Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Batu Caves Entrance in Infrared



Batu Caves Entrance in Infrared
Batu Caves, Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia

The photo below shows the entrance to the Batu Caves with the towering statue of Murugan (said to be the world's tallest according to wikipedia) besides the entrance. Visitors to the cave will have to go up 272 steps to visit the insides which shows various Hindu shrines. If you plan to visit the site be sure to watch out for kleptomaniac monkeys that are known to grab food, bags and other stuff from unsuspecting tourists.

Taken using a Sony DSC-V1 set on nightshot mode with a Hoya R72 and Polaroid Variable Range ND filters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Caves

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is celebrated chiefly in Batu Caves in Malysia. I have not had the pleasure of witnessing the festival in person (the recent one was on Sunday 27th January 2013) but I'm sure it is very interesting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thaipusam

Friday, January 11, 2013

Langkawi Cable Cars

Langkawi Skybridge Cable Cars

As seen from one of the observation platforms going up to the Langkawi Sky Bridge. If it's the first time you are visiting the island then going up the Sky Bridge is something that you should not miss. 2 sets of cable cars will get you there with an observation deck in between and also at the top.

Taken with a Sony DSC-V1 on Night Shot mode with a Hoya R72 and a Kenko ND8 filter

Battery Hearn: Corregidor Island, Philippines

Battery Hearn

This is Battery Hearn in Corregidor Island's Battery Way. This gun has the most range and is meant to protect the island from invading ships.

Corregidor Island, Philippines

Note the long exposure required as seen from the ghosting of the people in the background. I just realized that shooting at long exposures may not necessarily bad and in fact may be preferable when you are at those historical sites with a lot of tourists wandering about.

Taken with a Fuji FinePix S602 with a Hoya R72 gelatin filter