Sunsets and sunrises

sunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South Africasunrises and sunsets South AfricaThis weekend I got up very early on both Saturday and Sunday to shoot at sunrise. I get to see the sun come up every morning on my way to work but I am always on the highway and I never have the opportunity to take photos. The sunrises in Joburg are spectacular and I feel very lucky to start every morning like that. On Saturday I missioned off to an industrial area in the east called Sebenza, thinking I could shoot the sun coming up behind the power station – alas that proved impossible because the station is on a hill and the sun comes up behind it – so I was too low to get the photo I wanted….but I did get the cool power lines. On Sunday morning we were at the Hartebeespoort Dam and when I got up I had the Supermoon on one side and the sun on the other – a very exhilarating experience. Do yourself a favor – if you don’t usually see the sun come up set your alarm early and go and watch it, I think it has to be one of the oldest most moving experiences for human beings – our ancestors were doing the same thousands upon thousands of years ago.

15 thoughts on “Sunsets and sunrises”

  1. When I was in Cape Town over Easter, I forced my dad to take me to the beach for the sunrise. It had been a little over 2 months since I last experienced such a beautiful sunrise. Difficult here in Gauteng as you have to drive out of town.

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