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Runmonty
01-20-2014, 06:34 AM
The Clan Jetties of George Town are the traditional settlement created by Chinese immigrants who share common historical, geographical and lineage origin.

After the construction of the Quay in 1882, the waterfront was developed with short public landing stages or jetties. Settlements grew on these foundations and they were used for the loading and unloading of goods and for the mooring of sampans (boats). Gradually, each jetty became identified and dominated by certain clans and over time more huts sprung up. Due to constant rivalry over access and monopoly of work consignments, relationships between the clans were very antagonistic and often led to bitter fights and disputes. Today there are still six clan jetties along the waterfront.

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Information source Clan Jetties in Penang - Georgetown Attractions (http://www.penang.ws/penang-attractions/clan-jetties.htm) and Clan Jetties of George Town, Pulau Pinang (http://www.penang-traveltips.com/clan-jetties.htm)

Anuj
01-20-2014, 07:49 AM
2nd one for me. i like the colours, they bring out character of the place over B&W

Anuj

Marko
01-20-2014, 10:48 AM
really interesting set - I too favour two.

Jim Scrimger
01-20-2014, 02:38 PM
Nice interesting set & also favor the color.

jjeling
01-20-2014, 05:59 PM
1 & 2 for me. I prefer the color in 2, that's what sets it apart for me.

Runmonty
01-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the comments folks. Looks like the colour shots are the way to go.

JAS_Photo
01-20-2014, 11:43 PM
I concur with the others, but I like #2 just for the overhead clutter as well as the colour.

mbrager
01-21-2014, 12:28 AM
Not to be contrary, but I really like the first shot in black and white. Very clear exposure that shows up the shadow areas nicely. The people in the shot make it interesting. I do like the second shot's composition but the details tend to be lost in shadow or bright areas. I probably would have tried selective color on the lanterns, which have a lot of detail in them. Interesting place. I wonder if it ever burned down and was rebuilt.

Runmonty
01-21-2014, 03:06 AM
Thanks JAs & mbrager


Not to be contrary, but I really like the first shot in black and white. Very clear exposure that shows up the shadow areas nicely. The people in the shot make it interesting. I do like the second shot's composition but the details tend to be lost in shadow or bright areas. I probably would have tried selective color on the lanterns, which have a lot of detail in them. Interesting place. I wonder if it ever burned down and was rebuilt.

I think I prefer 1 & 2 in that order. The rest are pretty much illustrative only.

It was a very interesting place. Despite being peak tourist season I saw very few tourists, and it actually felt quite voyeuristic walking along the jetties, as people were in the their homes with doors and windows open to assist with cooling. It was not unusual to see people having meals, watching TV or even in one case shaving as I walked past. The largest jetty had shops, hairdressers etc on stilts. As you can see they have electricity and one jetty had rubbish bins (I guess you call them trash cans) in front of the houses awaiting collection.

If I remember correctly there was more jetty that was lost during a storm at some stage.

Lorey
01-22-2014, 08:12 PM
Love the fist bw RM. I think the processing is great too.

JednaChwila
01-23-2014, 08:37 AM
like it!

Runmonty
01-23-2014, 06:29 PM
Thanks Lorey & Jedna

Hillbillygirl
01-24-2014, 05:30 AM
I like them all, but 1, & 2 are def the standouts for me. Such detail, and so much depth into the lives of this culture. All this without being overwhelmingly cluttered, but a well balanced capture.

aubintbay
01-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Interesting location! Made for some great shots. I'm with the rest of the crowd on liking the colour ones....Makes it feel like theres more to see.

Runmonty
01-25-2014, 06:53 AM
Thanks for the feedback Aub & HBG. Much appreciated.

asnow
01-26-2014, 04:20 PM
As muck as I normally like B&W, I think the colour seems to fit these better. My preference is 2 and 3

Runmonty
01-31-2014, 05:56 PM
Thanks mate