The Petronas Twin Towers is located in Kuala Lumpur, about 30km from where I live.
The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower. – Wiki
Kuala Lumpur is also known for its unpredictable weather. We have haze and monsoon rain. Photographing these two towers can be a challenging feat.
Furthermore, Kuala Lumpur City Centre is growing with constructions everywhere. Finding the right angle and composition is a challenge too. For some of my cityscape-photographer opted for high angle view of the towers which requires us to climb up office buildings.
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Hello time lapse lovers.
As part of a continuation from the previous post – Paradise Island of Sabah – Mabul & Maiga Island – I want to share with you one of many time lapse clips I did when I was there.
As the sun rises early in this part of the world – at 5.30am to be exact, I had to be early with the spot I want to photograph. As there were 14 of us, it was “first come first serve” to get the spot.
So I went in to the water.
I decided to use the sea gypsy huts as my subject and I know that the sun will come up from behind the neighbouring island – the Bodgaya Island.
I set my Nikon D3 down on a tripod and fixed a Lee Proglass and GND filter to balance out the exposure of the sky as well as getting a slow shutter speed for longer exposure of the sea water. For sunrise (and sunset) time lapse, I uses the Holy Grail method by Gunther Wegner.
I did two time lapses with a total of 380 shots and combined them as per the video below.
Post processing was done with Lightroom 5 and LRTimelapse.
Looking back at the time lapse, I’d wish that I’d chosen a better spot to capture the dramatic change of lights and exposure during the sunrise. And I feel that there is no powerful foreground which can make the the images stronger.
I will definitely be back to Maiga and repeat this time lapse. There is a plan currently in the works to go back there in April 2015. Wish me luck.
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Hello friends and fans.
I had the opportunity to take a three days two nights break a week before Malaysia Independence Day (Merdeka) and headed to Maiga Island – a small island off the coast of Sabah, about 1.5 hours boat ride from the town of Semporna.
This island is not a holiday island. It is like a small village where sea gypsies make their home.
It is truly a tropical paradise with blue sky and clear sea water – Malaysian Maldives as I like to call it. This was my third time here.
Originally, the 14 of us had plan to stay two nights on Maiga but had to execute Plan B and head to Mabul Island on the second night as there were some “activities” involving The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) and terrorists in the area.
Sunrise, sunset, human interest, milky way and time lapse were my plans during this trip and Alhamdulillah, I’d managed to do most of it. All in all, 72GB worth of RAW images were captured during this trip.
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If everything is in order, I will be back at Maiga in April 2015 – where I hope to stay full 2 nights and photograph more.
Maiga, the paradise island for photographers.
These sunset photos were captured during my two separate trips to the man made Marina Island in the town of Lumut, some 246km away from Kuala Lumpur.
I used Lee Filters during the shoot and edited in Lightroom 5.
In 2003, Marina Island (a man-made island) was developed by the Marina Island Group of companies and began operation in 2010, with private investment of RM250 million by 2013. The integrated mixed development resort island consists of waterfront residential properties, a new jetty called Marina Island Jetty, a private commercial marina called Pangkor Marina Malaysia, service apartments, hotels and shop offices.
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