Here comes the sun

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There is a powerful feeling sensed in our bodies as the sun rises in the morning, and a quietude felt, in the evening when it sets. The ancients believed that the first rays of light in the morning caused a ringing, the klang of dawn. Eighteen months ago I witnessed the sunrise from the top of Borobodur. With the first rays of the sun, it was as though a vibration was felt rising in my feet from within the sacred mandala.

I love the silence before the dawn, the coming of the sun, and the spectacle it can bring. It is never the same. Some days there is a riot of colour, on others muted dreams of cloud and soft light, and then come days of storm and drama. The effect on film, lens and camera is impossible to predict. Every day has its own story, with nuances and sudden…

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