Happy 2020 ~ 明けましておめでとうございます ~

Happy new year my WP friends.  Best wishes to you all for 2020 and the next decade.

Sydney missed new years day sunrise.  The beamed summer sun appeared occasionally between overcast, but it was muggy and hot day.

I can not write much at present, but I blessed that I got new years day healthy and safe.

Well, I am going to do more posting in here in 2020.  🙂

明けましておめでとうございます。ここに立ち寄ってくださった皆さんにとりまして、今年とそれに続くこれからの10年が悦びに溢れるものでありますように。今年もどうぞよろしくお願いします。

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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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This was taken last month on the same day at Chowder Bay.

I processed this in monochrome in order to make the half-open window with a glimpse of outside outstanding in the photo.  First I thought I processed it too dark for my usual works, but then I thought that it ended up fair for the contrast made by dark room vs bright window.

This is my entry for 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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A summer day at Chowder Bay

So here are a few more photos I took at Chowder Bay a couple of weeks ago.  Yes, I had more than one image which I had posted in my earlier blog.  🙂

Time flies, January was gone already.  February is not as good as January for bathing in Sydney (in my opinion).  Chowder Bay has a good short trekking path, which leads to other neighbor spots around the small head facing Sydney Harbour, so I hope to be back there for a walk and taking photos.

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Jetty for water taxi
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Chowder Bay Wharf
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A window at lounge on the bay carried in nice breeze

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Awaiting departure

This was photographed at Palm Beach at Northern Beaches on one of after Christmas day.  This ferry wharf is for the ferries connecting the Palm Beach with local towns at Central Coast located on opposite shore of the inland sea.

It was a relaxed morning, it was before that the area is being packed with people.  There are only a few groups just started getting their stuff unpacked for their activity, while a couple of people did morning swim.

It will be great if the photo shares the vibe of the calm and relaxed summer morning with you.

This photo is my submission for this week’s ‘Monochrome Madness‘ by Leanne Cole.

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Short photography time at Bondi

These were taken on rock platforms laid along the path for Bondi Tamarama Coastal Walk (please refer to here for the coastal walk).  I had had an appointment in the morning at Bondi Junction and I extended to the beach after the appointment.

I rarely visit this Sydney’s most famous beach, simply because it is a little far from my local, but therefore I got to put my camera in my bag first in the morning of the day even I knew that I did not have much time for ‘excursion’ to do after the appointment.

It was just nice day.  As it was a weekday, beach was not packed, and people were relaxed.  I quickly found a quiet spot on the platform and did some long exposure shots.  I had to quickly pack up and head back to city, but it was nice and fun short photography time.

If you are visiting my page from somewhere in winter or cold country, I hope I could share this warm and relaxed tone by the photos below.  🙂

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North Bondi over the beach
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I love the effect brought by long exposure photography
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Mild waves kept crashing

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