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.

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A beautiful Sunday

This morning I grabbed my camera and took a short walk with it. I first was going to get out for my routine morning walk (a fast walk) but I saw beautiful sky over the window in my bedroom, I changed my plan because I thought I should go with (and for) camera.

Here are some snapshots I took on foot.

It was very pleasant morning and I hope they help you to find it. 🙂


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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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Short exploration after work

Here are some photographs I took yesterday after work.

I went to Redfern to see if there was something interesting to photograph.

Redfern has old warehouses, part of where are renovated and made open for market and some events.

Despite yesterday was Monday, they did some events in the evening and there were more people around, which I didn’t expect.

Being so, still I enjoyed my short photo time before I got to home, and I hope you do with them too.

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Flat Rock Creek walking track

Here are photographs I took when I did a good amount of walk at Flat Rock Creek the other afternoon.

North Bridge is a gate in Sydney North Shore from lower to upper.  When I cross the bridge on occasion, a light thrills swells me up largely because of pairs of the beautiful classic pylons.

Flat Rock Creek was streaming underneath the bridge and walk pass leads along with.  It is a nice small nature reserves locating near to residential area.

I wanted to take photographs and I wanted to take photographs of bridges, but that of iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge or ANZAC Bridge.  I then spontaneously grabbed my camera and dashed in there, it was a good choice.

I really had a great time.  It was really great afternoon.

And I hope these photos will share the vibes with you.  🙂

North Bridge at the front
Beneath North Bridge
Small creek made beautiful reflection on the water
Another beautiful refection on the water.
Looking up the bridge
Collaborative art by Bougainvillea and dottys
Little cuties but i dont know their name..

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