A Trip to Sekinchan Paddy Fields with Shutter Asia – June 2nd

So after getting up early on Saturday morning we met at the Caltex before the trunk road to Kuala Selangor, after driving for about an hour we reached Sekinchan, just after Kuala Selangor towards Teluk Intan.

Sekinchan is known as the ricebowl of Malaysia with a lot of paddy fields and some pretty interesting fishing villages. The morning was hot, but sadly, a little hazy so the skies and light weren’t perfect.

Sekinchan Paddy Field

But as always I made the best of it with my superwide 10mm lens and trust CPL.

Lone Tree

Even managed to sneak some wide angle panning in 🙂

Paddy Panning

We took a few shots after lunch, but not much interesting at it was getting close to noon so the light was very harsh.

This spooky deserted house was quite interesting though.

Spooky House

Skeleton Tree.

Skeleton Tree

After lunch we headed off to a nearby fishing village for a walk around, pretty interesting and extremely smelly.

Light and Shadow

Panning the Squid Man

Squid Panning

There were fish everywhere, every direction, drying in the sun.

Fish Everywhere!

We headed back into the paddy fields in the late afternoon hoping to get some rich greens, but a storm was coming and the sky was grey causing the light to be very flat..so we had to spend our time on details and I did some HDR.

I went for an in-flight dragonfly.

Dragonfly in-flight

Vanishing point.

Vanishing Point

Road to nowhere.

Road to Nowhere

Grey Reflections

Grey Reflections

After that we drove back to Sekinchan for dinner, we missed the sunset though as we thought it was going to stay overcast…but at the last minute the sun came back out!

Headed back home after dinner, reached home about 9pm exhausted!

Great trip though, will definitely go there again.

You can see the full set on Flickr here:

Sekinchan – Shutter Asia – June 2nd

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25 Responses to A Trip to Sekinchan Paddy Fields with Shutter Asia – June 2nd

  1. Don Parker June 4, 2007 at 3:06 am #

    Your pics are quite brilliant ST. I am quite impressed with your eye.

    Pip pip!

  2. vicky June 4, 2007 at 9:51 am #

    ST! All of these photos are beautifully shot! Good contrast, my favourite – grey reflection! Superb shots!

  3. suanie June 4, 2007 at 9:57 am #

    i really like ‘vanishing point’. don’t know much about the technicalities, but it came out as a great photo to me

  4. Chatts June 4, 2007 at 3:30 pm #

    Beatiful work Harimau!

  5. moonss June 4, 2007 at 4:30 pm #

    wow great pics, i personally love grey reflections & the spooky deserted house (would look great as a postcard).

  6. James June 4, 2007 at 10:39 pm #

    Very nice

  7. jeff azraai June 5, 2007 at 1:40 am #

    those are some very nice pictures, although grey reflections is my personal favourite.

  8. Dr. Tan June 5, 2007 at 10:17 am #

    Yeah, I like vanishing point too!

    Grey reflections is nifty as well, despite me not being much a fan of HDR.

  9. Mark June 5, 2007 at 10:17 am #

    Woah, those shots are excellent, I like the colour of pictures #1, #2, #3 and #4. Most favourite is the old house.

  10. jaz June 5, 2007 at 4:21 pm #

    were any of these photoshopped? I liked the grey reflections but i have my suspicions

  11. ShaolinTiger June 5, 2007 at 5:11 pm #

    Thanks all! Seems like Grey Reflections is a strong fav!

    vicky: Thanks Vicky, I like that one too, very moody. Seems to be a favourite!

    suanie: Yeah I like the detail and the way the water curves away I had to shoot tightly because the sky was boring grey.

    Chatts: Thanks boss, looking forwards to more of your pics on Flickr!

    moonss: Thanks man, the house is my favourite too I think. Would have been better if I had a tripod.

    Mark: The first four are processed with Velvia style colour.

    jaz: Not sure what you mean? They were all converted from RAW in Photoshop. And the house and the last 2 are HDR.

  12. Ranga June 6, 2007 at 11:11 am #

    Great shots! But the blue skies seem photoshoped?

  13. ShaolinTiger June 6, 2007 at 7:07 pm #

    Ranga: What does this photoshopped thing mean? Are you referring to the uneven blueness of the sky caused by a circular polariser on a superwide lens?

  14. KY June 8, 2007 at 12:38 am #

    how come no flies on the ikan masin?

  15. Ranga June 8, 2007 at 6:20 pm #

    Yes, that’s exactly it! The circular polariser superwider thingamajig. I hope I didn’t come off as accusatory. I was just asking. And then I felt a little camera-stupid after your reply.

  16. gazard June 10, 2007 at 8:17 am #

    Yeah, one more vote for Grey Reflections

  17. ShaolinTiger June 14, 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    KY: I think it smells to bad even for the flies haha.

    Ranga: Haha no worries, I just don’t really like this trend of whatever people don’t understand being labelled as ‘Photoshopped’.

    gazard: Good choice!

  18. lil'd June 14, 2007 at 8:13 pm #

    nice, very nice shot, like the last 1 most

  19. lasilasi June 25, 2007 at 6:53 pm #

    i hate u. u take such good pictures!!! now i think i really really suck in taking photos!

    =p but thanks much for sharing!

  20. ShaolinTiger June 27, 2007 at 1:42 pm #

    lil’d: Thanks 🙂

    lasilasi: Haha, it’s ok keep practicing, I’m just a beginner too. It just takes some dedication, studying and a lot of practice!

  21. hemlata June 30, 2007 at 12:49 pm #

    Superb photos. We are looking for still photographer for our company. MSK FILM PRODUCTION SDN BHD, Tel/Fax:03-22730724. Pls contact us or send us your resume if interested.

  22. Jon Heng March 27, 2008 at 10:19 am #

    I was plannign a trip to Sekinchan and stumbled upon your gallery – was looking for photos and ideas. I also saw one set at http://oddstuff.smugmug.com/gallery/4523307_Z9jS9 – by oddstuff – another pro i suppose. you guys shoot terrific photos- thanx so much.

  23. oromoque June 15, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    Too much usage of HDR…..:((

  24. ShaolinTiger June 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    hemlata: Thanks 🙂

    Jon Heng: Hope you enjoyed your trip.

    oromoque: There’s only 2 HDR pictures.

  25. JN September 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Photos above is amazing….r u a photographer?
    Do u take any pix for living? 🙂
    If yes, may I contact u…..