Petronas Twin Towers with the Moon

By Mridula Dwivedi May 7, 2012 16 Comments , , ,

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 thoughts on “Petronas Twin Towers with the Moon”

  1. 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 🙂

  2. Hi

    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….

  3. 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?

  4. 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 😀

    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 😀 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-

    http://www.jjmehta.com/products/canonef75300.html

    1. 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 😀

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quite my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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