Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sunrise Part 3

Over the last few weeks, I've been photographing the sunrise when I can, in an attempt to record the changes as the sun rises in different places over time. At the moment, October, i.e. Autumn in the northern hemisphere, the sun rises further south, i.e. to the right, each day.

Presumably the sun will continue to rise further and further south until the winter equinox in Dec, then will start the return journey. Unfortunately I won't be able to record the journey.

These photos show the progress of the sun. They are arranged from Oct backwards. As you can see, the sun appears further to the left in each photo, until June, then of course we have the summer equinox in June, so the sun moves to the right nearer the condo again in May/Apr.

The condo is the reference point, although I realise some of the photos don't show the building. Note that with the photos of sun above trees, the trees are to the left of the condo.

See also sunrise and sunrise Part 2



I started recording the sun's progress again in late January 2010. At that time the sun was rising to the right, immediately behind the tall hill. Therefore it only made an appearance quite late, 8.00am, compared to other times of the year when it was earlier, around 7.10. The official sunrise time is 7.27 and according to Jan who gave me the facts, sunrise is defined as the time the first rim of the sun appears.

In Dec at the winter solstice (not equinox), the sun would have been at the furthest point to the right. And now it is rising to the left again, and will continue this direction until the summer solstice.

11 June 2010

Jan 24 2010
2010 Jan 25

Oct 15
Oct 8

Oct 6
Sept 25

Sept 25

Sept 23
Sept 14

Sept 4

Aug 30
Aug 13

Aug 13
Aug 6

July 25

July 25


May 23

May 16

Apr 20

2007 -
May 22

Apr 7

The last 3 photos show the range of the sun's journey between June and Dec, and a Google Earth view. The last image was made by Jan who has been following my interest in the sun, and with his scientific background he has done the maths. He wrote "the angle between the two extremes is ~ 46 degrees".

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

TAS@Lot 10 - Butoh Butoh


I went back to the new TAS@Lot 10 to see Butoh Butoh by Nyoba Kan. I didn't know anything about this dance style, so had to google it. From Wikipedia :

" It typically involves playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and is traditionally "performed" in white-body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion. But there is no set style, and it may be purely conceptual with no movement at all. Its origins have been attributed to Japanese dance legends Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno."

The last programme I found totally odd, the 3 performers were lying on the dark stage and didn't move much, there was strange distorted projected images on the back wall, and the music reminded me of a stream train or a large monster panting.
I have to admit I found it quite strange, but was glad to have experienced something new.

view from Lot 10 roof

rooftop garden  

my condo in centre back

the best performance

the only male performer

I have added a very short video on Butoh .
See more on The Actors Studio.

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Bukit Bintang at night

Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur is always bustling, day and night. Even at midnight there are traffic jams. Last night, Oct 3 2009, was particularly busy, as Sungai Wang was holding a big Mid Autumn Festival, and one side of the road was closed off and set up with a stage.

And as usual the Malay youth were out in force. One band was doing a session outside Maybank, mostly drums and also didgeridoos, and next to them some young lads were doing break-dancing. Some were very good. Must be painful doing headstands on the concrete pavement.

The police were out in force, but they never seem to bother the street performers, or the crowds that gather.

BB early evening

police bikes

looking down on things

here comes the train

Malaysian goths?

girl poses with the 'goths'

time and date

the drums


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