# Thursday, 25 February 2010
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So I went to look at some lights in the shape of trees in Shah Alam I-City, I wouldn't exactly say it was a fun experience. First of all when we got there we had the choice to park in 2 places, illegally on the road shoulder of a 4 lane highway opposite the park where said trees are, or in a large deep car park where you need to walk a bit before you can get back topside to where the fun is.

Walking isn't usually a problem but when kids and old people are involved, you could see those kind of people just worn out and sitting on the streets. This was definitely NOT meant to be a tourist spot. There were some parking near the park area.

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But if you tried to park in these parking, someone resembling these guys will descend upon you.

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And tell you that you can't park in the parking. I wonder why since no one is using the spots at night anyway not like we're taking spots away from the tenants. Then one of them reminded me that "This is private property, you come into my house, you abide by my rules" Well said I-City, I'll remember that.

So what can you see over at I-City? You're going there to see stuff like this.

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LED Lights. Tons and tons of LED lights.

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Some will be drapped over wireframes to form some interesting shapes.

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Then there are some that are just hung around.

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Hmmm.. maybe that's why they wanted to keep the parking empty? But then again there're many spots outside of this scenic shot.

And of course you get to see these.

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These darn LED trees.

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While they might look like real trees decorated with lights

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They're not. So we're not looking at some meticulously decorated tree here. These are essentially glorified LAMP POSTS. But I guess it's ok that they are fake trees cause I felt a lot of heat coming from such a huge concentration of lights. (Then again it could have just been the weather.)

Nothing particularly outstanding, but I guess since they don't charge any entrance fee other than having you walk around a lot. And it is closer than FGS from PJ. So... if you have the time... why not?

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The shot you see above contains about 1/3 of what there is to see over there.

Oh.. point to note for all you budding photographers going to all these light shows and trying to take shots of the lights. While a slow shutter speed will help you get nice pictures of lights, if you need to take pictures of people standing in front of lights like this.

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Read your manual and figure out how to turn on rear sync flash, or night scene mode. So that you don't end up killing the effect of the lights with your flash and having your significant other go "DEE SLR also cannot take nice light picture one geh?"

Of course, if your camera can manage a high ISO shot. You can retain the multi color lit ambience of the trees.

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I'm not teaching you how to take photos here, I'm just letting you know you should familiarize yourself with your gear for tricky shots like this. Lest your partner keep reminding you that your expensive camera can't take nice pictures.

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OK.... I think I'm ready to go to FGS Dong Zen on Friday night then.


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