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.