Sky Watch Friday- Sunrise at Durban, South Africa

By Mridula Dwivedi May 24, 2013 18 Comments , ,

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 thoughts on “Sky Watch Friday- Sunrise at Durban, South Africa”

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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 ! 🙂

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Travel Tales from India & Abroad

I am Mridula Dwivedi and I started blogging on 'Travel Tales from India' in June 2005. I renamed it Travel Tales from India & Abroad in 2016. Within a few months of the launch my travel blog found a mention on both the BBC and The Guardian. I also featured in a National Geographic Skoda Yeti Video. I was recently featured on

I quit my job as a professor in May 2015. I am having a blast ever since. I do not miss my work but sometime I do miss my salary! Somewhere along the journey I ended up acquiring a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur! I now wonder why?

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