Category Archives: Landscape

An evening at Putrajaya


My family and I went for a leisure drive to Putrajaya one evening recently. It took us half an hour to arrive at the Perdana Putra. It is a popular tourist spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the lake and surroundings.

Putrajaya has  become  the new capital city and it is located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur. It’s also 20 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang  in the south.

Putrayaja is the new Administrative Center of the Government The Perdana Putra is a building complex in Putrajaya which houses the Malaysian Prime Minister office. The building was first occupied in April 1999 after all sections of the Prime Minister Department moved from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya.



Taking Silhouettes



Never shoot towards the light.” We’ve probably all heard this old photography “rule,” but, for now, let’s treat it more as a general guideline. If you want to shoot some photos that really pop, that really jump out and grab you—shoot towards the light.

Silhouettes are photos where your subject is dark against a bright background. Using a sunrise or sunset as the backdrop for your subject can give stunning results—your subject becomes a bold black figure against a canvas of bright and vivid colour.

When you use a bright and cloud filled sky as your background, your subject often doesn’t come out pure black, but comes across as dark and moody against a brooding sky.Read More

Tips by Al Sanchez

Don’t you just love silhouettes? If you’ve ever seen those detective movies you know what silhouettes are. The detective only shown as a dark figure talking is the silhouette. The silhouette photo is a great picture that can be very amazing and visually appealing. These photos can make for mysterious, commanding, gentle, and intriguing photos. It can be a great way to put emphasis on a subject.

The most common and easy way to use a silhouette is when there is a single primary subject of interest. This is the easiest way to light as you simply light it from behind the subject and thus the subject will be turned into a silhouette. Of course, you can try more creative things like having silhouettes of hundreds of people but that will be much more difficult.

When taking silhouette pictures the shape and form of your subject is critically important. You will not see any of the details within the subject and only see their outline. The lines of the subject become very prominent. When taking photos of people as silhouettes, it can be very useful as you are seeing them as lines and shapes. Taking these types of photos of people can greatly improve your photos of people and posing them properly.

The background of your silhouette is extremely important. If your background is as dark as the silhouette it will be very hard to see the subject. The background color should be somewhat contrasting to the silhouette. This will make the subject stand out.

When taking silhouette photos, try to keep everything simple. Think of simple concepts to portray in your images. Because the silhouette strips the subject of all details it is a much simpler form of photography. Taking a silhouette against the sky can work very great and you most likely don’t even need any extra lighting. Simply place the subject against the sky and the light will make them become dark and silhouetted where the sky will be fully visible.

Silhouette photos can be very emotional photos. It can show very conflicting and deep emotions such as fear, sadness, grief, etc.

To practice silhouette photos simply try looking at a subject and see their outline and shape. This will give you a good idea of what they will look like when silhouetted. If you want to practice

About the Author

Al Sanchez has a great program that teaches you how to take better photos. He also teaches people how to sell pictures online.

The landscape of sunrise and sunset in Japan

These are some pictures which I took four years ago when I was in Japan on a visiting tour. The landscape photos, sunrise and sunset, lighting and shadow were taken somewhere in a tourist spots where I was on the ways to visit Mt Fuji.

Photo by Chrisy



Landscape Photography: Tips To Enhance The Experience
By: Albreht Moy

One of the great things about landscape photography is that the possibility is endless on where you can go, what to take a picture of and it all starts with a few steps from your own back door. The horizon is your limit.

Lighting speaks volumes in landscape photography. Getting up with the sun at dawn, watching the animals hurry around as they gather their food for the day, and while the sun is just peaking its face over the background would make for great photo with perfect light. When the sun is on its way down, this is great for a landscape picture of peace and serenity. This time of day is when animals and people are heading home for the night where the land is clear of “clutter” and the trees, skies and land are open. Shadows will add depth to any photo of the landscape and give it more of a three-dimensional feel to it.


Landscape photography should be relaxing and fun to do. It also requires some time to get the precise composition. When a camera is slightly shifted one way or another, you can see how it will dramatically improve the picture you are looking to take. When it comes to taking a picture of the landscape, taking one photo is just as good as taking ten. You do not have to waste film on something that can be done right the first time, this can be achieved with a bit of patience, and some practice.



When photographing landscapes, give your photo a feeling of depth by including close objects in the frame as well as the distant objects.

A fine lens for landscape photography is the 50 mm lens that comes as standard equipment on many SLR cameras.But if you are seriously interested in photographing landscapes, a good lens to have would be a wide-angle lens.

Losing detail due to camera shake is the biggest problem in landscape photography.So, a tripod and a shutter release cable are very helpful tools to have.

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Albreht Moy offers photographs for sale at his website.

Create Photo Impact by Shooting Towards the Light



Photo by Kaali

Story by Jeff Galbrait

Never shoot towards the light.” We’ve probably all heard this old photography “rule,” but, for now, let’s treat it more as a general guideline. If you want to shoot some photos that really pop, that really jump out and grab you—shoot towards the light.

Silhouettes are photos where your subject is dark against a bright background. We have probably all taken shots like this by mistake—when taking a picture of a friend or relative who was standing in front of a window, or standing with the sun behind them, etc. But photos like this give us a dark subject with a bright, washed out background—not exactly what we were hoping for. This happens because the digital sensor in our camera cannot accurately capture scenes with such high contrast. However, this “weakness” can be turned to our advantage.

