Blackout at Bandar Baru Sentul

It’s almost 11pm, and I’m getting ready for bed already. While doing my final surfing before I’m off to bed, things turned out dark. What? A blackout? Glimpse through my bedroom window, and it affected the whole 3 blocks of Mawar Apartment, as well as Melur Apartment as well.

Pheww. That’s a relief. I though TNB has cut off my electricity since I still have outstanding balance from last month’s bill.

Man. I can’t sleep like this. It’s too hot. And I’m started to get hungry again. So I told my friend, lets go out. Anyway, I grabbed my EOS 40D and tripod as well. This will be a good night for photography I guess 😉

So, here is Mawar and Melur apartment. You see. With DSLR, the camera will adjust the aperture and shutter speed accordingly to obtain correct exposure. The EXIF information of this photo shows that, the shutter is opened for 2.5 secs, at f/3.5 aperture. That’s why the two apartments look well lit. But in reality, it’s very dark here.

And here is Mawar Apartment, still looking well lit due to the 2 secs exposure, again, with my kit lens wide open at f/3.5.

Now, let’s try HDR. Set my camera to Auto Exposure Bracketing, with -1 1/3 stop to the negative side, and +1 1/3 stop to the positive side.


So I have under-exposed, correctly exposed and over-exposed photo of Mawar Apartment. Putting everything together in Photomatix, this is what I get.

Well. It seems darkness really makes people to be creative. Anyway, electricity came back at around 12:40am, and I spent 2 whole hours making this entry. It’s time to sleepy.


Technical Manager at one of the market researcher company in KL who does blogging on his free time. Love cats very much. Always fascinated with new technology (as well as spending money on it)

3 Responses

  1. amirahsyuhada says:

    when i work at Sabah, black out is not a big deal, every 3pm till 7pm everyday, it will be a electric disturbing, sometimes on and off, and every weekend, black out is normal. But back to semenanjung, black out is a big thing as we have a lots of thing that rely on electric. Hmm..i noticed that you are busy lately, i miss your writing like previous years. Blogging for fun seems to enter their blog zone now. As politic blog take charge now.

  2. amirahsyuhada says:

    -their dark zone-

  3. Imran says:

    hi amirah. yeah. i share your view too. blog now seems to be monopolized by politic and entertaiment blog. those days where people blog for fun are now over. kinda miss that time too, which is also the time that i first started this blog

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