Catching the Sunrise
For the first few days of our week-long vacation at Boracay, I’ve seen different sunsets but never sunrises. Mainly because I don’t get up early enough to actually see the sky change from dark to light.
The day after the new year, I decided I would wake up early to catch the sunrise. My alarm went off at 5:40 in the morning and I woke up… But sadly, I turned the alarm off and went back to bed. When I woke up that day, it was already bright. The sun was already grinning up in the sky.
So I made a resolve that I would not leave Boracay until I can capture the sunset
on film digitally.
I set the alarm for 5:30 AM. Woke up and changed out of my pajamas. Took the camera and walked towards the beach.
The sky was turning a lighter shade of blue. But still no sun… Where is it?
I began to doubt that I can see the sunrise because of the thick clouds up in the sky.
Then a thought struck me. The sun rises at the east. I took my iPhone out and used the compass to check the direction…
I was facing west!
I felt stupid for forgetting that the sun rose at the east. It was basic knowledge!
In the end, I never got a sunrise photo at Boracay. But I did manage to take some photos while waiting because it still was a different scene than a sunset.