Out of water

Boats were disembarked on the ground.  Thick clouds bringing shower behind them got to rolling in.

This was photographed from a view deck of TranzAlipine railway in NZ.  It was a simple snapshot of an ordinary scene, but I like how the clouds behind boats made the shot a bit more dramatic.

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

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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This photograph was taken almost a year ago at Freshwater beach, NSW, along to other shots I had taken together with this one.

I caught the path in this photo which led toward a park and cafes, while, I caught it looking toward the beach in the other one.

I had kept this photo just in my drawer because I was not sure if I liked this photo for the composition I did, which, the path was not set in the center of the frame.  I remember why I took from this angle because I did not like what I saw on the left in the scene and I wanted to keep it out of the image, and I liked the bright clouds on the top right leading down to the center of the image.

And on top of it, this photo recalled me the lovely morning that I had on that day, which was worth enough to do, loading camera stuff and surf board on a car to drive up to the beach and caught the things with them.  It was just before the beach was being packed with people so it was the best time to play at.  IMG_8113

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A lone yacht in the morning sunshine

I went to Manly beach again on Sunday morning to capture sunrise.  It was overcast at start, but luckily I ended up seeing the sun emerged.

The below photo was taken while I was waiting for a coffee shop to open for having my first cup to go with on my way back.

The clouds left the shapes unchanged and let morning light shed on the ocean, while the sole sailboat which I first noticed on the left slowly moved in to the center.

It was really nice coincidence to run into such a picturesque scene.


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Lofty frutex in autumn sky

I saw this tree at Bronte, on my walk with a friend from a local cafe up to the beach.  The tree was not that high as you would imagine, but because the area was gradient, I looked it up from much lower position.

I thought this photo was taken all right because it was taken almost as exactly as how I saw.

It was very warm and summery day.  The beach and cafes were packed with many people who enjoyed themselves in the vibe of end of summer including myself (actually it was already autumn for calendar).  The mood made me feel that we could still hold a bit of summer time, but I realized that sky and the ripple of clouds were certainly telling me of the farewell of summer.

That was what I saw when I watched and photographed this.


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Alpines loomed out

One of snapshots of landscapes I took from TranzAlpine train in NZ is made my favorite and I processed it in monochrome for my submission to this week’s ‘Monochrome Madness’ hosted by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she opens 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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My first New Zealand 5: Fox Glacier

As soon as TranzAlipine rails was arrived at Greymouth, we hired a car and drove Westland District down to Fox Glacier.

It was wet day all over the West Coast.  When we arrived at Fox Glacier, it was already evening.  We checked-in the accommodation, took dinner, and rested for next day.

Next morning, I got up a little early and took a short walk around the accommodation.  Rain was up and clouds were getting to uncover mountains and glacier,  which thrilled me enough because, we were going to land on the ice for a short hike on the day.

Here are some snapshots out of those I took around the accommodation we stayed.

A baby leaves nested on a pylon.
These photos didn’t catch well, but morning dew made this beautiful landscape more beautiful. 
Clouds were clearing and glacier appeared.
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I felt I got some support of Last Quarter (I don’t know why..). 

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