Sydney in monochrome

This was taken at the same evening as those I had posted in here.

This is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she opens for photographers and audiences who love monochrome / black and white photos.  Here gives me a great opportunity and challenges about monochrome photos.  As it is open community, everyone can participate.  🙂

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The presence of modernism

I went to Japan four times this year for various reasons and in ranging from 4 days to 15 days per stay.  First visit of the year was pure holiday and caught up with my family and friends there.  Second and third stay were for some stuff to do which I did not expect in the beginning of the year, and the last stay was for semi-business trip.  On each trip, I took my camera (as always) with me.  I usually take a lot of photographs at the site where I visit and I did on my first trip.  I went out various spots in Japan visiting a friend living in an island off Kyushu.  On my second and third visits, I stayed in Tokyo and was a little bit full on so my range of trekking activity for photography was limited.

There are many photos that were taken at that time left untouched on my drawer.

And I started taking them a look and will  share little by little because some should deserve.

The below photo was taken at Shinjuku, Tokyo.

To be honest, I was not sure as to whether I like this architecture or not.

Is it beautiful or ugly?  :p

All I saw about this building was, that it had a strong presence and somehow photogenic.

This is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness running by Leanne Cole for other photographers and audiences who like monochrome photography.  On every Thursday, part of her blog space is being open for other photographers and their  contributions make a great gallery of monochrome photographs.  🙂

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The moon popped up in the air (but not hung on)

Unfortunately this was not taken this month for super moon, but was done several months ago.

At that time, I did not carry my tripod with me.  I did not have release either so I set my camera on the low height quay wall and pressed shutter as stopping myself from breathing like frozen meat.

Well, I wished to capture the moon a little in details but still I made myself happy to the outcome, which was below, because the moon was captured big enough and looked its hanging on the roof of Opera House.  On top of it, it went fair for my minimal gears for photographing it at that time.

This was my submission to Leanne Cole’s ‘Monochrome Madness’  this week.  The moon popped up in the air (but not hung on)

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A black swan on the pond

This was taken at Centennial Parklands sometime ago in the afternoon.  While strolling in the vast space of the park, which was big enough for me to explore for a short time only before I went to next place, I ran into number of birds such as ducks, Australian white ibis, and black swans and more.

I am not good at capturing moving objects.  The swan on the photo was just floating quietly.  But due to my position against sunlight which started to setting down, it turned an uneasy shooting for me hence it was a good lesson time. 🙂

I processed this into monochrome.  This was another a bit challenge because the swan herself was colored in black so I wanted to see how she will be featured.

Yes, this is the outcome.

This photograph is my submission to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness this week.  Every Thursday she gets her space open for other photographers and their monochrome images.  It is great opportunity for me to see their excellent photographs lined up every week.  Please visit and check her web site if you are interested. 🙂

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Doors over the doors (and over..) – ドアの向こうにドア(そしてその向こうに..)

‘Door/Doors’.  This is the theme of the month by Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.  And below is my submission.

She is a professional fine art photographer, and I started participating into the community under MM because it gives me a very good opportunity to work for monochrome photography, which I did not really touch them before.  I like taking landscape pictures but somehow I always had got a feeling of limitation in expressing what I see in colours with monochrome, which is untrue.

The community is excellent that many participants submit beautiful works every week.  I am inspired and learned from them each time.  For those who stop by and read this, it is recommended to check her page and participate in too!

プロフェッショナル・フォトグラファーのLeanne Cole氏のページの中に、読者(フォロワー)の投稿からなるモノクロ写真のコミュニティーがあります。Monochrome Madness (リンクは上記からクリックしてください)というそのページは、毎週木曜日に彼女のブログの中で紹介されます。

今回のテーマは「ドア、扉」でした。そして、私が投稿したのが下の写真です。

私はもともと風景写真が好きなのですが、モノクロ写真に対しては苦手意識がずっとあり、避けていました。というのも、私の目はカラーでその景色を捉えているので、その感動が白黒では表現できないような気がしていました。その苦手意識を払拭する良い勉強の機会と思い、去年の終わり頃から、私もモノクロ写真を投稿するようにしています。まだまだ、勉強は続くのですが、それでもモノクロにする事で出る味のようなものが出せたら、と今ではとても楽しんでいます。今、これを読んでくださったいる方で興味のある方は是非クリックして彼女のページを覗いてみてください。

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The World Of Quadrangle – 四辺形の世界

先日シティを歩いていての一枚。建築の知識などまったくないのですが、私はビルなどの建築物が好きで、何てことのないように見える建物からも何か切り取りたくなります。オリジナルの色味が好きでしたが、加工してモノクロにしたらこれはこれで良い。

このブログが目に留まった方、どちらが好きかコメントくださると嬉しいです。 🙂

This one I took in City the other day.

I have zero knowledge about architecture, but I like watching buildings and structures hence I happen to stop from walking all of sudden at the street (or at wherever..) and attempt to photograph a part or whole, in order to clip something unique and the beauty out of them that I see.

I like original one (the one in color) but after I played a bit in processing, I like this monochrome one too.

Whoever stopping by and reading this blog, it will be great to leave which one you like better on the comment section, thanks!  🙂

 

Train Car at Central Station

This was photographed before I jumped into the car for heading to Penrith.  I just thought the angle and lights made this photo a little dramatic.

I generally like train ride largely because I like watching views which come and go.  Also unlike driving a car, I do not need to worry about anything around me but just can focus on the views (yes, I sometimes feel stress to drive a car!).  Well, of course driving a car have different type of joy which I am sure, but sometimes I am delighted take a train for transport option.  🙂

シドニーのセントラル駅のプラットホームからの一枚。ちょうどこの車両に乗る直前に撮りました。光と遠近感が、なんとなく良い味になったかなと気に入っています。:-)

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