A piece of work of the day 34 ~ Dragon The Guardian Deity

I drew this dragon for someone who was born in the year of dragon and turned the birthday in June.

I found that there are several interpretations about this mythological creature, and I actually interpret it a guardian or spirit.

I hope year 2020 must bring lights and smiles at him despite that it’s been difficult year for most of us.

去る今年6月、とある方への誕生日カードにと描いたのは龍(ドラゴン)でした。普段描く機会の無い題材でしたが、辰年生まれの彼にとってはラッキーな神獣に違いないと思い、ドラゴンに初挑戦。

洋の東西それぞれにおいて、昔からこの架空の生き物は沢山の題材に使われてきました。

今回私も縁起の良いスピリットとして描きすすめ、終わってみたらとても神聖な気持ちになりました。

今年は誰にとっても難しい一年ですが、来年の誕生日迄、彼に光と笑顔が一つでも多くある事を祈っています。

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A piece of work of the day 25

I have drawn Jacarandas with pastels for my friend’s birthday.

It should be looking like a bit plain work for the occasion.

It will be the last birthday for her to celebrate it in Sydney, under full bloom of Jacarandas, so I hope she will like this.   She will be a resident of Northern Hemisphere next year, where there will be framed in coloured leaves when  she gets her birthday  😉

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Good Friday picnic at Cremorne Reserve

I recently wrote a post about Cremorne Reserve as my favourite place.

I went there on Good Friday to join a picnic to celebrate friend’s big year birthday.

It was really nice day.  Sydney got summer back on all weekend.  The picnic size were just right for six adults and one girl, and one six months baby.  We made a great catchups with good laugh.

Here I would like to post some photos of the scenes I captured..

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It was summery Good Friday at Cremorne Reserve.

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Sneak shot of family of my friends.

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My favourite family snap of them.

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Party boat played loud music, which was big enough to annoy us a bit on the reserve point.

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Captured one out of the two cruise ships anchored was on departure.

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Sydney ferry got a lot of passengers at Cremorne Wharf and got to return to Circular Quay.

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A tale of whale and silhouettes of dolphins

There are two whale watching seasons coming to Sydney siders every year.  I had boarded on a boat for whale watching, or I grasped binoculars to catch them from high-points nearby ocean, but never managed.

I finally made it seeing a group of them cruising at Byron Bay in an early morning.  We were at Lighthouse and did not have binoculars at that time, but still we clearly caught them in silhouette taking morning sunrise.

With my photography skill yet my telephoto lens I had with me, I could not capture that awesome shot.  However, it was still sensational event that thrilled me enough to stick on my foot at the spot.

Dolphins were captured slightly bigger simply they swum closer to the coast.  The motion of them swimming were beautiful and made me even thought that they were humming in pleasure.  I hope these photos could share those vibrations.

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A lone seagull on the rock – 一羽のカモメと背景

These photos were taken at Byron Bay when I went for my birthday trip.  It was really short trip but I had really great time entirely.

Anyway, I like these photos because of the slight yet continuous background changes happened behind the lone seagull on the solid rock.  I also like form of a series of waves I captured.  I usually love watching waves at any seashore and I can watch them for hours, zero boredom.  So I had had so many difficulties at Byron, to make myself move from a number of beautiful nature scenes  there.  Ocean waves were absolutely one of them.

Anyway, it will be great if you enjoy.

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この写真は9月の自身のバースデー旅行で、クィーンズランド州に近いバイロン・ベイに行ったときに撮ったものです。

一羽のカモメの背景にある波の動きと波の形、そして背景の変化が気に入っています。最後に波の向こう側からシー・カヤックをしている人達が見えたのも、気に入りました。

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