Sky Watch Friday- Sunrise at Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

by Mridula on September 20, 2013

in Canon D550,flowers,Hotels,Photography,Sky Watch,Thailand

I am not a morning person at all. I used to be at one point. But then I gave up on it completely. Weekends mean getting late up late and that is the biggest incentive for me, other than drinking many cups of tea. But after I started enjoying photography I read about the golden hours! The hours close to dawn and sunset provide a soft light that makes photographs more enticing. And that has been my undoing.

Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

I was staying at the Royal Hills Golf Resort at Nakhon Nayok in Thailand (part of ASEAN Media Trip) for one night. It is a huge place with a big golf course. The view from my room that made me peaceful, it was an invitation to forget all the strife of my small world and get lost in nature. I tried clicking the scene from my room at dusk but there were a few trees coming in the view. I wanted to get up at dawn (it was in my notes to self too) the next day and see what I would find. So, for a change the picture you see above has been clicked at dawn. From my room I did not realize that the water body had pink water lilies in it. Now along with the sky I had to click the flowers too!

Pink Water Lily

Pink Water Lily 

However the day was just getting brighter, I was back to clicking the scenery in front of me. It is difficult to say what gave me more pleasure, being out at dawn or spotting these beautiful flowers. I think this time it is a tie between the two.

Early Morning Sky at Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok

Early Morning Sky at Royal Hills Golf Resort, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand

To click this picture I waded in the water. I got the idea from the Chinese youngsters who were part of this trip. They came out a little later than me but to get their shots they waded in the water. After a while, I too decided why not! That way I could bring the water lilies prominently into the foreground.

It was a beautiful morning and this should be an incentive for me to get up early on my trips and capture more dawns! This post is part of Sky Watch Friday. Do check it out.

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preethi September 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm

As always…lovely. I am really enjoying your trip now :)

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Mridula October 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Thank you so much Preethi.

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Gardenia September 22, 2013 at 9:44 am

Superb pictures. The sky and the water are perfectly balanced.

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Mridula October 23, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Thank you.

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Rajesh September 21, 2013 at 6:12 am

Cool pictures. Good you got up early and able to take few snaps

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Mridula September 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Thank you Rajesh.

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Rajesh September 21, 2013 at 12:42 am

Have gone thorugh the same myself of getting up at dawn just to click pictures, and realize the effort.. The result is in your pics.. Great shots, and the happiness that you get, is of course something different.

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Mridula September 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Thank you Rajesh, I know it is worth it but reminding myself of this at 6.00 am is another story!

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Abhra Pal September 21, 2013 at 12:32 am

Wow, some stunning shots once again.

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Mridula September 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Thank you Abhra.

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Niranjan September 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Nice shots. It looks so serene and beautiful.

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/09/bandipur-into-wild.html

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Mridula September 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Thank you Niranjan.

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Harsha September 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Lovely Captures…I liked the Last Snap a Lot…Just Awesome.. :)

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Mridula September 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Thank you Harsha, the last one is my favorite too.

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Anuradha Shankar September 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm

it looks like getting up early does have its benefits! lovely clicks.. the second one is beautiful!

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Mridula September 23, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Anu it does but oh it is so difficult for me to get out at dawn! Particularly when I almost never sleep in early, other than my treks!

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rupam { xhobdo } September 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Awesome photos.
~Happy Weekend~

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Mridula September 23, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Thank you and I hope you also had a great weekend Rupam.

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Jim September 20, 2013 at 11:48 am

These are great shots.

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Mridula September 23, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Thank you Jim.

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