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Opportunities

Sometimes opportunities presented itself when we least expected it too.

Last July I went back to Malaysia for a holiday.

To maximize my time there, I came up with a to do list of what to shoot and when to shoot it.

I planned to shoot sunrise, and sunsets at the Malaysian beaches, fishing boats, the modern office buildings in Putrajaya (the Malaysian Administrative Capital) and a lot of other subjects for DT.

One thing that I did not plan to shoot was jungle scenes, since it simply did not cross my mind.

I was on my way to the east coast of the Peninsular Malaysia to a beach, driving along a the East Coast Highway (this highways cuts through a thick jungle and a mountain range) when I saw this beautiful sunrise. The sun was just rising up the horizon over a mountain shrouded by clouds. Somehow it rays still managed to push through the dense clouds giving a sort of surreal view.

I immediately stopped and parked my car, set up the camera and tripod and started to shoot the pretty view.

This is what I came up with.

So the saying that we should always be prepared is true. We have to be prepared (with our cameras) to capture it.

Otherwise it will only last in our own memory and it cannot be shared with everybody else.

Which to me is rather unfortunate, isn't it?

Cheers.

Photo credits: Akulamatiau.

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September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

Haslinda: This was shot in Kedah. I usually got up around 5-530 am to shoot sunrise. If I have to drive a bit I will wake up much earlier, but it helps if you know where you are going to shoot though so you wont waste time finding your way in the dark. Thanks for the kind comment. :)

September 01, 2011

Haslinda

Beautiful images. Which Malaysian state is that? What time do you need to get up for the sunrise photoshoot? You have an amazing portfolio :)

September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

FabioConcetta: Glad you enjoyed your stay in Malaysia. I am planning to visit Italy next year since I heard a lot of beautiful places there. Any advice? :)

September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

Francesca: Thanks for your kind words. Hope you enjoy it.

September 01, 2011

FabioConcetta

Beautiful photos and wonderful colors you have a high potential for sale! Malaysia and really beautiful too last year I spent 15 days there! Unforgettable! The holiday best I've been able to do in my life!

September 01, 2011

Francy874

What beautiful images, congratulations!!! bye, Francesca :-)

September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

Rigsby8131: Thanks for your comment!

September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

Julia161: Thanks!

September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

Davidwatmough: Thank you. And your work is inspiring to me.

September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

Dgphotographic: Hehe. After missing a lot of opportunities to shoot good photos just because I dont have a camera with me myself, I always bring now. Just in case. :)

September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

Egomezta: Thanks for the comment!

September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

Nero67: Tq!

September 01, 2011

Akulamatiau

Marugod83: Thanks for reading and comment. Appreciate it. :)

September 01, 2011

Marugod83

nice job. good advice. I hope I will applies it myself in the future :)))

September 01, 2011

Nero67

Beautiful images!!!

August 31, 2011

Egomezta

Very beautiful images, thanks for sharing.

August 31, 2011

Dgphotographic

Great shots ! Wish I'd had a decent camera when I was there in the 80's.

August 31, 2011

Davidwatmough

You did well and your advise is well given. David

August 31, 2011

Julia161

Very beautiful images!

August 31, 2011

Rigsby8131

Beautiful photographs!!! Congratulations.

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