Sunrise, sunset (not of the Fiddler on the Roof variety)

There’s an old adage that the best pictures are taken within half an hour of sunrise or sunset. My obsession with photography is now bad enough that I am annoyed with taking pictures during the middle of the day, and I try to be out and about around sunset. As an example of what the mid-day sun costs you, compare this picture of mine from the Sri Mariamman Temple in Singapore:

Sri Mariamman Temple, midday

To the picture at orientalarchitecutre.com. The colors in my photo are washed out and lack the “wow” factor of the real-life vibrant colors.

Enter timeanddate.com, which has a world clock that has sunrise and sunset times for most of the major cities in the world. I can tell that I’m going to be visiting the site frequently.

2 Responses to “Sunrise, sunset (not of the Fiddler on the Roof variety)”

  1. […] Earlier this year, it seemed to me as if I needed a circular polarizer for daytime shots. Last week at the 69th IETF meeting in Chicago, I think I proved myself right. Here are two photos of the Aon Center (I’m old enough that it will always be the “Standard Oil Building”) taken seconds apart. The shot on the right used a polarizer, and the reward is a deeper blue in the sky. […]

  2. Emmie says:

    “Wow” factor is still huge enough for me. I have never seen such beauty before. And it is only on picture. I can imagine how it looks in reality. Very beautiful!

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