Smokehouse Cameron Highlands (Click for flickr/bigger size) Taken using Canon 400D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM at 10mm. Post-processed using Digital Photo Professional and tone-maped using Photomatix 3 Pro.
Yes! You got it right! Smokehouse Cameron Highlands is a place where every photo bug must stop-by for a picture or two. We went there for a quick snap shots before going to get our much anticipated steamboats. Smokehouse is popular among photographers for its colonial English style buildings. See the picture itself and you will know why.
Apart from that, I got harsh treatment from the hotel when I walked in to check out the ambiance of the restaurant. Seconds after I got in, a lady says “Sorry this is for patrons only”. Without much thinking, I just walked off. Needless to waste my time on this.
Even if I do not have the intention to dine in there, the hotel shouldn’t treat its potential customers this way. No way. And hell no I will ever dine or stay in this hotel. This reviews speak itself.
Location map (estimate) is after the jump.
Canon 400D with Canon EF-S 10-22 at 10mm with 8 exposures, combined using PTGui
Here’s a quick info about this magnificent structure that stands for more than 80 years already.
The Peninsula Hong Kong (Chinese: 半島酒店) opened in 1928 is Hong Kong’s first hotel and is also one of the most internationally recognizable hotels in Hong Kong. It is located at the junction of Nathan Road and Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Founded by members of the Kadoorie family, the hotel today is part of the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels group headed by Sir Michael Kadoorie, and it is the flagship property of the The Peninsula Hotels group. The Peninsula has been voted as the world’s best hotel on a couple of occasions, and is widely regarded as one of the legendary properties.
Quoted from Wikipedia
It was very difficult to get a wider view of the hotel that I needed to opt for panoramic approach to get the entire hotel in the frame. With my tripod set up with the help of Wendy, I was able to quickly snapped a series of photos without much human traffic. Having less human traffic would ease the pain of removing blurring subjects appearing in stitched photo later on. I won’t really call this as panoramic but technically it is (I suppose). It’s more like a fish-eye shot in my opinion. What do you think?
I preserve the dark background, unaltered so that we can appreaciate the result entirely, minus any cropping.
Location map after the jump! Thanks for supporting my blog!