Other than focusing on the paddy fields and blue sky, there are a lot more photographic opportunities in Sekinchan. People, for example, always make an interesting subject. The above was captured using the 300mm when I saw a kid riding the motorcycle through the paddy field.
Since the field covered the path he was on, it looked like he was riding through the field itself!
And of course, when you have 20 photographers swarming a quiet town, you get curious onlookers. Particularly children who must be wondering why are these strange people so excited over something they see everyday. Sometimes, the best things in life are those closest to us.
They will be awed by the sight of the Twin Towers but for us living here in KL, we probably wouldn’t look twice at those two towers anymore. Instead, we are awed by paddy fields.
What happens when there is no one around? Well, then you look for the animals. There are many egrets around and I missed a lot of the egret shots when I was driving around. I must go back there and find the egrets again.
But failing to find egrets, I got myself a pair of easier subjects to shoot. Chickens! But the paddy field provided the perfect background for this, don’t you think so?
And if you can’t find animals, the houses in Sekinchan will provide you with many photos. Being a small town, you will still see lots of wooden houses, wooden bridges and wooden stuff that makes a good photo with its texture and details. We were supposed to go to an abandoned house but I think its now “gone” so we didn’t make that trip.
Either that, or they were too hungry and decided to head back to town.
Don’t want to take photos of houses and planks? Then why not look for flowers, particularly lilies growing around the area. I love lilies and I think they make perfect subjects.
We spotted one near our first stop and well, it was the star of the show for many photographers. I definitely like this shot, one of my fav lily shot.
As you can see, there are definitely a lot of photos that you can take in Sekinchan. And I would like to return there. And sample the food this time around.