An another winter morning

… that I witnessed as it began the day with this masterpiece, just spread in front of myself at the balcony.

Beautiful yet overwhelming.

I see this type of complex art painted over sky canvas more in winter season rather than summer.

And that morning assured me that this is why I like Sydney in winter season and I do not mind waking up in the darkness (well, mostly for my cats awaiting for breakfast..).

冬の朝、日の出前に起きるとこんな光景に遭遇する。空いう広大なカンバスに描かれた作品。見とれているその横からどんどん絵が変わっていく。

圧倒されるその美しさ。でもこんな贅沢に出会えるからシドニーの冬が好きなんだ。

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Curves and Straights

To be honest, this was not photographed recently but was taken in Japan 2 years ago.

My friend and I stayed overnight at the hotel.  It was her final night in Japan and my first night there.

It was taken at the balcony of the room we stayed.  The skies turned to blush in early morning which was enough for the hint to thrill me to see the sunrise.

Unfortunately the sun seemed to have popped up behind us the hotel building, however, I still enjoyed the view I caught, as lines of curves of the architecture led to Tokyo Bay, lay ahead in the straight line.

This is my (belated) contribution to Tina Schell’s Lens-Artists Challenge #28 – CURVES.

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Majestic sky

…that I saw this morning.  The world was began in totally grey and heavy and thick clouds, and it suddenly put some pink shades piping the clouds and turned the world to be bright.  This dramatic sky lasted only 10 to 20 minutes ( i do not know the exact length, but it is how I felt), and quickly disappeared in heavy and thick blanket of clouds.

I was really lucky to witness this magical sky in the morning, thank you Bleu and Shiraz for banging me to get me out of the bed (for their breakfast..).  🙂

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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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A sky canvas in winter morning

What is good about winter season for me is that sunrise comes in later in the early morning window.

I like summer because day goes long due to longer hours of sunlight yet bright and warm, but often it is hard for me to get up even earlier to catch the beautiful sky art before the sun pops up.  Well, I generally get up not that late, sometime between 0530 and 0600, but it was not enough early if I want to catch beautiful dawn.

Whereas, winter often describes as miserable season that makes people gloomy due to shorter sunshine hours and coldness (and dark, perhaps).

However, sunrise and window of my morning routine fits much better here in Sydney in winter.

My motivation to morning photography is getting to quiet these days but that sky canvas I saw yesterday pulls my chin up for it once again.  🙂

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Leaving foggy Sydney behind

This was caught in the same morning when I took them.

I love watching and photographing fog and haze so I was lucky to get to the spot though it was just before clearing all up.

This photo is my contribution to this week’s

Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community space 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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Catching foggy morning in Sydney

This morning I was completely failed my morning plan.  I was supposed to get up before 5 am for catching sunrise but turned out staying in bed until past 6 am, my lovely two fellas kept banging me and mate in order to wake up.

So I was going to touch and do a little work on my incomplete art work after I fed them, however, once I looked ahead from my balcony, I saw that there was a heavy milky colored blanket covered entire Sydney city.

It’s not hard to imagine that I stormed off from my place next 10 minutes with camera on my hands, to dash out to the spot below.

The heavy fog was getting to be rolled away by the time I arrived.  However, since it was just after the sunrise, the view all over wrapped in soft and mystic mood tinged in pink tone.

On top, it was almost a year ago when I photographed foggy Sydney last time, I was quite excited at this meet-and-greet this big blanket again.

Forecasts say the rain will be back tomorrow through to this weekend.  Although I missed a morning photography as I had initially planned, I thanks to my luck as it ended up having this fantastic shooting time in stead of it!

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Just at sunrise.  It was when foggy morning turning to some hint of pink.
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Sydney Ferry leaving off foggy city behind

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The sun was gone quite high and last note of fog were clearing.

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Stillness on off duty time

This was photographed at a local park in Tokyo where my family house locates nearby.

It was rather still early and the recreational boats were all rested at small bay on the pond.

The boats interested me as subject to catch because of their gathered form which was nicely aligned.  I took some photos from various angles.

This photo was my contribution to this week’s

Monochrome Madness this week hosted by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community space 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.

By the way, the pond had Swans boats too.  They also beautifully parked in a row.  I would like to post the photo of them soon.

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A winter sunrise and morning surf

This is a throwback from last winter; July 2017 at Manly Beach, which I just dug up while tidying (or try to do..) my drawer recently.

It was a crisp morning with rough choppy waves banged onto the beach.

The golden morning stuck me on, I could not move but taking morning sunshine over the face for a while.

This photo reminds me of myself being off from sunrise / early morning photography recently.  It may turn to kick me out of bed in one early morning sometime soon..  🙂

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Path

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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