A Large Drop Of Sun

Sundown At Putrajaya (Putrajaya Power Station)

“A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.”

John Steinback, The Grapes of Wrath

It was clear sunny skies a few days back, and I had a hunch it may just be perfect opportunity to photograph the sun setting over at Putrajaya if the weather holds up nicely for the rest of the day, and it did  🙂 . Out of the bunch, one which I like for its colour and mood is the photo above, with the Putrajaya Power Station in partial silhouette.

Some interesting background info on Putrajaya Power Station (PJPS) … Completed in 1993 with a generating capacity of 625 MW, the PJPS was part of the National Electricity Board’s plan to increase power generation capacity to meet Malaysia’s rising electricity demand in the early 1990s. PJPS is one of seven thermal power stations owned by the NEB. The five chimney stacks you see in the above photo are for the five units of gas turbine generators installed at the power station. PJPS is a peaking power plant serving the Klang Valley load center. Its operating plan is of two shift cycles, operating between 12 to 16 hours daily mainly to meet the load demand during peak hours and stabilize the grid line voltage. The power plant can be put on commercial loading within 30 minutes upon request from the National Load Dispatch Center. As it is located in Putrajaya, the administrative center of Malaysia, the station has been identified as a lead station for restoration of power to Putrajaya in the event of power disruption.

PJPS info excerpted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putrajaya_Power_Station

Photo:  Fuji X-E2 with XF 55-200mm

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