KL and Bali

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Zee, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Zee

    Zee Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    10,009
    Location:
    SYD/MNL/SIN/SFO
    A few I took in KL and Bali, enjoy, C&C welcome.

    1
    [​IMG]

    2
    [​IMG]

    3
    [​IMG]

    4
    [​IMG]

    5
    [​IMG]

    6
    [​IMG]

    7
    [​IMG]

    8
    [​IMG]

    9
    [​IMG]

    10
    [​IMG]

    11
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for looking :)

    Z...
     
  2. McChook

    McChook Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Messages:
    349
    Location:
    Shire
    Pic one... Taken fro Traders Hotel?

    Great pics too!! Love rabid monkey!
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Zee

    Zee Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    10,009
    Location:
    SYD/MNL/SIN/SFO
    Yup - 1 was taken from Traders. I ha djust gotten a talking to about taking pics of the towers using a tripod. So I opened one of the windows at the top and used the sill to steady the camera. :thumbup: Seems that was fine, just so long as you don't use a tripod...

    :thumbup:

    Z...
     
  4. Olle_34

    Olle_34 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2005
    Messages:
    2,164
    Location:
    Stanmore
    #9 fantastic :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  5. SyN

    SyN Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    7,280
    haha i love monkeys

    #10 is not monkey meat is it...
     
  6. D.Frost

    D.Frost Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Messages:
    554
    Love #1, and #7 has a great feel to it.
     
  7. McChook

    McChook Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Messages:
    349
    Location:
    Shire

    Zing, knew it. Nice hotel too.
    And yeah, no tripods, but makeshift tripods using existing furniture are fine. Makes no sense. I stood up on a couch and used a ledge, that was fine, but no tripods.....
     
  8. GetSmart

    GetSmart Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,704
    Location:
    Brisbane
    They look fantastic!

    Question: I'm going there in July. How safe did you feel walking around with a DSLR around your neck? I'm wanting to take it but not sure if I should risk it :/
     
  9. McChook

    McChook Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Messages:
    349
    Location:
    Shire
    KL? Felt perfectly fine with an SLR myself
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Zee

    Zee Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    10,009
    Location:
    SYD/MNL/SIN/SFO
    No worries about the people in KL or Bali.

    The monkeys, on the other hand... The monkeys at the Bat Caves in KL decided my 100-400L was very shiny, and they had to have it. I had a pretty big fight with a monkey - the little bastard got the hood off the front of the lens, and we were playing tug of with it. It hissed and jumped up and down, but finally let me have it back. MY advice for shooting the monkeys is - pick your lens, then stick with it, if you have to change - don't

    They are also very fond of stealing your bottled water and cans of soft drink. They know how to open them too.

    I've heard rumours that the monkeys have "owners" and they take stolen trinkets back to them for food rewards... Can't vouch to the truth-ness of that though...

    Z...
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2010
  11. SyN

    SyN Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2001
    Messages:
    7,280
    entirely possible
    monkeys are trained by farmers to get coconuts, so this isnt far fetched at all
     
  12. Squeezer

    Squeezer Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2002
    Messages:
    6,851
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Monkeys are known thieves. Thats a pretty scrawny baby Monkey in #6 - shame its just a tad soft around the monkeys face

    #7 is V Nice - B&W really works there
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Zee

    Zee Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    10,009
    Location:
    SYD/MNL/SIN/SFO
    Thanks for the comments guys :)

    It was goat - very tasty :thumbup:

    Squeezer - yeah, I made the choice to sit with the 100-400L, though I paid for it with slow focus and having to bump up ISO, but still fairly happy... I'll stick with the 100mm Macro next time, or find a 135L for sale...

    Z...
     
  14. Deftone2k

    Deftone2k In the Darkroom

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Messages:
    15,330
    Location:
    Sydney
    Another great set.. i think we need to chat about your job at the next meet :lol:

    I think #2 and #8 are my favourites :) Nice variety of colours too :thumbup:
     
  15. AussieBryan

    AussieBryan Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Messages:
    423
    Location:
    Perth, W.A
    I had all my camera gear in my backpack while in Bali and never once felt worried. The people there are wonderful, felt safe, except when they had an explosion in Jakarta, then it was full of army and police.

    [​IMG]
    Click to view full-sized image!
    Hosted by UGBox Image Store

    [​IMG]
    Click to view full-sized image!
    Hosted by UGBox Image Store

     
  16. slate37

    slate37 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2003
    Messages:
    515
    Location:
    Brisbane
    I love the feeling carried across in 6 and 9. While 6 could be a bit sharper 9 is fantastic. I can't help but wonder what the monkey is looking at and thinking. Well done.
     
  17. t0mmy44

    t0mmy44 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Melburbia, VIC
    Those damn monkeys!

    K.L. and Malaysia will always be in my memory as an amazing life experience. I started school when I was five at the ISKL, and remember the Batu Caves very well.

    K.L. is pretty safe to walk around, though haven't been in 5 years. I miss the place.

    #1 is my favourite pic, though I had the privilege of watching those towers get built from my apartment, 10 minutes walking distance away! My dad also got a tour of the construction site when he was working with a startup telco called time. Got that one on video! :tongue:
     

Share This Page