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Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.   Leave a comment


Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

These final 6 photographs are from the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – near my place of work, that is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang. Till the photo-shooting in 2018, see you again.

SP Lim

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

Winding-up on the Festival of The Hungry Ghost 2017 – Near my place of work is at the Taman Sentosa, Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang.

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang   5 comments


The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The paper image is now replaced with a bronze 13-feet statue of the Tai Soo Yah the Taoist King of Hades, from China. There are also bronze idols being imported too.

SP Lim

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

 

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Chinese New Year Grand Dinner for Our Group of Photographers   Leave a comment


Chinese New Year Grand Dinner for Our Group of Photographers

Chinese New Year Grand Dinner for Our Group of Photographers and their spouses at Kim Hee Restaurant, Seberang Jaya, Penang Mainland. It was a fantastic dinner with lobster, roasted suckling piglet and many delicious items on the menu. It cost about RM1,600.00 per table for 10 persons. There were 9 of us.

SP Lim

Chinese New Year Grand Dinner for Our Group of Photographers.

Chinese New Year Grand Dinner for Our Group of Photographers.

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”

 

My submissions are in monochrome and colour for the Day Ten theme of “Architecture”. This is the simple arched roof of the old Butterworth Railway Station on the mainland of Penang State.

SP Lim

 

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture” in colour

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture” in colour

 

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture” in monochrome as per assignment

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture” in monochrome as per assignment


Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”

Day Ten: “Architecture” — Go Monochrome

From the geometry of skyscrapers to the ironwork on historical buildings, there are many opportunities to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture.

Walk through this intricate, organic doorway of La Pedrera, a famous building by architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain:

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”

Developing Your Eye, Day Ten: “Architecture”

Perhaps there’s a grand spiral staircase at your favorite museum. A stunning Art Deco movie theater in your town. Or a futuristic micro-house on your block. How will you interpret this theme?

Today’s Tip: As we explored yesterday, color is a powerful element in photography. But black and white, or monochrome, can also be very dramatic. Today, look for architectural elements that translate into black and white: sharp lines, patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors.

Visit the resource page for details on shooting in monochrome. Remember to tag your post with #developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

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Developing Your Eye, Day Nine: “A Pop of Color”   Leave a comment


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Developing Your Eye, Day Nine: “A Pop of Color”

 

In photography, I love colours – more and vivid the better the feeling. I have a general reluctance of monochrome or black/white prints. We progress from Black and White photography towards Colour Photography so why we have to regress ourselves back to monochrome with artistic feel as the primary reason. I ask a simple question to those who prefer monchrome – Do you watch your TV in Black and White or in Colours ? The ansawer is obvious as most or maybe all Black and White Televisions are now defunct. Well, I rest my case.

My submission is the colourful ferries of Penang.

 

SP Lim

 

Developing Your Eye II, Day Eight: “A Pop of Colour”

Developing Your Eye, Day Eight: “A Pop of Colour” – colours rather than a colour.

 

 

 


Developing Your Eye, Day Nine: “A Pop of Color”

Day Nine: “A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color

The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something beautiful and intriguing, and can tell a tale within the frame.

In this image of a door in Malta, the two shades of blue brighten an otherwise nondescript scene, and also add layers of story and perspective: Who lives in this building? What’s behind that door?

Day Nine: “A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color

Day Nine: “A Pop of Color” — Incorporate Color

Today, pay attention to how color affects your image. Let color be the star!

Today’s Tip: Keep it simple: experiment with only one color.

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Just Lanterns   11 comments


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Has the opportunity of photo-shooting the lanterns along Jalan Raja Uda, Butterworth on Mainland Penang. It is said that this road had the most number of lanterns along this stretch of road in Malaysia. Thousands.

SP Lim

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Rural Kampung scene on Mainland Penang   Leave a comment


Rural Kampung or Village scene on Mainland Penang was taken for a photo competition. However, the weather was hot and most of the month was hazy. We were quite surprised to see the winning photographs did not show such weaknesses and flaws.

SP Lim

Birding in the Penang Bird Park   Leave a comment


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Birding, if I am not mistaken, is the term for bird photography in the wild or natural environment. For the unadventurous like me, taking photographs of birds in a bird park is good enough.

SP Lim

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