Detail photo of famous Kuala Lumpur Clock Tower in standard, non festive, light.
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, colored lights twinkle in the arches, making it look like a scene from an Arabian Nights' tale.
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Miguel82 (22417) 2013-02-13 0:52
A superb golden clock tower close up
Good framing Miro and good colors
Nicou (119469) 2013-02-13 1:23
la belle horloge blanche qui nous donne l'heur merveilleuse image avec le lampe colorées et ces tons en fonds dans le dorés superbe.
Bravo et amitié
maria-v1981 (10814) 2013-02-13 3:54
Your shot has a lots of details and your time of exposition is simply perfect.
Have a nice evening,
Oceania (4732) 2013-02-13 6:29
It's a very interesting clock tower. Mix with Asian and European elements.
ikeharel (55282) 2013-02-13 8:53
Illumination from closer range, and some diff. colors on, Miro.
Beautiful taken with long-range zoom extract, clarity and light are immaculate.
Impressive clock, well taken the photo.
siudzi (33003) 2013-02-13 11:52
Indeed, the detail looks very interesting here with the special lights. Well seen and cropped view. The visual effect is quite nice. TFS.
Silvio1953 (119605) 2013-02-13 12:31
Ciao Miro, nice see you again here, fashinating nocturne shoot, great exposure, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (52905) 2013-02-13 23:49
Salut cher Miro
A stunning close up with excellent architectural details and colours. The clockface is a little over-exposed but in this situation it's difficult to expose enough for the darker details of the architecture aswell.
abmdsudi (41984) 2013-02-14 7:38
Another excellent low light shot concentrating on main interests shrouded by the brillaint golden glow together with the eyecatching brightly lit clock give a wonderful stunning effect. Very skilled work, sharp in focus getting lots of details under tough lighting conditions, nicely exposed and totally creative work. Great shot beautifully taken to be proud off, Congrats.
Cricri (104433) 2013-02-14 12:27
Belle tour horloge, intéressante et belle architecture, bonne lumière même si elle était difficile, les couleurs chaudes e la netteté , belle réalisation
thebest (4276) 2013-02-14 17:08
A very interesting Clock Tower with well written notes.
I have not been to Kuala Lumpur & I believe like a lot of destinations it has some wonderful constructions of great interest.
jemaflor (82988) 2013-02-15 0:43
Very nice brightness, good subject with this close up and perfectly managed, tfs.
jhm (137622) 2013-02-15 8:19
Exactly or the tower fire with this specially light behind the watch.
A nice detailed picture with these wonderful architecture.
The picture has a nice depth and perspective.
An excellent composition, colors and sharpness make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
ourania (29387) 2013-02-15 12:49
I like very much how you have cropped and framed this picture of the famous clock tower giving it depth and rendering the impact of the warm colours very delightful. I love the warmth of the light and the way it seems to circulate and affect the colours all over the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
npecanhuk (63570) 2013-03-23 7:35
Very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure, vertical format and composition!
I saw your photo gallery and your beautiful pictures look even more beautiful there!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-03-23 10:39
I was taking a brief look at your profile after the signing off from Subang Jaya. A wonderful traveler with memories imprinted in TE.
I like the way you have framed this well photographed tower giving us a different perspective. Well metered night exposure rendering lovely tone and colors.
Greetings from Jitra, Kedah.
jcpix (13404) 2013-05-07 19:37
Now that I've taken more time to look over this photo, I think I actually like it just a bit more than the wider view previously shown. This has more of an intimate, close up feel and shows of some great detail. I really like the warm tones from the artificial lighting, which works so well in contrast to the bright clock face's. The multi-colored string bulbs are a nice little bonus element here, adding just a hint of extra color without being distracting. A beautiful tower with intriguing design, and you've done a wonderful job to display it proudly. Thanks for sharing the perspective. Have a great day.
Best wishes from the States,
batalay (35169) 2013-09-10 13:42
Your detailed note informs extraordinary photograph of Kuala Lumpur's Clock Tower. I briefly visited Malaysia in 2000, ostensibly to give some lectures at the Technical University of Malaysia in Johor Bahru. Then my hosts took me for a day to Kuala Lumpur where I saw the Petronas Towers, but little else. At the time the Petronas Towers, and for a short time afterwards, the twin towers were the tallest man-made structures on the plane. Now they've been supplanted by so many others for that dubious record. But this is the type of architecture that I am most interested in seeing.
mayjayne (3221) 2013-11-24 5:24
This building is very much photographed, but such a close up of the clock is less common. I like seeing it presented this way!
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13190)
- 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 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-12 23:32