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Photo of KL/Genting so good some think it’s fake

Photo of KL/Genting so good some think it’s fake


You may have seen this photograph with Genting Highlands in the background and the Petronas Twin Towers in front.

After it was posted on Facebook on May 5, it’s been shared almost 5,000 times in just 5 days.

Most people on social media surprised by how close Genting appears to Kuala Lumpur with some even calling it a fake.

But the guy who took the photo, 24-year old Tan Jun Hong, explained that part of the reason is something called lens compression which was achieved with special equipment.

“I’ve been wanting to shoot this photo for years now. A zoom lens was what I lacked. As soon as I got the lens, luck was on my side as soon I encountered with this stunning view.”

Tan Jun Hong

Tan says the composition is unedited and he only used Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for some basic enhancement and tone adjustment.

Tan had to post a picture of the camera with the image inside as so many people questioned its authenticity.
(Pic via Tan Jun Hong)

He took the picture from a private residence somewhere near Bukit Jalil, explaining that he set the camera up for a time-lapse and went to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 3.

Tan says his parents bought him his first camera when he was 15 and he learnt how to use it through his uncle and YouTube videos.

“Photography is just my hobby. I’m currently just studying dentistry.”

Tan Jun Hong

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