Quietly the morning awakens at Punggol Beach. A pink glow, purple radiance, a blue hue and the light changes again. It is misty in the distance, casting an ethereal air to the surroundings. This was taken this morning. Originally taken as a vertical but I think cropping it to a square works better this time.
After the walk, let’s see what is on the other side of the path…….a stormy beach….
It is monsoon season in Singapore towards the end of the year. Usually mid afternoon showers which can bring along flash floods in some areas if there is relentless rain. Best time outdoors – in the early morning. Watch those storm clouds racing in the distance. Storm chasers, let’s go chase those storms!
Beautiful morning we have in Singapore today. Blue sky, bright sunshine. Storm clouds in the distance. Afternoon showers to be expected later.
I was walking along the trail to the Sengkang East Dam today when I came across a hidden hazard. A tight nylon line laid across the walking path, like a trap. Anyone jogging and cycling fast could be cut. Found my penknife and cut it down.
Be careful out there. There are always hazards. Anyways, make the best of the fine weather today. Have a great weekend!
Something serene, something green. Wherever you are in the world, good morning or evening!
Early morning is great for reflection especially near a river or reservoir. I always like this forest because the reflection looks so green and at times so surreal. The sun rises from behind this forest in the morning. Around 7.30 am plus, there is enough light to see the forest reflection.
In the afternoon around 4.30 pm, if the sky is blue, the water reflection looks bright green and blue in full sunshine. It is a matter of timing and good luck if the weather is cooperating. The difference between morning and afternoon – in the morning, there is a light mist – the scenery can look pretty surreal.
Forest photography – my objective for the next project. While I battle on with the flu bug, hope everyone take care of themselves. Have a great weekend!
Hazy weather in Singapore, as seen from Pasir Ris Beach
Hazy Weather in Singapore
The haze is back in Singapore again. While yesterday there was heavy mist and a bit of sunlight despite the haze, today there was no sun at all. With such heavy clouds, it was actually quite bright already by 6.45am.
I cycled to Pasir Ris beach this morning and came across these empty seats while in the distance Pulau Ubin and Pasir Gudang could barely be seen. After a short rest, cycled to Tampines Mountain Bike Trail for a re-visit but the pond had already dried up so could not photograph there. Ok, let’s head back to Pasir Ris beach. Still the same hazy weather. Time to sit back, relax, people watch and just unwind. Despite the “No Swimming” sign, someone swam at the beach. Hmm…that’s your risk, buddy.
I was out since 6.20am and reached home about 12.15pm. The price for staying outdoors cycling for a long period – a bad saw throat. So be careful if you are outdoors during these hazy weather.
Golden sunrise shining its warm glow on Coney Island Singapore
Digging into old pictures, sometimes I found something I totally forgot was there. This is one of those picture.
This is a closer view of the stone edge fronting Coney Island Singapore. This is where some of the anglers like to fish. Sometimes I can see the fishes right there in the water. But on that particular morning, the shoreline here was rather empty. The sunlight was brilliantly golden that morning. I did not notice this before but there was a tiny casuarina plant next to a row of older trees. So new life found a way to regenerate on this island. Sometimes when you are lucky, the otters make an appearance right here, usually in the early morning.
For the most part, I had taken lots of sunrise pictures. Sunset photography – occasionally.
This is the sequence of sunset pictures taken while I was at the Serangoon Reservoir East Dam during the super moon evening this year. The left frame shows the Nature Walk section of Punggol Promenade while the right side shows the opposite edge of Coney Island Singapore. Watch how the light conditions change in a matter of minutes.
Some days I was initially disappointed when I see the clouds – mostly grey sky. Just lingering for a few minutes more at one location can turn out to be the best decision ever. Composition wise, I prefer the vertical versions because the intense colours are much more highlighted. The next morning, the sunrise was indeed spectacular.
Have a great weekend and Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all those celebrating!