Friday, 7 November 2008

Skywatch Friday - Twilight at Sepang Goldcoast



Caught this photo at Sepang Goldcoast during our trip to Tanjung Sepat. We were lucky to be able to catch the last tinge of brightness on the sky. And don't you agree with me that the sky was marvellous looking? I also managed to capture the evening star, or according to Wikipedia that is the planet, Venus.

The bright lights and the buildings on stilts are the Sepang Goldcoast luxurious chalets. The lowest priced one-room unit chalet cost half a million Malaysian Ringgit!!! We didn't manage to view the interior of the showroom as the sales office was already closed when we got there. Wow, wouldn't it be lovely to enjoy the glorious sunset in the luxury of these chalets! Mmmm....how I wish!

I also found something informative and new to me about twilight in Wikipedia. It says, "Twilight is specifically defined as the period before daytime or after nighttime during which it is possible to conduct outdoor activities without the aid of artificial light. Due to the unusual, romantic quality of the ambient light at this time, twilight has long been popular with photographers and painters, who refer to it as the "blue hour", after the French expression l'heure bleue.

Evening civil twilight begins at sunset and ends when the center of the Sun reaches 6° below the horizon (the point of civil dusk). The brightest stars appear during civil twilight, as well as planets, such as Venus, which is known as the 'morning star' and/or 'evening star'. During this period there is enough light from the Sun that artificial sources of light may not be needed to carry on outdoor activities. "

Happy SkyWatch Friday to all!! Wish you a lovely weekend ahead. Please visit Sky Watch Portal hosted by Old Tom Wigley to view skies around the world.

6 comments:

Jay said...

That is the most beautiful photograph!

I'm not really a traveller, but it almost makes me want to go there... on the other hand, I'm pretty sure I don't have half a million Malaysian Ringgit!

JM said...

Beautifu twilight! Great photo!

Greyscale Territory said...

This shot is really awesome! Bright and deep and beautiful!

AphotoAday said...

Of course I've heard of the "golden" hours but I've never heard of the "blue" hours -- what a cool concept...

babooshka said...

Just gorgeous.

Hope said...

A photo full of beauty...and also, thanks for the lesson on "twilight."

"Use your first smile, your first form of generosity, of love, of kindness—use it at home; start at home. And if there is something left over—if … your plate is just full of abundance of patience and goodness and smiles and joy, then by all means, you should go … and offer that to others. But we must begin at home." by Dr Robin Smith