When silhouettes are created on purpose, they can be among the most striking and engaging of shots:
Using a sunrise or sunset as the backdrop for your subject can give stunning results—your subject becomes a bold black figure against a canvas of bright and vivid colour.

When you use a bright and cloud filled sky as your background, your subject often doesn’t come out pure
black, but comes across as dark and moody against a brooding sky.

So lets take a look at how you can use your digital camera to create silhouette shots with impact.

Here a few tips for getting better silhouette shots:

· You will need to get familiar with your camera’s exposure compensation feature to get the most out of your silhouette shots—your camera manual should contain simple instructions on how to use this feature.

· Most digital cameras have an exposure compensation range of –2 to +2 that is adjustable by increments of 1/3—don’t be afraid to try them all.

· Use “+” exposure compensation to make your shots brighter and “-” exposure compensation to make them darker.

· When shooting these high contrast shots, your camera’s default exposure settings may not give the results that your are looking for—so, shoot, then review, shoot, then review.

· Don’t completely rely on your camera’s view screen either. Taking several shots at different exposure settings will give you the best chance of getting the shot you really want—photos often look very different when viewed at home on your computer screen.

Happy shooting, and remember, don’t be afraid to shoot towards the light.
For more digital photography tips, visit Jeff Galbraith’s web site:

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Taking sunset photos




Photos by Kaali

Taking sunset photos can add excitement and warmth to your travel photography.

The sunset and sunrise glow can bask a scene in orange light, adding excitement, and warmth to your images.

Kaali who lives in Sungei Petani captured the sunset when he passed by the padi fields on the way home for a short holiday recently. Thanks for his sharing

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Landscape photography



All these pictures were used with the permission of D L Ennis
© 2007 D L Ennis, All rights reserved.
By: Ed Maxim
Impressionistic landscape photographers use photographic techniques that result in images that have elusive, surreal qualities. These photographs may seem less tangible and more unreal than other photographs, giving the impression of a landscape rather than the tangible reality of one.

Representational, this style of photography results in pictures that show realistic, natural scenery. The representational photographer uses no props, visual manipulation, or other components. This means that light, weather, and timing all play a crucial role in a successful representational photograph, as well as patience on the part of the photographer.

Abstract, in abstract landscape photography, components of scenery are treated as graphic elements, and can be manipulated and rearranged for composition purposes. Colors can e changed, as well as the shape of natural structures.

Choosing a Subject for Landscape Photography
Plants and trees, many photographers recognize the beauty and complexity of plants, trees, and other flora, and strive to shoot them in their natural state, while others have no qualms about altering conditions around their subject in order to get the best photo possible.

When you are choosing plants or trees as subjects for your landscape photographs, experiment with lighting and close, focused shots as well as shots at a distance. Remember that the time of day can also affect the quality of your photo, as some plants and flowers bloom at different times.

Mountains, most landscape photographers strive to get as much of the mountain in the shot as possible, which requires a powerful zoom and magnification lens in most cases. Study the mountain carefully before you begin photographing it, and look for interesting angles of shadow and light, as well as the shape and contour of the mountain itself.

Fields, ponds, and other open spaces when photographing these subjects, look for interesting focal points on which to center your photographs around. Try to photograph them at times when there are few distractions, such as animals and people present.

As with all types of landscape photography, the style that you choose when taking the photographs plays an important role in deciding how much artificial manipulation of the medium you should implement.

Landscape photographs are wonderful records of the beauty of the natural world, and many people, not surprisingly prefer landscape photographs over portraits and wildlife photos. From the simplest leaf to the tallest redwood tree, and mountain peak, nature has inspired generations of landscape photographers, and will continue to do so for generations to come.

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Visual Thoughts! The Photography and Writings of D L Ennis…


When I shoot sunrays like this I try to get the best angle, where they are most distinct and shoot a fast shutter speed…This amazing photo was sold will be used for a billboard.


Hiking the Otter Creek Trail…in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.


Taken at Glenn Falls is in Augusta County, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s on private property, but I managed to get to it to take some pictures. The falls itself drops 25-30 feet into this beautiful natural pool after which the creek continues East to the Tye River in Nelsen County.


This is Otter Creek, on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, on an early frosty morning in early March, 2007…


A tranquil scene on a spectacular morning on Otter Lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia…

Pictures courtesy by D L Ennis

© 2007 D L Ennis, All rights reserved.


D L Ennis can find beautiful landscapes right where he lives. He married Dawn and they are now live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

That’s the great thing about nature, it’s everywhere, and landscapes are everywhere. And that same sunset behind the mountain that you’ve seen everyday since you were a kid may look pretty amazing to someone who has never been to the mountains.

If you love nature and landscape, you won’t regret to spend your time to explore his photography here. Many beautiful and amazing pictures can be found in his Visual Thoughts, the photography and writing of D L Ennis.

His photography can be simple and everyday or it can be vast and amazing. It’s all about the great pictures he takes. it’s how he takes the picture that makes it beautiful and treasure to someone else. And I admire his works.