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Photographing Sunrise at Lorong Halus Wetland

Though it can be a struggle in the morning, I prefer to photograph sunrise rather than sunset at Lorong Halus Wetland. One reason – there is lesser crowd. Another – such a beautiful feeling to breathe in the cool air. The changing light is much more drastic in the early morning. Always good to have the camera ready.

Usually the sunrise can be seen from across the Serangoon Reservoir, on the trees edges and shoreline of the Lorong Halus Wetland.

This was taken about 6.50am.

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Sunrise at Serangoon Reservoir - taken from Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk

It was still dark and the sky darken shortly after taking this picture. It was like a torchlight had been switched off. Five minutes later, this scene came about.

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A deeper sunrise at Serangoon Reservoir

Like a light had been turned on. The red hue stayed a wee bit longer this time.

At another morning, the sunrise was more a golden yellow than the red hue.

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Golden Sunrise at Lorong Halus Wetland

But yesterday, it was a different story and completely opposite sunrise condition in the morning.

Instead of the golden or red hue coming from the direction of Lorong Halus Wetland, it came from the opposite direction – Punggol Waterway. This was about 7:00am.

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Sunrise at Punggol Waterway

Even after lingering for a while, couldn’t see the sun at all. Just golden red clouds and the greyish blue clouds.

It is always a surprise and delight to photograph the scenes in this area. I never get bored because every single day is a different story.

As they say – find the light! Happy shooting!

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