Sky Watch Friday- Sunrise at Durban, South Africa

by Mridula on May 24, 2013

in Canon D550,Photography,Sky Watch,South Africa

I am not a sunrise person, there was a time when I could blissfully sleep through all the sunrises in the world. But that was before I started playing ‘photographer.’ I now try to get up at sunrise as I know it often makes for beautiful pictures. Doing so in Durban was not too difficult anyway as they are three and a half hours behind us. So getting up at six there meant 9.30 India time which is not bad at all.

Sunrise at Durban, South Africa

Sunrise from my Hotel Window, at Durban, South Africa

I was staying at Southern Sun Elangani and what an incredible view I had! And before you start wondering how come I went to such a far away place from India, I was invited by South Africa Tourism. And since I came back (this Sunday) I have been dreaming of the place and of ways to go back again!

I also remember very clearly that this was the day of the CEO Breakfast at INDABA 20313 and we had a very early start. So the picture was clicked in extreme hurry, as I did not want to be late and make others wait for me! This was also clicked handheld with a 75-300 zoom. I forgot the tripod at home and I wanted to kick myself for it. But on this day there was anyway no time to set up a tripod. Some excuse I say!

PS. This post is part of Sky Watch Friday, check it out.

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Sushmitha May 27, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Wow ! great shot :)


Niranjan May 27, 2013 at 11:56 am

Brilliant shot!


Anuradha Shankar May 27, 2013 at 11:35 am

beautiful!!!!! worth getting up early for!


Anne (Cornucopia) May 26, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Stunning! Nice orange colors.


Debopam Banerjee May 26, 2013 at 10:20 pm

Wonder sky!!! How you manged this shot???


Lady Fi May 26, 2013 at 1:01 am

Wow what an amazing and gorgeous sky!


Madhu Bhardwaj (@madconnection) May 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Too beautiful for words Mridula. A slice of heaven!


Aziz Ampanwala May 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Sun beaming into the dept of water body ! such a beautiful sight … classy capture !


Luna Miranda May 25, 2013 at 8:40 am

oh wow, that is a stunning sunrise!
i’m a nocturnal creature, too…i rarely see the sunrise. but when i see one, it’s always worth the effort.:p


Misty May 25, 2013 at 1:48 am

Sorry about not adding my blog link the first time. :)


Misty May 25, 2013 at 1:46 am

What a beautiful sunrise! Weren’t you lucky. :)


Easwar Arumugam May 24, 2013 at 10:02 pm

Sunrise always add beauty to the morn, but this Durban sun is marvelous.


BiYaGo May 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Nice pic…….awesome ☺☻

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aamjunta May 24, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Very well said. Amazing writing style.


aparna May 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

colours cum out nycly


aparna May 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm

amazing thnx for capturing and providing us such a bful view :-)


My Say May 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

sunrises and sets are so different although the orangish red ball looks so alike yet so different .. in this photograph .. looks like its coming out of the screen !! :) So even if you were in a hurry you ended up taking a unique one !!
Mridula you rock ! :)


Laura Hegfield May 24, 2013 at 5:47 pm

wow amazing blazing sky!!! I want to let you know that if you have any macros to post, I’m now hosting the I Heart Macro meme Saturday evenings through Monday evenings on my blog and would love for youto join in the fun of slowing down and sharing the love up-close :-)


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