My 2016 photos were nothing much. And up to these days, I have no noble photo that could make it to the National Geographic Magazine 😆 . I could only say that I somehow managed to take decent shots. Just had time scouring photos I took last year. While my 2016 photography was just about giving it a go, here are my Top 15 picks and how I’ve seen it beyond the lens. Which one is yours? 😉
#1 Little girls smile – She might have not shown her teeth but I could say that she has the most beautiful smile. The lift of a genuine happiness or appreciation cannot be seen in the corner of your lips. It is in the corner of your eyes. I spotted a genuine one. I set it to black and white because I feel that by removing vivid colors, I could get rid of all the distractions. Thus, letting the real story stand out.
#2 Penang’s Wall Art – Leaning an old motorcycle on a door with a painted boy as if he’s sitting on it. It was painted year 2012 and had a recent retouch. It was one of the murals you could admire as you explore Georgetown City in Penang Malaysia. Art is such a gift that we are willing to preserve it until the next generations.
#3 The Blue Mosque – I truly admire Architectural design. For me, it’s Creativity with huge amount of Intellect. Of course, you wouldn’t want to build a structure aesthetically designed but will soon fall on the ground like a cut tree.
#4 Hot Air Balloon– I was able to capture Hot Air Balloons on a floating view, the were fascinating from a distance. But this one with glaring fire gave me a more feel. And with the waving Malaysia Flag, it really represents the event.
#5 Dragon Poles – I don’t practice Chinese culture but for someone who travels once in while, I embrace diversity. I respect other’s beliefs and appreciate every mark of creativity in each temple I visit .
#8 The Paddy Field – Feel the warm rays of sun and breathe some fresh air. This kind of place is better experienced than just being seen in a photo. I had a wonderful morning spending it at Sekinchan.
#12 The Love Birds – Don’t they look really sweet? It’s like a man who’s willing to wait until she’s ready. Or perhaps a woman who asked him to stay around. Oh well, whatever. I hope it’s a happy ending. 🙂
#13 Year of the Monkey – The guy could have thought I was one of his fans when I waved my hand asking If I could take a photo of him. Little did he know, I was just after his body paint. Once again, I saw an art form and never wanted to leave the place without capturing it. He’s a good performer though, he led the group on stage.
#15 Ancient Piece – A ancient metal piece aesthetically designed. It represents the era when people in Malaysia learned to use metal in their daily lives. If only it could speak, it would tell great stories from the past.