This photo shows night photo of famous Kuala Lumpur Clock Tower in special festive light (captured last night, Febr. 10).
The clock tower that forms a part of magnificent Sultan Abdul Samad building. This building which was designed, in unique moorish-style, by British architect A.C Norman was completed in 1897. The architect added an Islamic touch that suitably reflects the cultural background of Malaysia to the mostly Renaissance design.
This is the most photographed building in the city, with a 40m clock tower affectionately dubbed "Big Ben", topped with a golden dome and flanked on both sides by two domed towers.
The clock tower is significant to many major events and it was also used in the countdown to independence on the eve of 31st August 1957.
During state occasions and special public holidays, colored lights twinkle in the arches, making it look like a scene from an Arabian Nights' tale.
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npecanhuk (64204) 2013-02-11 4:17
Very interesting and attractive urban & architecture & night picture!
Special regards to the exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
timecapturer (47980) 2013-02-11 4:59
impressive night shot that has a mix of fascinating colours and light that tantalise and appeal. Executed superbly and an attractive presentation. Well done!
Have a good week - regards Brian.
jemaflor (83691) 2013-02-11 5:10
Lights and colors are well captured, interestinframe with contrast of architecture.
ikeharel (56002) 2013-02-11 5:42
Fantastic illuminations in blue and golden tone collected at night, Miro.
the old edifices light gave a fine contrast on the modern building behind, where light upon is more on the metalic light-green color.
Fine night scene collected.
abmdsudi (42594) 2013-02-11 5:56
A glamoruos night scene full of vibrancy and a visual feast for the eyes abound of colorful glowing colors which naturally compete for attention. But the golden domes are all that important colors needed to separate from the rest and obviously creating that effective impact and contrast against the surroundings. Range of colors has always remained as natural attraction in a shot like this and can be hard on the eyes. You certainly know how to find the right subject, angles and sight, the favourable conditions to make the best of the available elements. Skillfully taken shot indeed. Well done, Congrats.
carlo62 (31380) 2013-02-11 8:22
situazione di luce molto difficile, ma il risultato è buono.
Ottimo il contrasto tra le architetture e le differenti colorazioni delle luci.
Nicou (120376) 2013-02-11 9:27
Fantastique image nocturne quelle merveille ces tons superbe ce bleu avec la coupole dorée quelle image et maîtrise des lumières.
Bravo et belle soirée
delpeoples (52999) 2013-02-12 4:33
Salut cher Miro
I remember this clock tower very well, in fact have uploaded a photo of it from a different angle. We celebrated New Years in the park opposite. Nice lighting and colours. The image looks a little soft on my monitor, but that could be because it is not working very well at the moment. An interesting and attractive shot in any event.
amaryllis (34417) 2013-02-12 6:11
une superbe photo nocturne de cette tower avec une lumière bien gérée, ce grand building qui la dépasse à gauche
T u t'en sors mieux que moi la nuit pour les photos
Cricri (105249) 2013-02-12 10:58
Belle prise nocturne de la tour, j'aime les les éclairages, bleutées et or, intéressante situation en contraste avec les bâtiments modernes, belle réalisation
aliabazari (14763) 2013-02-12 11:38
Salut Miro cher
Un écran de vitrine très belle et attrayante. L'exposition est très bien fait. Très bien.
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-02-12 19:48
Excellent Night shot.Great sharpness and contrast.Nice warm colors.Very well shot.TFS.
danos (85771) 2013-02-12 22:15
nice the night view of this section of the clock tower with the falling mauve light to brings out the details and the beauty of it.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image,as the architectural style of it.
Have a good day,danos
jcpix (13552) 2013-02-13 16:14
What an exquisite clock tower this is, and a fine night time capture with its color arrangement. Your note adds even more interest to the picture. You've managed to achieve plenty of detail for such low light conditions, nicely exposed. That deep blue works so well in contrast with the black, not bold or overpowering but flowing and alluring to the eye. The horizontal lines from the bank exterior adds a nice effect against the vertical composition. Great shot!
s_lush (16134) 2013-02-16 5:48
There is a beautiful mixture of old-style and modern-style pieces of architecture in your night picture. Excellent composition, wonderful illumination, interesting architectural details, perfectly represented atmosphere of the big city and very high quality of the image!
adores (36147) 2013-02-21 18:05
This is a very good night shot of this famous landmark! The illumination of the tower is very good to show the details and the exposure is good also. I also like the contrast between the tower in foreground and the new building in background.
ourania (30123) 2013-02-26 10:42
a lovely and intriguing combination of an urban scenery and a fairytale. You've captured the magnificent architecture and the fascinating illumination and colours of the clock tower against a mundane backdrop, your composition is very effective and the image is technically and aesthetically great. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-04-19 17:56
Pleasing tight framing of these domes at night and the exclusively Malaysian Agro Bank is well included in the frame. Well metered shot and thanks for sharing.
batalay (35367) 2013-09-10 13:57
What a spectacular shot, a juxtaposition of the old and the new. The composition, exposure, depth of field and the sharpness are exquisite. Bravo, Miro. This complements the earlier the photo you submitted after this one, showing the details of the clock tower.
gus72 (3719) 2013-09-28 18:31
Hi MIro !!
the more I look at this photo .. the more that I like it..... and I also think that it was not easy to take it.
The soft blue tones are just perfect on 1/2 seconds exposure.
Very well managed.
Have a nice week end.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 55-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 DX GED V
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kuala Lumpur [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-11 2:54