Thaipusam @ Batu Caves... I was last here around 20 years ago when I am the junior photographer at Berita Harian. They sent me here for an assignment.
But Batu Caves is never an unusual place for me. It was the training ground for me during my schooling days and during my ITM years as a noobtogs (newbie photographers) .
Why, this because, the iconic area especially during Thaipusam give you lots of chance and training to capture moment, creative profile shooting, colors etc.
At that time, it was nothing for me to accent the 272 concrete steps but this year, it was different for me. Its a no go.
I tired to get the the first step, but with all the Kavadi Atams dancing and surrounded by thousand of Hindu devotees at the cramp area towards the steps including one Rela guy shouting to me to get out from the line, I decided to canceled my intension.
Anyway, for the noobtogs, I would suggest for you to have a try at Batu Caves during Thaipusam and capture whatever moment you encountered. Its good for a training ground for the noobtogs and for the veterans too...
A bit rusty, but I still need my training in photojournalism... forever
No caption, you interpret, you decide.
Comments and critics are most welcome.