Kuala Lumpur 2016

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Kuala Lumpur, more affectionately known as “KL”, is an urban potpourri of old and new, with a sprinkle of colonial landmarks and towers of glass and steel.

Below are some pictures taken from in and around KL during my walk-around with a dear friend.

A combination of Lightroom CC and Nik Collections were used for post-process of the images presented here.

Suria KLCC

I wanted to capture the beauty of the twin towers in the background against the expanse of the gardens in the surrounding vicinity. For that I had my Tokina 11-16 and the results were outstanding.

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Lake Symphony at Suria KLCC

  • Lens Used: Tokina 11-16
  • Shutter: 1/40s
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 1250
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Suria KLCC Garden Entrance

  • Lens Used: Tokina 11-16
  • Shutter: 1/50s
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • ISO: 1000

Old Kuala Lumpur Station

This station used to serve as the central railway hub for Kuala Lumpur. The old station may be well past it’s prime, but it certainly retains some of it’s charm and character.

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Platforms (facing Central Market)

  • Lens Used: Tokina 11-16
  • Shutter: 1/125s
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 100
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Station Platform Area

  • Lens Used: Tokina 11-16
  • Shutter: 1/60s
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • ISO: 100

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is home to one of the largest Hindu temples outside India and plays host to the Thaipusam festival in Malaysia. An interesting place that warrants another visit, and I highly recommend making a trip there. You’ll have to first trek up a whopping total of 272 stair steps to reach the main cavern! Slightly daunting, but it is well worth the effort.

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Main Entrance of Batu Caves

  • Lens Used: Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
  • Shutter: 1/250s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 200
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Batu Caves Main Cavern

  • Lens Used: Tokina 11-16
  • Shutter: 1/30s
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • ISO: 640
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Devotees at Batu Caves

  • Lens Used: Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
  • Shutter: 1/50s
  • Aperture: f/2.2
  • ISO: 320

Old Government Complexes

Probably the creepiest entry in this list – and possibly the most interesting. It doesn’t look like these buildings will be in use anytime soon, but it does appear like conservation works are in progress. Hopefully, the buildings will be restored to their former glory.

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Old Stairs

  • Lens Used: Nikkor 18-105
  • Shutter: 1/40s
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • ISO: 200

 

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