On The First Day Of Ramadan

The Winged Man. Olympus E-P3, ISO 200, f8, 1/320 sec

The Winged Man. Olympus E-P3, ISO 200, f8, 1/320 sec

On the first day of Ramadan, the setting sun effused an unusually warm glow. Jalan Raja Alang was teeming with people and hawkers peddling all kinds of mouth-watering food. I filmed this bustling Ramadan bazaar entirely with the Olympus Pen E-P3. Except for a couple of shots where I used a tiny ‘kitchen-table’ tripod, the rangefinder-shaped camera was handheld most of the time.

The folks at Kampung Baru were friendly and chatty, making it a wonderful place to try out the new camera. Surprisingly, the on-board microphone performed very well. The AVCHD footage was edited on Edius with a little colour grading applied to tone down the very warm sunlight. Watch the embedded version here or download the Full HD 1980 x 1080 clip from vimeo.com/tvsmith. Watch it on your HDTV!

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