Morning walkabout – Klang

Photography

It has been quite a while since I went out for a walkabout. I’ve been doing workout for the past two weeks and decided that today will be my rest day. As such – I didn’t want to go to the gym nor go for a run as I need to rest my body before the next week start. Therefore I decided to bring out the camera, and shoot.

Inspiration is rather very thin nowadays, perhaps due to my addiction to television and too many hobbies. Whilst surfing for inspiration then I saw a friend of my posted some photos on Klang. He is a new-ish red dot fellow addict (lol).

This morning I woke up at 6am, and immediately did a quick research on where to park, where to shoot etc etc. After getting my ass over to Klang about 8am, then I saw few other photographers from PSPJ. Quick stalk on facebook showed that they went for a sunrise shoot. Perhaps this will go into my to do list. Need to bring another set of gear for this.

Anyway – following are my photos from this morning. Quick process and be gone!

Another take at Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah

Photography

Back in 2005, I made a visit to Kuala Terengganu as part of the Monsoon Cup. I can’t help it but stop at this mosque to capture the elegance of the mosque. Its amazing that I was able to find this mosque despite the fact that there wasn’t much adoption of Google and Google Maps at that point. I am quite sure if I was to turn back time, I would have planned it better.

I’ve covered this before on another throwback post here. Where the photo is as follows:

Today I decided to edit another set of those photos. Here is the new set. Doesn’t look as good as the one above though!

I can see that my camera was very dusty then. This was shot on D70 12-24mm.

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.

Throwback: Masjid Tengku Tengah Zaharah

Photography

It has been a while since I last posted a photo or even a blog post. I have been pretty busy lately and has not gotten much time off to do things that I want to do. I have resigned from my current post though, and will be moving on to a new career and industry. I take it as a challenge for myself. Going to be extremely challenging but with that, I am taking a long break starting. I do plan to go for a long holiday before I step into the new shoe at a new place.

As I am going for a break, it is a good time for me to start picking up back an old hobby that I have long neglected, which is photography. With my new hobby, I think it is also a good time for me to start posting a photo a day! Will this work, I don’t know but let’s try for the next one week and see if I am able to do this. The photo I guess can either be an old photo or a new photo that I taken throughout the week. It does not matter whether I take the photo using my phone or my camera. The important thing is about me having to capture something.

The photo taken is one is on my really old Nikon back in 2006. On a trip to Kuala Terengganu. I must say, the exposure was perfect, I wish I had a better camera so that I can manipulate the dynamic range and get a better photo. Perhaps when I get a better camera, I will make a trip to Terengganu again and reshoot this photo. It has been 9 years since I last took this photo. Just amazing. Looking at my old photo – I have progressed so much in terms of photography. I can safely say that in the past – I shoot mostly snapshot, and now I am extremely picky (perhaps also because Lightroom CC is so expensive in terms of storage. I am still clearing up some old photos and archiving it versus keeping it in Cloud 🙂 I will only keep the good photos on the cloud, and the rest can be kept in my hard drive. If I lose it I don’t really care 🙂

Masjid Tengku Zaharah

Photography

Throwback of a picture that I captured more than 11 years ago! Its amazing. My skills was really shitty then – not that it is much better. Was using a Nikon D70s with a wide angle 12-24 F4 if I am not mistaken.

The picture was originally looked pretty shitty and had to be uplifted using Photoshop and Lightroom. Pretty common then as apart from my poor skill of getting the right exposure coupled with an old technology. I bet you the photo from my iPhone will turn up much better.

🙂