From a fishing kampong (Malaysia)

Posted by Ziren (Singapore, Singapore) on 27 May 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A "kampong" refers to a settlement smaller than a town - in other words, a kampong is a village. The people of this kampong mainly rely on fishing for a living, and so boats etc could be seen everywhere. *This is in Sedili, Malaysia.

I am Ziren Wang, a student from Raffles Institution, Singapore. I picked up a camera in January 2009 in my school's photographic society, and I have never looked back. Years later, I have explored various different forms of photography, from event coverage, to fashion, to documentary, to photography using DIY lenses, and most recently, to film.

I must thank my seniors who have been so instrumental in developing in me a passion for this art. It has been said that there are two kinds of teachers: one gives the man the fish; the other teaches the man to fish. I believe my seniors are of a third kind: they have made me want to fish. They have imparted me with important technical skills, but they have also inspired me to continue photographing for six years.

"To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt." -Susan Sontag

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice.

27 May 2010 3:32pm

@zahra: thank you zahra. your pictures of the middle east are very touching too, especially the portraits.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I love how you have worked the light in this shot, the added drama in the clouds is tremendous.

27 May 2010 6:57pm

@Curly: thank you so much curly! :) i really admire your hdr shots too, are they processed with photomatix too? im just starting with hdr

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful shot

27 May 2010 8:30pm

@Didier DE ZAN: merci beaucoup, mon ami :)

alex centrella from California, United States

beautiful scene !

27 May 2010 9:50pm

@alex centrella: i agree totally, alex. kampongs in malaysia are really one of a kind, definitely unique to malaysia.

123 from China

A kind of magical and magnificent mood.Nice shot.

28 May 2010 9:41am

@123: thaaaanks :)

Crazy Person from Singapore

This is nice! Is this using HDR?

29 May 2010 11:10am

@Crazy Person: yes! :)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yes, Photomatix is my weapon of choice! I sometimes need to make a curves adjustment in Photoshop or add some dodging and burning for additional contreast.

29 May 2010 5:54pm

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

excellent processing!

10 Jun 2010 5:46am

KC Chan from Singapore

Nicely done. The accentuated colours give the pic a touch of surrealism!

5 Jul 2010 5:39pm

@KC Chan: thank you mr chan! :D