Main Street, Kuala Lipis
I don’t know if you are like me, but sometimes when planning a trip, or just wanting to know more on a possible destination, I use TE to have a better idea of the place. So there’s a category of photos that I appreciate in such circumstances, and in others as well: the photos that plainly show you the place, no frill. Especially useful for small little-known places. I guess that my photo of Kuala Lipis’ main street on a very ordinary day would classify in this category. And that’s what I had in mind when I picked that one today.
Kuala Lipis is a town of ca. 20k inhabitants in the middle of the Malaysian peninsula, I would say roughly mid-way between east and west coasts. Despite its modest size, the town has had its glorious days and was the state capital of Pahang until 1953 when replaced by Kuantan. Kuala Lipis still have several interesting colonial buildings, but most tourists come here on their way to a park (either the Kenong Rimba Park only a few km away, or the better known and popular Taman Negara a little further) and don’t stay very long.
My photo was taken in late-afternoon from a pedestrian bridge over a railway, the famous “jungle railway”, which sort of divides the town in two parts. Having decided to skip Kenong Rimba, we were in town only for a night but met a fair amount of helpful and sympathetic people.
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pajaran (49630) 2010-02-27 2:53
Pozdrav iz Cuprije, Srbije.
Dobar tekst, pravi trenutak, lepe boje i fotografija, ko ce razumeti mastore za struju, lepa arhitektura i mnogo reklama dobro ste prikazali vasom fotografijom, cestitam.
Prijatan vikend i uspeh u daljem radu , zeli vam Paja.
Greetings from Cuprija, Serbia.
A good text, the right moment, beautiful paintings and photographs, who will understand the power of imagination, beautiful architecture and a lot of ads you display by your good photo, congratulations.
Have a nice weekend and success in future work, he wants you Paja.
smarcell (19963) 2010-02-27 5:00
I like the pov. The tele has slightly flattened the view, creating a good perspective.
The chaos of the clabes and signs on the buildings mix very well together.
shevchenko (19051) 2010-03-02 21:15
Tidy shoot to show two row of old shop lots by the road side, lively and full with harmonious feel, distinct photo, nice color and lighting, thanks for sharing.
tomi1 (2168) 2010-04-17 14:29
Every building is painted alike the others and the photo is very exotic by this reason. As usual the electric lines follow the general style and the result is all this mess. The pole will support the lines weight? Somehow they are rooted by thicker cables from the main pole. I like to see the daily traffic and as I mention all the side buidings with so many advertises. Best regards. Domingos
Bournazel (6373) 2010-05-15 1:03
une belle photo de KL pleine de couleur, et une belle note l'accompagant.
Je regrette juste les fils qui barrent la photo, particulièrement celui au premier plan, les autres se fondant relativement bien sur les facades
abmdsudi (41188) 2010-05-28 20:22
very nice pict of general look of this small town, with good cool colors, bikers on the move and cross overhead cables, very natural. good composition with depth and sharpness. thks for sharing
npecanhuk (62498) 2010-12-19 1:23
Very nice and interesting street life photograph!
I love visiting places all over the world and walking along the streets of cities like this one here, observing every single detail and most of the time taking pictures of them! So this picture puts me in right there, where you were and where I've never been to and that pleases me a lot!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, black & whit borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Claude Belanger (cebe) (1481)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, EF-S55-250 f4.0-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-27 2:46