The View Is Part Of The A La Carte Menu
Every single photograph I've posted on this weekly theme has depicted a door shot from the outside. This week, for the first time, I've shown you the view from inside, looking out through a set of open doors.
While we were in Langkawi, Malaysia, last July, one of the first things I did when we checked in just before midday was to ask one of the lobby staff where the western horizon was. You see, I simply needed to orient myself in order to keep track of where the sun rose and set – which is one of those vital pieces of information when you carry a camera.
I wondered if the beach sunsets would rank with some of the vivid sky shows we often get in Melbourne, even on a winter’s day. I’m sure the tropical Malaysian island also gets some flaming colours across the horizon, but it didn’t happen in the week that we were there.
Midway through our stay, though, I shot this while we were at the pierside restaurant, Captain’s Grill, which looks out over the Indian Ocean. It’s not often you can take a shot like this from inside a restaurant, is it?
Yes, you read that right. I did take both these shots from where I sat in the restaurant. But there are a couple of things to note.
Firstly, I had my favourite 18-125mm lens on my Pentax, which allowed me several variations in composition. Secondly, I was actually facing east - so the sun had already set behind my back when I noticed the brief flare of pastels in the sky.
For earlier posts in this series, check out The Doors Archive.