Saturday, February 24, 2007

10th KL Flickr Meetup - The Ivy Asian Heritage Row

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After a filling meal what does a bunch of photographers do? Why go take loads of photos!

A late post of last month's KL Flickr gathering. This time the event was held at the Ivy. I must really commend whoever suggested the venue because it was a charming and great place both the restaurant as well as the area.

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Visithra becomes the center of attention as everyone trained their lenses on her.

It has really been an interesting time after discovering the KL Flickr group through Flickr, the people are just great and never has a bunch of photographers been more ethuistic than these collection of great people. I really felt at home as they discussed about their cameras and at the same time tempting me to upgrade to a SLR not to mention the ever ongoing debate on whether its better to get a Canon or Nikkon.

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Hans Ghazi becomes the unwitting model for the group as her white outfit fits so well with the decor at the place and we all went to shoot her.

The best thing about this group is that it combines several elements which I really felt needed in my life right now with so much changing and adjustments I'm experiencing as I moved to KL and started work. One is that its a social group and with my working hours its been really hard to actually meet many new people who shares the same interests. Secondly is that they really know how to have a good time and have a knack of ferretting out excellent places to dine as a case in point. Lastly and finally it is refreshing to be in a group who will not eye you as if you're crazy if you went ahead and take pictures of the food you just ordered or snapped away with your camera at any god given thing that tickles your fancy. In fact its a relief to see each of them snapping away at each other and their surrounding, makes me feel normal for a change unlike when I'm with non-photographers.

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Ambiance of the renovated pre-war shoplot gives a nice feel for shooting.

Anyway, this would be my second meetup with them after the first at Izzi's. Most of the same faces are back such as Kazee, Hans Ghazi, Visithra, Magnus, Kenmin and some first timers. Let's ot forget Johan which seriouslly made an impression on me, heck he makes an impression of anyone he meets, funny, jovial, bursting with energy and ethuism. Seriously this is a bunch of people who really knows how to have fun and not to mention pride in showing off their gears and comparing whose is bigger than whose.

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Johan goes all out for an upskirt photo, seriously he goes to any length to get a great shot, my admiration for the man.

Well Ivy was a great venue, the prices were dirt cheap, the eats were great (everyone was up in arms about the dessert like the creme brulee) and atmosphere conducive for both photography and dining. I had a great time again here and talking with them really helps destress a person.

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A light moment as everyone was about to leave but not before more photo taking outside Ivy.

Here's looking forward to more meetups.

1 comment:

visithra said...

Lastly and finally it is refreshing to be in a group who will not eye you as if you're crazy if you went ahead and take pictures of the food you just ordered or snapped away with your camera at any god given thing that tickles your fancy. In fact its a relief to see each of them snapping away at each other and their surrounding, makes me feel normal for a change unlike when I'm with non-photographers.

---- hehe this is so true ;) nice post love it ;) you should post this on the group page or link it ;)