Snapshots of Blackwattle Bay in one summer afternoon

These were photographed a few days before I flew to Japan to close my 2018.

I procrastinate taking additional half hour for photography after work, but that day was only exception.  I would have not tried any big shot but simply hoped to catch a summer afternoon in Sydney.

Then why didn’t I choose somewhere near or under Harbour Bridge?  I don’t know.  My house is not in the direction where Anzac Bridge leads to, but Anzac Bridge adores me for its architecture and keeps me coming back to, and that day seemed be one of that.

Being so, I did not take a walk the path alongside Blackwattle Bay and I found number of small challenges in taking snapshots.

It was a little fun afternoon.

dsc_2338
Glebe Island Bridge under Anzac Bridge.

dsc_2339

dsc_2354
Anzac Bridge leading to central Sydney.
dsc_2363
Looking Sydney Centre Point between the masts.
dsc_2386
Glancing central Sydney.
dsc_2392
Last shot before I left the area.

Thank you for stopping by.

 

Upside down in winter lights

There is a local park nearby my family’s place.  They have the shrine for the goddess of prosperity and growth, and who also is regarded as protecting the park entirely.

I walk in the park when I am at family place, almost everyday, morning or afternoon, ..sometimes even both.

These were caught when I was on my way home from somewhere and was passing the park for taking shortcut.

It was cold but very gentle afternoon, that there was almost no wind that would have stroked the surface on the pond.

This is my belated contribution to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge last month.

img_2172img_2168

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy New Year

I hope 2019 came with bringing smiles and peace to you.

I took a flight to Japan on 30th of Dec at night, to spend new years eve and day with family there.  My first week of 2019 was past as fast as giving one blink.

It was certainly short holiday, and despite the fact that it was really cold there (yes it was to me!) that it was in the range of -1 to 10 deg C, I was clear, energetic and had a great time.  I forgot to take photos in many occasions during the stay, but here are some I caught.

I am glad to be back in here, and I will look forward having more sharing and exchanging photos and journals with you ahead!

ef26774b-e64f-423e-875f-596df47f614e
Sunrise at the airport on arrival day
ccc2574d-8e13-42d5-b80c-414c5c4e9eb7
An aircraft descending toward runway.
dsc_4441
A shrine for a goddess is at the back of the pond in the park.
dsc_4432
The entrance of the shrine.
dsc_4438
Wash your hands (and rinse your mouth) here before you pray.
img_2219
Heads of Shinkansen fast rail services at Tokyo station
img_2230
Shy Mt Fuji finally showed me her snow capped beautiful head behind the clouds.
img_2193
Japanese feast for celebrating new year.
img_2208
‘Zohni’ mochi, chicken, sliced fish cakes, and vege soup.

Thank you for stopping by.

A piece of work of the day 26

So this is another piece of work for which I had drawn this for the same subject.

Again, I struggled with drawing hand.  I would have drawn it visible but in translucent, but all the combinations of the figure, the lines, the choice of the colors, hue, shade…made it a little too invisible or hard to see.

Well anyway, this was my best I tried for the work, and it will be great if this leaves something in you.

Everyone has beautiful soul in yourselves, but many of us got lost to keep it shined in the busy and complicated day to day life.  Our modern life makes us easy to build worries and pressures, and get lost ourselves by fatigues.

With my sincere hope of my friend’s recovery from depression…

Thank you for stopping by.