PHOTO OF THE DAY- Petronas Twin Towers Fountain

It’s been a whirlwind first couple of months in 2014 for me, with travel to the island of Borneo, Turtle Island & finally to Malaysia. Whilst I wish I was still out on the road, part of me is happy to have my creature comforts around me and to of course edit some of the juicy images I’ve gotten with my Sony mirrorless cameras.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a city growing at an amazingly fast pace with construction and changes happening everywhere you turn. Things happen on a grand scale here but without a doubt the gem of the city are these Petronas Twin Towers. Every night from sunset to late in the evening there is a dazzling water and light show put on in the fountains outside KLCC, the huge mall there. I spent a good hour watching it on this occassion and we ended up seeing it a few times strolling by. There are various stages of the water show and this one is my favourite where a large circlular shape shoots jets high into the air. It also offset really well and ballanced the image, compositionally speaking, with the twin towers in the background. Our apartment was literally a block away from here and the towers were kind of like our navigational compass that we would use to wander the city. They are awe inspiring everytime you turn a corner and look up to see them, especially at night like this.


This is a HDR image and I tonemapped it using

Photomatix PRO 5– Is a MAC and PC HDR software for creating stunning HDR images. They have a trial, but if you end up buying a copy of Photomatix 5 you can get a 15% Discount with the coupon code LukeZemePhotography

then stylised it using

– On1 Photosuite the complete collection of photo editing software from On1

I also use

– Adobe Photoshop CC  used to layer, mask, make adjusments plus much much more.


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Thanks, if you have any questions or would like to leave a comment do so below. 



Sony A7r


Nikkor 14-24mm

Focal Length


Shutter Speed

0.8, 1.6, 3, 6 & 13 second exposures



HDR info

5 bracket HDR using Photomatix 5


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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