Runaway Photo: Kota Kinabalu Sunset

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Runaway Photo: Kota Kinabalu Sunset

Kota Kinabalu sunset

Why do we love sunset so much?

The magic hour is literally quite magical in Kota Kinabalu. The golden glow of twilight is so strong, binds everyone’s busy footstep. In KK, the Sun drops right into the ocean, creates orange colored waves of reflection. Where I stand I can see the stilt village on the left, and Sutera Harbour Resort on the right at the same time. The stilt village is reflecting the colors, tide is out so I can see the beams supporting the houses. For about half an hour, the sky turns in to countless numbers of colors. It’s even better with clouds. Sometimes it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a good sunset, but bam, sky changes the color just like that.

Every night I wish two opposite things, a really gorgeous sunset so I can (photo)shoot, or a rain, so I don’t have to jump over the fence. Sunset shooting is exciting, but also intense with lots of pressure (that I’m putting myself into). Human mind is a funny thing. My apartment complex is surrounded by steel wall, so I have to climb over them – the one spot where there’s no barbwire, to get to the good sunset spot. I can just walk around them like a normal person, but it would take too long.

Over the past month while I was living in KK, I had a chance to get some good sunset shots. I jumped over the fence of course, jaywalked the highway, and ran from the stilt village to the resort to find the right spot. There will be many more nights like this, I hope. It’s worth climb the wall for sure. Why do we love sunset so much? For obvious reasons. It triggers emotions.

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Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

6 Comments

  1. Andrew says:

    breathtaking photos Juno. Love them all!

  2. Such stunning pictures! You’re right of course, there is just something about a good sunset that warms your soul.

  3. Penelope says:

    It’s crazy about all the barriers you find in Malaysia (a lot of it is due to big problems with petty theft) … great job at overcoming them to get such a great perspective on the sunsets in KK!

  4. Beth says:

    Stunning photos! I agree – there’s something really special about sunsets.

  5. You are an amazing photographer. I am so jealous of your skill. Beautiful Photos

  6. Wow! Great photos. You have good shots. I love sunset.

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