Beaches For Your Sunset Pics – Part 3.

Beaches For Your Sunset Pics – Part 3.

Port Dickson or PD shall be our third featured beach and the furthest, comparatively. I was there to attend the Rainforest Challenge 4WD competition.

Sometimes you need to rope in a complete stranger to complement the scene. I was lucky to meet friendly Kay Kay Wong and her cooperative dog on the beach. I explained to Kay Kay and she understood what I wanted to achieve immediately,

The pretty and shapely dog groomer ran across the sand and her pet poodle, Pearly, chased her in the way I imagined it. An unexpected bonus was the dust halo (fine sand) kicked up by the dog’s feet with the sunset behind.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f8, 1/320 sec.

If you need to spend a night in PD, see this link to Hotels In Seremban that included a link to many hotels and resorts in PD:

http://www.mycen.my/hotel-in-seremban/

#sunset #dusk #beach #twilight #portdickson #pd #silhouette #dog #negerisembilan

Beaches For Your Sunset Pics – Part 1b

Beaches For Your Sunset Pics – Part 1b.

If you noticed. I named this Part1b because it is an unplanned inclusion of another Morib beach sunset view. It is the silhouette pic of my friend. the shapely and beautiful Sarawakian, Elisha.

Sunsets can be great for silhouettes. It is also photographed from the Morib Esplanade, as with the previous beach pic.but on a different day.

Don’t worry if you arrived late at the beach, It is the afterglow of various hues that is magical. Many people leave the minute the sun drops below the horizon. Don’t and you will be rewarded.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f5.6, 1/250 sec.

See Hotels in Morib and the Gold Coast, if you need to spend a night.

http://www.mycen.my/hotels-in-morib-and-gold-coast-selangor/

#sunset #dusk #beach #twilight #morib #goldcoast #selangor #afterglow #silhouette

The Rohingyas On Land – The Surau

As the stranded and unwanted Rohingyas come under the international spotlight, I realise many fellow Malaysians are unaware that there are thousands already on our soil, most with valid UNHCR refugee status.

I have photographed the community in the past and decided to visit them again today. On any working day they blend discreetly with other migrant workers such as non-Muslim Burmese, Bangladeshis and Nepalis.

Sunday is when you see them out to pray, play and to socialise among themselves. Photographing them was challenging as many were understandably suspicious of an outsider. They have endured much harassment from every side.

It took much engagement to win their trust before they agree to be photographed or to talk. I usually jot down notes on my phone or on a “Buku 555” paper booklet. Had to go by memory to put them at ease. I think I spoke to more than a hundred people and remembering everything was the challenge.

Picture is of a shop house surau and community centre used by all Muslims from Myanmar, and not just the Rohingyas.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 400, f4, 1/200 sec.