We went to the Malaysia’s famous weekend getaway, Genting Highland on the eve of year 2009 new year. As usual, we stayed in Ria Apartment and we joined the countdown party held at the main entrance of Genting Casino Hotel. Every year at this time, huge number of visitors rushed up the highland just to join the countdown partyt and fireworks watching! I managed to capture this moment where cars were bumper to bumper all the way up to the top. This traffic jam was actually not being improved until 5 a.m in the next morning!! (I witnessed the scene as I walked back to the apartment from casino at 4:30 a.m. )
Here are some of the photos taken at Genting Highland in the evening counting down the last hour of year 2008. I included the EXIF data of each of the photos for your reference and comment:-
The peak of Genting Highland at a glance.
Camera setting: Shutter speed:15 sec / Aperture:f/9 / Auto ISO:125 / AWB / Focal length:18mm / Programed Auto exposure / on tripod.
Another angle of Genting Highland peak.
Camera setting: Shutter speed:15 sec / Aperture:f/11 / Auto ISO:100 / WB: Fine Weather / Focal length:30mm / Programed Auto exposure / on tripod.
People rushed up the highland for the new year countdown and fireworks.
Camera setting: Shutter speed:1/2 sec / Aperture:f/3.5 / Auto ISO:800 / AWB / Focal length:18mm / Programed Auto exposure / Hand held.
Fireworks display started from 0:00A.M. 1st January 2009.
Camera setting: Shutter speed:1 sec / Aperture:f/11 / ISO:200 / AWB / Focal length:18mm / Shutter Priority exposure / Hand held.
Happy reading and happy new year 2009! – Travel Feeder.