I shot this back in 2014 on Ilford Pan F 50 Black and White Film, and hand developed in Ilford Chemistry. I took it from the observation deck of Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower (aka KL Tower/KL421) on a day when KL was remarkably clear and not hazy. I got lucky taking photos in KL that day/
Pan F Film has a Wide Dynamic Range
This is one of the good points for Ilford Pan F: It keeps the shadows open, and the highlights don’t blow out so you get a very wide dynamic range in the shot, making it a forgiving film for extremely challenging exposure situations. And being a 50iso, there is a lot of detail. Obviously you can only you it in daylight or very well lit environments to expose it correctly. The film is extremely well detailed with minimal grain, so when coupled with a Leica lens, you get pin sharp fine details.
The KL Petronas Towers
The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers or KLCC Twin Towers, are 88-storey supertall skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At 451.9 metres. From 1998 and 2004, they were officially classified as the tallest buildings in the world until it was surpassed by the 2005 completion of the Taipei 101. The Petronas Towers are the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers and remained as the tallest buildings in Malaysia until 2021, when they were surpassed by the Merdeka 118. The Petronas Towers are a major landmark of Kuala Lumpur, and have a sweet shopping mall at the base.
There are a lot of things to love about Malaysia
I personally have had multiple wonderful trips to Malaysia. It is a place where as a tourist you feel safe, people are helpful, and the country is just nice. Great for shopping, great for tech, great for experiencing a variety of Asian cultures, great for sight-seeing and fun activities.
Malaysia is a fascinating country with a vibrant multicultural population. Besides the Malays and the native groups, immigrants from China, India, Indonesia and other parts of the world have all contributed to the multi-racial composition of its population. The country’s evolution into a cultural melting pot is evident in its unique blend of religions, traditions, festivals, languages, food, and many more. Its cultural diversity can also be largely attributed to the country’s long and ongoing interactions with the world.
The official religion in Malaysia is Islam, but other religions including Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity are practiced freely.
Malaysia, Truly Asia!