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Living life at its best

A geek's journal on things that did not matter the most.

Putrajaya International Convention Center

Monday, January 18, 2010


Putrajaya International Convention Center, originally uploaded by vedd.

A change from seascapes for now. This is taken not too long ago using 50mm f/1.8 lens. I was interested on finding out how good the lens was. I'm impressed and money well spent, even though it's cheap :)

Putrajaya International Convention Centre or PICC is the main convention centre in Putrajaya, Malaysia. This building is located on the top of Taman Puncak Selatan in Precinct 5.

It was constructed between 2000 and 2003 at a cost of RM600mil. Since October 2004, the Putrajaya Convention Centre is officially known as Putrajaya International Convention Centre or PICC to reflect the state of the art conference facilities at par with other international conference centre such as in London, Tokyo and Paris. The name change, which was perceived necessary as a marketing strategy and to internationalize Putrajaya, was first mooted by Dato Shafiq Abdullah, Deputy Under Secretary, Prime Minister's Department and endorsed by Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, former Prime Minister of Malaysia. Besides hosting the 10th Conference of Organization of Islamic Countries, PICC also became one of the most favoured conference venue for high security risk events, hosted by the government or private sector. PICC has had many important guests including foreign head of states and heads of government, important corporate personalities such as the world's richest man, Bill Gates. Due to its strategic location on the top of the hill in Putrajaya and facing beautiful lakes, it has also become one of most popular places and "hot" sites for film shootings especially for commercial advertisements. Despite these, the PICC is heavily under-utilised and it may take 300 years to recoup its original cost, excluding maintenance fees.

Source: Wikipedia

Tech Specs: Vertorama from tone mapped HDR. 9 exposures for the bottom part, 4 exposures for the upper part.

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posted by vedd, 2:33 PM | link | 2 comments |

March of the Clouds

Saturday, January 16, 2010


March of the Clouds, originally uploaded by vedd.

One more from the same unplanned outing.

View the previous one here and here.

This one almost didn't happen due to rain. But like what I keep telling myself:

"If it rains, let it rain heavily and hope that it will stop before sunset".

So far it haven't failed me yet, some of the best sunset were possible after it rained heavily.

Unplanned trip with Mr. AcidSulfurik and Mr. Firdaus. More to come!

Tech Specs: Digital blending all the way using smart objects. Vertorama with total 4 exposures used for both below and upper portion. Long exposure, like the previous one, using Hoya ND400.

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posted by vedd, 2:00 AM | link | 0 comments |

Horizon-tale

Friday, January 15, 2010


Horizon-tale, originally uploaded by vedd.

As I mentioned in the previous picture, after looking at this, it makes me want to go to Iceland :-)

View the previous one here.

This one almost didn't happen due to rain. But like what I keep telling myself:

"If it rains, let it rain heavily and hope that it will stop before sunset".

So far it haven't failed me yet, some of the best sunset were possible after it rained heavily.

Unplanned trip with Mr. AcidSulfurik and Mr. Firdaus. More to come!

Tech Specs: Digital blending all the way using smart objects. Vertorama with total 5 exposures used for both below and upper portion. Long exposure, like the previous one, using Hoya ND400. I'm thinking of getting an ND8, that way I have the best combo for long exposures...

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posted by vedd, 12:42 AM | link | 0 comments |

Western Shores

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Western Shores, originally uploaded by vedd.

Second picture for 2010 and the first sunset for shot for 2010. Looking at this, makes me want to go to Iceland :-)

This one almost didn't happen due to rain. But like what I keep telling myself:

"If it rains, let it rain heavily and hope that it will stop before sunset".

So far it haven't failed me yet, some of the best sunset were possible after it rained heavily.

Unplanned trip with Mr. AcidSulfurik and Mr. Firdaus. More to come!

Tech Specs: Digital blending all the way using smart objects. Vertorama with total 5 exposures used for both below and upper portion. Long exposure, as usual, using Hoya ND400. Gotta love all the extra 9 stops :D

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posted by vedd, 6:32 PM | link | 1 comments |

Central Administration

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Central Administration, originally uploaded by vedd.

My first 2010 shot. This is quite a common view of Putrajaya - Malaysia's central government administration.

2009 was a great year, my daughter was born in November, got a new job, moved to my own house and a few other things. Hopefully 2010 will be even better :D

Tech Specs: I've made both tone mapped HDR and DRI version from the same 9 exposures. Unsure of which one to use, I decided to digitally blended both version.

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posted by vedd, 3:34 AM | link | 1 comments |