Friday, June 12, 2009

Sky Watch

I seldom see the colour of sunrise at Cerok Tokun, you know I never mean that glaring bright light. The refraction in the haze today had turned the sunlight into visible orange hues of the sky. It is hazy now and then even I was in the jungle which I always believe should be a good filter for fresh air.

I remembered I did capture a more beautiful sunrise at Kangar, Perlis. That was enchanting but this is gentle and simple.

This was the view of sunset at a river bank nearby my jogging trail. Sunset colours are more intense than sunrise colours, since there are generally more particles in the evening air than in the morning air.

There are for some reasons that I am placing these two pictures together.

I must say I like sunrise more than sunset because of the feeling to start off a new day after a long night rest. The atmosphere is cool and quiet. Whereas wandering around while the sun is ready to set means I am as tired as this giant star. I have to feel and smell the heat of warm earth unwillingly.

After the sun has set, I shall enter into a world of darkness, if I stay further. This is what I do not like to face with, not to mention how it looks by the moonlight, especially in the jungle . It is anyway so good to say good morning after the sunrise.

11 comments:

betchai said...

good morning rainflield. i love this subdued and gentle colors, it is not blazing like in your old post, but this one looks very peaceful. and i love the clouds too. really very beautiful.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very mice view indeed!

Heather Dugan (Footsteps) said...

You have the heart of a poet.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos, and like betchai, I like the colors and the clouds in these pictures!

Ratty said...

The sky is just great in these pictures. I take a lot of pictures like the first one, with the leaves framing the sky. I like the reflections in the water in the second. I have to say, I think I like sunrise better too, for the same reason that you do.

Tes said...

The color of that sky invites the painter in me! Beautiful... and the stillness of the water communicates peace.

Mei Teng said...

I like both sunrise and sunset. These are truly priceless moments. And also the best times for photography. 30 mins before and after sunrise and sunset where the light's soft.

roentarre said...

The colouring in the sky is incredible

Glad to see magical hour scenery

rainfield61 said...

betchai::: A gentle sunrise view at the hillside marks the start of a good day. Good morning to you too.

Kirigalpoththa::: Yes, it is beautiful.

Heather Dugan::: My heart of a poet will continue to tell you interesting stories......

Icy BC::: Then, good morning to you as well.

rainfield61 said...

Ratty::: Water reflection, as I have mentioned, will not hide the truth. Hope that what we can see are all beauties.

Tes::: Your smile is sweet and beautiful too. Welcome onboard to travel with me.

Mei Teng::: Wah!!! Quite a technical information and reference. This will be my future guideline.

roentarre::: I think the pictures of sky must be more beautiful if taken by you.

Glennis said...

While sun rises can be lovely, I am seldom out of my bed early enough to see one.