May 6, 2007

Self-Portrait Challenge- Street: Life Is A Highway...

Last week, I wrote a lengthy description as to why it is difficult to take street photographs here in Kuala Lumpur. One of the main reasons I sited was the fact that there are very few pedestrian friendly avenues or boulevards in this city. Kuala Lumpur, at least where I live out in the burbs, is nothing more than a series of snake like loopy highways and overpasses.

But enough explanation, this week I just wanted to get out on the highway and have some fun. There is no deeper meaning; I just wanted to take a shot that was fun to look at. I mean, when was the last time you set up a tri-pod and ran up and down the side of a highway.



I have also included this picture of the Petronas Towers as my touristy snapshot:



Finally, I loved the way this shot turned out. Lucky you! You get three shots for the price of one this week.

20 comments:

  1. Love the top picture. Being goofy along the side of a major highway ought to go a long way toward getting past those feeling about being conspicuous for SPC.

    The highway sign is really cool too. We need more RED on our highway signs here in the U.S., simply for photographic opportunities!

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  2. these are all cool.
    and the colours in the last one are amazing
    Vx

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  3. I LOVE that first shot...it has me grinning, just imagining being a passer-by, seeing you do this. Ha!

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  4. All three of these are great! But I have to say that the third one is AMAZING, I love how it turned out.

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  5. Those are all really fun!

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  6. These are great. Especially the second one. My husband is a pointer. Loves to point at stuff in photos. I don't know why. I say, I know it's there, put your finger down. They last is beautiful.

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  8. Whoops--Love the energy of the second one! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

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  9. Wow, great shot! I love how brave you were to take this!

    Amelia

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  10. I love this shot! Well done!

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  11. the most fun i've seen!

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  12. Oh my, it looks like you were having a blast! All these photos are fun, but I especially like the first and last.

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  13. this is going to seem like a lame comment... but you look like the new lead for INXS in that top pic :). That place looks exactly like Houston, TX.

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  14. These photo's are amazing!!

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  15. Great pics! I never would have thought to have fun on the side of a highway.... mind you I'm not sure I can even *get* to the side of a highway!

    ps... I love how you can see the shadow of your tripod! It wants to have fun too!

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  16. I feel like I can just hear the RAWR you're making as you play in traffic! This shot feels brave and fun - two of my favourite adjectives!

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  17. The action/mood/drama in that first one is very cool. I like this creative approach to the challenge.

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  18. i wish i had been driving by for that first shot...wonderful photos - please do not get run over for the sake of SPC ;)

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  19. love em!
    so do you have to drive everywhere in Kuala Lampur then? that sounds like no fun. what do the bicyclists do?

    i like the one where you are having fun on top. i think you are having fun in the other too, it come across pretty goofy as well. yay! i hope you didnt cause any traffic snarl ups.

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  20. i know those towers :)

    so awesome to see KL again ...

    and you always do magnificient self portraits!

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