Friday, August 31, 2012

Full Moon

It was Full Moon last night and I was not really aware of it until I went out to the balcony for some midnight air. I decided to try my hand at snapping photos of the beautiful moon. I did not use telephoto lens as I only have a lens that can go as far as 200 mm only. I decided to play with the ISOs just to have a feel of the different images that I could capture.

Using Auto without flash and ISO set to Auto

Using Auto with flash

Using Auto without flash with built-in filter and ISO set to 600

Using Auto without flash, Monochrome and ISO set to 600
I may try again using tripod for a change. All the above photos were snapped without using tripod at the time. My next goal now is to save and purchase telephoto lens.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Ghost of Highland Towers Linger On

I have been passing these abandoned Towers for the past 6 and-a-half years now as part of my daily routine of sending and fetching my daughter to and from school. Sometimes I passed without looking at them and sometimes I will slow down the car to take a good look at them. These Towers will forever remain an eerie reminder of lives lost on December 11, 1993. Years passed since the collapse of Block 1. I always wonder what will become of these 2 blocks! Will these blocks be bulldozed in years to come or will they be covered by these secondary jungle and slowly forgotten by the next generation? Only time will tell. Today, I decided to capture these sad looking Towers before they become lost forever.

Close-up of one of the two blocks

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Rain and Wind

I was told by someone that we will be experiencing very hot and dry weather till end of the year. This information was obtained from the weather forecast, so to speak. That was four days before Aidil Fitri celebration. Just come to show that human can predict but Allah has the final say. We had been having rainy days before and after Aidil Fitri. It comes in heavy torrents followed by deafening thunder at times. At the home front, even the slightest thunder can cause the circuit breaker to trip. Yesterday we experienced 4 such trips - so we just let it be until the rain subside.
Yesterday we had such heavy rain in the evening followed by loud thunder, heavy winds and trips. I chose to stand at my balcony with my camera trying to capture the heavy rain. (Sigh!). In my excitement I forgot to use slow shutter speed. Need to try that out again another time.

This is proof that the wind was really strong at the time. cooling!

Just love the array of trees overlooking my balcony

This is my favourite view where I enjoy watching the joggers, the footballers
and the children running around. Occassionally I would walk 4 rounds
with my daughter. I am so glad my house face this open field which acts as
a football field, car park and/or open-house gatherings.

Aaah! The beauty of raindrops

My lovely cactus. About time I give them some tender loving care. they are
very much neglected

Friday, August 24, 2012

A Moment At KLCC Park

I was on my way to the bank to run errands while Muhammad went to As-Syakirin Mosque for Friday prayer. Both Zahra' and I decided to walk across the playground towards Suria KLCC since it has been awhile we use this route. Along the way, I decided to stop for some photo sessions.
Japanese Roses

Giant Ferns

She just had to be on the swing again

Pretty orange 'berries' - NOT EDIBLE

Malaysian Beauty

Large Metal Whale

The majestic Twin Towers or Petronas Twin Towers

The Suria KLCC Logo

Dancing Fountain - recent addition. Modified in 2012 and open to the
public again in July 2012

The original fountain

Tall buildings on the rise and still rising

Thursday, August 23, 2012

From Bud to Bloom

I was drawn to mum's budding orchid and immediately I decided to take photos of these buds to create a blooming process. Well, it was not meant to be. I managed to shoot the bud on Wednesday evening and the following day, I noticed the buds had bloomed. So, there goes my blooming sequence.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:58 pm
Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 4:58 pm
Thursday, August 23, 4:18 pm