Sunday, April 06, 2008

Photoshoot at Kanching Waterfalls

2 weeks ago, I went for my first blogger photoshoot outing. The destination was Hutan Lipur Kanching a.k.a. Kanching Forest Reserve. This recreation park is located off the trunk road between Selayang and Rawang. I was told that there's 7 waterfalls in that park, that's why I'd rather call the place Kanching Waterfalls than Kanching Park.

Kanching Forest Reserve Hutan Lipur Kanching Kanching Waterfalls Beautiful waterfalls Gorgeous Waterfalls Nice Waterfall

Now who says we can only get good waterfalls overseas? Well, some people get really proud when they talk about traveling around the world to many different countries but they never realise the true beauty that is just few miles away from their doorstep.

Decaying Leaf Kanching Waterfalls Kanching Forest Reserve Hutan Lipur Kanching Selayang Rawang

It was kind of an easy hike to all 7 waterfalls, mainly because I used to hike a lot during my high school days. Some of my friends had quite a hard time and had to stop for some rest in between.

Insect bug Kanching Waterfalls Kanching Forest Reserve Hutan Lipur Kanching Selayang Rawang

Kanching Waterfalls is still in good condition without any major destruction of flora and fauna. But near the camping and picnic section, there are a lot of unwanted littering by uncivilised homosapiens.

Garbage Kanching Waterfalls Kanching Forest Reserve Hutan Lipur Kanching Selayang Rawang

This is a sore in the eye and also a painful sight for our camera lenses. I hope that the Selangor City Council will pay some effort to to remove this unsightly view, but it is the civic consciousness of the visitors that needs some rectification.

Hair wash Kanching Waterfalls Kanching Forest Reserve Hutan Lipur Kanching Selayang Rawang

At first, we thought this must be a deserted park but after some time, more and more people came in. People were there to hike, swim, picnic etc. There were a group of people having a seafood barbeque, the aroma of the crustaceans being cooked made our stomach drum roll.

AlvinC kanching waterfalls

Guess? Leaves? WTF?

Lizards at Kanching Waterfalls

It was this little lizard that caught all of our attention.

the lizard movie cicakman poster

At one point, all the DSLRs were pointing towards it. I bet it felt like it was the attending the premiere of "The Lizard" starring the Lizard from Kanching. It's acting standards might surpass Malaysia's very own superhero - Cicakman. Cicakman is actually nothing like the Handsome saves the Beauty type of superhero, it is a witty comedy with some really irritating characters in it.

Kanching Forest Reserve Hutan Lipur Kanching Kanching Waterfalls Beautiful waterfalls Gorgeous Waterfalls Nice Waterfall

I'm a person that really have a soft spot for waterfalls. Especially the cool and refreshing feeling that it gives when the water slides between and over the rocks. At many points, I wanted to just jump into the water but I didn't prepare any spare clothing.

Bloggers at Kanching Waterfalls

It was my first time going to a photoshoot with bloggers. They taught me a lot of stuff about photography. I was a little disappointed when I found out quite a number of my pictures turn out quite badly but everyone has their first time. I hope to capture and immortalise more and more beautiful scenery for my viewers in the near future.

16 comments:

gaTO said...

nice pics bro....how i wish i can take such nice pics with a nice camera..lol

Akira 思胜 said...

Wow, nice photos! I wish to have one DSLR in future too... nope, is a must!!! haha...

Chyi said...

Yo ... Your pictures are damm nice ...especially the lizard .. Keep the hard work going .. I going to learn from you too hahha

Ji Yuan said...

gato>well get a prosumer or DSLR...where there's a will there's a way..haha good luck

Akira>go get one!

chyi>haha i'm still learning...thanks for the compliments

Anston said...

Nice photos!

Especially the rubbish pics one, need to educate the public awareness!

Kopi Soh said...

Thanks for dropping by my kopitiam, sori that I am temporarily not available to serve kopi, hehe.
You are one talented dude, those pikchers are truly beautiful. And I totally agree with wat u said too, peepul think Hawaii or other oversea place got beautiful waterfall but dun realize that beauty is at our country.

yipguseng said...

there~~ all those DSLR expert:D damn i wish i had one of the DSLR and can take photo like u guys...

Ji Yuan said...

anston>thanks! its not an easy task to educate people...

kopisoh>aiya..so sad no kopi...Thanks for the compliments!I will try to improve my work!

yipguseng>haha just a hobby la,not expert yet...don't wish for it,work for it! haha good luck!

huiwen7 said...

Yup, I agree. Everybody has their first time, hehe... Ji Yuan, no leeches ah??

Ji Yuan said...

huiwen7>i didn't get any,one of my friend kena leeched..then use lighter to burn it away..

OSK said...

nice pic man...
d especially dat lizard pic

perhaps this is sumthin dat could attract ur attention
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/667577

^^

Johnny Ong said...

ulu kanching waterfalls, was there even before they built those concrete steps more than 15 yrs ago

Ji Yuan said...

osk>thanks for the compliments,my macro shots are super noob actually,i used my kit lense n turned it to the max n try to get a macro shot..the quality is pretty bad

johnny ong>oh...i see

ninoamigo said...

yes, kanching is dirty, let's join us to clean it up!

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Wayne y.m.h. said...

Wah, I like the waterfall shoot. ^u^ Nice view~

Ramona Savu said...

HI ! I'M FROM ROMANIA AND I REACHED YOUR BLOG SEARCHING FOR PICTURES WITH PEOPLE WHO TROW THEIR GARBAGE WHEREVER THEI GO FOR PICNIC..IN ROMANIA IT HAPPENS OFTEN. SO I SAW YOUR PICTURES AND I NOTICED YOU LIKE NATURE. I ALSO DO, I AM A STUDENT AT FACULTY OF BIOLOGY AND MY SPECIALTY IS ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION. I WOLD LOVE TO HAVE FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD WHO LIKE NATURE AND ANIMALS AND HATE THOSE WHO HAVE NO RESPECT FOR NATURE. MY E-MAIL IS ME_BOMBONIK88@YAHOO.COM, PLEASE GIVE ME A MESSAGE IF YOU WOLD LIKE TO KNOW A TEAM OF ECOLOGISTS. SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH :D