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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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #19: Magical Light

I went to Waikiki beach every day at sunset during my short stay at Honolulu in September.  I photographed the sunset beach in many shots and this is one of them.

As we all know, every sunset is different that you will appreciate on the day, and which would be different from the one you saw yesterday.  And this was one of the reasons  why it kept me back at the beach every day.

This is my first contribution to Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge.

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Coolangatta at sunset

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 hope you will enjoy the scenes too.  🙂

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Started taking more snaps as stepping down to the beach
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Fascinated to beautiful water reflection
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Sky upside-down in the water
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skyline of Surfers Paradise afar.

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Lunar eclipse and Blood (full) Moon in July

I finally made it witnessing the astro-show in the early Saturday morning of the full moon weekend.

As far as I remembered, this was not the first lunar eclipse this year.  The first one was held in January in the midnight in Sydney (or Australia) time, but at that night, weather was not favored to us Sydney-siders, that the thick clouds rolled in in the afternoon and it was not cleared off even at midnight after all.  I remember of myself so disappointed at how it turned out, that Sydney was the only city in Australia where missed the eclipse at  that night.

This time, again, I was hence worried if I missed it again, because the forecast first said that Sydney / NSW coastline was not clear at night to next day.  🙂

On Saturday, I woke up at 4:30am, which was already in the middle of the eclipse on the phase, but I slept again until 5am (hahaha).  My initial plan was to go and meet the buddy at Observatory Hill, but eventually we went to a local park where the impact by the light pollution was not that bad.

One more point as to why July full moon was special, this time the Moon and Mars had rose and appeared together and seen very closely as each other.  By the time they moved to the west before the dawn, and the distance of them each other was wider, but still the both was making good companions for the night.  My weekend was just good enough by opening with photographing the special full moon and also enjoyed beautiful beams when she came back on the evening sky on the following evening.

Addition on 31/07/2018:  I made this post my belated participation to  RDP#57: MOON

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When I reached for the park, the eclipse came to the end of partial eclipse phase and the light light of the Moon was disappeared at the bottom.

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Still a bit annoyed with urban lights, but still appreciated to see Mars on left above the Moon.
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This is full moon on the following evening.

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Light Trail 3

Ugly or beautiful?

During my stay in Tokyo, I took a time to go to the spot where I photographed the below.  This is the underneath one of the busiest junctions of  Tokyo Urban Express Highway.  Generally, I am not that big fan of this kind of architectures and watching this busy traffic roads.

This junction however fascinated me for sometime, and I wanted to make a visit one day.  Even now I can not explain why this spot was, but it was certainly on my list of photography spots to go.

Maybe because I was impressed at the way how each of six highway roads spread out.

Or maybe I wasimpressed at the structure the way how each highway road stack up.

Or maybe both.

It was not recent that I realized and found it interesting that this spot was called ‘YAMATA-NO-OROCHI’ (Japanese mythical dragon having eight heads and eight tails) via net viral, due to its look as if  multiple snake heads spread out.

It was no nature photography but it was another great opportunity to take for me.

One photography spot name in the long list was ticked off.  🙂

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Catching evening light

It’s been a while since I had fun with catching light trails, so I played with light at the spot in Sydney city several days ago for the first time.

I have to admit that the lines of light trails I caught here were not great.  I kind of know that the lines are displayed in various patterns by multiple conditions put together on the moments that the shot was caught.  Of course my photography skill is prerequisite.

I often ignore camera settings but photograph with feelings.  I will have to be a bit more analytical to improve my skills.  :p

Well, for now, this is what turned out.  🙂   I will be flying to Japan soon but I will definitely be back to this spot to play with lights when I am back to Sydney.

That night, I certainly had fun with capturing light trails.  It certainly brought me thrills  :-).

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