After having coffee session with friends on one night, i took a short visit at Kota Kinabalu Night Market which located just in front of Le Meridien Hotel. This Night Market normally operates from 5pm to midnight. It was about 1130pm when i reach here. Nothing much happening other on this time except the hawkers busy cleaning their stall which then “transformed” into a cubical cabinet.
With very minimal lighting available, I was looking for any photographic opportunity. Besides, this is the time where the high ISO capability to be tested. These set of images were taken with Fujifim X-Pro1 with Fujinon 14mm XF lens. I am quite impressed by its performance.
- Gaya Street Sunday Market
- Tailor At Handicraft Market Kota Kinabalu
- Tadau Kaamatan – Portrait Series
- Faces Of Mabul (Monotone)
- Photo Essay : Business At Dusk
I’ve been attracted to photograph the scene at Night Maket. I always carry my camera with me whenever i go to the market with my wife and daughter, but it often ends i’m carrying my daughter or the stuff that we just bought there. In such crowded public area, i don’t want to missed every single sight of my daughter, so its either me to carry the stuff or my 2 years old daughter.
I still remember duirng my earlier days when i just bought my Nikon D60, this night market was one of my interesting subject for me to photograph.
I like to present it in black and white, because its not the vibrant color that attaract me the most, but the life, the businness itself. I love to have just a little bit movement by using lower shutter speed to let viewer experience the sense of motion.
The market has different sections, wet market, vegetable & fruit market, spices & food groceries, food stalls, Malay Pastry and the list goes on.
My next visit to this market, i will take more food stalls photos, i’m talking about the flames on the wok while cooking. Nothing to hurry, the market is opening daily 🙂