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.
Welcome to the Secret Garden. I only wish it was mine.
Alas this was taken on a trip to Pulau Ubin. Do spend some time exploring the right side of the island. There is also a spice garden and a section with tropical plants. All labelled for easy identification. I know there is a mini plantation at Sengkang Riverside Park but over here it is more rustic and closer to nature. I grow up with some of these plants in my backyard so it is like a trip down memory lane. This is a place to get away from all the chaos of city living.
Wherever you are in the world, in rustic or urban landscape, I hope you find some corner to make it your own secret garden. Have a great weekend!
Sunrise along the path from Lorong Halus Wetland to Serangoon Reservoir East Dam
This morning I wanted to photograph at the Serangoon Reservoir East Dam but left the house a bit late.
Beautiful storm clouds on the horizon. Just made a few short stops before crossing the red bridge at Lorong Halus Wetland and hurried on my way. Heavy clouds on the right side of the horizon with orange-red hue. Hope those on the river bank at Punggol Promenade and Punggol Waterway had good pictures.
I was after something else today. Came across the above scene before reaching the Serangoon Reservoir East Dam. The sun had risen by then. Plenty of mist this morning. This was the sunrise scene over Pulau Ubin this morning.
Happy Easter for those celebrating!
Sunrise over Pulau Ubin, opposite Serangoon Reservoir East Dam
Some mornings, I thought “Well, it is just another cloudy sunrise”. A few minutes passed and then everything changed. Sunlight breaking through the clouds, patterns and swirls here and there. Cloudy mornings can be good. All it takes is a bit of waiting for some bit of light to change from a dull sky to a moody morning….in a good way.
Happy New Year 2012! It is a monday so let’s start afresh. It was a windy day at the beach. The sea water was so choppy but the guys carry on fishing as usual. Nearby I could hear the abandoned plastic bag whistling as I stood at the bridge. Not a day for swimming for sure. Groups of white clouds were moving from left to right. I guess the wind was blowing from north west. Soon the blue sky were covered with dark grey clouds. Was it going to rain? Luckily, not today. Those who were on choppy seas today, hope no one was seasick.
Wake up! Good morning! Rise and shine. Monday morning and it is Boxing Day, yeah? Hope everyone have a wonderful holiday. Here is a picture of a golden sunrise with Pulau Ubin in the background. Taken while I was there at Punggol Promenade, on the right side of Punggol Beach Jetty Point a few months ago. When the light and cloud conditions are in perfect alignment, this is a great location for sunrise photography. The birds, ships and airplanes are zipping by constantly. I am still waiting for that brilliant red sunrise shot. Take the time to wake up early, breathe in the cool air, sit back and watch the warm glow of sunrise slowly lights up the scene.
Another sepia landscape today. A beach scene. It is good to stick to common rules. But wouldn’t it be just fun to change things for a bit? Just playing around with the horizon in this picture. From this angle, I can capture more of the wave bubbles racing on the beach. The sand – so soft. It really is. I missed going to the beach. The weather is not so good now but I will be back.
If you walk along the shoreline on the right side of Punggol Beach, Punggol Promenade, you will notice the sand here is much finer than the left side. There is a sharp bend in the shoreline and in the next corner, Coney Island is within sight.
There are a number of concrete borders, almost like rough steps leading to the railing along the Boardwalk. I wonder how those get there. Graffiti are sprayed along the walls of the Boardwalk.
Keep a lookout for the kelong. There are a number of birds about – eagles, heron, kingfishers. Bring your binoculars along for a closer look or a telephoto camera.
Have fun on the Punggol Promenade Coastal Walk!
Stones along Punggol Beach shoreline below Punggol Promenade
Graffiti along the walls of Punggol Promenade
Coney Island as seen from Punggol Beach Punggol Promenade
Kelong between the waters of Pulau Ubin and Coney Island
Ever wondered what the sand looks like along the shoreline of the beach opposite Serangoon Reservoir East Dam? Not quite sure of the correct name for the beach yet. Serangoon Beach? Sungei Serangoon Beach? Will update once I get the correct info. Meanwhile….
Had a chance to wander around during low tide. Just walk along the stones on the right side of the shoreline opposite the dam and took some pictures. By the way, after the barrier on the stones edge, Pasir Ris Park Beach is right around the corner. It is not that far. As always, there were debris along the shorelines.
Have a closer look while you are there.
A look back at Serangoon Reservoir East Dam with Coney Island on the right
This is another version of the “torch light effect” that I mentioned yesterday. This was taken at another location - opposite the dam at Serangoon Reservoir, facing Pulau Ubin. This time, there was the water reflection to add on to the scenery.