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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory - A memorable phototrip

In conjunction with the ShutterAsia 2nd Anniversary celebration, a photo trip to the charcoal factory in Kuala Sepetang, Perak was organized. A group of 15-20 members came in from the Northern, Central region and KL. Despite of the coming in from different places, we managed to meet up at the charcoal factory in between 9-10am. One of the factory managers was kind enough to give us a briefing on the process of producing charcoal.

I have set in mind that I'll be producing black and whites, so most of the shots are in B&W to add a historic/nostalgic mood to it. However, some shots are left in color as it was best to do so..

#1 - Boats are used to transport the woods from the mangrove forest nearby to the factory.

#2 - The barks are skinned off before being put in the chamber.
Photo Trip - Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory

#3 - Hardworking villagers been doing this job for generations.
Photo Trip - Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory

#4- A hardworking villager
Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory

#5 - An old school transporter
Luput ditelan zaman...

#6 - The burning chamber
Photo Trip - Kuala Sepetang Charcoal Factory

It really was an interesting and memorable photo trip. I wouldn't mind visiting this place again..


Enche' Adykasyah said...

Nice old-skool transport snap Min!! I can feel the nostalgic aura.. Commendable shot!!

libpuritan said...

beautiful nostalgic shots. =) must check this place out some time.

Nicholas Leong said...

Very nice :) I need to visit it too :D

capix said...

this is really beautiful set bro... i like the BW conv soo much

*jealous mode

Amino @ Lordmint said...

Ady - Thanks.
Steph, Nick - Yea, go check it out. Once you're done, drop by Mak Teh's stall for a bowl of Prawn Mee. For RM6, they'll flood the mee with prawns :P
Capix - Thanks bro. :D

Kurt said...

Nice set :). Great place for photography indeed.

Nick, ta pau Mee Banjir Udang for me if u go there :D

Anonymous said...

nice story.. keep it up

Dodon said...

Hi Nice bro.. i wish i can visit that place someday..

Amino @ Lordmint said...

Kurt - Thanks mate. - Thanks.
Dodon - Thanks. You should visit the place. Perfect candidate for BW shots.