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Petronas Towers
Petronas Towers

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Peleng 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye MC In M42 Mount
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: Dec 4, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4
Galleries: Architecture, Fish Eye
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

Petronas Towers just before a rainstorm. Fisheye correction was done with RectFish software. Cloned out buildings on either side. To get this shot I held the camera against a street sign to steady it for the exposure. I think the slight movement is what give it the soft appearance. The blur at the bottom us a result of the fisheye correction. I actually like that blur as it gives an impression the towers are really stretching into the sky.

Post challenge:
Thanks everyone for your votes and your comments. Whoever requested validation for this shot - Thanks! I have only had one other image checked for validation. Let's me know that someone is curious about the shot. I have submitted all the necessary documentation. :)

Place: 35 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.6025
Avg (commenters): 7.0526
Avg (participants): 6.6250
Avg (non-participants): 6.5273
Views since voting: 2755
Views during voting: 476
Votes: 239
Comments: 26
Favorites: 6 (view)

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07/27/2009 04:11:20 PM
Love the perspective of this one, and the way the buildings lead up to the light. Maybe a little disorted at the bottom but its to be expected that wide.
02/09/2009 11:08:42 AM
you should of got better than that for this pic
01/23/2009 12:23:02 AM
WTG Tommy!!! great score for a great shot!!!
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01/23/2009 12:14:10 AM
Awesome image
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 10:49:30 PM
looks like some super modern space buildings:)
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01/22/2009 07:48:42 PM
fantastic! light and exposure handled so well!
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01/22/2009 02:12:02 AM
It was an ongoing and seemingly never-ending war. Two interstellar civilizations, battling for reasons lost to time itself. Countless battles, countless loss of lives, countless invasions and surrenders and revolutions and destruction and devastation.

It might have continued into eternity, as well, had not one of the peoples developed it. That massive thing. A super-weapon to end all super-weapons. It was built in secrecy, and when it was finally complete, was unmasked to the awe and fear of all. Then on what they were calling EndDay, the massive thing lit up, charged up with energy untold, and released a beam of star obliterating power like nothing seen before, and though that beam shot through the universe and destroyed everything in its path and struck their enemies with the wrath of a million gods, it was not a victory.

For as it fired, the machine, the weapon, the end of all things, came apart in an explosive shockwave that wiped out the planet and people that had built it to be their savior, and the two warring peoples were no more.

It was self-prophetic, and truly was the EndDay.
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01/21/2009 07:38:29 PM
Wow! This should do well for you. Great light, sleek softness.
01/20/2009 04:19:54 PM
the perspective almost turns the building into a rocket ship!
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01/20/2009 01:47:58 PM
I don't particularly like how the bottom of the buildings look blurry and hazy, but you have done a splendid job here giving the buildings a very powerful, almost electric look....
01/19/2009 04:11:49 PM
Beautiful shot
01/18/2009 01:09:35 PM
Wow - striking shot !
01/18/2009 10:25:44 AM
Very interesting PP work, crisp and clean, brilliant DOF, vibrant colours, nice job well done
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01/17/2009 10:09:16 PM
01/17/2009 05:20:01 PM
Oh WOW, almost unreal. Nice capture. I am not sure if I like POV that much. I would have like the same location with little far, not looking up. But just my opinion, great shot indeed. Good Luck.
01/17/2009 03:38:06 PM
This is freakin awesome!! The blur on the bottom portion is ruining it for me.8
01/17/2009 02:03:17 PM
looks super imposed, right out of a sci-fie
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01/16/2009 10:39:56 PM
this is ridiculous. I might as well quit. Or at least visit Kuala Lumpor, or however you spell it!
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01/16/2009 08:25:40 PM
Strikingly rendered.
01/16/2009 05:34:37 PM
Nicely done.
01/16/2009 12:05:06 PM
almost graphic in nature - the lights and glow at the top of the tower really provide a great backdrop for the image
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01/16/2009 11:46:38 AM
The blur at the bottom bothers me. I love the look of the towers and the colours/tones. A bit too much empty space at the top for my liking.
01/16/2009 12:57:54 AM
Now a shot like this deserves great applause. Its the type of shot that you stare at for a while! Exposure and color is tip top, bottom of the buildings appear blurry, which only prevents this from being a perfect ten. (9)
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01/16/2009 12:42:36 AM
I have been here, photographed it many times, but none better than this. Very dramatic photo. Well done!
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01/16/2009 12:28:13 AM
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01/16/2009 12:10:01 AM
Sweet mother! This is amazing!
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