interesting perspective.Greetings Andrzej.

Nordis said...

Beatuiful photo and composition.

Anita said...

Nice place to have a hot cup of tea!!

Wish you a sweet evening!!

ruma said...

The view is very peaceful.
The pair of the colors has a good atmosphere...

Thank you.
ruma

T. Becque said...

I like your composition, the curve is very pleasing.

Patrick Lucas said...

Very Nice !!!Hello Wong ...
...with my Nikon D90 I always use a filter ND4 or ND8 ... Bye !

Wind said...

Hey, good angle...
I like the colors also...
Regards

Costea said...

An imposing and beautiful building.

Espresso said...

I like pictures cafes :)
Nice place and this palm.
Great shot.

Supian Tawang said...

like!!!