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‘Artificial’ LED Trees (Day Shoot) @ I-City, Shah Alam

Nine months after my first visit, I head to I-City, Shah Alam again. So, what have changed? Most of the ‘old’ decorations are still there and many new ones have been erected. The place has been expanded and now there are 2 ways to enter/exit I-City itself. There are also 2 ways to get into I-City (refer below for detailed map). Colorful LED trees were ‘planted’ along the routes making I-City ‘truly’ a lights wonderland at night.

During day time, you’ll come to realize all you see is artificial. Save for some ‘real’ flowers, this place feels like a ‘dead’ land. Sometimes it is an eyesore at night ‘too’. Why do they promote artificiality? Only the authority can answer that. It’s weird by the way. Any country can do this but only us ‘really’ go down to doing it. LOL

Anyway I was there for ‘day’ shooting that early October. For photographers, this place spells ‘let’s get creative’. Hehehe

LED Tree @ I-City, Shah Alam
I love this one a lot.

LED Trees On The Background @ I-City, Shah Alam
Some lovely white flowers with blurred LED trees on the background.

Autumn LED Leaves @ I-City, Shah Alam
I love the flare & bokeh in this picture. Continue Reading

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.