18th December 2010 – After many weeks of delay, I finally make my trip to one of the waterfall in Hulu Langat. This round of trip consist only me and CJ, while the rest of the guys had their reasons for not making an appearance. We change our plan to visit the Semenyih Dam and Sg. Tekala Falls, as our initial plan was to visit either Gabai Falls or Congkak River.

Pretty chilling day for shooting

There’s nothing much to shoot in Semenyih Dam but the mountain mist, and an attempt to make water reflection on the lake. The series of photos is mainly to experiment on what the Light Craft Workshop ND500 Filter can do. Needless to say, most of the pictures are taken with the aid of Manfrotto PROB190X Tripod.

I couldn’t find any good foreground, only yellow flower

Non HDR Version

In camera HDR with minor post processing

The in-camera HDR functionality of Sony Alpha 580 does it’s work pretty well. The photo turns out quite good with only minor adjustment of color contrast in post processing. Next stop is Sg. Tekala Falls. The entrance fee to the waterfall cost only RM 1.

At f/13, 30 seconds, ISO 100

I’m beginning to appreciate the use of ND500 Filter

My favorite shot of the day

Tree root as leading lines!

I can’t say that’s all for the waterfall. I had not explore deeper due to the time whereby there’s too picnickers around as I wouldn’t want ghosting in my photos 😀 For picnickers/campers, the place is quite well kept.