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 a bad thing at all.
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!
I also remember that I was so busy clicking the sunrise that I forgot my identity card back in the hotel room. It was the day of the CEO breakfast and if the identity cards were ever needed they were needed today! Thankfully my hotel was not that far from the conference venue. I ran to the hotel and back to get the identity card and make it to the breakfast just in time.
18 thoughts on “Sunrise at Durban, South Africa”
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 🙂
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 ! 🙂
amazing thnx for capturing and providing us such a bful view 🙂
colours cum out nycly
Very well said. Amazing writing style.
Nice pic…….awesome ☺☻
Sunrise always add beauty to the morn, but this Durban sun is marvelous.
What a beautiful sunrise! Weren’t you lucky. 🙂
Sorry about not adding my blog link the first time. 🙂
oh wow, that is a stunning sunrise!
i’m a nocturnal creature, too…i rarely see the sunrise. but when i see one, it’s always worth the effort.:p
Sun beaming into the dept of water body ! such a beautiful sight … classy capture !
Too beautiful for words Mridula. A slice of heaven!
Wow what an amazing and gorgeous sky!
Wonder sky!!! How you manged this shot???
Stunning! Nice orange colors.
beautiful!!!!! worth getting up early for!
Wow ! great shot 🙂