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September 15, 2010

[Photos 2 Share] Inspiration from Sunset

On September 14, 2010, the sun was extremely bright, let it be morning, noon, afternoon or evening. Indirectly, the temperature was quite high and the weather was unusual humid. However, the sunset was pretty awesome though. Yet, I did not capture the scene. I felt sorta sorry for myself, I've stopped capturing sunset for weeks and weeks.

On September 15, 2010, the sun was hardly obvious, pretty cloudy the whole day. A question pop-out in my mind around 8am, it asked my little angel whether I should bring along my camera to campus (tutorial begins at 9am). Don't have to guess the answer, it'll be a big YES for most of the time, or perhaps, all of the time.

During tutorial session, laboratory session and lecture, my soul was wondering around - hoping for the sun to come out and shine the day brightly, like September 14. The last lecture ends at 6pm. Immediately, I approached to Curtin lake - my favourite spot for capturing sunset in Miri. Before I set my feet on the grass to cross the field to Curtin lake, I saw the lake was blocked by barrication safety tape. Oh well, I know the tape is for the upcoming Curtin Open Day. Nonetheless, the weather was still the same - cloudy. Once again, I felt sorry for myself and worst of all, full with disappointment.

I set my foot off and get into car to go back home. However, after passing Curtin guard house and a corner, I've parked the car at the road side. Interestingly, sunset!!!

Photo 1: Taken at 18mm.

Uh... Although cloudy for the whole day, yet, the sun did appear before the moon out. Am I lucky or what? Now camera talk, speaking personally, 18mm is boring for me, so, I've zoomed my lens to the maximum, 105mm (refer to Photo 2, Photo 3 and Photo 4).

Photo 2: Closer shot at 105mm.

While I'm taking a few shoots of center-aligned sunset, all of a sudden, I've remembered that my buddy, Nicholas Gow, has told me that sun is best not to snap in the middle. Reason? Rule of thirds. What's that? Google it out!

Obediently, I've followed my buddy's instruction.

Photo 3: Inspiration sunset, right.

Photo 4: Inspiration sunset, left.

Now, you might be wondering why there are words on Photo 3 and Photo 4, and, it may sound so old or so... Simple, because the photos are empty inspiration sunset.

This time, the sunset was not as simple as it used to be. It has inspired me to capture differently, and I'm able to unlock the words that were long sealed deeply in my heart.

In Photo 3, the reason I've stated that "The one that can brighten up the darkness of your life is the one and only one special in your life", is because... Look at the river, do you think that the river can be bright without the sun? You may answer yes, with the help of the moonlight, your torchlight or whatsoever, but, will the aquatic plant survive without the sun?

In Photo 4, the reason I've stated that "No matter where you are, how you feel, day or night... Always remember that, you are not alone!", is because... Look the sun, and its reflection, there are 2 suns, right? Well, I didn't mean that you can face mirror when you are lonely! LOL! The sun may be lonely, but don't forget, planets, stars and moon are orbiting around it, it's just like Ring a Ring o' Roses~ When you're lonely, thousands of people will be walking around you too!

Alright folks, enough crapping, that's all from me for now. The above words are just my own point of view. ;)

*P.S:
-Click on the images for a larger view.
-Photos above were taken with Nikon D70 and Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G.

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