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Oversea, Travel

Tokyo & Urayasu Day 10: Tokyo DisneySea

My 2016 Japan travelogue so far:
Osaka Day 1: Ana Crowne Plaza & Sennichimae Doguyasuji
Osaka Day 2: Osaka Station, Kuromon Market & Dotonbori
Nara Day 3: Todai-ji, Cheeky Deer & Fall Foliage
Osaka + Kyoto Day 4: Nishiki Market & Len Kyoto Kawaramachi
Kyoto Day 5: Kiyomizu-dera, Sannen-zaka & Ninen-zaka (Part 1)
Kyoto Day 5: Kōdai-ji (Part 2)
Kyoto Day 6: Autumn At Beautiful Arashiyama & Kyoto Station
Kyoto Day 7: Fushimi Inari Taisha & Yasaka Shrine
Kyoto & Mishima Day 8: Shinkansen & Beautiful Mishima (Part 1)
Fujikawaguchiko Day 8: Kagelow & Kawaguchiko (Part 2)
Fujikawaguchiko & Tokyo Day 9: Mount Fuji Views, Kawaguchiko Natural Living Center & Oishi Park

Day 10 is all about Tokyo DisneySea adventure! Prior to this trip, I contemplated a lot whether I should go to Tokyo Disneyland or DisneySea. I can’t go to both because of time and budget. In the end I choose DisneySea, as I’ve been to Disneyland in Hong Kong before. I know they are not the same but at least the names are similar. LOL. Also, most that I asked told me they enjoyed DisneySea more. Plus DisneySea is more for adults and Disneyland for kids.

Catching Train At Asakusa Line @ Tokyo
At Kuramae Station (Asakusa line) around 7.30am.
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Local, Photography, Travel

Lights Wonderland @ I-City, Shah Alam

Imagine my bewilderment when I saw a sea of beautiful lights shining from a small hill just behind Sungai Rasau Toll Plaza along Federal Highway. It was a very pretty sight! I knew immediately that must be I-City for I’ve read 2 articles about I-City’s White Winter Wonderland recently at The Star newspaper. In short I-City is the latest MSC Malaysia Cybercentre Zone @ Shah Alam, Selangor.

Good news is I have my DSLR with me that night. Wehheeee but boy oh boy I had some tough time setting up most of the shots as I’m not sure how to set the best aperture and white balance. Plus using a 50mm f/1.8 lens for landscape shots is a real test. In the end I just ignore the white balance setting (set to auto) and only concentrate on aperture. And I choose not to use flash as I dislike overblown picture.

So bear with me… these are my first night photography shots of LED Christmas trees.

Tsk, I also did day shooting at I-City few months later which I think is really interesting and rare. Not many will visit I-City during the day. So click here to view some of my favorite shots taken at I-City in daylight. Hope you like it.

LED Light Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
Hmm too dark and not pretty. Haha
But I gotta show you how they look from far, right?

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
It was drizzling when we first arrived.
I ‘kinda’ like this picture! But something is amiss. A good composition maybe.

LED Light Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
The hill was a little damp. A concrete path lead you to the LED trees. Be careful of the muddy earth though.
Hmm the blue and red LEDs lights kinda cacat. The colors looks overblown. What would you recommend the camera setting to be?

LED Light Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
Lime tree in the midst of all this?
Chinese New Year is around the corner after all.

LED Light Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
Unfortunately this shot didn’t turned out well from what I imagined. 🙁

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
Now this I like!
Christmas has come and gone and… there’s nothing wrong snapping Christmas trees in the month of January. Haha

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
This is my no. 1 favorite picture for this session. Look at the lovely bokeh. Especially the green one on the right. I feel so happy every time I look at this picture.

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
Twinkle twinkle my eyes…

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
Another yellow star. I have blue star, green star and red star shots too but they doesn’t look as nice as this.

LED Christmas Trees @ i-City, Shah Alam
Love Love Love this.

Okay so I was there on 2nd January 2010. But I’m not sure how long the display will be there. The lights are always on. Do go and check them out. A heaven for photographers.