Photographer's Note

I have posted two sunsets and one sunrise to TE so far, so here is another sunrise to balance things up. I didn’t have to travel very far for this one. I got up a little earlier than usual one morning, and this was the view from my bedroom window.

Although I had seen many other sunrises like this in the years that I have been living in Kuala Lumpur, this was the first time that I had seen a layer of wispy low cloud snaking its way between the city buildings, with gives the view an added dimension. I think the cloud is at about the 20 storey level because this was shot from the 41st floor of the Villa Puteri condominium near the Putra World Trade Centre – this is the same level as the bridge on the Petronas twin towers in the background. Unfortunately I don’t have this view anymore, because I have moved to a quieter part of the city, but it was nice to wake up to this for the first five years that I was living in Kuala Lumpur.

This was taken with my old Nikon Coolpix P&S camera resting on the window ledge. I shot this on auto because I didn’t have time to play around with the manual settings because I know that colours like this in the sky can disappear as quickly as they appear. I have done no post processing other than to sharpen it a little. Normally when I compose cityscapes like this, I try to comply with the ‘two thirds, one third’ rule, but the sky was so good I didn’t want to crop the top, and I didn’t want to lose the street lights by cropping the bottom. So this has to be one of those exceptions to the rule (who said “rules are meant to be broken”?)

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Additional Photos by David Astley (banyanman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 108 N: 2568] (7797)
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