At Padang Merdeka of course. And I thought I was early. Everybody and everything were there - mini photographers, maxi photographers - amateurs, semis, professionals, professional-look-alikes, cameras - expensive cameras, cheapos, huge tele lens, not so huge tele lens (like mine), mono pods, tripods, I Pods, Dopods.....all clicking away
Subjects were aplenty and 200% willing. Colors were everywhere - from head down to toe.
Flowers likewise were everywhere - on the head down to toe,
Everyone took a break from the daily stress, notwithstanding the DBKL employees. For them, it's a chance to feel useful when city folks and out-of-city folks came to enjoy and appreciate Kuala Lumpur
On my bike, I stayed ahead of the the 3km walk. An advantage indeed. The walk did take its toll (not the Samy Velu kind), but the toll on the walkers. But the Organisers were well-prepared. St Johns, the Ambulance was eveready...and you get good attention when you smile, better if you are a lady in distress!
I singled out some individual flower girls too. My Home Minister does read my blog. Anyway ma'am, its art...pure and simple.
And sometimes I took only their backs...very selamat
And I took kids' photos too. And I'm sure it will be very okay if they cook for me :-)
It was threatening to rain earlier. It drizzled a little. Then, the sun came out. So the sunglass came out.
With so many shots taken, my camera battery was running low. I manage a final shot of a familiar face, an official from Tourism Ministry
....and I took a very final shot with the Queen of England!
Till we meet again