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Old Apr 4th 2016, 9:34 am
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Spend a couple of days up at the Genting Highlands over the weekend. Really lovely place and views. The cable car is worth the trip alone. The shock when you you leave the main building and are thrust into mid air is awesome.

There's maybe a bit more to do around the Cameron Highlands, but Genting is a bit more spectacular. If I was into casinos then this trip would have been heaven.




























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Old Apr 4th 2016, 11:18 am
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Great photos again Owned. Very interesting to see. Thanks for sharing them.

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Very nice pictures indeed and so clear the air!
When we were there two years ago, the valleys were covered in smoke haze from all the bush fires!
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Wow, much clearer than it was in Penang at the weekend!
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Stunning photos, thanks for sharing. I will add it to the list of places es to visit. And very nice post processing, you have artistic flair.
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Those are wonderful photos . Thank you so much for sharing. I;d love to see it one day .
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you have artistic flair
Nah, I just stand in a position where I think it looks nice and press the button.

Its just a bit of thought that's all. I could stand there and put a persons head in the middle of a frame, leave it at that then press the button without any other thought. All it takes is 2 seconds longer and you have something that 99% of people will aspire too.

During that 2 seconds you have the time to look around the whole frame and think, do I actually like whats in this frame and are there any bits that I don't like. If you don't like something, move, try to hide it behind something else or don't press the button. You will also have time to get into a position where a natural lead in line exists. You can see this in the first 2 pics. The floor patterns and wall leads you into the picture and gives some depth. The other thing you have time for is to look for colour, or texture if your shooting black and white. The complimentary colour of blue is orange, which is made from red and yellow, so a red building in front of a blue sky will always look good. Yellow with blue also looks great.

All the above are just rules that you can learn in minutes if you can be bothered. You then just have to think about the rules before you press the button and take the time to implement them.

It wasn't as clear at the pics make out. It was a little clearer than Penang, but there was still a thick haze. I used a polarising filter to help cut the haze, and in post I pulled down the cyan, which is the colour most present in distance landscapes to help bring a bit more clarity.

Some say the camera never lies, but as with most things, the best things are always a lie.
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When we were there two years ago, the valleys were covered in smoke haze from all the bush fires!
I bet, it was bad enough in Penang, must have been a lot worse down south.

Have you been to the Cameron Highlands and if so what are your thoughts with it compared to Genting?

I really like the Cameron Highlands and have been there 5 times now. I think it helps that I like photography and I'm amazed that the light falling onto the tea plantations looks different every time I go. I would say there is more to do around Cameron compared to Genting. I like that Cameron is a much bigger area and you feel more nature there. Genting feels a little man made and it can feel like your just one of the herd that is walking around aimlessly with everyone else.
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Hi Owned,
We were to Cameron Highlands just a couple of weeks ago.
With some visitors from Europe to show them that there is escape from the heat nearby :-).
It was slightly cloudy so a perfect day for sightseeing and walkabouts.

In general, I do not so much like CH as they is a bit overexplored with the farming, plastic sheets and greenhouses just about everywhere. And the strawberries are not to my taste, no flavour, only a bit acidic.
Probably because they grow under roofs or in greenhouses and not in the open sun.

The tea plantations are very beautiful though and depending the time of the day (and of course the weather) one can record many beautiful views.
We stayed at La Fern Hotel, a bit on the country side, but nice rooms and good food.
Sharing a steamboat dinner there on a chilly evening was a nice experience.
As well a open air breakfast in the morning :-).

There are some temples in Cameron, but I know of none as big and beautiful as the one in Genting.
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Hi Owned,
We were to Cameron Highlands just a couple of weeks ago.
With some visitors from Europe to show them that there is escape from the heat nearby :-).
It was slightly cloudy so a perfect day for sightseeing and walkabouts.

In general, I do not so much like CH as they is a bit overexplored with the farming, plastic sheets and greenhouses just about everywhere. And the strawberries are not to my taste, no flavour, only a bit acidic.
Probably because they grow under roofs or in greenhouses and not in the open sun.
Agree with all of that.

And for us one tea plantation is much like another. We aren't romantics
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I must see the world as a very different place then.

Every hour of every day is different at a tea plantation. The weather can change so quick that for me its never boring. I lived in the UK for years and all I saw was open fields for most of that time. I quite like seeing something different. I find the plastic to be very artistic and love the way it almost mimics nature. The whole place is like man has tried to enforce his way, but nature wins out. Its a synergy where man and nature cohabit with the outcome being some of the most surreal patterns I've ever seen.

I might be a romantic, but find walking out in the open around CH a much nicer experience than being part of the herd in Genting. But then again, my vision of hell is to go out to a steamboat restaurant.
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...my vision of hell is to go out to a steamboat restaurant.
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Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing. Am now off to Google maps to find out where Genting is.... BE is a great educator.
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