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Petronas Tower Sunset



Two image composite of Malaysian sunset from near the top (86th fl observatory) of the Petronas Tower #2.

Two image composite of Malaysian sunset from near the top (86th fl observatory) of the Petronas Tower #2.
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namgyal March 26, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
gee.brandy@gmail.com
 
hi there, I wondered where that picture was taken? I’m sure someone else has asked this, but I don’t see how to see everyone’s comments. I really like your photo.
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chriswhittier Sep 14
Thanks for asking. These are the famed Petronas twin towers, so I'm shooting this from the adjacent tower.

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Behind The Lens

Location
The two shots for this composite were shot from near the top (86th fl observatory) of the Petronas Tower #2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Time
This was just after sunset local time.
Lighting
We chose our time to tour the Towers in order to see the sunset. The natural lighting of the setting sun balanced nicely with the artificial lights starting to light up the city.
Equipment
This was shot with Can 20D and Canon 24-70 mm L lens, handheld, no flash.
Inspiration
The setting sun from atop one of the worlds tallest structures is plenty of inspiration.
Editing
I stitched together two frames to get this image because a 24 mm wasn't wide enough to capture both the horizon and the very top of the adjacent tower. This is a rare image that I changed quite a bit in post-processing- adjusting exposure, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks, clarity and color to bring out the purples and yellows.
In my camera bag
Because I normally focus on shooting wildlife I typically carry just my 5D- now a mkIII- and one telephoto zoom lens, either Canon 100-400 L or Tamron 150-600. Most days I prefer to be light but sometimes carry my old 5D (or 20D) as back-up. When I'm out to shoot wildlife I don't even bother to carry a wide angle lens as my pocket Canon Powershot G9 and even my Lumia phone can both shoot raw files. I do sometimes use my Canon EF 24-70 L lens for landscapes and close-ups and love my Slik tripod, but rarely have the opportunity to use it. I also toy with a circular polarizer sometimes but otherwise avoid filters. On this trip I wasn't planning any significant photo opps so brought only my old 20D (lower risk of loss, theft, damage).
Feedback
When you're visiting places and planning tours of monuments or places of interest, think about time of day and lighting if you're intending to try to make interesting images. Early morning and late afternoon usually provide the best and most interesting lighting for most subjects.

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