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Egg Yolk Sunset

Create: 07/02/2015 - 21:54
Egg Yolk Sunset

I saw a lovely setting sun in the mirror while stuck in a horrendous traffic jam today. Decided to shoot through the wing mirror while waiting at the lights.

Deliberate under-exposure kept the bright sun in check. That, plus factors such as micro-vibrations and dust on an already optically-imperfect mirror created some funky effects.

I like the surreal effect in which different shades of red and orange dominate; that of the sun, the street lights and tail lights of cars going in the opposite direction.

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.

Ulu Slim Hot Springs

Create: 06/28/2015 - 09:56
Ulu Slim Hot Springs

Just when I arrived at this secluded hot springs, a damn tour group came charging in. These package or group tours are getting out of control.

The tourists are herded everywhere. Before they can enjoy the steam, the tour bus driver was already sounding the horn. What's the hurry? Next stop; Moo Cow Frozen Yogurt or what?

I wanted to take a dip but that tour leader or tour guide in the middle wasn't too friendly. What's with staring in this area, anyway?

Laundry Day In Slim River

Create: 06/16/2015 - 12:56
Laundry Day In Slim River

When I saw this house from across the road, I knew the dark planks will play tricks on the camera's exposure reading. It will overexpose the picture if there is no manual intervention.

Photography Tip: Make your brain an important part of the exposure metering process with street photography. I anticipated a -1 EV compensation. I was already rolling the EV compensation dial before bringing the camera to eye level.

This is where the high-resolution WYSIWYG electronic viewfinder of the Sony A7R (or any good mirrorless camera) is superior to an optical viewfinder.

The First Tolled Highway In The Country

Create: 06/13/2015 - 10:34
The First Tolled Highway In The Country - The Old Slim River Highway

To tell the story of Federal Route 1, one must note the historical significance of this segment of the route.

Not many will remember, care or even know this. The first tolled highway wasn't the North-South Expressway. It was this road between Tanjung Malim, Behrang and Slim River.

Built in 1966, the toll booths collected 50 sen from cars. The amount was a lot during its time and it was also perceived by many as mere widening and straightening of the existing Federal Route 1.

Behrang Stesen

Create: 06/10/2015 - 10:28
Behrang Stesen

The names Behrang Stesen and Behrang (town) are used interchangeably. The little town was the railway station and vice-versa. Things changed after electrification and double tracking of the lines.

Like the towns of Rasa and Tanjung Malim I visited earlier, the realignment of roads and construction of flyovers changed the face and structure of the affected towns forever.

But how did this historical station end up as a train's abattoir? The clue lies in the station itself. We'll look at this in the next post.

Tanjung Malim Train Station

Create: 05/26/2015 - 01:54
Tanjung Malim Train Station

A very big station was built as part of the electrified double-tracking rail project. The new railway station and the accompanying road re-alignment and flyover were to change the face of Tanjung Malim town forever.

Amazingly, the sheltered platform is about 500 meters long. Currently there are only a handful of passengers, even during rush hour. Talk about optimism or building for the future.

Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 250, f4, 1/250 sec.

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