These 88 storey Petronas towers, measuring 410 meters high, were the highest in the world from 1998 'till 2004. Now the Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan is the highest (448m).
The building is owned by Petronas. It is Malaysia's biggest oil company, owned by the government. They were also involoved in the construction of Kuala Lumpur's circuit Sepang and sponsor the Sauber Formula One team.
these towers were build in just three years, completed in 1998 and featured in the 1999 movie Entrapment with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
It was designed by Argentine architect CÚsar Pelli and has Islamic characteristics (Malaysia being a Muslim country). On the 41st floor (170m) is a skybridge that connects these two towers. The skybridge is open to visitors on certain times. On the ground floor is the big expensive Suria Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) mall.
It took this picture just on the edge of the fountain at the park side of the building. Minuscule waterparts fell on the tiny lens, giving it a nice effect.
Edit: I see now in the EXIF that the flash was fired so it could be just waterdrops from the fountain being ignited by flash and not something on the lens?!
Edit II: On advise of kittyhawk, euryan and roamermark I did a workshop on my own picture.
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roamermark (1592) 2006-05-11 15:10
There a lot of shots of the Petronas towers lately and I like yours. Two suggestions. I like the POV but maybe you could crop out the edge of the building to the right. Also...what are those dots? Lens flare...water droplets. Not my cup of tea.
dragonslayero (3116) 2006-05-11 15:11
Fantastic nighttime photo of the Petronas Towers, I've seen them in daylight mostly so this something completely new to me.
Composition seems good, although there are some disturbing elements like the top of another skyscraper.
The water on the lens would in most cases ruin an image, but in this case it seems to add a more "supernatural" feel to it.
Thank you for sharing.
kittyhawk (1800) 2006-05-12 5:09
Nice photo, I like the composition and the dropletts are nice touch. The only thing I think is a bit bad is the building to the right of the towers.... But other than this it is a very nice photo. Thank you for sharing.
euryan (8440) 2006-05-12 23:34
I really like the water droplets being lit up. It makes this photo unique from any other. Very cool effect. The only thing I would suggest is to crop out that building on the right edge of the frame. The note is very good.
Update: I just wanted to let you know that the workshop photo you made looks great.
fantosh (68) 2006-05-14 6:13
Looks like a scene out of 'Space Odyssey' not something of this earth; & yes I agree about the cropping as it makes for a tighter image. Interesting photo.
daddo (27010) 2006-05-20 8:37
Hi Gilbert. Nice , imposing feel to this composition. It would be an interesting scenario if one could remcve the circular spots from the buildings and leave the ones surrounding the towers.Dramatic lighting. Regards, Klaudio
izler (8) 2006-06-17 14:14
good night shot. point of view, colours, lights and note are good
thanks for sharing
Mikos (4326) 2006-06-19 13:23
Quite impressive this shot, I like the effect light causes in the final result, my best regards ;-)
Kititit (813) 2006-09-27 12:55
hi gil, how r u?
great photo. i love the lil' spots on the lens.
good vivid light and cool sharpen at night!
couldn't have cjoosen a better pov.
your note is good too.
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-08-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A20
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: HK, KL, SQ 2002
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-11 15:07