It’s been five years now since I moved into the Sungai Bera neighbourhood and being an early person, I have seen and photographed many glorious sunrises from my kitchen balcony—the vantage point from which a number of photographs have been captured, and consumed notably DST EASI Pre-Paid Cards (“Flock of Birds“, “K.B. Sunset“, “Hornbill“). Note that “K.B. Sunset” is in fact a Seria Sunrise, something that’s that easily mistaken for a sunset.
So I thought I had seen it all until one morning when my early-bird daughter who’s getting ready for school came running into the room and got me out of bed. Click here to see a slightly larger version of the landscape.
Now, if you look at the pair of dried out trees on the bottom left, that’s where these two hornbills perched in the picture below (originally posted in HORNBILL IN FLIGHT).
Zooming back out to the scene in the first picture, to the right of the entire scene (not captured above) lies another tree with a distinctive branching that when combined with dark clouds made a compelling black and white art as originally posted in HORNBILL USHERING MONDAY BLUES.
As beautiful as a glowing orange sunrise is along with the silhouette it produces, it is fairly rare. On this particular morning at 6.30, an excited Jewel dashed into the bedroom having caught sight of the unusual orange ambience in the kitchen shot through the large achitecturally-unspiring window!
— SUNNY SIDE UP. A SERIA SUNRISE.
Silhouettes aren’t complete until you have both day and night shots and you could say a photograph of the moon makes the ultimate silhouette. Shot from the very same balcony on Sept 25, 2007 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival at 640mm (someday I’ll attempt another shot with stacked extenders).