The Mosque and Silo of Putrajaya

I had a very nice day on the day I visited Putrajaya. It could have been hotter there, but I don’t know how. The best part was the cool shower afterwards.

Putrajaya is the new capital area Kuala Lumpur. It is the most sterile and lifeless place I have ever visited. But there is very nice architecture for photography… so I guess it’s not all bad.

The Mosque and Silo of Putrajaya

Cloudy Sunrise in Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi is a tiny island off the west coast of Malaysia. It’s filled with tiny little archipelago islands, kind of like the one that was converted into that evil lab in one of the James Bond movies. Luckily, for picture-taking, the clouds were very interesting during my short stay there.

Morning Clouds over Malaysia

Does this snake make me look fat?

I am back in Malaysia after a long series of flights. I have determined that I think my frequent flier membership card should change its logo to Sisyphus pushing a boulder up a hill. I do collect a lot of miles, but, ironically, when I do actually have time off, the last thing I want to do is fly. So I am trying to figure out a way to trade in my frequent flier miles for something that I can actually use – like sleep.

Does this snake make me look fat?

I took that shot above at the Batu Caves just north of Kuala Lumpur. Below is another picture that I took nearby, with the dark black of the cave in the background.

Across the Line

Storm Hitting Kuala Lumpur

Believe it or not these two shots were taken on the same day within just a few hours. A series of violent storms came through Kuala Lumpur, allowing a few surreal shots of the city. It went from very dark and cloud to torrential downpour to beautiful sunset. It reminded me of the storms on the plains of Texas.

Kuala Lumpur is a very interesting city and is quite unique in Asia. I’d love to get up on top of those Petronas Towers there to take some shots, but I look like a suspicious white guy with my huge backpack. They tell me all white people look alike. …and smell like wet puppies.
Storm Over the Towers

Sunset Storm over Kuala Lumpur

The Mosque and the Towers

Someone made a comment that this looks like the Klingon capital… from some alien sci-fi show that I have never heard of.

The Mosque and the Towers

Pictures from the city and the coast of Malaysia in HDR

The first is a city shot at sunset just after a storm. The second is from the island archipelago of Langkawi.

Evening Falls In Malaysia

A Pool for Reflection

Kuala Lumpur from the Air in HDR

I think the city has a very unique skyline with green the mountains of Malaysia in the background. This was shot on one of the few sunny days there when the wind changed from the Indonesian firestorms.

Kuala Lumpur from the Air

Dying Young in the Chinese Cemetery

Here are a collection of photographs I have collected from Chinese cemeteries.

Dying Young

Arms of Hell

Trees of the Dead

Red Alone

Mound of Death

Dying Alone

Lord Murugan

I got in trouble from a Flickr fan for saying that he sounded like one of the bad wizards from Harry Potter, but here he is, standing 140 feet tall in the jungles of Malaysia.

Lord Murugan

Details of the Night

These shots are normally really hard to grab at night, but this HDR turned out nice. Chaotic, but detailed and nice.

The Details of Night

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