Since I was not going anywhere near Sepang on Sunday due to weather reasons, I attended and photographed our local Regional Lions Clubs Carnival at the Dataran Bandaraya (City Square) at Johor Bahru. Guest of Honour was Lion District Governor Chan Hoi.
Light intensity:Very bright, with harsh noonday sun directly overhead, causing shadowed faces and high-contrast images
Cloud cover: 2 oktas
Solution: Tv 1/200s, and liberal use of fill flash with Stofen Omnibounce to eliminate shadowing.
|Banner proclaiming the Carnival|
The muscle car section was quite a hit.
|Lion District Governor Chan Hoi admiring a heavily-modified car. The wattage emanating from the speakers was quite awe-inspiring.|
|This Perodua Kancil underwent a RM 100,000 facelift and won first prize n a competition in Japan!|
|One for the record|
|District Governor inspecting the stalls- this one selling pineapples|
|Introducing the durian- a must-try when at LIMA|
|DG with the Foon Yew High School dance troupe|
|Medical screening by the Regency Specialist Hospital|
|VIPs are driven to show center in the souped-up vehicles to open the proceedings|
|Foon Yew High School's award-winning 24 Festive Drums team starts proceedings with with a stirring performance|
|Drum rolls echo round the square|
|Group photo with DG.|
The clock tower that forms the landmark within the square is being repaired and repainted.
|Sweet ladies taking the tempo down to a more serene level|
|Till we meet again|
|Fro the ancient to the modern- a Street Dance performance|
|Lion Nam Fun Lai, Chairman of the Lions - MAA Dialysis Centre Committee, gives his welcoming address|
|Presentation of mock cheque of RM 35,000 to Dialysis Centre Chairman|
The next order of business was to give away scholarships to needy students under the JB Lions Club of Johor Bahru Tanjung Petrie's FACE programme (Financial Aid for Children's Education). The FACE programme was started over 10 years ago by Lion Dr Lee Boon Peng, and has so contributed 780 scholarships to students over the years.
This year, they are awarding 124 students with scholarships, for a total outlay of RM 102,000.
|Dr Lee Boon Peng takes the stage|
|The recipients lining up|
|Climbing to the stage when your name is called|
|Receiving the scholarship cheque fro DG Chan Hoi and Lions Club of JB Tanjung Petrie's Lion President Charlie Tan|
|Group photo of the scholarship recipients with Lions dignitaries|
|A last look at the muscle cars|
Well, I start my journey to Langkawi tomorrow, to reach by the opening ceremony on 26-3-13. This post is really to signal that before and after LIMA, other activities of daily living go on.
In just over 24 hours, LIMA begins!