Street Photography with Olympus @ Pudu Raya - Sri Mahamariamman Temple
|Flowers necklace selling outside of Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur|
After visiting Guan Ti Miao 廣肇會館關帝廟, Robin from Olympus Malaysia brought us to this Indian Temple named Sri Mahamariamman Temple. The people were friendly so I started to take photo after I took off my shoes passing it to this man.
|The Shoes Man @ Sri Mahamariamman Temple|
Because the sun was shinning straight to the floor, it somehow become a huge reflector to shine on him and got the image above. I love how his eyes turn out =)
|The confident man|
Oh ya, before we enter the Indian Temple, I asked Robin how he approach stranger for a photo. Basically he said he just approach one directly as long he is interested to capture his image. Of course, greet with a smile does help increase success rate =) So immediately I approach the guy above and ask him to fold his arm and to show his coolest look. Did I nail it? I don't think so but that's the moment I start to take more photos of the strangers I met.
|Huge lens attached to the Olympus Body. What lens is that?|
|Two guy talking about the locks he just bought|
|They agree to let their photo taken =)|
|God Statue in Sri Mahamariamman Temple|
"The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest and richest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1873, it is situated at edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar (formerly High Street). In 1968, a new structure was built, featuring the ornate 'Raja Gopuram' tower in the style of South Indian temples.
From its inception, the temple provided an important place of worship for early Indian immigrants and is now an important cultural and national heritage."
|Female prayer in Sri Mahamariamman Temple|
|Male prayer in Sri Mahamariamman Temple|
|The god people pray in Sri Mahamariamman Temple|
|The Pujari in Sri Mahamariamman Temple|
|One of the young Pujari who sitting at the back of the temple|
|Another close up of the young Pujari|
|The ray of lights|
|Olympus buddy chatting with the local in the temple|
|Quality control haha|
|I feel sad when I see this. Hopefully he is being taken care|
|The prayer walking pass|
|Anna Bella Wong|
Anna and Jackie are two friends that I know through blogging. It was great to see them in this Olympus Street Photography outing especially Jackie who recommended me the Olympus OM-D E-M1. Above two photos were taken using a different lens - 25mm F1.8. I love how Olympus camera allows me to shoot so near to a subject, not like my Nikon DSLR who need at least 30cm distance from the subject ;p *no macro lens with me*
|Robin with his 9mm Fish Eye lens helping us take group photo. We took a selfie too.|
|Steeping out from the temple|
All right, there is another part of Olympus Street Photography @ Pudu Raya featuring the wet market in Chinatown and I have 2 meaningful portraits to share with you in my next post. If you want to do street photography in this temple, below is the address.
Sri Mahamariamman Temple Address:
9, Jln Pudu Lama, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Read more about my experience with Olympus system:
- Street Photography with Olympus @ Pudu Raya - Guan Ti Miao 廣肇會館關帝廟
- Street Photography with Olympus @ Pudu Raya - Should U Get One?
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