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Greetz from KL

Greetz from KL
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-15
Categories: Architecture, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/9.8, 1/350 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2008-12-15 1:17
Viewed: 2989
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Greetz from KL

Hi folks,
Of I am, staying in Kuala Lumpur (KL) for a short while on my way to New Zealand. Arrived yesterday after an uneventful flight from AMS to KUL.

Bought a 0,45 wide angle extender (got ripped of, my fault) but tried today some pictures, this one I took e few hours ago from the well known KL Twin Towers. Must be honest: They are amazing! Unfortunately the bridge is close on monday, so it might be I will visit them tomorrow again, my hotel isn't far from these buildings.

Anyway, with the simple "photo filtre" program I did some adjustments (contrast, brightness, crop and sharpening) Add frame afterwards. It might be a challenge for you to improve the image by using the perspective crop for example.

Anyway, tomorrow I'm preparing to fly from KUL to AKL (Auckland).

See ya later pals!

For the enthousiasts the EXIF file. Picture taken with the 18-70mm lens with 0.45x wide angle extension:

Image properties
Image name : DSC_8435.JPG
Folder : C:\Documents and Settings\KLC27510\Desktop\Foto's\Kuala Lumpur December 2008\
Size : 2000 x 3008 pixels ==> 6,67 x 10,03 inches (300,00 dpi)
Color count : 140286
File size : 2,73 Mb
Date : 15-12-2008 7:18

Model=NIKON D70s
Date Time=2008:12:15 07:18:24
YCb Cr Positioning=Co-sited
Exposure Time=10/3500 sec
Date Time Original=2008:12:15 07:18:24
Focal Length=18,00 mm
White Bias Value=0
Exif Offset=338
Custom Rendered=Normal process
Exposure Mode=Auto
White Balance=Auto

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-12-15 1:20]

Hi Hans

You've arrived! Nice arch frame over the Petronas towers. Malacca is also worth a visit, if you have a day or 2 to spare. Good colour & sharpness. Tfs!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-12-15 1:38]

Hi Hansie
Greetings to you too.
You have positioned the high buildings well in the scene. They have come out nice and clearly. Good POV, showing the buildings behind the palms.
Nicely done - it looks very green and damp there.
See you soon

hello Hans,

Selamat Datang ke Kuala Lumpur..

my brother is in KL also.. meeting in office hq.. he will be there until wednesday.. :)

so how you like KL so far? crowded? for me to look ok but live there i don't think i want :D excellent shot of the most capture by all the twin towers.. fyi the garden belong to Jan and Meri.. hehe.. enjoy your shot holiday in KL..

regards, terry

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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2008-12-15 1:50]

Hallo Hans,

Mooi gezicht op de torens. Goed gedaan de palmen ervoor, anders was het misschien wat saai geweest.
Mooie compositie en mooi geframed.
Geniet ervan en goeie reis verder!

groetjes, Marga

Hello Hans.
I see, you MADE it.! Did I said ONE word too much about this location ? Sure the Best Place in KL.
Wishing you a lots of good shots, keep an unbrella at your side. haha
Eeet smakelijk in the Communication tower.
Cheers, jan

Hi Jan,
Interesting shot of this new symbon of moder Malasya. Clever usage of arch as frame and DOF's support.
Very nice post.
Saude e Paz,

hahahahah zijn ze dat nou?? die grote torens???
ze lijken helemaaaaaaal niet zo groot...
maar ok..het is wel een leuke foto zo met die bomen ervoor, al vertekent het beeld wel behoorlijk ;-)
Goeie reis verder naar AKL en doe ze allemaal daar de hartelijke groeten... en vergeet de knuffel voor Sweety niet he?!!!


Lovely shot here Hansie I really like this angle and your lens has taken in the detail well. Nice low lighting and I like your PP work here too.

Kind regards Helen

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-12-15 6:55]

hello Hans

Good to know you are in KL and enjoying the scenery. You could ask about shopping for camera accessories and I could have given you some contacts to get good prices.

Too bad I cannot be in KL to meet you, but I suppose you have seen the landmark towers in the day using wide angle extender to include everything around the towers and this is a must-have photo for any visitor to KL.

tfs, bill

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2008-12-15 11:48]

Hans, the impressing presentation in the natural framework. I can see that you went for the new camerawork and new impressions. Congratulations.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-12-15 12:36]

selam güzel arkadaşımız Hans...
ne güzel bir konpozisyon, ikiz kuleler gibi, çerçevede sıradışı bir çalışma...eline sağlık...selamlar...

Hansie, voor ik het vergeet, je zou de trial version van PhotoFiltreStudio op je laptop kunnen zetten, misschien. Dan kan je 30 dagen lang het histogram en eventueel perspectief correctie daarvan gebruiken....

In Auckland zullen o.a. Pete en Janice met plezier je opwachten, dus hopen maar dat dat ook weer een uneventful flight gaat worden.

Niet veel tijd, dus een snelle WS met PhotoFiltreStudio.

TFS dit beroemde zicht (ik zou blij zijn dat die brug dicht was (hoogtevrees...)


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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-12-16 2:06]

Hi Hans,
Your wide angle extender sure works...but I tried a WS for you, got everything straightened out OK, but there wasn't enough resolution left after the manipulation.
I think it would be fine if you do the perspective manip before downsizing for TL.
I think your frame adds to the 'fisheye' look, well done.
I thought it best not to post a WS.
See ya Wednesday...OOPS! I mean Thursday.

Those towers are amazing Hansie! Really nice work, but I find the FG dark and the sky too bright, Maybe more levels? Maybe a small fill flash?? I can't wait to see more!

  • ilghiz Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 33 W: 5 N: 29] (148)
  • [2009-01-03 5:56]

With this frame the towers look small…

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