I visited Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple), Klang on Wesak Day this year. I was so glad that I have my trusty D80 with me.
Kuan Yin Teng (fondly called by the Hokkiens in Klang) is over 100 years old. Its original temple is still under reconstruction. Words has it that the building was in dire condition due to termites. This temple was nearly demolished (thanks politicians) but saved by the Sultan of Selangor.
What you’ll see in the pictures below are from the new temple situated just beside the old one built not too long ago. Click for larger pictures (only if you have Flickr a/c)
I was a little shy to snap with my
kick-a$$ camera at first. But as soon as I start clicking, I feel like I’m invincible (hide behind the camera ma!). And because I see no one is paying attention to me.
Stacks of incense, candles & paper money in bundles. Absolutely gorgeous view.
Take your pick. When you take one, please donate some $$ to the temple.
I so love this picture. My mom’s lighting the incense.
When you sees a beautiful angle & texture you know it’s going to look good in your viewfinder. Stairway to God.
Look at his gloves. My my…
He’s discarding the overflowing incense from the incense pot.
The final praying step is to burn the paper money. I asked my grandma she said it’s money because we called the paper ‘kim’. I’ve never thought of the ‘kim’ purpose before this. I actually thought that is our prayer message to God. We burn them so God can receive it.
Just so happened that I was waiting for my mom at the corner of the temple, saw this bicycle & immediately knew it’s going to be a good composition shot. I squatted, tilted my head, slanted my body, winced my eyes… and this is all I get. Not good enough. The building wouldn’t fit into my lens. I need wide angle!!!
Hope you enjoyed my pictures. I have more actually. But mostly the sky are over-exposed. Used +1 exposure for all the shots. Next time I’ll remember to change exposure to 0 or -1 for sky-involve shot.
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nice photos :applause: becoming pro eh? 🙂
Very nice shots! I also like the black & white photos! 🙂
yeah, Great shots! You work well with your new camera!
Xin, that would be a dream… becoming a pro. I would love to become a traveler cum adventurer cum pro photographer. Hahaha
iWalk, we’re quite a good team. 🙂
likey da last pic… :love:
Hey very pro liao wor.. love the intensity of the colours. The first 2 pix kinda geli though :nailbiting:
:kowtow: :kowtow: :kowtow: Very good shots. You would do a good job as a travel photog. 😉
Annant, me too. :hug:
Hcfoo, kekeke no lar. Why geli? :laughing:
Dawn, thank you. Haha that’s my ultimate dream… to become a travel photog & adventure nut! 😉
May yr ultimate drea come true. D80..wow wow wow!!!! Yr pics r great. i love the third n last pic most
wow… nice shot. hope to see more photos coming from your D80 😀
Bengbeng, it’ll take lots of creativity & luck. Thank you. 😀
Calvin Foo, thank you. I jumped to your site. Read that you sold your D70. Now without any DSLR? Can stand meh? :tongue:
Now looking for a new body lor… anyone plan to sell a D300?
Nice shots! Oh, perhaps you looked like flowers that’s why the girl didn’t notice u :clown:
Fuuuaaahhh! Your photos are getting better.
Mine are not so good. I need more practice!!
Calvin Foo, non that I know of
Neo, wuahahaha good one! :LOL:
Angie Tan, thank you. 😀 Yours is good too. I can never take indoor pictures like that.
1st pix: look like many egg rolls
2nd pix: look like stacks of roses…..lolz
You visited temple too! Nice shots! I like the one that you like too, good bokeh…
Amei79, wow you have very vivid imagination. Which is good. 🙂
Jam, yup on Wesak day. Wait till I get a 50mm f/1.4 best bokeh lens.
thanks for the last photo. i need to know the location. Just nice. 🙂