Sunday, March 28, 2010

Earth Hour 2010 at National Planetarium

There was a small event held at the National Planetarium yesterday in conjunction to the Earth Hour, to raise public awareness on light pollution.

#1 Couple at Earth Hour 2010
Couple at Earth Hour 2010

#2 Moonlights, starlights and candlelights... but not streetlights.
Moonlights, starlights and candlelights... but not streetlights.

#3 The hill where the planetarium located was covered in smooth moonlight.
Moonlight bath

#4 Orion in blue sky - my favourite of the lot.
Orion in blue sky

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cloudless South

A rare cloudless midnight is so irresistible for a star trails shot, despite that I was on a sleeping debt.

Stacked from 365*20s, that's 2+ hours of mechanically clicking the remote shuttle release button. Not much of fun.

The result is some what OK. I have no idea what's caused the wave-like pattern in the middle of trails. I might have pressed the blower too hard when blowing the camera during shooting.

Anyway, it's still nice that I can do that without stepping out from my house.

Cloudless South

Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Thaipusam at Batu Caves

Some shots taken during the Thaipusam at Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur. The Hinduism religious festival commemorates both the birthday of Murugan (also Subramaniam), the youngest son of god Shiva and his wife Parvati, and the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan a vel (spear) so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.

Joy and pain
Joy and pain.

Pulling hard
Pulling hard

Through the cheek
Through the cheek

Drummers and singer
Drummers and singer

Dance with Kavadi
Dance with Kavadi

Piercing
Piercing