Nawfal Nur Street Photography

OSK PLAZA ABSTRACTION

OSK PLAZA ABSTRACTION

Title: “OSK PLAZA ABSTRACTION”
Building: OSK PLAZA
Completion Year: 1984.
Floors: 24.
Location: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photo Year: 2009.

Uploaded by BEHIND the LENS with Nawfal Nur on 12 Jan 09, 11.20AM MYT.

Side Note: Make sure that if you are shooting architecture in the urban environment, that you DON’T BELIEVE that the names on the building are the names of the building! Did you catch that? The biggest name on this building is BANK OF CHINA, although, OSK is on the building as well, if you don’t know any better, or don’t do your research, you would believe it is the Bank of China Building, but it is NOT. It is the OSK PLAZA (I’ve also seen PLAZA OSK).

Good Luck!

CITI BUILDING, Kuala Lumpur, v.2, Edit C, AgfaPanAPX

CITI BUILDING, Kuala Lumpur, v.2, Edit C, AgfaPanAPX

Title: “citi BUILDING, Kuala Lumpur, v.2, Edit C, AgfaPanAPX” (style)
What is it? citi Bank Building.
Location: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Notes: A TEST for myself, to capture a beautiful photo during the WORST part of the day for photography (around 1pm with hot sun, glaring off a GLASS and METAL building), and come up with something aesthetically pleasing from a Color or B&W Photo-Perspective. I chose B&W.

I love the glare at the top: So I wanted it to shine as a star. I also wanted to make a dark and rich B&W Image, mostly low-key but concentrate the focus on the building surface facing the sunlight.

This was vision of this scene, on this day.

Uploaded by BEHIND the LENS with Nawfal Nur on 28 Dec 08,

Happy New Year – 2008!

Well, it’s 2008! How was it…ah, I mean 2007? Time for a postmortem, or shall we just let 2007 be? I am so, so positive that 2008 is already great – and it rhymes too! So it’s got to be great!

Just wanting to wish all my readers and visitors to my Photo-Journals, a VERY Happy and Prosperous New Years – Make it Great because no one else will for you! Right!

OK then…Now the photo below (if it shows up…LOLOL). Just as in the previous entry, I said, “give shooting in the rain a try”…so, “give shooting at nighttime a try too.” What’s the worst that can happen? Well, OK, let’s back up the truck…lots could happen, so bring someone you trust to “Watch Yer 6!” That will allow you to concentrate on photographing.

Door & Window at Nighttime, v.1, Jalan Kajang

Be Safe! Have Fun! Enjoy 2008! Door & Window, Exterior Photograph taken at nighttime, along Jalan Kajang, Penang, by Nawfal Nur

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TIME EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Hi People!

Just me checking out if FLOCK has improved on it’s blogging capabilities. I guess I will find out.

Here is a photo I took just outside of Island Plaza, oh, a couple weeks ago I think. The goal was to get light streaks so no tripod was used, but I did want to get lettering readable, as seen here in the photo. The exposure was in the 15 to 30 second range at f/8.0. I was really happy with the results.

I had to squish the photo a bit using the handles on the image (in wordpress) and that does not produce lossless resizing at all.  Bummer.  Therefore, I’ve added a link to the image to go to my Flickr version, which is much better – just click on the image below to go to my Flickr Gallery.

Time Exposure Photograph by Nawfal Nur - All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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A Few Images Added to My “35mm Photo” Set.

“Walking into the Light” by Nawfal Nur

Well, it’s been awhile since I first made my “35mm Photography” Page.

I think, and I must admit, I’ve been busy and a little absentminded…I forgot to add images to the page. My apologies for anyone who has gone to my 35mm Photo Page and found not much there.

I have improved it a little, and now you can see a few images that I took using my 1960’s, Nikon F camera. The photographs were taken in March, for the “This Planet” Project. 146 photographs (from about the same number of Photographers I would guess) covering subjects from around the world, were taken at approximately the same time. For me, in Penang, I think it was around 10:05pm when I shot most of the images for this project.

I still love shooting with film, no doubt about it. I must also admit, it is difficult to not love digital too. And, in this part of the world, getting specialty films, like the ones I used to love shooting with, B&W Ilford, KODAK HC, Kodachrome, IR, etc., is just not so possible. Many of these films may not be made anymore, and some are just plain not available in some areas.

Basic film…yes…can get.

Specialty film, not that I know of…very tough to get.

Well, as I locate older 35mm shots, or shoot new ones (which may not be too often), I’ll send them to my 35mm Photography Page. Thanks for looking!

Can You Feel It?, Edit C

The camera is superior to the eye, and the photograph can, and ideally should, portray the world more graphic than reality itself.” Andreas Feininger (1906 – 1999)

 Can You Feel It?, Edit C, originally uploaded by fine-grain.

“Can You Feel It” is obviously about texture. The original is quite colorful and nice, but I wanted you to “feel” the photograph by creating this version, in this way. The rough textured wall, the smooth metal on the grille, the sharp barbed wire on the water pipe, the battered, gravel, asphalt road in front of the door. So…”can you feel it?”

Trishaw Peddler Resting along Lorong Madras

Trishaw Peddler Resting along Lorong Madras, originally uploaded by fine-grain.

A trishaw peddler rests inside his trishaw along Lorong Madras, Penang, Malaysia.

The key to showing the image like this is diligent cropping until I had only the subject showing in the frame. Everything else was distracting to me.

A tight crop works well to isolate your main subject. That is one benefit to a larger pixel count camera – the more cropping can be done and still have a good sized final image.

Be Happy! Crop until you Drop! Isolate your Subject!