5th Komtar tower run
Hey ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Komtar tower of Penang :)
Post of the day will be about my coverage in Komtar tower run of Penang at 1st of September.
It is a annual even where the contestants will have to run around the surrounding of Komtar for 1.2km then
climb up the Komtar tower using staircase till 60th floors...Yes,freaking 60th floor!!
Luckily, I get to use the elevator or I might faint half-way inside the Komtar Tower.
This run is open for any contestants from young to veteran and from local to international.
The run start at 7am but all the enthusiastic contestants are already there since 6am or earlier
....since the contestants need to register and so on.So basically the environment is still dark.
FYI, Komtar mean Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak
Fly to the top of Komtar
Run like a rock star
Anyway, I am covering the event with Fuji X-E1 and 35mm 1.4 and Fuji X10.
I am covering a run with a prime lens and that is one very interesting experiance :)
Basically, I am using X-E 1 for close up while Fuji X10 for wide angle :)
Anyway for this post, most of the photo are from Fuji X-E1 and they are all straight out of camera.
Means all the photo did not went through much or any post process....
This is we need to send the photo fast to remain a hot news...in fact I am already slow....
need to be faster next time.
This post will also be the continuous from previous topic. SOOC power from Fuji X-series.
and not to forget, all this photo are shot under Velvia film simulation...feel the colour :)
fast like the wind
(she is the champion for female veteran category)
one step ahead
One more level to go
This run ended quite fast because the champion only require 13-15 minutes to complete the route
and that is freaking amazing.
Let, me repeat the route in case you wonder why is it amazing."the contestants will have to run around the surrounding of Komtar for 1.2km then
climb up the Komtar tower using staircase till 60th floors"
and the person finish all that under 15 minutes
(sorry I miss out the exact time but the real time are much shorter than 15 minutes)
So there are not much shot of the running process....
Still, the dark surrounding in the staircase make photography so much harder....
especially when i don have my flash with me for certain reason....haha.
Anyway once they reach the top they will be given a medal...hard earn medal
I did it
This first from the right and the center are the champion and the runner up for the junior female category.
Other then that, they are also twin sister...surprise!! or maybe not since their look are very similar.
Anyway is impressive to see the twin sister winning both first and second placing.
run run run
The lady in yellow is the champion for the Female open category
while the lady in blue is the runner up for the female open category.
Take a gulp
After completing the run, they reach the 60th floor of Komtar tower
where they can enjoy the great panoramic view of Penang...
Of course before that happen they will grab some water and have a great rest by lying on the floor.
Anyway, I believe the sense of achievement after completing this run will be awesome!!
Anyway after that, they will go to the dome for the award ceremony
Penang Global tourism
5th Komtar Tower run gift
Interview the champion
Still standing strong
(This is the oldest contestant for this run which is 79 years old.
When most of us are still sleeping, he already made his way up to the top of Komtar using his leg..salute.
Stay strong, stay healthy, stay awesome)
I have been to the top
Champion for Men veteran category
Still running strong
So, that is it for Komtar tower run 2013.
Hope to see you again in Komtar run 2014
Maybe as a contestant instead of photographer?hahaha
Maybe you can me in Komtar run 2014...see you then :)
If anyone intend to request any photo from me, do drop me an e-mail