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CIMB MALAYSIAN OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010

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Fortune favours the prepared. I was prepared and I was fortunate and thanks to Tourism Malaysia Brunei Mega Fam Trip invitation, I had an opportunity to shoot the  CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championships 2010 at The Curve in Mutiara Damansara. This is the first time I shot a live squash tournament and little did I know before that media personnel had access to clear glass hole that puts the photographer/videographer right in the heart of the action. Check out the pictures below where I managed to catch the high speed ball coming towards the camera—can’t get anymore awesome than that—as I felt every single vibration from the ball hitting the wall. When I Tweeted this, I got asked if current world number one women’s squash Datuk Nicol David was playing. She wasn’t but instead, I photographed the Men’s champion, Malaysia’s own Mohd Azlan Iskandar who won his third CIMB Malaysian Open title.

The CIMB Malaysian Open Squash Championship was held at the Centre Court of The Curve shopping centre which is anchored by world class retail establishments namely, IKEA Home Furnishings, IKANO Power Centre, e@Curve and Tesco Hypermarket which are all connected to the Curve via all-weather walkways.
I thoroughly enjoyed shooting through the clear glass panel—such an awesome vantage point and capturing the speeding ball in the frame just adds to the atmosphere.
Azlan makes a backhand return against Pakistani Farhan Mehboob in the Men's Quarter Finals.

Here's a shot of the clear class panel from where I took the tournament photos. In some venues, photographers and camera operators are required to wear black clothing so as not to distract the players.


If you’re in Brunei and would like more information about events or places of interest in Malaysia,
contact Tourism Malaysia Brunei office:

MALAYSIA TOURISM PROMOTION BOARD
Unit 1.14 – 1.15, First Floor, The Rizqun International Hotel
Gadong BE3519,  Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 673-2381575/673-2381576 | Fax: 673-2381584

6 thoughts on “CIMB MALAYSIAN OPEN SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010

    1. Yup, use of flash would be too distracting. Behind the glass wall was a multitude of DSLR gunning the players’ every move. Besides, clean, high ISO capability of today’s DSLR makes flash a thing of the past (especially where use of one isn’t welcome).

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