After attending a three day conference in Kuala Lumpur in June 2011, I took a 5 day holiday visiting interesting locations in KL, and a 24 hour visit to Penang. I was staying in Pudu and this nearby Cane Shop attracted me as a promising Street Photography location. However it was situated in a crowded street in Pudu, and I planned to photograph from the opposite side of the road. The challenge was finding a moment without pedestrians on the pavement opposite the shop, and capturing its elderly owner (who was as old and as interesting as the cane shop itself) in a relaxed mood. I visited the location around 10 am and decided to wait for an opportunity. Within 15 minutes I was able to click a couple of shots of the shop with its owner reading the newspaper, and no obstructing pedestrians between camera and the shop on the other side of the road.
Mid Morning light was strong, but lighting inside the shop was too dark (shop floor was abut a foot below the road level so I had to increase ISO and lower the shutter speed. Still I was lucky enough to capture a reasonably sharp and interesting Street Photo. The owner was not aware of him being photographed.
RAW image was processed in Canon DPP for colour temperature, exposure and noise reduction. Cropping was necessary to remove the overexposed pavement in the front.
Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2011 }Canon EOS 50D | Canon EF 28-135 IS USM at 115mm | Manual Exposure|Hand held at 1/30 sec| f 5.6| ISO 400| RAW