The Top Seed Might Lose To The Second Seed
There's always a way to capture a skyscape, even if you're looking in the opposite direction. We were in Malaysia and had just finished breakfast at the Sheraton Langkawi in July this year when we walked out into the warm tropical air, where the clouds were just beginning to disappear.
So instead of turning my camera towards the horizon, I turned away 180 degrees and instead took a shot of the horizon, faithfully reflected on the plate-glass windows of the restaurant. Look carefully at the first image (above) and you'll see I've composed it very carefully, to give you some clues.
First, there are two dark vertical lines that actually show where each new pane of glass begins. And the gold horizontal lines are part of the Sheraton insignia.
Now have a look at the photo below and you'll see I've used a slightly different composition - and yes, I've framed the shot so you can actually see me on the right. Yup, I was wearing red-and-white flowered shorts. A bloke's got to cherish the chance to get away from wearing a business suit, a tie and shiny black shoes. Right?
This final shot (below) was taken the next day, in more or less the same place. Have a look at the colour of the sky this time. Blue and beautiful. Bright sunshine. Clearly defined shadows. The islands in the distance seem to be sitting atop a glassy blue sea.
Tropical paradise? Without a doubt. Are we planning our next holiday? More than likely. See y'all in Langkawi ....
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