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Gunung Keriang Park

Gunung Keriang  Park
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-18
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 18-135mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-28 7:56
Viewed: 5019
Points: 9
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The Gunung Keriang Recreation Park, Kedah

I gave myself a try at his recreational park. Yes, I do agree with the advertisement bout the place. It is a limestone hill thai is rich in crystals formation that comes in difference shapes, like porcupine, like starfish etc which is a fung shui favourites to the Chinese.
In term of nature, there are attractive fauna and flora too. Some monkeys were spotted and there are plenty of birds. Mushrooms and fungusare plenty too.
To venture inside the cave is a bit scary as I dont hire local to be my guide. So it is the next time, with better equipment. Anyway I managed to get a few interesting shots for TN too
The Gunung Keriang Recreation Park, Kedah is located just 12 kilometers from the city of Alor Setar and is one of the major tourist attractions in Kedah.
The Gunung Keriang Recreation Park, Kedah is a small park, which is known for its limestone rocks and caves. The Gua Keriang is one of the most popular and famous caves found in this park. Gunung Keriang or Mount Keriang is an elephant shaped mountain located amidst flat paddy field of the state of Kedah. The park is a good place to go for rock climbing and trekking. Cave exploration is another major activity that one can embark upon in this fantastic nature park. The mountain serves as a perfect spot for camping. Visitors come here for trekking and rock climbing in order to get a good view of the mountain summit.
Located below this park is the Rice Museum. One can come over here to get all sorts of information related to rice. One can find beautiful murals and paintings also in this fantastic two-storied museum. The museum also has a spiral staircase to reach the top floors.
The Gunung Keriang Recreation Park, Kedah is a fantastic place to come with your family. One can explore the jungles or simply rest under the shades of the huge trees while watching the different types of birds that come over here.

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Ciao Foozi,
bella composizione verticale per mostrare le bellezze di questo paesaggio dalle ninfee sull'acqua alle nuvole del cielo e gli alberi sopra le rocce, belli e saturi i colori. TFS.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-28 22:39]
  • [2]

Hi Foozi!

The subject is very interesting and beautiful, and you have well composed your picture. But from my point of view, all of your pictures have a failure that is difficult to describe. The colours are not true and natural, do you oversaturate them in the postprocessing? The picture also lacks of sharpness and the contrast is too harsh.

It's difficult for me to write this critique. It seems I'm the only one who tells you that. But I would like to be honest. What kind of software do you use to prepare your pictures? You have a good camera, the result of the quality should be much better and I'm almost sure it's the postprocessing that is not fine.

Can't you ask the help of someone knowing how to use a good software like Photoshop (elements)? This would improve your pictures very much. You have a good eye, your subjects and your compositions are fine, but hte colours and sometimes the sharpness and the lighting are not sufficient.

I hope you don't mind, but I write this as a friend and because I would like to help you...

Kind regards


Hello Foozi,

I notice the rock popping out of the lush vegetation!
A well composed presentation with a fine feeling of depth, the strong diagonal adds dynamics...

Pablo -

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-29 4:03]

Hello Foozi,
A fine view of a forested sandstone cliff nicely composed above a pond with red water lilies. Though the whole image is slightly soft it is pleasing to view and I can imagine the wildlife that can be seen there.
Regards, Ivan

Assalamualaikum. Looks like a nice day for a hike up there. The limestone and green foliage make interesting contrast. Superb super tall frame presentation and maybe we can visit the place one day for some aerial shooting. Regards. Jusni

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