A piece of work of the day 32

Festive period 2019 was something very unusual for me, because of the months-long bush fires that flamed up in Australia, particularly east coast and south area over the four states.

All graphics and updates cast by the media were of heartbreaking, and the blaze did not set back on New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Temperature on Saturday and Sunday last week soared to record-breaking high, which coincidentally some source was saying, apart from the subject of bush fires, that the earth took the closest position to the sun in her orbit.

This piece below was drawn while watching the circumstances, with the inspiration driven by my sincere wish of rainfalls and / or something good of element of aqua, embrace all of the burned areas and heal them.   Yep, the motif is completely unrelated to the subject, but this is how I could send my love over.

2019年のクリスマスと年越し、そして新年はこれまでのそれとは異なるものでした。

何か月も続く森林火災がまさに31日から元旦にかけて更に一段と被害が広がり、オーストラリア固有の動物や自然、そして幾つもの小さなコミュニティが燃えて無くなってしまいました。

このパステルは「水」と「悦び」に関するエネルギーを想いながらイメージしたものです。

一見、まったく森林火災とは無関係の絵柄ですが、今猛威を振っているその「火」とは違う水を想う事、そして悲しみや怒りに包まれている今の状況に、亡くなった命たちや対峙している命たちに、癒しの時が少しでもやってくるようにという願掛けの思いを込めました。

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A piece of work of the day 30 ~ The Dawn of New Age~

When I had first listened to my friend’s work he composed, it got me an image that lights start shedding in total darkness.

Since then, the abstract image has been left in my head as making it transformed in changing details little by little.

I was going to draw the image earlier but, due to my months-long ‘constipation‘ period,  it finally happened just before year-end.

Silhouette of the bald eagle soaring was not in my imagination at first, but I am very happy now with the outcome in which it’s there .

Anyway, please check his work from here , and please share how you have felt or what you have got as an image with this piece.

元々は、ある知り合いのオリジナル曲を初めて聴いた時に湧いた、漆黒の中に光がさすという漠然としたイメージがはじまり。そこから徐々にイメージが形を変えていった。もっと早くに描きたかったのだけど、表現するという事を億劫がっているうちに今になってしまった。

シルエットになっている白頭ワシは最初の頃にはいなかった。いつのまにかすっとこのイメージの世界にいた。

原曲のリンクも貼りましたので、聴いてみてください。皆さんの中にもいろんなイメージが湧くのではないでしょうか。

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Murmuring on Saturday morning

So, as mentioned you on my previous post, my phone was upgraded to one of those cutting edge.
However, I did not realise initially that my mobile phone plan also have to ‘upgrade’ to something more high in availability along with the hardware.
When i was using iPhone 6, I was subscribing very basic BYO (SIM only) plan with a carrier, which 4GB Data / month, and it was enough.  However, likely because my phone turned to be the one with high spec, more data seemed to have been processed upward / downward, and my limit was reached up to full for the month at its 4th days. 😀
I decided to change something a fair plan however provided by an another carrier, I heavily relied on wifi environment almost entire this week.
In addition, I have got office move past weekend.  The new workplace is ok (or is better than previous office), but due to their strict security policy they lie in networks and internet (which is healthy for the business we do), they restrict accessing many sites including WordPress.  🙂
My last resort, home, kept me hectic all this week for various bits to do to clear off and did not make a time to post a blog at all.
Anyway, I will stop making my excuse, but just wanted to express my thanks to you all for your always support, liking my posts and leaving comments, with my sincere apologies for not responding to sooner or not check your posts.
Yesterday, I got my new SIM with new plan activated.  Now time to start catching up..  🙂
The below photo is the Sirius cannon leaving it exhibited in the heart of busy business and tourism district in Sydney.
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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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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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