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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guess? Leaves? WTF?
It was this little lizard that caught all of our attention.
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.
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.
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.