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Stuart Taylor
Worked at HighlanderImages Photography
Attended Kirkcaldy High School
Lives in Kuala Lumpur
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White Elephant of Bukit Kiara

An incredible abandoned mansion on Bukit Kiara with an outstanding view of the city of Kuala Lumpur. Post processed with #AuroraHDR and #SilverEfexPro2.

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City In The Jungle

I am continuing to test the new ‪#‎AuroraHDR‬ application from Macphun/Trey Ratcliff and tested it on this image taken two years ago of the city of Kuala Lumpur from the hills of Bukit Damansara.

#AuroraHDR is a very powerful HDR post-processing application with a multitude of colour toning tools, layering tools and many presets to provide some good starting points for your edits. I am finding the application very useful in bringing out fine detail and colour tones in my images and therefore offering some new interpretations of some of my older images previously processed using PhotoMatix.

I am still however waiting on a bug fix too the app that allows me to use the Aperture plugin for multiple bracketed images. Ver. 1.0.1 did not have this fix so let's hope Ver. 1.0.2 will.

#AuroraHDR #HDR #Malaysia #KualaLumpur
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Derelict Doorway

The entrance of what used to be a fancy house at Bukit Nanas close to the city centre in Kuala Lumpur. This row of heritage buildings have been left to rot and decay and will disappear eventually for ever.

7 bracket shot post-processed in ‪#‎AuroraHDR‬

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Blue Door

This wonderful richly coloured and textured iron door was spotted during a walk in my home town of Scotland. I loved the contrasting colours of the paint, the rust, the brickwork and the greens of the foliage. It's interesting that such a simple scene can offer a complex image for some post processing and stylisation.
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Lambswell Folly

Raith Estate in Fife lies a mile (1.5 km) west of Kirkcaldy. The estate was acquired in the 17th century by the Fergusons who built Raith House in 1693-96. The architect was James Smith (1645 - 1731), who is said to have consulted Sir William Bruce on the designs. In 1785, James Playfair (1755-94) was responsible for extending and remodelling the house. Raith remains in the same family, now the Munro-Fergusons. Raith also lends its name to Raith Rovers, a local football team whose home ground is at Stark's Park in Kirkcaldy.

Within the Raith Estate there were three follies built. Lambswell, an early 19th century, 2-stage rubble folly with gothic arches built into the gable end of a farmhouse, lies due west of the mansion. Balwearie Tower, south-east of Raith House on the Tiel Burn, is virtually identical to Lambswell and the ornate Torbain Tower adjoining a farm building to the north east of Raith House.
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The distinctive trees overgrowing the temple of Ta Prohm in Cambodia.
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Bangkok By Night

A panorama of the Bangkok skyline comprising 3 sets of 5 bracketed images post processed in ‪#‎AuroraHDR‬.

#AuroraHDR #Bangkok
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The stunning beauty of Long Lake in Jiuzhaigou National Park, China. Panorama comprising 9 images (3 x 3 HDR brackets), post-processed in ‪#‎AuroraHDR‬.

#AuroraHDR #HDR #Jiuzhaigou #China #landscape
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El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California. Post processed in AuroraHRD.

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A set of 7 bracketed images shot at dawn at Tengboche on the Everest Base Camp Trail and post-processed using the new #AuroraHDR application from Macphun/Trey Ratcliff.
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Distinctive red lifebuoy with the iconic Forth railway bridge in the background.
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White Lines On The Freeway

Driving across Highway 190 through Death Valley, California the sounds of Joni Mitchell filled my head as I watched the white lines of the highway in front of me. Later as I passed a parked vehicle at one side of the road I saw what I presumed was a dog being let out for a walk ..... but as I looked closer the "dog" had some distinctive features and was certainly no domestic dog. What I had seen was a wild coyote, so appropriately the lyrics from Joni Mitchell's "Coyote" from her 1976 album Hejira matched this scene perfectly.

.... You just picked up a hitcher
A prisoner of the white lines on the freeway

.... I looked a coyote right in the face
On the road to Baljennie near my old home town

"Coyote" by Joni Mitchell, Hejira 1976
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Passionate Photographer Lost in Asia --|--
Stuart Taylor of HighlanderImages Photography provides professional freelance photography services focused primarily on Asia and with a documentary and photojournalistic style. Stuart is available for a variety individual assignments or projects such as documentary, photojournalism, commercial, architectural, real estate, industrial, interior design, corporate, or travel photography and can offer some advanced techniques such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Panoramic Photography in conjunction with comprehensive post-processing capabilities. 

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Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Preparing images for a documentary or for journalistic requirements requires detailed research about the subject and some dedicated time onsite to capture required images to fulfill the storyline. As they often say "A picture is worth a thousand words" and certainly in the preparation of any story the images are usually the main driving force and can create the most impact. For many photojournalism projects there is usually a requirement for a fast turnaround of the images, the need for objective and accurate representation of the situation and the provision of some narrative describing the story.

HDR Photography
For interior and corporate photography there used to be a need for a fairly complex lighting set up required to capture the final image. By using HDR techniques there is now no need for this large requirement on lighting equipment. HDR photography is essentially the capture of multiple images at different exposures to capture all the light values or dynamic range in the scene then combining these into one final image. This essentially makes a final image that is close to what our eyes actually see with no blown out highlights and no loss of detail in the shadows. This technique is particularly effective for photographing interiors of houses and offices or in some industrial situations and can be done a lot faster and easier than traditional setups with a large array of lighting.

Panoramic Photography
Sometimes you just can't capture all of the scene you are trying to photograph even by using a wide angle lens so panoramic photography is a technique where you can take multiple photographs covering the whole scene, both horizontally and vertically, then combining these into one final large, composite image. This requires some complex software techniques to provide seamless stitching of the images and preserving the geometry and exposure values across the whole scene. The results however can be very impressive, whether capturing a large landscape, interior of an office or building or an expansive industrial complex.

Final product Delivery
High resolution final images can be provided on CD or DVD with smaller low to medium resolution versions made available initially via e-mail. High quality prints can be ordered via my website but can be arranged to be printed locally if required. Multimedia slideshows, videos, DVDs or printed books of collated images can also be provided as to your specifications and design.

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  • Kirkcaldy High School
    1969 - 1975
  • Heriot-Watt University
    Marine Biology, 1975 - 1979
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Our small party of 4 did a 4 day golf tour, 1 day at Thai Country Club in Bangkok, then 3 days in Hua Hin covering Imperial Lakeview Resort, Banyan and Black Mountain. Golf Asian did a 1st class job of all the arrangements including golf bookings, hotels and transportation. Their service is highly recommended and at a reasonable cost. Well done to all the staff at Golf Asian tour company. We will be back.
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