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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Coolangatta into golden hours

I flew up to my first Gold Coast trip with my friend last week.  This was made her last trip in Australia before she left.

Funny that I had never tried GC in my holidays list in the past and people were surprised at that for the years long of me living in Australia.

My stereotype image of GC was just Surfers Paradise, which does not interest me to visit that much ( and very sorry for those who like there).  However, the area at Coolangatta was very relaxing and we had great short holiday with full of laugh and joy.  I appreciated her to choose there and gave me the opportunity to go to.

Below were taken in golden hours at Pat Fagan Park.  I love these shots because of the silhouette of people at the beach and some magical lights shed in there.  I will be posting a bit more photos in later posts, so I hope I can share some fun with you.

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First shot taken at Pat Fagan Park.  Water made nice reflection of the afternoon light. 
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The silhouette of a father and a kids is my favorite

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Anzac Bridge at dusk

This was almost my first sunset photography of the season.  Despite the fact, I was late to get there and I think I missed the best time to get the best light being shed by the sunset at the scene.

I decided to capture Anzac Bridge from the deck at Sydney Fish Market.

The wind blew harsh and shook my tripod, but I quite enjoyed myself stayed there placing my feet hard on the ground.

I have a strong image of the scene which I would like to photograph the bridge in what sort of colors it is in the background.  I had gave it try twice at this spot but neither made me satisfied yet.  Spring season is around the corner to Sydney, and I believe myself taking another evening to be back and give it another try.

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Hand-held snapshot.  How seagull came in the frame made me like this shot more than others.
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Shooting with long-exposure was a bit hard on this day. 

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Bright afternoon in blue and gold

This was taken at The Rocks, Sydney on last weekend.  Lots of buildings in Sydney city were shone by afternoon sunlight.

The contrast of colors between foreground in gold and background of blue sky was quite impressed to me. I did not have my DSLR with me but my old iPhone did a fair work like below, I think… :-).

It was warm winter afternoon and the crowd around the area was frolic with wines and foods as served by number of stalls at the site. The photo was caught when the light started dimming toward evening. It was a lucky shot, I caught. 🙂

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A hazy sunset in Tokyo

I am glad to have this week almost finished because I am a bit tired already likely due to a ‘bullet’ super short trip to Tokyo I did on past weekend by taking night flight on Friday last week after work, then gone through some meetings on Sat/Sun, then I was already in Sydney by Tuesday morning.

Well, I am not bitching about it because the all on the trip scheduled was worthwhile to do and I am happy to get the all itinerary completed.  I will have to do this once again this month, and I know the only challenge for me to get over on next trip will be the temperature gaps between the two sites; winter Sydney vs rainy sticky Tokyo, that’s all.  Appreciate minimal time-zone difference laid between the two countries  🙂

Anyway, since the trip was short and packed with plans to carry out, I took little chance for photography.  Last day, however, I managed to a short time for it and dashed into Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on its 45th floor’ lookout.

I wished to catch a sunrise seeing the sun sinking down to the end, but it was hidden in the clouds way before its setting itself down, which was this.  🙂

It’s not my first time to visit there but I have not got the luck to catch sunrise.  Though I could not tick off this time for the photography,  I still enjoyed the view; every sunset is different.  🙂

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