Chasing sunrise..

This week’s photo challenge (early bird theme) proves not to be an easy feat.. It took 3 mornings, before a satisfactory picture came along.

On Sunday morning, I woke up to the sounds of thunder. The skies were grey with flashes of lightning.. Extremely terrified of lightning, I buried myself under the covers and tried to sleep..

The next morning (Monday), I woke up early and headed out. After taking several shots, I realised photography for early morning requires specific camera settings.. (Auto mode doesn’t work!) The lack of skills and preparation showed in the images. Feeling discouraged, I decided to stop for breakfast.

That evening, I did some research on blue hour photography.. Blueberry gave me some helpful tips too.

I woke up this morning and tried again. Thankfully, the weather was perfect and I managed to get a picture of the morning light. Yay!

6.50am.. as the sun rises, the magical blue hour progresses into the golden hour. From the 34th floor of the flat we stayed in, I could see luxurious residential estates next to our neighbourhood. In this densely populated country, land is scarce, thus causing landed property to be extremely expensive.

6.50am.. as the sun rises, the magical blue hour progresses into the golden hour.
From the 34th floor of the flat we stayed in, I could see luxurious residential estates next to our neighbourhood.
In this densely populated country, land is scarce, thus causing landed property to be extremely expensive.

All the efforts put in was worth it.. After doing the photo challenge, I discovered a new-found love for the blue hour.

Thank you, WordPress for such a memorable challenge.. and thank you, Blueberry for guiding me through this challenge. 🙂

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