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Luit Waterfall

I hope I got the name right. I couldn’t get a result when searching for this waterfall on Google. I visited Luit Waterfall in the beginning of this month.

Luit is a nice waterfall, consisting of two cascading falls. There is a big pool below the fall, probably 20 meters in both length and width. I was too busy taking photos that I didn’t have time to wade in the pool.

The entrance of Luit Waterfall is located along B55 trunk road after Kuala Kubu Baru. As you drive along B55 towards Fraser Hills, turn off right at Kampung Pertak and drive on for 500m. The trail to Luit Waterfall is the same as to Bukit Kutu, before diverting left. (Please refer to map attached)

Luit Waterfall in HDR

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The trek was quite easy, gradual gradient. Although the trail isn’t steep, it is not a short hike. The waterfall is quite deep in. As we got deeper into the jungle, the trail became less and less distinct. We had difficulties finding our way.

Trails near waterfalls or rivers are infamous for leaches. True enough, there were armies of leaches along the trail! I was bitten four times! How nasty!

Luit Waterfall Map (click for full size)

We took 3 hours to trek to the waterfall and 2 hours to return. Net ascension is 430 meters and trek distance is 7.4 km

Luit Waterfall Profile

 
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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Outdoors, pictures

 

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Abandoned..

I have found the lens that suites me best in shooting in low light conditions such as indoors, forest, and night shooting.

It’s a Canon 17-55mm F/2.8 EF-S IS USM. The lens have a low fixed aperture throughout its focal length and it is equiped with an image stabilizer. I have read reviews stating that the image quality of the lens is good. But sadly, it cost as much as a bom, a RM 4000 lens..

After finding out about the price, I searched for other fixed aperture lens with focal length at around 18-55mm. I found one, which is a Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 with image stabilizer. It is way cheaper, lower than RM 2000.

It is known that Tamron lens have a problem with focusing. It is slow and sometimes in-accurate.

So, which one,the more expensive Canon or the cheaper Tamron?

 

Lepok Hut HDR

Abandoned Hut in HDR, Lepok Waterfall

Today’s photo was taken along the way to Lepok Waterfall. There was an abandoned hut made out of bamboo woods, surely belonged to those Orang Asli around that area.

I took a Raw image and processed it into HDR before tweaking the picture, a little.

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2009 in Outdoors, pictures

 

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Penang Bridge Marathon!!

Lepok Pipe HDR

Pipe Along the trail to Lepok Waterfall (HDR)

 

Its one more week before school is over!! And another 2 more weeks before Penang Bridge Marathon run!!!

Can’t wait to run in the half-marathon, although my training isn’t going so well. Currently, my longest run is only 17km when the half-marathon is 21km. I know where I would faint.. The steep part in the middle of the bridge!! Argh…

I believe I could finish it without being too exhausted. Maybe I am over-confident.. hopefully not..

 

The photo for today is taken along the trail to Lepok Waterfall I went last week. I don’t think these pipes are used anymore.. I processed the Raw picture into a HDR image.

The picture of the waterfall can be viewed in my previous post.

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2009 in Outdoors, pictures

 

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Whats The Title?

Hmmnn.. What shall I do during the long holidays? Play with the robot? It already dusty.. couldn’t think of anything to do with it… any ideas?

Like I said in my previous post yesterday, I went to a waterfall called ‘Lepok’. I like the waterfall, it’s so refreshing and the walk in is pretty easy.

Here is a photo of the waterfall, taken in Raw then processed into a HDR picture.

The movie, ‘Law Abiding Citizen’ is good. I watched it today, I like the story line..and the part, cutting of the man into pieces, alive, with all kind of tools is pretty amazing..
Go and watch it.. very nice..

Today, I think it is the 1st time I went for fine dining. The chefs are really good at preparing interesting food. A waitress even taught us how to enjoy the dessert, telling us to eat it from the right to the left..

Lepok Waterfall HDR

Lepok Waterfall

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2009 in Outdoors, pictures

 

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Apek Hill

Yesterday, my dad and I went to Apek hill for the 3rd time. I find that this hill is a good place to train. It is much better than Ketumbar Hill.

After failing to reach the waterfall during the last trip. due to bad weather, we made it to the waterfall this time.

The trail we took to CP3 was reasonably easy. After reaching CP3, we continued to walk for about 30 minutes before reaching CP5. Again, it was like a walk in the park.

At CP5, the trail split into two, if u turn left, you can go to CP6. If you turn right, it will lead you to the waterfall.

The trail to the waterfall takes us 30mins. The last 300 metres from the waterfall is very steep. downwards. It will be really fun going up..haha.

The waterfall isn’t that wonderfull… As for me, it wasn’t worth going there for the waterfall.

Here are some of the photos I took.

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Flowers at the foot of the hills.

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A moth on a fallen tree trunk.

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My dad making his way up to CP5 (Apek Hill), Slowly…

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I spotted this dragonfly on my way to the waterfall, Apek Hill.

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The waterfall at Apek Hill. 30 mins from CP5.

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The small waterfall at Apek Hill.

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When returning from the waterfall to CP5, the gradient of the trail is very steep.

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A trail at Apek Hill

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A bee on a flower…

Another Apek Hill Post:
https://danielbmw.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/apek-hill-photos/

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2009 in Outdoors, pictures

 

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