A previous photograph, showed the view from the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, looking down on the lake. I explained that the fountains, seen here in action, can spray up to 83,000 litres of water in the air at any moment. That is a lot of water, too much to get an idea of what it looks like. Hopefully, this photograph above can give you some idea of what it might look like. Especially when you realise that the top of the water is above 120 metres high or approximately 36 floors on a skyscraper!
Having seen and photographed many water fountains this photograph is an attempt at capturing my favourite. I say attempt as this fountain is more of a multimedia spectacular than just a plain water fountain. In the end I had to stop trying to capturing it as a still image and resorted to capturing video on my iPhone. The show lasts about 10 – 15 minutes and uses water screens to project video onto. In the background you can see part of the Singapore skyline.
Walking back from the Big Boys Toys Show, I went past Cornwall Park. The weather was beautiful and the sun was in the idea position, to light up the statue. Sir John Logan Campbell came over from Edinburgh to Auckland in 1840. He was a prominent New Zealand public figure and some say the father of Auckland. Cornwall Park was originally a farm he owned which he left to the city.
Finding myself in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur for a few days I made it my main objective to get a few photographs of the Petronas Twin Towers. Little did I know until I got on location and started scouting around the area that there is a park in front of the towers call KLCC Park. This is a 20 hectare public park which has both good views of the towers and also interesting water features. I staked out at the edge of the water with my camera, wide angle lens and tripod for a good few hours (maybe three or more). Waiting for the right moment. I kept taking more and more photographs as the day turned to night. In the end it was one of the last images where the fountains really started to jet high into the air that became my favourite from my first day in the city.