27 February 2010

Wake up to Arugam Bay Sun


This picture was taken last year and it was in my gallery for sometime. Yet, I am posting it here. As my friend, Fred always says, there is no better place to enjoy the splendor of Indian Ocean than Arugam Bay, one of the best surfing spots in the world!

We camped on the beach and were up from 4.30am to see the amazing sight of sunrise. As soon as I woke up, I took the above picture from the tent. By that time, my friends were already busy taking pictures!

41 comments:

Chavie said...

Amazing capture K! There are no sunrises like those seen in Arugam! hehe :D

pierre m richard said...

Beautiful! I am going to Arugam Bay tomorrow for Poya...

rainfield61 said...

You have a bright 4:30am which I have never had in Malaysia.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Chavie,
I know you took even better photos a few months back :D

Pierre,
That is great! Hope to see an update thro' your blog :)

Rainfield,
Believe me, at Arugam Bay you see such marvels :)

Thanks all for your comments!

Sach said...

Brilliant man!

Tes said...

It is enough that you captured a beautiful sunset...but the composition with your feet sticking out like that is the bomb! So artistic, K! :)

betchai said...

there is sunset everywhere, but your composition is so unique and awesome.

තිස්ස දොඩන්ගොඩ said...

Ah... never have visited yet...shame on me... only have visited China Bay... Nice Pic anyway...thanks for sharing...

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous picture! The sky colors are just so soft and beautiful..

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sach,
Thanks mate :)

Tes & Betchai,
Thanks a lot :D Glad both of you you like it! It was such a pleasant experience to wake up to this glorious scenery!

තිස්ස,
You should visit there when you get the time :) Thanks a lot for dropping by and for your comments!

Icy BC,
I think you get those colors during very early morning only.

Thanks a lot to all for your comments!

Linnea W said...

Now that's a creative shot! What a gorgeous sky too...

Kirigalpoththa said...

Linnea,
Thanks very much :D

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous photo and I can tell it holds good memories.

Loshini said...

lovely meshwork of colours!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Tammie / Loshini,
Thanks a lot to for your comments :)

Sean said...

Okay... I'm sold!

I am going to start planning a trip to Arugam Bay right now :) Great pic K!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Sean,
A keen photographer like you will have a whale of a time at ABay!

I think you should leave now :D

Thanks a lot for your comments mate!

George said...

What a wonderful way to start a day!

Kirigalpoththa said...

George,
Absolutely! Hope I could start every day like that :)
Thanks for the comments!

Regina said...

Beautiful capture!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful snap. I love the way it has been shot.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Regina & Rajesh,
Thanks for the comments :D

marmee said...

i love the perspective of your photo...i can see why it would be a favourite.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Marmee,
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments :)

NicoleB said...

What a way to start the day!
Totally awesome, sigh!

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Love the setting!

...would love to trade places. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nicole,
Hope I too can start every day like that..:)
Thanks for your comment!

Amaris,
I too would love to do that..infact this place is about 250km from where I live :)
Thanks for your comment!

Johnny Nutcase said...

love sunrises! so glad you were up to take the picture!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Lovely picture - now that's my kind of camping!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Johnny Nutcase,
Thanks a lot for dropping by and making comments here. I enjoy your website too!

Frostbite and sunburn,
Thanks a lot for dropping by and making comments here. You have a great photo blog :)

Christina. Sweden said...

great photo with your tent as a frame. The feet showing is great to, good composition!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Christina,
Thanks a lot for dropping by and for your wondrful comments. :D

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

This is an amazing photo. At first I was trying to determnine if the "figures" on the side were lovers in embrace - on enlarging the photos I find "they" are actually a pair of feet sticking up.
Wonderful shot.
Cheers.
melbourne Daily Photo

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the different silhouette shapes with the beautiful sky lights as a backdrop!

Hilda said...

Beautiful! And your unusual point of view just drives home the point of waking up to such natural beauty.

Have a sweet Scenic Sunday! :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

BlossomFlowerGirl,
After you find it out they sure look like 'lovers in embrace' :D
Thanks a lot for your comments!

Graycale Territory,
Thought those silhouettes will make this photo a good one and it came up quite well!

Hilda,
Yes I too want to do this more often. A Sweet Sunday to you too!

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!!

Helena said...

Great capture! Beautiful sunrise and the silhouettes really add to it.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Helena,
Thanks a lot for your wonderful comments!!

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Nicole said...

Nice capture!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks Anon!

Thanks Nicole :D