Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque

Photography

The Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, or Iron Mosque (Malay: Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin or Masjid Besi) is the second principal mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia after Putra Mosque. It is located in Putrajaya’s Precinct 3, opposite the Palace of Justice. Construction began since April 2004 and was fully completed on August 2009. It was officially opened by the 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin on 11 June 2010.[2]

The photo above was taken using Sony A7R3 with 0.6 Reverse Grad Lee 10 stops ND filter. Obviously it was heavily processed on Lightroom! Not a fan of it though!

Here are some other photos to see and compare which one is the better one.

Slightly less processed version
Basic, no grad, no filter

The photo below is a more of a close up view. This uses 10 stops filter. But no reverse ND grad. The difference is that the lake is darker in terms of exposure.

The one below is similar to the above, but it has Reverse Grad. What it makes is that the water to be more exposed in order to have a more balanced exposure. I prefer the top view.

Hanoi Landscapes

Photography

Back when I first started photography, I tried almost anything and everything! Be it street, portraits, models, landscapes – everything also jalan. So when I went to Sapa for the first time, I really didn’t know what to expect. In fact, Crossing Bridges was the first holiday that I had ever done in my life. Before this, I never bother taking leave to go anywhere. This is very different from my life now where I try to go on vacation almost once every month!

Sapa is on the highland in the Lao Cai province. In order to get to Sapa, one will need to take a train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. From Lao Cai, can take a van ride up the highlands. As one traverse along the road, we will see how beautiful the landscapes are. The sad part was that the weather was very cloudy. So the colours didn’t really popped out!