Penang is a place that I return to at least once a year on a visa run from Thailand, and I am always happy to revisit. I call visa runs to Penang food runs, as one of my main motivations to come here is to eat the food that Penang is famous for. I also love just wandering around the World Heritage listed streets of Georgetown.
Olympus Art Filter – Pinhole Effect
For this trip I decided to break up my photographic wanderings by using the pinhole setting on my Olympus PEN E-P3. I found the pinhole filter to be an ideal way to blunt the white glare of the midday sun and the darkened edges give of feel of a photograph from old time Penang. I tried out the setting on food but it wasn’t appropriate so I will be posting on the delights of eating in Penang in all its unfiltered glory another time.
[Classic Penang shophouses on Love Lane.]
[Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower]
[Old Protestant Cemetery]
[The space in front of each shophouse in known as a 5 Foot Way.]
[Cannon at Fort Cornwallis]
Religious Buildings and Monuments
[Kapitan Keling Mosque]
[Sri Mahamariamman Temple entrance]
[Chinese Temple Incense]
[Buddha at the Burmese Buddhist Temple]
Attention To Detail
Part of why I never tire of visiting Penang is the little attention to detail on the buildings. From ornamental windows to the font and signage on shopfronts, this is a photogenic city.
[Chinese guardian lions]
All photos taken on Pinhole mode with an Olympus PEN E-P3
Photoessay concept inspired by Istanbul Through a Pinhole.
Read more about Penang in the Penang Travel Guide.