Morning photography at Bondi Beach

I did not spend time for photography recently (as I mentioned in my earlier post) and it made me a bit stressed.  The best way to release the stress is to take my camera and get out out of house.  So I did it this week that lazy me got up very early in the morning to catch sunrise.

I chose Bondi Beach for photo spot, because (luckily) I had an appointment first in the morning at Bondi Junction, so why not to start my day earlier to capture morning shots before I showed up for the appointment.  Sunrise in winter time is rather late (and that is one reason I like winter season) so it is not hard to get to the photography point, as long as I enough arm myself for wind protection.

When I arrived, the sky was quite clear but clouds laying in lower sky like sash belt, which I did not expect and a bit worried if all the morning climax was happened behind the cloud.  Soon I realized that it was my over concern, that the clouds started making  morning sunlight more dramatic yet turning the world in lovely pastel tone in the background.

I am in the middle of selecting photos of which I will keep out of 80 shots I took in the morning.  Once I tidy them up (and I was lucky to find my favorites in them), I am back here and share about them with you.

Here are first two.  It was chilly but nice morning.  🙂

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Coastal blue

I would like to share a couple of images I photographed a couple of months ago.  At that day I had an early appointment near Bondi first in the morning.  I could have left the area after the appointment but I checked my time and found that I could squash short photography time before getting out.  So I did so quickly along Bondi Coastal Walk.

It was same coastal walk that I had taken while ago, but this time I caught in different angles.

It was a little rushed but I had fun enough, and it was nice little memory of summer.

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Coast wind sometimes made me hard to stand still.
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The water at Tamarama area is my favourite in color which are in blue and emerald.

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Short photography time at Bondi

These were taken on rock platforms laid along the path for Bondi Tamarama Coastal Walk (please refer to here for the coastal walk).  I had had an appointment in the morning at Bondi Junction and I extended to the beach after the appointment.

I rarely visit this Sydney’s most famous beach, simply because it is a little far from my local, but therefore I got to put my camera in my bag first in the morning of the day even I knew that I did not have much time for ‘excursion’ to do after the appointment.

It was just nice day.  As it was a weekday, beach was not packed, and people were relaxed.  I quickly found a quiet spot on the platform and did some long exposure shots.  I had to quickly pack up and head back to city, but it was nice and fun short photography time.

If you are visiting my page from somewhere in winter or cold country, I hope I could share this warm and relaxed tone by the photos below.  🙂

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North Bondi over the beach
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I love the effect brought by long exposure photography
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Mild waves kept crashing

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More from Sculpture by the Sea 2017

A couple of more snapshots from open exhibition at coastal walk.  If you are interested in the other snapshot I had posted earlier, please click here.

I was trying to capture them by my own perspectives.  Portrait of those sculptures / artworks have been covered on their official website so I wanted to make them  looked differently.  😉

It is always interesting for me to interpret and find a message by the artists hidden behind these works.

The beautiful South Pacific Ocean and clouds made those works looking even more dramatic, I thought.  They were being part of the arts, the brilliant backgrounds.

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Under One Sky by Stephen Marr
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Plastic Paradise by Kathy Allam
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Song of the Aisors by Jock Clutterbuck
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The Last Charge by Harry Fasher
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Are We There Yet? by Jane Gillings