A Malaysian sharing his thoughts with the world...
Thursday, June 05, 2014
An Oldman with His Cellphone...
I love photography for through the lens I get to enjoy
nature and other objects much more closely. It a passion of mine since childhood. Come retirement I got all the time in the world to do serious photography. In doing photography one must be
prepare for the unexpected, like the above image of a friend who came for tea
at my house recently. I just did a random snap and did not expect much but it
turn out to be a great image of an old man with his passion for the cellphone.
We had sat at the Kopitiam table at the patio to chat over tea and enjoy some
traditional fritter that my spouse had prepared. It is a tradition in our
culture that when folk come a visiting we would entertain them appropriate; most
of the time with something to bite. In this case my spouse had prepared Cekodok
to enjoy with the tea. We knew most of our friends preferred drink; in this
case this relative of ours love tea without sugar. It was during a pause while
chatting that I took some snap with my cell phone camera and the result
surprised me indeed. I am now using a Nokia Lumia 525 and found the tiny camera
of the cellphone is really good in capturing image a close range. It just a
simple camera; focus and a touch on the screed would activate the camera. The
image look great and I am sharing it here for all to see and enjoy. Folks who
had seen this image that I had posted in Facebook ask why is that he is
concentrating on his camera while having a chat with friends over tea. Well
folk as it is he may be looking for some interesting image to show or looking at
an SMS message. It does not matter to me. It is a culture now for folks
to look at their cellphone from time to time even while with friends and it
has already become an accepted norm to the society since the introduction of
the cellphone. I like this image. To me it does tell an interesting
story of folks in their golden years enjoying life as they so like.