I hope 2019 came with bringing smiles and peace to you.
I took a flight to Japan on 30th of Dec at night, to spend new years eve and day with family there. My first week of 2019 was past as fast as giving one blink.
It was certainly short holiday, and despite the fact that it was really cold there (yes it was to me!) that it was in the range of -1 to 10 deg C, I was clear, energetic and had a great time. I forgot to take photos in many occasions during the stay, but here are some I caught.
I am glad to be back in here, and I will look forward having more sharing and exchanging photos and journals with you ahead!
…or this guy is on duty patrolling the coastline, perhaps..
This photo is not great because the angle that I caught him stayed at the edge of the cliff, also caught the rock platform in straight line, and it made the his presence assimilated in background. Oh well, I could not help it as there was a fence laid between us and I concluded that I could not train my lens in better position than this.
Also, often my daydreaming head get a mini story in the head, when I catch non-human lives with my eye-balls. Earlier the day before I caught this dragon, I saw the three seagulls at the local beach, and I instantly came up the idea to put them the role as Lifeguard ( please also in here ). They were charmers driving me nuts developing trifle short stories in the head (and I certainly love doing that ;-)).
Thank you for WordPress friends for sharing your views to the photo of the dragon!
I took back to the image and gave it try a bit more edit, which turned to this.
I am happy with this in hue, contrast, and composition. 🙂
I passed by local surfers at the walk path in Burleigh Head National Park, most of whom scurried the path reaching for the point beneath Tumgun Lookout. They then rushed down the graveled slope to the seashore and puddled the board to catch the wave.
The below photo caught the shoreline looked down from Tumgun Lookout. I enjoyed seeing various patterns appeared and swept by waves. I also enjoyed seeing dotted local surfers on the water paddled and surfed.
If you move your eyes to the right, you will see the Gold Coast shoreline toward the end which is at Snapper Rocks. Underneath the lookout is the entry point of Tallebudgera Creek, that was taken in deep emerald and blue and was not cold (yes, I touched the water before I came to this lookout).
This was literally the first shot I took in Gold Coast.
We took a very early flight (departed Sydney at 6:10am) and put our luggage onto the accommodation to head to a local cafe (a particular cafe which my friend loves) for the breakfast. I caught this on our way to the cafe walking along the beach.
I thought this photo was as good in contrast of bright yellow of Life Guard shed in the bright blue sky. Then I turned it into black and white, and found it good too.
Can you see the skyline of high-rise buildings? The symbolic Surfers Paradise skyscrapers never get absent its existence, but it actually helped me to make my photo a little bit unique in perspectives. Yes, they are caught in frame in number of photos I took in GC. 😉 I will share a few more in later posts…
Here are a little more photos of sunset beach at Coolangatta. I stepped down to the beach from Pat Fagan Park after I took a few photos from, which you can see some on here .
I don’t need anything in front of the nice sunset (and sunrise too!). They just adore me and I am lost sense of times completely…always! And this evening stopped me from thinking about anything but just sticking the view in making sequel changes every second.
I flew up to my first Gold Coast trip with my friend last week. This was made her last trip in Australia before she left.
Funny that I had never tried GC in my holidays list in the past and people were surprised at that for the years long of me living in Australia.
My stereotype image of GC was just Surfers Paradise, which does not interest me to visit that much ( and very sorry for those who like there). However, the area at Coolangatta was very relaxing and we had great short holiday with full of laugh and joy. I appreciated her to choose there and gave me the opportunity to go to.
Below were taken in golden hours at Pat Fagan Park. I love these shots because of the silhouette of people at the beach and some magical lights shed in there. I will be posting a bit more photos in later posts, so I hope I can share some fun with you.
I took a morning stroll in the nearest park from my mother’s house. It was pleasant warm morning that a mild cool and dry breeze stroked my cheeks gently yet you could feel early summer that was being right next to you.
The park has a pond in the center of the premises. It’s being busy with boats and swan boats ‘cruise’ around by visitors during day time.
The one I saw in the morning was incredible, the surface on the pond was sleek smooth as if a mirror installed on the pond. 🙂 Sometimes the mild breeze stroke raised small ripples on the surface of the water. Evert ripples produced different touch on the water and objects of which were reflected on were seen with various effect.
It was the morning making me proud of myself for catching up this beautiful world of fresh green, on the last day with the perfect weather.