3am Traffic Jam

The wholesale market in Selayang is busy with trolleys of fish and vegetable whizzing by at every corner. As with any peak-hour gridlock, things get crazy at the intersection. The Olympus OM-D captured everything sharply and its auto white balance rendered nice¬† colours even with the artificial and low-light conditions. But sometimes you don’t want that. So I used Snapseed to add a slight fog to convey the dreamy, surreal world of the midnight market. Corner vignetting (darkening) effect also enhanced the look.

Still, the most important visual elements that captured the moment of congestion are the two guys at the side looking diametrically. In scenes like these, I always shoot by seeing with my eyes instead of looking through the viewfinder. Also, when strangers you are photographing can see your face and smile, they react more naturally. Try it next time everything is flying around you. You get better pictures.

3am Traffic Jam

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