Not to spook some people who use the idiom regularly, it of biblical origin. This may surprise some sensitive Muslim friends who use it innocently and regularly. “Rise” means to get up and “shine” in its normal context meaning to “wake up. act lively and do well” at least, without digging deeper. I used to think it is a soldier’s command. Rise and shine your boots. The internet kills the romantic notions.
The earliest use of ‘rise and shine’ in print allude to a biblical reference, in Isaiah 60:1. King James Version, 1611, gives that as: Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
~ the Phrase Finder http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/303000.html
Just Another Causeway Sunrise.
Too lazy to drive out to Desaru coast for the sunrise view in the morning. Even in JB city, I had to leave my hotel at 5:30 am to scout for an ideal location east of the causeway.
By line of sight, here’s looking across the Johor Straits through to Admiralty Road on Singapore island, to Sebana Cove on the eastern gulf and onwards to the South China Sea.
Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f8, 1/400 sec.
#sunrise #landscape #morning #dawn #clouds #causeway #straits #johor #jb #singapore #olympus
Behind The Scenes At The Barber.
My friend Cy Leow said the barber didn’t look very happy in the earlier post. I think the poor barber was overwhelmed by the presence of cameras and continuous clicking sounds. I was holding an Olympus OM-D EM5 while Sharon Teo was armed with the smaller. lighter and newer OM-D EM-10.
We turned a haircut into an event and this candid summed up the moment succinctly.
#barber #jb #johor #candid #mirrors #omd #em #olympus #documentaryphotography
Someone asked me today about my favourite local beach. Not for swimming or water activities. For sunset photography.
Sunsets are almost always fabulous from the seaside. KL is landlocked. So what do we do? We can travel to the nearest beach. Where can we go? Morib is on the west coast facing the Straits of Malacca and facing the setting sun.
1. The sunsets are consistently good.
2. It is relatively near to KL.
3. The hotels are fairly cheap.
4. We get to stop at Banting where there is good food.
5. If you are adventurous, you may want to drive south to AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort in Bagan Lalang.
A long time ago, a Chinese provision (grocery) shop lady in Morib warned me to not walk on the beach at night. She said there were cases of couples getting robbed. The beach is now less deserted at night but always stay safe and alert.
On the Morib esplanade, Carmen was photographed showing off her IKEA cardboard camera known as KNÄPPA. It was a one time issue, was not for sale nor did it require assembly. Just insert the two included yellow IKEA batteries. Memory is built in. It is fully functional albeit the brutalist design. I like that it uses a peep hole as viewfinder.
The blurry images are like those from Holga and Lomo. Unlike the two, this is digital but minus the cost of film. Blurry and unique should make it a sought after hipster collectible. Is there a tripod screw hole? IKEA wants you to buy a chair for stability.
At the beach, we need not worry about rust from the salty air and sea spray corrosion. However, at home; you might need to worry about silverfishes and other bugs eating your cardboard camera when stored in the drawer! LOL.
Seaside sunsets are unpredictable because of the travel distance and can fade fast because of changing weather.
See Hotels in Morib and the Gold Coast, if you need to spend a night.
sunset, dusk, beach, twilight, morib, goldcoast, selangor, ikeacamera, knappa, carmen
Our Own Etihad Towers. I knew I have an image of 3 tall towers and it kept nudging my memory when I looked at the Jumeirah Hotel at Etihad Towers (see previous post at MyCen Hotels), I piloted a drone in Precint 5 Putrajaya one fine day and captured this threesome. Can someone help me label or identity the government bodies or agencies that occupy each of the buildings? #putrajaya #skysvapers #ethihad #drone #towers #malaysia
Photography Tip: Look for a plain chick with a entrance/exit cutout. Use it as a frame but it only works when there is a person behind. I think this was the proprietor of the medicine shop in Bidor.
#chicks #blinds #ruralscape #smalltown #urbex #bidor #tapah #perak #smalltown #history #urbex #series #streetphotography