A lone dragon stays aloft

…or this guy is on duty patrolling the coastline, perhaps..

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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 ;-)).

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[Edit: 28/10/2018]

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.  🙂

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Morning delight

I would like to post one more photo out of the morning photography I did and had posted in here sometime ago.

That morning was exactly the one I liked, with complicated yet beautiful world in gold.

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A winter sunrise and morning surf

This is a throwback from last winter; July 2017 at Manly Beach, which I just dug up while tidying (or try to do..) my drawer recently.

It was a crisp morning with rough choppy waves banged onto the beach.

The golden morning stuck me on, I could not move but taking morning sunshine over the face for a while.

This photo reminds me of myself being off from sunrise / early morning photography recently.  It may turn to kick me out of bed in one early morning sometime soon..  🙂

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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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Muttering at departure gate

It’s 8:25pm and final call for boarding will be called soon.

It’s already long day today and I am going to take a 9 hours night flight for to be landed at my destination.

See you Sydney in two weeks. I will miss you 🙂

Hello Japan, stay still and here I come.

I will stop mumbling as moving toward the gate for boarding, with the beautiful morning shot at Manly beach, NSW.

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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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End of blue hour

This photograph was one of the earliest shots I released at sunrise photography on Sunday, while the previous photo was taken end of photography time.

I saw twilight along horizon and I was thrilled.  Dawn till sunrise is always special for me as it ensures me feel new energy of ‘beginning’, which makes me easy to release anything annoying / negativity that occupies me in the mind and reminds me a new start.

Well, generally I wake up fairly early in the morning and spend a few minutes viewing the sky at balcony (and greet).  Being so, seeing the moment of the sun popping up from horizon is somewhat different.

Anyway, here is one for today and I hope this photo is ok to tell about what the serene Sunday morning I felt was like.

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Coastal blue

I would like to share a couple of images I photographed a couple of months ago.  At that day I had an early appointment near Bondi first in the morning.  I could have left the area after the appointment but I checked my time and found that I could squash short photography time before getting out.  So I did so quickly along Bondi Coastal Walk.

It was same coastal walk that I had taken while ago, but this time I caught in different angles.

It was a little rushed but I had fun enough, and it was nice little memory of summer.

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Coast wind sometimes made me hard to stand still.
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The water at Tamarama area is my favourite in color which are in blue and emerald.

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More from Sculpture by the Sea 2017

A couple of more snapshots from open exhibition at coastal walk.  If you are interested in the other snapshot I had posted earlier, please click here.

I was trying to capture them by my own perspectives.  Portrait of those sculptures / artworks have been covered on their official website so I wanted to make them  looked differently.  😉

It is always interesting for me to interpret and find a message by the artists hidden behind these works.

The beautiful South Pacific Ocean and clouds made those works looking even more dramatic, I thought.  They were being part of the arts, the brilliant backgrounds.

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Under One Sky by Stephen Marr
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Plastic Paradise by Kathy Allam
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Song of the Aisors by Jock Clutterbuck
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The Last Charge by Harry Fasher
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Are We There Yet? by Jane Gillings