This photograph was taken on the last day of the first Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s new administrative capital last year. On that day the weather seemed to be very bright and clear which resulted in the flattering and warm lighting in the late evening. Since I went there early I had the opportunity to choose the right location and plan my shots in advance. I positioned myself to capture the hot air balloons flying over the man-made Putrajaya Lake with the Putra Mosque and the Putra Perdana buildings at the background which are the two prominent landmarks of Putrajaya. The colorful hot air balloons were beautifully illuminated by the low-angled warm sunlight in the late evening on that memorable day.
Photographer: Mat Zain Abdullah (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Zain Abdullah is a Malaysian self-taught photographer who enjoys taking pictures since he took up the hobby in 2003. He has fully converted to digital since 2008 and is now using Nikon D80. Some of his photographs have been published by local as well as international magazines although he still prefers to remain as a hobbyist. He loves shooting architecture, people, street scene and landscape most. More of his photographs can be found at his website and his photo blog as provided below.