Like Moths To A Flame

I always find it fascinating that Malaysians are attracted to the roadside steamboat like moths to a flame. The name steamboat (as in Chinese fondue) is sort of a misnomer. I prefer its other names of “Lok Lok” and “Dip Dip”. The travelling steamboat is essentially a truck selling sticks of meat or vegetables in which customers dip into boiling water themselves.

Photography tip: Unlike landscape, for such a scene with plenty of human activity, you may want to watch your shutter speed a little closer. With night breaking out, it is easy to blur every movement as the speed drops. Here, I set the shutter speed to 1/320 sec and let the auto-ISO ride instead.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 2500, f3.5, 1/320 sec.

Like Moths To A Flame

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