I have recently published an article on Ming Thein’s site, covering the Thaipusam 2019 celebration in Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur. However, there was one favourite shot that I have taken which did not fit into the series of photographs shown in that article. Therefore, I decided to single this shot out and place it here. I saw this little kid beating a paper box like a drum, as he was imitating the real drummers all around the location, setting the beats for the devotees in procession. To me, the sight of the young boy wanting to take part of the larger cultural picture was heart-warming. I could not help but smile to myself as I composed this image. Here is a short video clip of the kid “drumming” away (click here).
Image shot with M.Zuiko 45mm F1.2 PRO lens on OM-D E-M1 Mark II
To me, I find pleasure not in seeking images that would win competitions or are worthy to be published in National Geographic sites, but shooting something more personal in nature. These photographs may not appeal to the larger crowd, but they speak to me and I find shooting want I truly want to be more rewarding.