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File:Petronas Panorama II.jpg

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English: Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The night view conveys a symmetry impression.

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English: The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur at night.
Français : Les Tours Petronas en Malaisie prises de nuit.
Suomi: Petronasin kaksoispilvenpiirtäjät Malesian pääkaupungissa Kuala Lumpurissa.
Date 17 December 2008
Source Own work
Author Someformofhuman

NOTICE: Please stop nominating this image!

As the author of this image, I fail to understand of -how- and -why- it can be simply, and easily be supported an approval of nomination. Due to its rather appalling display of technical understanding and artistic quality of this Petronas Towers image, I sincerely wish to all users to kindly put a stop to nominate this image as a Valued/Feature picture candidate in any Wiki pages, and its other languages, and in any future means of nomination. And, without prior approval of the photographer's consent (myself, in this case).

I uploaded these photos as means of encyclopedic use. It is not intended, and not to be issued as a nomination candidate image due to a user's "thought" and "appreciation" of the photo's underlying aesthetics.


16:44, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Image Creation/Manipulation

This photo was created in multiple shots, each in their original size of 3888×2592 pixels and was shot with the Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi) using Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Zoom Lens to form a single vertical panorama of the Towers. 12 images were taken from top to bottom in Landscape view systematically. All 12 images were later Photomerged in Photoshop CS4.

My main idea was to lead the eyes of the audience/viewers to the towers gently by including the water works located 1/4 of the image in front of the scene. Because of its perspective, thus leading you to view the towers gently from bottom to top, similarly like how someone would look upwards to view a skyscraper.

To be honest this isn't a very good image produced by me; I don't consider this my personal favourite. I may upload further fixes for this image in future.

Photo Statistics/Technicalities
Camera Setup Type Tripod
Aperture/F-Number f/7.1
Shutter Speed 1.3 sec
ISO Speed ISO 100
Focal Length 17mm
Camera Mode/Program Manual
Exp comp. 0 EV
[Current] July 15, 2009 upload changes:
1. Reduced exposure.
July 14, 2009 (2nd revision) upload changes:
1. Fixed tilted parts.
2. Adjusted Parallelism and corrected symmetry.
3. Increased Blue luminous tone.
December 20, 2008 (1st revision) upload changes:
1. Perspective Correction reduced. Personally realized the perspective correction was overly excessive.
2. Reduced shadows by 20%
3. Reduced image saturation by 30% to achieve a certain level of realism.
4. Blue luminance of Cloud and sky reduced, visually helping the scene look brighter.


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