Trampled by humans and decimated by grass cutters, the plants survive somehow.
Each pod is smaller than a finger nail and a closer look reveals its understated and strange beauty.
Macro photography with the Sony FE 55mm prime and Raynox DCR-250.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 1600, f4, 1/1250 sec.
At one glance, Rumah Rehat Slim River looks like a charming hippie commune from the flower power days. Only thing missing is a VW Kombi with psychedelic colours.
Unlike other government rest houses from colonial days, this one is relatively recent. The reception clerk told me it was built in the 1960s.
The motel-style chalets are on stilts, clustered on a big lawn with nice countryside surroundings as a backdrop. I think I’ll stay here for this part of the journey.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f4, 1/1000 sec.
Under clear blue skies, flowering blady grass patches appear like stalks from golden wheat fields. I was waylaid by charming Serendah for a few wonderful days. Happy to encounter new places, good food, four-legged friends and hospitable locals there.
From waterfalls to lakes to the rural landscape; Serendah bristle with natural beauty. It is such an under-promoted and unsung eco-tourism destination.
At the rate I am going, I don’t know when I will even reach the Perak border. But that’s alright. The little detours and surprise finds will make this photo essay even more interesting. Thank you and goodbye Serendah.
Next Stop: Ulu Yam.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/640 sec.