A Slice of Life in Malaysia (and thanks for the Facebook fan club members breaking 1,000)

I spent a few weekends in the Chinese area of Melaka, which is on the southern coast. After it gets dark outside and you walk down the streets, you can always see little glowing lights coming from inside homes that are crammed together in the streets. There is a general clatter of Chinese voices with the clanking and scraping of dinner being made and shared. One of them had the door slightly ajar with a good mood coming out (picked up by my Jacobson’s Organ), so I craned my neck around inside with a smile to see what was happening. I had my camera in plain sight, and it’s always novel for them to see a whitey in this area of town. I gave an international greeting of “howdy”, and then the international sign of “can I take a photo of your interesting living area”, and then I snapped a single RAW for conversion to HDR later.

There are all kinds of interesting things inside if you look close… like a massive amount of eggs for a small home and also the ever-present Milo, which all Malaysians love and have in ready supply.

I checked the Facebook fan club today, which I should do more, and saw that it had broken 1,000 fans! Thanks everyone – that is cool. I am not sure the best thing to do on there yet; I’d like to occasionally do fun things there, like I do on Twitter, for people that like to see real-time updates or behind-the-scenes activity. If you have any ideas, feel free to start up a discussion thread there on the fan site and I’ll be sure to check in to see what I can do to help out!

A Slice of Life in Malaysia (and thanks for the Facebook Fan club members breaking 1,000 strong!)

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  • Al

    Nice shot Trey! (As usual)

    How do you convert one shot to HDR though?


  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks — you can convert one RAW to an HDR – I think page 2 or 3 of the HDR Tutorial here talks about that process.

  • casusan

    Oh wow! Cool shot….I just don’t see how they let you just take a shot like this! Way to go!

  • http://www.catescott.com Cate

    I love how you are able to capture a slice of life wherever you go. When I first saw this shot (before reading description) I thought it was some kind of small store. The sign on the fridge cracks me up for some reason…

  • http://www.crapbyzak.blogspot.com Zak Shelhamer

    Man I wanna go to Malaysia so bad!

  • http://thomasrlefevre.blogspot.com/ Thomas LeFevre

    Awesome color!

  • http://jolenesiah.nutang.com jolenesiah

    erm this photo taken year 2008??
    did u visit Penang? is a nice place too~

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks – I shot this in 2007 or 2008 – I cannot remember – i can go check the original though.

  • http://aspiringphotog.blogspot.com/ Calvin

    This was a surprising picture for me to stumble upon because I myself was born in Malaysia :)
    I really like it though. The decorations tell a lot about the people there.

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