I am truly crazy about photography nowadays. I never expect it to be a new found hobby at first, however it’s quite addictive. Besides the addiction, it is the one thing which keeps me from confining in my own space, my own world, which is full of troubles, disturbances, worries, you name it… at times it’s not easy to think positive at all, hence I need a way to keep myself busy from thinking of the negative side. This addiction, remedies my troubles.

Now armed with a D-SLR, a weapon which gives me the ability to capture that one moment in life. It feels so good when you capture a crisp image as a memory, especially when it comes to people, the smile and laughter of the people you know, it just makes you feel good. Anyhow, todays photography outing was more on tourist attractions or another street photography.

My destination today is Lake Garden and my partner in shooting is Andrew. It has been quite sometime I been to Lake Garden, the last I remember is that I jogged with my mom and big bro from Brickfields to Lake Garden early in the morning during my primary school days. Those were the days when there is less vehicle, less pollutions, more greens, etc. We left at 3:30pm from Kepong and to my surprise, Lake Garden is actually huge. I think I made an early turn which miss the targeted park whereby it shouldn’t be far from Tugu Negara. Instead, I made our first stop at Tunku Abdul Razak Memorial. There’s nothing much here of interest.

[ Tunku Abdul Razak Memorial ]

After some short photo shooting, we make a short drive to National Mosque. We spend quite an amount of time there and I mainly took some photo with Brackets setting to collect samples for HDRI (High Dynamic Range Image). It’s the first time ever, I try to think creatively as possible to make sure the shots I took can be of interest. Never did my mind cross before when I use a compact camera back in the previous time. I guess that’s one of the reason which separates professionals and amateurs. However this round of time, it’s Andrew’s turn to do a short pose. If he looks like Ah Beng… then it’s not my fault 😛

[ small water fountain which is off-line ]

[ staircase seems to be a best place for portraits ]

After a long shooting in the area, we drove to Dataran Merdeka and to take some shots of the Malaysian Flag. There’s even a fountain with weird statues, can’t tell if it’s a dog or something; it’s my first time seeing this.

[ flying high! Malaysia Boleh! ]

[ fountain with weird statues ]

[ along the Court House ]

[ opposite Dataran Merdeka ]

[ shot using Auto Focus Continuous ]

That’s all for my trip to Lake Garden and Dataran Merdeka… there’s still place to explore there but that would be enough for the time being, my target for the day is to collect some bracket shot images to generate HDR Images. Here it is!

[ HDR Image 1 ]

[ HDR Image 2 ]

[ HDR Image 3 ]

[ HDR Image 4 ]

[ HDR Image 5 ]

[ HDR Image 6 ]

[ HDR Image 7 ]

Check out Andrew’s blog here.