On one of those routinely mundane days at work, a randomly abrupt decision was made. Wenda, another person crazy enough about camera at work asked me for a shoot-out session at Putrajaya. How could I say no, right? So I went along right after work, just in time to catch the sunset view over the bridge.
Unfortunately, or rather something that has become a norm when it comes to weather expectations in Malaysia, the sky turned out uninterestingly dull. Even the sun was blanketed by the ugly clouds the moment we arrived at the bridge. The bridge has quite an unusual design structurally, with steel cables being placed rather unconventionally, providing plenty of freedom and flexibility to frame the pictures. Nevertheless, I was quite unhappy with the sunset lighting.
When I was just about to stop shooting, the sun peeked out from the clouds. Since it was sunset, the direct harsh rays illuminated the entire scene with rich, warm, reddish tone. Now the pictures were getting more dramatic!!! At least it was not a total loss if you ask me. I actually quite like some of the shots here.
Originally we planned to do night shooting. For some unexplainable reasons, it appeared as though we were not meant to do any photography activity at all that night. It freakingly rained right after sunset, and worse, the lights on the bridge and buildings were NOT TURNED ON !!! Probably the economy condition of the country at the moment is far more alarming than we thought it is. So much for the anticipation of capturing the spectacular putrajaya lightworks at night, with the sunset photos being put aside, we basically went home with empty hands.
I suddenly have the urge to just grab my camera and travel away from this depressing city. I feel like stretching, and spreading my wings, and see where the wind takes me.
I need a break. I think I seriously do.