Sunday, August 26, 2012

Old Volvos Never Die.

I discovered this old Volvo left to rot in a small village, Kampung Sungai Penchala, last week at the end of a jungle walk in Bukit Kiara and made a mental note to return to grab some HDR brackets. Old decaying buildings and cars just seem to scream out HDR to bring out the very best detail in the decay.
I returned to the same spot today and shot off some multiple brackets using a wide angle 16-35mm f/2.8L lens, taking sets of 7 brackets to fully capture the full dynamic range of the scene.
The final shot was post-processed using the PhotoMatix HDR plugin for Aperture then thrown over to Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software where I added a few effects such as Tonal Contrast, Grunge Goddess and Spring before finishing off the image in the Focus module to add a slight blurring around the car to further draw the eye to the main subject.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Lost Legacy - A Photo Exhibition of Disappearing Malaysian Architecture

I will be exhibiting a themed set of photographs entitled "Lost Legacy" at the Guerrilla Photography Exhibition arranged by PhotoMalaysia and PhotoSafari in Avenue K Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur from 8th September to 15th September. 

These photos highlight the disappearance of many prime heritage buildings which exemplify the unique Malaysian architectural style. 

If you are in the area please drop by the Ground Floor of Avenue K - it would be great to meet up with you and there are many other photographers exhibiting there also. If you time it correctly there are informal sponsored "teh tarik" sessions where you can have some drinks and snacks and meet many of the exhibiting photographers to discuss their work.