Relaxation

What do you like doing for relaxation?

It was the question for myself when it came up as a monthly theme of Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Here is my submission.

I have some favourite kinds of relaxation and touching nature or somewhat is absolutely one of them. Putting myself at under trees (and fresh greens if it’s the season) relaxes me as well as that I watch the ocean and listen to the sound of waves at a beach, or watching the moon and stars at night.

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

Thank you for stopping by.

Muttering at departure gate

It’s 8:25pm and final call for boarding will be called soon.

It’s already long day today and I am going to take a 9 hours night flight for to be landed at my destination.

See you Sydney in two weeks. I will miss you 🙂

Hello Japan, stay still and here I come.

I will stop mumbling as moving toward the gate for boarding, with the beautiful morning shot at Manly beach, NSW.

Thank you for stopping by.

A taxi stand on the bay

This jetty for the water taxi was taken at Chowder Bay, a small hidden beach beneath Georges Head I went up.

I was there once in a while.  As the beach is not big in size and the location, which is hidden, I was a little surprised at seeing many people there at leisure.

Certainly it was nice day for dipping into the water and picnicking.

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 images.  As it is open community, everyone can participate.  🙂

unnamed

Thank you for stopping by.

Sydney Harbour at sunrise 2

Here are more photographs taken in the same morning as that I had posted on my previous blog. Well, these are rather ‘behind the scene’ kind of photos as to what I witnessed beyond the lens caught sunrise as shared earlier.

When I arrived at the spot, first cruise ship was just cruised in Sydney Harbour toward her anchorage spot over Sydney Harbour Bridge.  Sydney skyscrapers were taking first light before sunrise hence the view looked a little dramatic and made me feel Sydney is awakening.

Once I turned my glance to the east (which was opposite to CBD), second cruise ship was just arriving at Sydney.

I am not that particularly fan of boats and ships, however, I admit that they certainly find me some degree of elegance in motion.  So while I paid my attention to the point where the sun arising, I could not resist staring at the ships respectively.   The second ship anchored after the sunrise and Sydney city and suburbs taking reflections of morning sunlight.

I also like these photos because every single image caught Sydney CBD in different colours and tone.  It will be great if I made it to share about my thrills well as I experienced in the morning.  I always enjoy various scenes to view and capture with my camera as I know every beautiful moment lasted only a minute or less.

I posted photos of sunrise over the lighthouse earlier, which was good, but now I was keen to show another little story that I saw at the harbour which many people in Sydney must have missed.

DSC_9352
First guest of the day arriving at Sydney in subtle manner before sunrise
DSC_9362
Second guest appeared in Sydney Harbour
DSC_9376 (2)
It is always fun to see the contrast of multiple objects in physical size from various perspectives.

DSC_9380

DSC_9418
Second guest anchored next to Opera House.  It was after sunrise

Thank you for stopping by.

 

Sydney Harbour at sunrise 1

One morning I got up early to catch some moment of Sydney Harbour at sunrise.  I think I took some photos fanatically, and I will start posting them in here.

I see always a good beginning of story at Sydney Harbour, something like, the day has begun or, the life changes from static to dynamic.

Anyway, here are that I caught the sunrise at the harbour over the little lighthouse.

DSC_9394
Coming, coming…!
DSC_9396
I m always glad to see you again!
DSC_9411
Every moment sees the scene differently!
DSC_9421
Some golden sparkles caught

Thank you for stopping by.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence

I feel good silence in early morning hence I picked up the below two images for my entry for this week’s theme: Silence .

The both were taken in 2017 and still kind of most impressed view I came across in my multiple early morning photography.  🙂

DSC_5487
Sydney just before sunrise.
DSC_7297
It was post full moon morning at Byron Bay.  I appreciated the clear sky, which let me capture in last minutes before the moon set.

Thank you for stopping by.

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.  🙂

Version 2

Thank you for stopping by.

 

Murals in Sydney city

One of my submission to WPC last week  was the photo of a weathered mural I had captured in Sydney city while ago.

I had mentioned in my earlier blog, but Sydney and suburbs have been running many demolitions and reconstructions.  It brings more blank spaces after the destruction of old buildings.

Those blank spaces reveal the hidden walls of neighbor buildings.  As we have more spots or gap in the space, I think I start coming across a bit more murals in city.  Some have been there for ages, but some look like even painted in latter years.

I found that recent modern architectures for commercial buildings in Sydney designed to inset more glass windows, so those murals can be seen with rather old buildings.  Finding murals (especially old ones are cool) should be one of little fun to do in walking Sydney city.

Not sure how much those murals are valued by locals, but personally I hope they will remain as long as they can getting off from whatever reconstruction project.

DSC_9335

DSC_9337

DSC_9338 (1)

DSC_5708 (1).jpg

Thank you for stopping by.

 

A view of Sydney city and suburbs

This was taken in the morning sometime ago.  It was morning and beginning of they day of beautiful Sunday.

Sky was clear and no clouds.  This photo was quite straightforward and no particular source of which makes the image more dramatic.  But I think I well caught the view of Sydney that made me happy to see as always and brought me smile on the face as always.  Hence I like this image that captured the view just as is.

Success 🙂

DSC_1160

Thank you for stopping by.