Day 4 of the trip took us to Langkawi, Which is just a short 30min plane flight from Penang. Most of the day we spent packing and travelling to airport and then to our hotel which was a nice little hut looking over some rice paddy fields. We arrived just as the sun was setting so I managed to head out and take a few quick shots. As I jumped over the fence I realised I was pretty short on time and started looking for something to place in the foreground as this is a common ploy to add interest and to lead the viewers eye into the photo. I couldn't find anything on first inspection so I decided to use the actual field itself as there was what looked like a tyre mark maybe from where a tractor had driven when the ground was slightly wet. Obviously not ideal but I think it does lead you into the middle of the photo towards the sunset. I shot this with my 17-40mm at 14mm, f13, 1/320 and ISO 200. After shooting this I decided to move on in search of something else to Introduce to photo to add some interest.
I managed to find a water buffalo and decided to do something i have found myself doing a bit of so far this trip and that was shooting landscape style shot with my longer zoo lenses, I remember landscape photographer Tim Smallman telling me that it was common for people to shoot landscapes with lenses like the 70-200 and me not quite understanding at the time well on day 2 when I shot the sunrise I found myself doing it with the sunrise and today again I did the same. I shot this at 190mm at f10, 1/160 and ISO 500. Light was fading pretty fast and the further I moved on in the fields the dirtier I was getting so i decided to head back as we where heading down to the local hot spot to check out the markets and get some dinner. Tomorrow I am heading to the airshow which again will be something different and something I probably would have never been interested in before photography. Look forward to chatting again tomorrow.