An Evening at Pengkalan Balak

Title  – An Evening at Pengkalan Balak

Photographer name – Shamsul Hidayat Omar

Description of place

Pengkalan Balak Beach, Malacca, Malaysia

Technical information

Camera – Nikon D90

Lens – AF-S NIKKOR 12-24mm 1:4 G ED

HDR Software – Photomatix Pro 4.1 & Adobe Photoshop CS3

ISO -200

Aperture – f/22

Number of exposures – 3 exposure + 1 exposure for the waves

Tripod/handheld – Using Tripod

Extra processing information:

Merge those 4 exposures in Photomatix, then select waves area and

choose  the exposure for the waves. In Photoshop, increase contrast, using ‘photo pop’ in Topaz adjust to make the photo ‘pop’. Make new layer, fill with yellowish gradient color and reduce the

opacity for the sky.

Photographers bio:

My name is Shamsul Hidayat Omar. I’m a photographer at MARA University of

Technology, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. My passion is always in HDR Photography. You can check out my HDR photos at  and