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KL Skyline

Create: 07/05/2015 - 13:22
Kuala Lumpur's evening skyline

Nice coincidence that the song was playing on my car radio when I was shooting this. And it was a Saturday night.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f 5.6, 1/5 sec.

Conjunction of Venus And Jupiter 2015 - Part 5

Create: 07/04/2015 - 21:08
Conjunction of Venus And Jupiter 2015 at its tail end as seen in Malaysia

Half the world is sleeping
Half the world's awake
Half can hear their hearts beat
Half just hear them break

I am but a traveler in most every way
Ask me what you want to know

What a journey it has been
And the end is not in sight
But the stars are out tonight
And they're bound to guide my way

Lyrics from The Journey as sung by Lea Salonga.

All good things must come to an end. The planets Venus and Jupiter are going separate ways in their celestial journey but will meet again on August 27 next year (2016).

Conjunction of Jupiter And Venus - Part 3

Create: 06/30/2015 - 22:01
Photographing the Conjunction of Jupiter And Venus in Malaysia

If you were looking out for the conjunction tonight, you may have thought the two planets moved so close together that they merged into a single object. It didn't happen here, as viewed from very near the equator. Maybe higher in the northern hemisphere or elsewhere they appeared closer.

Due to the haze in the Klang Valley today, it was hard to see both as clearly as last night. I can still see Venus shining bright though. Jupiter is the higher of the two and more faint. The separation is distinct and both were visible for a brief period.

Conjunction of Venus And Jupiter - Part 2

Create: 06/29/2015 - 23:34
Conjunction of Venus And Jupiter behind the Petronas Twin Towers

The weather forecast for Kuala Lumpur tomorrow night, when the planets are supposed to be closest, don't look too good. Plus, I wanted a picture when the planets are not merging or merged into a single blob as some predicted, so I shot some tonight just in case.

This is my first time looking and photographing a conjunction of planets, so I really don't know. Tomorrow could be even better, weather permitting.

Conjunction of Jupiter And Venus 2015 - Part 1

Create: 06/29/2015 - 21:31
Viewing Conjunction of Jupiter And Venus 2015 with Google Sky Map

Conjunction of Jupiter And Venus 2015 - Part 1

The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, are appearing close together for a rare and dramatic event known as a conjunction. OK. For those in countries where it is now already or past twilight, go to your window or balcony to look. Come back to read Part 2 about photographing the mating planets.

Border Moon

Create: 05/07/2015 - 10:50
The Moon by TV Smith

The best time to shoot the moon is not on a full moon as what most people think. The best nights start from tonight when the moon enters the 'waning gibbous' phase.

Because it is no longer fully lit by the sun, one can see the craters near the waning edge. The angle of the creeping dark side depends on whether you are viewing or photographing from the northern or southern hemisphere.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200 f8, 1/13 sec.