Masjid Putrajaya and Sleeklens Collections

Masjid Putrajaya

Here is a photo I took for the well-known Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia. I took the shot few years back and I didn’t get a chance to process it yet. But this week I found it as a very good candidate to test a new kit of processing tools. I produced this photo from a single RAW file using Adobe Photoshop. But this time I processed it differently, I used Sleeklens.com Photoshop workflow actions bundle for landscape. I really liked how the actions bundle could give the entire image a decent boost in colors and contrast. Get the bundle I used from HERE.

Sleeklens Landscape Photoshop Actions

Sleeklens Bundle on the left

The bundle is actually a set of actions that can do the majority of processing for you. The Sleeklens team divided the bundle into multiple levels and stages. Starting by Exposure adjustments to Tones, Temperature and Contrast enhancements, the bundle is also covering many photo processing essentials for Photographers. Further more, the bundle includes a section for Web File Preparation, which I think is interesting too. 

Viewing their website, I found several useful tools as well. For example, I found several Photoshop actions HERE. Also they have Lightroom presets over HERE. And further more, a I found Professional photo editing service for photographers. You can check it HERE

Thank you for the folks at Sleeklens for those amazing tools. I’m really having fun with them.

Waiting Boats in a Calm Morning

Waiting Boat

It was a really nice and calm morning on the lake of Wadi Al Rayan. We have started the day very early to capture the sunrise on the lake. Then after the sun got brighter, started to capture other things around, from waiting boats to waterfalls. The weather was as calm as you don’t imagine. A shot like this is that stable and sharp with a 91 seconds exposure time.

كان صباح لطيف وهادئ على شاطئ بحيرة وادي الريان. لقد بدأنا اليوم في وقت مبكر جدا للحاق بشروق الشمس على البحيرة. ثم لاحقا عندما أصبحت الشمس أكثر إشراقا، بدأت في التقاط المناظر الأخرى حول البحيرة، من القوارب إلى الشلالات. كان الطقس هادئا كما لم أكن أتخيل فلقطة مثل هذه لم اتوقعها مستقرة وحادة مع 91 ثانية من التعرض.


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KLCC Mall, Vertorama and Shadows Recovery

KLCC mall

One of the nice tours I had in Kuala Lumpur ended with having dinner in KLCC mall. I had to take this shot very quickly as the mall shops were about to close, which would make the shot very boring. Also, The shot was handheld for the same reason. KLCC is a mid sized shopping mall located in between the great Twin Towers of Petronas.

واحدة من الجولات الجميلة في كوالالمبور والتى انتهت بتناول وجبة العشاء في مجمع KLCC. اضطررت الى اتخاذ هذه اللقطة بسرعة كبيرة حيث كانت المحلات التجارية فى المركز التجاري على وشك الإغلاق، مما كان من شأنه أن يجعل اللقطة مملة جدا. أيضا، تم أخذ اللقطة والكاميرا محمولة يدويا لنفس السبب. KLCC هو مركز تجاري متوسط الحجم يقع بين البرجين التوأمين بتروناس.


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Experimenting “Adaptive Wide Angle” Filter in Adobe Photoshop

Panorama, before and after Adaptive Wide Angle filter
Photo [1] Panorama, before and after Adaptive Wide Angle filter

Photographers who are used to the ultra-wide angle lenses, multiple shots Panorama or Architectural photography probably know and love this filter. In short, this filter allows you to straighten curved lines, when they were originally straight. The filter also gives you the option to identify vertical and horizontal lines in the photo. The smart part of that process is how the filter handles adjusting the remaining areas of the photos to lean with your choices.

المصورين الذين تعودوا على استخدام العدسات ذات الزاوية الواسعة، أو يقومون بعمل صور البانوراما متعددة الصور أو مصورين الصور المعمارية ربما يعرفون، بل ويعشقون هذا الفلتر. باختصار، يسمح هذا الفلتر بتصحيح الخطوط المنحنية والمنبعجة فى الصورة، إذا كانت تلك الخطوط مستقيمة فى الواقع. يعطي لك الفلتر أيضا الخيار لتحديد الخطوط الرأسية والأفقية في الصورة. الجزء الذكي فى هذه العملية هى كيف يقوم هذا الفلتر بضبط المناطق المتبقية من الصورة والتكيف مع خياراتك.


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