Monday, March 23, 2015

Milkyway at Kokol Hill, Sabah, Malaysia

I finally managed capture some milkyway which I have tried but failed miserably before. Last Sunday, my friends and I drove up to Kokol Hill around 2 in the morning. Kokol is situated about 30 mins from Kota Kinabalu.

We stopped and started shooting nearby a communications tower which is situated just before the top of the hill. It was windy and slightly cloudy that morning.

I took my small camera, placed it on a tripod and hoped that it can perform on par with its bigger siblings which my friends used. :D

 f2, 15 sec, iso3200
  f2, 15 sec, iso3200

Then we drove up but couldn't find any suitable locations we drove down. Be careful when you stop especially when a house is near as dogs can be quite a nuisance. I can swear some of the dogs teamed up and tried to chase us away. 

  f2, 20 sec, iso3200
  f2, 20 sec, iso3200
 f2, 25 sec, iso3200

So far I'm satisfied with my shots and definitely will go up again very, very soon. It's quite near to my house anyway. :D 

3 comments:

  1. Hi Tubik, Nice photo. When will you go up kokol hill again? Me and my friend are highly interested to shoot milkyway at kokol hill, but sadly we doesn't know the exact location. Can you please provide more detail on the location? Thanks MM

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  2. Hey there. Not sure when we will go again since to shoot MW, we do need a good time with less cloud and no moon. Sadly, now moon is rising at midnight so have to wait. However, you can use Waze app to look for Kokol. Nearby Menggatal town. Or you can search in Waze for Klinik Kesihatan Menggatal. That road leads to Kokol hill.

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  3. Hi, may I know what camera and lens do u use?

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