Photoessay: Thaipusam 2017 cinematics, part I

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Part one of the photoessay covers the ascent: arrival, preparation and the activities at the base of the steps to the cave temple. Relief, chaos, trepidation, anticipation…the full gamut of emotions can be seen, but it’s not over yet – even after having trekked the better part of 13km from the departure temple. To be continued tomorrow in part II. MT

Additional coverage and full size sample images are here at Hasselblad.com The video is here.

This series was shot with a Hasselblad H6D-100c, 50 and 100mm lenses, and post processed with the cinematic workflow in Making Outstanding Images Ep. 4 & 5.

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Comments

  1. Jorge Balarin says:

    Really sensational reportage photos under not so easy circumstances (lack of light, movement, etc). I love the colors and general quality of the pics.

  2. These too, stunning. Those lenses render so beautifully. I am quite attached to the 100 2.2

  3. Roy Prasad says:

    Congratulations on your new role at Hasselblad, Ming! All the best, I wish you much success.

    I’ve been bailing out of my Leica S system…  It’s been a very slow process, with now takers for cameras or lenses.  I will likely switch to Hasselblad X1D Mark II. I love the form factor and a lot of other good things about it, but the current version lacks a few things (as you have likely heard from Lloyd Chambers).  I hope you will be in a position to channel Lloyd’s inputs into the development of the next version.

    Best,

    Roy Prasad

    From: Ming Thein | Photographer Reply-To: Ming Thein | Photographer Date: Monday, March 27, 2017 at 9:07 PM To: Subject: [New post] Photoessay: Thaipusam 2017 cinematics, part I

    Ming Thein posted: ” Part one of the photoessay covers the ascent: arrival, preparation and the activities at the base of the steps to the cave temple. Relief, chaos, trepidation, anticipation…the full gamut of emotions can be seen, but it’s not over yet – even after ha”

  4. Ramachandran says:

    Fantastic you capture eoch of their emotion. Happy to see our event in your blog.

  5. richard majchrzak says:

    may be next year…? been to the cave couple years ago with my son and enjoyed it a lot, the people the caves the big statue, nature architecture , humanity and believes, the whole mix , very powerful . how much more so must it be on a special occasion like that?In the pilgrims` eyes you have caught it , Ming. enjoyed the pics very much , thanks

    • I’ve been on a ‘normal’ day too; it’s completely different. Like a race track with and without a Formula One race going on is probably the closest analogy I can give…

      • richard majchrzak says:

        will try to be there at the right time some time. before it is too late…because I used to like formula one loong time ago, Nicky Lauda comes to mind but now it is all “Bernie Bernie“, $$$$. where is idealism and `not for sale` ?? …..or is it only me?

  6. a marvelous record of a stunningly intense event…

  7. I enjoyed the video.

  8. Fantastic set! It is difficult to ignore the H6D-100C sensor here. Great photographer, great camera, great combination.

  9. feastive and beautifull pics .
    Bravo !!!

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