Rolling, Swirling, and Dancing

I had an opportunity to take a short photography time at Watson’s Bay, where I hadn’t been for ages.

Looking ahead ocean from The Gap point was fabulous as always.

I took some photographs of the bottom of the cliff and this is one of them.

Watching water flow never got me bored as always.

A slight curse I had had to my self was that I did not have a tripod with me, which I love what the long exposure brings to the photos as always and I wished to take them with it.

So I put it this way – an another chance will come again or I will be decisive to set a plan the revisit there for taking these beautiful traces of water flow with long exposures.

And…

This is my submission to 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.

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Portrait of KOMAINU guard dog

These are a pair of Komainu (the mythical) guard dogs (or lion-dog) watching Itsukushima Shrine, as I snapped over a year ago.

Every shrines in Japan have the pair of watch dogs, each of which is having different outlook.  Generally they sit at the main gate of the shrine but this pair in Itsukushima sits in the middle of open-air connecting corridor facing the bay of Hiroshima.

This is my submission to 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 challengeus about monochrome images. As it is open community, everyone can participate.

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Townhall in the morning

This was photographed sometime ago on one weekend morning. I like the ambient I felt there; quiet and surrounded in peace, which I would not see on weekday mornings.

Morning light made it clock tower and other buildings behind it outstanding in the scene. QVB was against the light but still blurry shone by the reflection which came from the building taking sunshine at the opposite.  That’s another point I thought of it good.

And this is my submission to 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 challengeus about monochrome images. As it is open community, everyone can participate.

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Relaxation

What do you like doing for relaxation?

It was the question for myself when it came up as a monthly theme of Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Here is my submission.

I have some favourite kinds of relaxation and touching nature or somewhat is absolutely one of them. Putting myself at under trees (and fresh greens if it’s the season) relaxes me as well as that I watch the ocean and listen to the sound of waves at a beach, or watching the moon and stars at night.

Monochrome Madness is the community she hosts 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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Movement amid stillness

A fountain create water ripples on the quiet pond.

This is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she hosts 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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Out of water

Boats were disembarked on the ground.  Thick clouds bringing shower behind them got to rolling in.

This was photographed from a view deck of TranzAlipine railway in NZ.  It was a simple snapshot of an ordinary scene, but I like how the clouds behind boats made the shot a bit more dramatic.

This is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she hosts 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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A morning on the beach

Another photo taken at Manly beach.

I like the way how a surfer came into the frame.  The guy nicely made himself in a silhouette due to the water with sunlight.

This is my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community she hosts 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.

A morning at the beach

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Full moon appearing behind Opera House

This is photographed in the evening of second full moon in March.

Roughly 20~25 minutes after the moon rise, top of Opera House roof appeared to be softly bright, then finally the full moon rose behind the roof.

Someone told me that this was the last blue moon in 2018.  I did not know but if so, I was really lucky to be there to view beautiful moon rise.

This made my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Owning up, I miscounted one week for the theme week, which was today, to next week.  She had provided subject ‘from under’ for the theme of the month, but I submit this full moon image by mistake.  Actually, Leanne kindly checked about the image with me, but I did not have alternative I could quickly prepare to replace, I asked her to go as is hence.

That being so, I still like this image so much so I am happy.  I will just try new theme for next month with no confusion.

Monochrome Madness is the community 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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Waterfall at Milford

When the cruise boat I was aboard approached to the biggest waterfall at there, I was quite excited and clicked shutters many times, as I remember.

The flow of exuberant amount of water produced beautiful lines leading down to the bottom. I was just keen to capture them while releasing shutters.

I made one of the shots processed for my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community 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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The original.
Processed to monochrome.

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Secret Meeting

Two boys walked away from a group of people and started talking quietly at a backdoor…

This snapshot was taken at a farmland in Kingston, Otago, New Zealand.  The farmland was open for a 5-days long motor cycle rally when I was there.  The land opened one of barns to the public for ‘Food and rest’ space, where many volunteers grilled BBQs at the front of it and prepared sandwiches and drinks, for the cyclists and event staff, security workers, and audience.  Adults, kids, boys, and girls were crossing, stopping by the only ‘under-roof’ rest area for snacks and chat.

I was on the backside of the barn that was shearing space for sheep.  The boys moved in from the main compartment of the busy rest area.

I thought this candid shot went good and made this my submission to  this week’s ‘Monochrome Madness’ hosted by Leanne Cole.

Monochrome Madness is the community 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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