What a difference
a tree makes...
Recently, Bandaraya (municipality / city council) of Kuala Lumpur did a very
innovative decorative work in and around some strategic tourist hot spots in the
city by installing these white LEDs lights. The 50+ years old big rain tree locates
just opposite the Petronas Twin Towers has a rear treat with this new decorative
work. It has literally transformed the otherwise static look at night of this section
of the premises into a fantasy Christmas-tree look across the KLCC. White LED light
has long been a dream for industrial designers as it emits low heat as well as an
extremely low power consumption properties. So, this was the first time in Malaysia
that has seen the new breakthrough technology being put to good use for public services.
Don't worry - as much as I worry that the light may hurt normal course of growth
of the old rain tree but it has little effect on heat emission. Well, this new decorative
work has been a hit among tourists. I stopped by just before mid night, has been
trying to use different angles to portray the tree along with the Twin Towers as
backdrop. As I didn't bring a tripod, so, I just had to lay the camera on the ground
or use the rubbish bin as support. Using self timer to avoid movement that might
spoil the shots. Well, the trick works. My friend CY has complaint the shots were
being too glaring.. and preferred simplicity. Well, this is a new scene around the
KLCC. After 8 pages of static shots earlier on specific topic on KLCC and Petronas
Twin Towers, these few photos are presented as a different new location and/or perspective
of KLCC/Twin Towers as a major landmark of the capital city of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur.
The difficult part
to get a usable picture with so many light sources and picture elements within the
frame is to pre-visualize the eventual effect first, compose them in one frame and
avoid overall over exposure can be tricky as ambient light of the surrounding areas
can be difficult to master. I had tried a few compositions as well as using different
exposures which delivered varying degree of results. Most of the shots were using
slow speed exposure which I stopped down to minimum so as to widen depth of field
from near to far. Well, I guess I should only display only one Photo in this page
- but rather, I have decided to showcased a few as illustrations on the use of different
angles and perspective - they are just a lead but I am not use them to inspire -
because you don't need to, I guess. | Other weaker Composition |
this is Visit Malaysia Year in
2007. Our country is also celebrating 50th Anniversary of our Independence (1957/2007). This picture serves
as a memorial capture for me to value half of a century freedom from the British/foreign
colonial rule. Moves on, Malaysia !
File size x 3 photos:-
6th October, 2007
11.30 p.m. my nephew Eewyn has spotted these untimely arrived visitors and/or direction-less
migrating birds which possibly were attracted by the strong lighting of the two towers.
They have been circulating around the Petronas Twin Towers for quite a long time.
We stopped by and tried to captured them via use of a built in digital zoom function
at maximum extension. We got a few acceptable shots due to extreme long lens extension
which resulted in shaky hand effect as camera support was only via the foamed edge
door of the car. Besides, shutter speed used was probably not adequate to freeze
the flowing motion of the birds. Nevertheless, although these may NOT be the most desirable pictures from a photographer critic
point of view but - it was such a lovely and scarcely seen nature event happened
around the famous Petronas Twin Towers.
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