And From Darkness, there was Light:Why Dawns are so much Better than Sunsets to watch on a New Year

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1st Jan 2019
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               I experienced the magical charm of the New Year's Dawn for few years and it conjured all sorts of symbolism in my mind. In the past two years, I made it my point to watch the first dawn of the year from a new place. And the perfect location of the Indian Pennisula made the experience ever-enriching and novel each year. 
            Year by year a completely new and enchanting scene unravelled before me in the sky at dawn. These spectacular sunrises rendered a symbolic significance to the new year and make one awe at the Paradoxical constant of variable Nature.

YEAR 2017,
SUNRISE AT KALAPATHHAR BEACH, HAVELOCK ISLAND, ANDMANS.
Location Alert : Bay of Bengal
               I am a beach person through and through but I could hear the hills calling when I saw this mesmerising sunrise from Kalapathhar Beach at Havelock Island, Andmans. The clouds covered the horizon barring the view beyond in the Bay of Bengal as a mighty mountain range. (Yes, Nature gives a daily dose of paradoxical surprise if you have an eye for it.)
               

His silhouettes <3 © Nishtha Mishra, 2017

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The spread of Vulcan light ©Nishtha Mishra, 2017

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And the way out of the hills of clouds © Nishtha Mishra, 2017

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And the sky begins to reflect it's true colours © Nishtha Mishra, 2017

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Now, The Mirage lifts ©Nishtha Mishra, 2017

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The Gold blending into the blue of the Sky both above and below ©Nishtha Mishra, 2017

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       And suddenly the Sun splurged it's lava from beyond the hills of clouds and dispersed the mirage that the clouds were creating posing as the hills (paradoxical again.)

As the sun rise, the dark becomes light ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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Watch the hilly horizon lose itself into the oblivion as the sun's "pitiless gaze" disperse their camouflage. ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The Hills turned into plateau.. #Dawn @ Havelock ©Nishtha Mishra, 2017

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And soon the clouds became the ferocious staff from the heaven and earth posing as a Lion and an Eagle, engulfing the sphere of lava and becoming a phoneix.

Clouds patterned as the feasting lion #Dawn @ #Havelock © Nishtha Mishra, 2017

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Clouds outstretching their Eagle feathers ©Nishtha Mishra, 2017 #Dawn @ #Havelock

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YEAR 2018
KANYAKUMARI, THE SOUTHERN TIP OF INDIA
Location Alert : The confluence of three seas : Arabian Sea, Bay Of Bengal, Indian Ocean.

                 There is something symbolic when you open your eyes to the first sunrise of the year which is dawning from behind the 133 Feet tall statue of the poet Thiruvalluvar and Swami Vivekananand Memorial Rock after scaling the entire length of the country to its southern most tip of peninsular India
         
               The sky here, changes colours spreading the spectrum of the sun in its full glory across the sky with each minute at dawn.

Because it is darkest before Dawn.. The photograph just before the Sunrise @ Vivekanand Rock Memorial. © Nishtha Mishra, 2017

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Notice, the light orange streaks in a grey morning sky dispelling the darkest quarter of the day .. © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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And the three first three extremes of VIBGYOR spectrum © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The grey and orange streaks slowly dispersing into a blend of dark violet and indigo © Nishtha Mishra, 2019

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The clouds shifting the Night Sky or "in the Sky" ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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The VIBGYOR spectrum turned upside down revealing the bottom three in all their differing wavelengths.. © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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And then the blue and red halves of the spectrum merging in peaceful coexistence.. © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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Sun rising up the horizon ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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As the sun rises from behind the Vivekanand Rock Memorial, it is a sight to behold; a memory to cherish; a heartbeat to skip. ©Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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From darkness came the light © Nishtha Mishra, 2018.

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And it all blended and turned pink ©Nishtha Mishra 2018

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Note the sun has risen but remains hidden by the Vivekanand Rock. © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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           It is popularly believed that it is at the confluence of the Arabian Sea, Bay of  Bengal and the Indian Ocean. One can differentiate the three waters of sea green, deep blue, and turquoise blue.  Sitting on the shore watching the confluence of the three seas along with the dispersion and merging of sun's light at dawn makes one reflect upon the philosophical significance of the nature's magical tricks that she performs daily to educate us into a lesson of peaceful coexistence; of unity in diversity; of leaving behind our different wavelengths and waves for ensuring life yet preserving the variety on the inside.

The three distinct shades of Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean © Nishtha Mishra, 2018

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YEAR 2019,
KERELA BACKWATERS.
Location: Arabian Sea

                    The groves of towering Coconut trees lining the backwaters and the shore create a unique landscape by which Kerela is typically recognised. The sun is a late riser beyond the thick canopy of these trees. However, it's morning colours reflected in the backwaters become a mirror for the Sky that never fail to mesmerize.

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The sky reflects it's indigo blue @Kerela Backwaters. © Nishtha Mishra, 2019

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And when the sky is blue, it turns the waters too © Nishtha Mishra, 2019

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However when the Sky is not illuminated enough, you could see the shadowy tree turfs © Nishtha Mishra, 2019

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The perfect contrast effect #noediting #nofilters

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Isn't it a painting drawn by God's own hands in His own country. © Nishtha Mishra, 2019

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The purple hues from the Sky darken when mirrored as if seeing their darker side ©Nishtha Mishra, 2019

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   And when the Sun finally rises from beyond the Coconut groves it shimmers brightly against the watery mirror. When you see that even the Sky is open to introspection and comfortable in its paradoxically beautiful rippled image, you learn to accept yourself and imbrace your inner beauty.

Even the Sky needs some introspection ©Nishtha Mishra, 2019.

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The Beauty dwelling in houseboats © Nishtha Mishra, 2019

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When finally Sun raises it's lazy head above the Kerela Backwaters © Nishtha Mishra, 2019.

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P.S. In a country that is recognised by it's cultural, racial and historical diversity, nature's symbolism is beautifully illustrated against the canvas of the sky at dawn.
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