Everyday is just sequence of miracles

We leave Bleu and Shiraz ‘home’ while we are at work.  The home is a unit in Sydney suburb and we have been at the place over ten years.  The unit is very old and  the all appliances installed in the unit is old as vintage like museum grade, but because it is at great location, it has drench of natural light coming in, and the price, which is reasonable for the size, I did not try to move to other place.

Anyway, recently apartment building where my friend lives got a fire almost in midnight.  Luckily she carried her boy cat and evacuated fast so they were safe.  Also the origin of the fire was on an opposite side to her unit in the building, so she was exempted the damage to her goods in the house.  I was so relieved to hear that she and her fella managed to evacuate and stayed safe, but the news made me really scared at and quickly start simulating if it happened to us at the premises here.  Then,

But what happens if something wrong took place in the premises while we are out?

……….

It had been an ordinary routine to give them mum kiss and closed the door heading to work.  In the evening I was home and opened the door, then they dashed to me or awaited at the behind the door to welcome me home.  That’s our everyday more or less, I thought, but I was wrong.

I was wrong because this routine was just happening  by a sequence of small miracles and will never be of guarantee life to continue.

There is no solid conclusion we reached after the talk as to what to do for the real emergency (without us), but the fire incident at my friend have me thought and  appreciate the fact that we have been safe and having quality life with Bleu and Shiraz everyday.  I am not devotee individual but still think is worth to thanks to something beyond that lets me go on.

Bleu, Shiraz, I love you xx

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Bleu:  Mum, let me taste what you have on your hand!
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Shiraz:  Mummy, you can sleep in my bed tonight.

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A piece of work of the day 23

Phoenix.

I had had drawn a Phoenix on a card for someone, and it turned out to be the beginning of some journey of exploring expression.

This is my 2nd Phoenix. I will come back time by time for my further try for imaginations and expression.

In short, I am very pleased to have made a time for a bit of art side.

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Anzac Bridge at dusk

This was almost my first sunset photography of the season.  Despite the fact, I was late to get there and I think I missed the best time to get the best light being shed by the sunset at the scene.

I decided to capture Anzac Bridge from the deck at Sydney Fish Market.

The wind blew harsh and shook my tripod, but I quite enjoyed myself stayed there placing my feet hard on the ground.

I have a strong image of the scene which I would like to photograph the bridge in what sort of colors it is in the background.  I had gave it try twice at this spot but neither made me satisfied yet.  Spring season is around the corner to Sydney, and I believe myself taking another evening to be back and give it another try.

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Hand-held snapshot.  How seagull came in the frame made me like this shot more than others.
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Shooting with long-exposure was a bit hard on this day. 

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Camp Cove emerald

So I had got a guest from Chicago for last five days.  She headed back to Chicago this morning.

We have been long standing friend which has been over twenty years, and she visited me in Sydney last time ten years ago.

Here is a snapshot I took when we went to Watson’s Bay.   Water at Camp Cove Beach was breathtaking.

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Sails and top of the bridge

Photographing tourist (or popular) spot and/or architectures become a challenge for me to do sometimes because in most of times I would like to capture them without humans (or have them but in minimal like silhouette).

It was a good sunny weekend when this was taken and there were many people out for enjoying their leisure walking and sun-bathing.

I did not have my tripod with me and there was no ideal solid spot to set my camera fixing for doing long exposure, so I gave up making people disappeared from my image.  Instead I changed idea trying to make these people a part of the landscape.  I took some shots in changing a bit angles and timing to see how people passing in front of me came into the frame.

I think the below one was made my favourite, and..

This 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.

Sails and top of the bridge

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Bright afternoon in blue and gold

This was taken at The Rocks, Sydney on last weekend.  Lots of buildings in Sydney city were shone by afternoon sunlight.

The contrast of colors between foreground in gold and background of blue sky was quite impressed to me. I did not have my DSLR with me but my old iPhone did a fair work like below, I think… :-).

It was warm winter afternoon and the crowd around the area was frolic with wines and foods as served by number of stalls at the site. The photo was caught when the light started dimming toward evening. It was a lucky shot, I caught. 🙂

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Resting

This was photographed when I explored path in a park which I had seldom visited.

The main part was made open for sports people that tennis courts and field were available to play. At that time there were people with their dogs unleashed while some others were playing football.

I found some small boats including this after I passed those area and stepped into the path led to a bit of bush. I liked the quiet ambiance produced by the boats and surrounding. It was a good contrast with the ambience at the sports field.

And this 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.

Resting

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