I know this photo looks rather fake and “dramatised”, but really the scene did look rather like this. Penang is a curious place. Despite being a small island off the Malaysian peninsula, the weather could vary widely, even if you were only a couple of miles away. Here you can see a tropical storm brewing,Continue reading “View of Straits Quay, Penang”
Another seascape! Once upon a time, Penang was a hub beween the UK and Hong Kong. During the war, various battles were fought in the Straits of Malacca and later it was a submarine base for the Japanese. These days, the harbour mostly handles cruiseships and ferries carrying holidaymakers to Langkawi (which I will probablyContinue reading “Across the Strait, Malaysia”
Yes, it is another sign. But this one as you can see – is hand painted! I love hand-painted lettering and in Malaysia, there is an abundance of it. On trucks and vans, the owner and vehicle details are nearly always painted on the driver’s door.
Sometimes, when you take a picture you are recording history without knowing it. In this case, the seafront by Gurney Drive has been drained for development. When I first came to Penang, walking along Gurney Drive into Georgetown was a favourite Saturday morning thing to do. Early on, it was cool and quiet and IContinue reading “Looking Towards Georgetown, Malaysia”
I always try to keep a camera with me, so that I can take pictures of things I see everyday. In this case, I was riding the bus into town, when a man sat down infront of me. And he held onto the seat handle in an unusual way, which made me notice his hand.Continue reading “Georgetown, Penang”
I used to live in Penang. Street traders are a feature of life there, selling sweets and snacks from the back of a motorcycle. I am told the Roti Man delicacy is an ice-cream sandwich. I wish I had tried it. Technical Details Canon EOS 650D and 24mm STM lens. A really good combination forContinue reading “Street Trader, Georgetown”
It amazes me how changing a photograph to black and white, can completely change its atmosphere. It was a lovely sunny day, with a blue sky, but here, with the trees cutting the frame into boxes, it feels rather menacing.
My contribution to the mountain of cat pictures found on the Internet. Penang has a large stray cat population – most being more elusive than this little character. Most appear to have a kink in their tails.