I've lived in Penang for about 15 years (Originally a Sabah-boy) now and I've never really explored Balik Pulau. I've only gone for Laksa at a friend's stall in the area, and to bring my wife horse riding, and thats about it. It's quite a popular spot for wedding and engagement photography, the most popular spot being the paddy fields. I've only seen the fields from afar and in some pictures. So when photographer & friend Milan Teh suggested a photo walk there, and that he'll be the guide, I was in!
We went and I brought my wife along, secretly hoping to get her to stand-in-model...haha. It was a hot day, and when we arrived at the fields, there wasn't any paddy ! It was bare and tractors were mowing and plowing. Everything was brown instead of the green I was expecting. I was a bit disappointed, but it was still quite a sight. We started snapping anyhow. Any photographer will tell you, you don't need beautiful sceneries to capture beautiful pictures. Find the angles, compose, and tell a story...
A kid was passing by with his dad on a motorbike and they too, stopped to take a look at the tractors working. I saw an interesting frame and took it :
My imagination tells me it's like a story of a young power-ranger here to save nature. And in the end, he won as the tractor evaded the challenge...
No too far down, a quick walk out to the "dock", and as the sun was setting, casting a lovely warm glow on the wife...who was busy picking seashells.
This was sea-level. Ground floor. Next stop, higher ground. A restaurant with quite a view !
As the sun was setting, it was dinner time, and then good night :)