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 Ripi getting the party started

Ripi getting the party started

Group photowalks usually served a couple of purposes. The first was very obvious. To relief the craving most keen photographers had, to shoot. Certain quarters of town were also rather unsafe to be ventured alone. A small group would be better and what was better was if some members of the groups were familiar with the surroundings. We could then concentrate on what to shoot and felt safe in a group.

 Making sure that the shot was in the bag

Making sure that the shot was in the bag

 Murali and Adi discussing where to head to next ....

Murali and Adi discussing where to head to next ....

The second was to meet up with all friends. And the recent Scott Kelby photowalk certainly offered that as some of the group members only met each other once a year. And when we meet, we eat. More on that later ....

The combination of the two was the reason why every year I made plans - including cancelling clinics - to join up.

This year, the event happened last weekend. About 50 photographers turned up in our group - there was another group meeting at the other side of town. We met at Chow Kit, and we plotted a route from there, through he famous market to end at Masjid India.

 Ever conscious of the environment ..... since he got the bike a month prior

Ever conscious of the environment ..... since he got the bike a month prior

 Having a meal at the end point

Having a meal at the end point

 Only the hardcore left ....

Only the hardcore left ....

Being a post-call day, I did not plan to be adventurous. I started my rounds early, parked my car at Nu Sentral and took the Monorel to join up with the group in Chow Kit at a mamak shop for breakfast.

A group photo and briefing ensued before the main group left for the market. I stayed back with a couple of friends to have some food before walking into the market.