Petronas Twin Towers with the Moon

by Mridula on May 7, 2012

in Canon D550,Photography,Travel

Petronas Twin Towers with Moon

Petronas Twin Towers with Moon

As I was coming back (with Anuradha) from a trip to China Town at Kuala Lumpur, this was the site that greeted us at the train station. We can see Petronas Towers from Seri Pacific Hotel. So we ran to the concierge and asked if there was a place within the hotel from where we could click a few pictures. He talked to someone on the phone and then told us that we could go to the 30th floor lobby and spend a few minutes clicking. I ran with my tripod (OK I actually took a lift). But I was not too happy with the wide angle pictures.

And try as I might I could not get the 70-300 to work with tripod. I was also hassled as the concierge told us to spend only a few minutes. But I have to say the staff at the private lobby was excellent. They catered to our every whim, can we click from here? Can you please put out the light?

In the end I decided to us the 70-300mm hand held. Usually the result under such light conditions is disaster. But I like it this time, so what if the image is grainy. At 6400 ISO it had to be grainy.

Note to self: Figure out your tripod and figure out how such shots work best. It is not every day that I will get such an opportunity.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

rob October 23, 2013 at 3:34 am

Its not too bad given that you were being rushed.
yes the grain is there, but none the less a good attempt
i did mine from the traders bar( but they get fussy about tripods )


Indian Homemaker June 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Let me try doing the same and take some low light shots :D


Indian Homemaker June 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Thank You Mridula. I asked because I use Nikon 70-300, non VR (Vibration Reduction) – and cannot imagine getting such awesome hand held night shots :)


Mridula June 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Indian Homemaker I don’t think my lens is advanced, I had cranked the ISO a lot to get this as I could not adjust my tripod at the required height :D


Mridula June 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Thanks for sharing that Aditya, will keep that in my mind for the next shot.

Thanks Lady Fi. But your day shots are gorgeous.

Alb thanks :D

Thanks Ramesh.

Puru you are kind, thank you so much.

Thanks Abhinav, it was a difficult shot indeed.

Jayashree I understand that!

Vivek thank you.

Thanks Pattu I also have very little idea about all those :D but I do use a SLR.

Vaish then it could not have been hand held but yes I understand what you are saying.

Indian Homemaker it is this lens-


Indian Homemaker June 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

It’s beautiful!! And hand held! Awesome!
Is the 70-300, VR?


Vaish May 10, 2012 at 12:14 am

This picture has come out really well, considering that you’ve taken it hand held! Probably a low ISO would have made it even better, isn’t it?


Pattu May 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I have no idea about shots, speeds etc.
But loved that capture!


Vivek Patil May 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Awesome shot……Stunning……


Jayashree May 8, 2012 at 8:03 am


Awesome photo.

When we were in KL we used to get to see the Towers from every nook and corner of the city…So we were very used to it and really did not bother revelling in its magnificence….


Abhinav May 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Super shot !
I think it is indeed a difficult task to shoot at such low lights.


Puru May 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Thia, maam is a photograph worthy of photo galleries :)


R. Ramesh May 7, 2012 at 9:54 pm

stunning shot indeed..super yar


alb May 7, 2012 at 9:27 pm

kolaveru shot ;)


Lady Fi May 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm

This shot is stunning! (I’m hopeless at night shots.)


Aditya May 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm

It is a tricky shot, because the moon is a very bright object and needs shutter speed of 1/400+ at ISO 100 and 5-8 f, but the buildings are weak sources of light and need a few seconds and the same settings.
Well composed :)


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