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?
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. :)
Beautiful images. Which Malaysian state is that? What time do you need to get up for the sunrise photoshoot? You have an amazing portfolio :)
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? :)
Francesca: Thanks for your kind words. Hope you enjoy it.
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!
What beautiful images, congratulations!!! bye, Francesca :-)
Rigsby8131: Thanks for your comment!
Davidwatmough: Thank you. And your work is inspiring to me.
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. :)
Egomezta: Thanks for the comment!
Marugod83: Thanks for reading and comment. Appreciate it. :)
nice job. good advice. I hope I will applies it myself in the future :)))
Very beautiful images, thanks for sharing.
Great shots ! Wish I'd had a decent camera when I was there in the 80's.
You did well and your advise is well given. David
Very beautiful images!
Beautiful photographs!!! Congratulations.