Empangan Semenyih Dam, Selangor.
2018

Beautifully surrounded by lush green forested hills, Semenyih Dam is an area of serene tranquility. Located just an hour from the hustle and bustle of KL, the Dam and it's stunning lake offer some of the most breathtaking views in the country.
This gem needs to be enjoyed early in the morning before the logging trucks and moped riders hit the roads. I arrived at 6.30 am to catch the rising sun (shots 2 & 3 below) before discovering an old logging/service road that led to the waters edge where I was able to get the shot below. I spent quite a bit of time in post trying to get the toning to how I wanted it. I played with black & white and sepia toning but nothing felt right. In the end I decided I wanted colour, but I didn't want the colour to distract from the shape the hills and their reflections were forming. In the end this result just seemed to work. I printed a 36" long large format print and I must say I am incredible happy with the result. The blue and green is just enough to ever so slightly pop against the against the muted tones of the hills.
Rob. 2018

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