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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Alpines loomed out

One of snapshots of landscapes I took from TranzAlpine train in NZ is made my favorite and I processed it in monochrome for 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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My first New Zealand 4 : Views from TranzAlpine Railway

At Christchurch, we took a scenic rail named TranzAlpine Railway.  Our destination was Greymouth, the last stop locating on the west coast of South Island.  The 4 hours train ride was fantastic, just full of spectacular views come and go.

I missed some big moments to be honest, but it didn’t make you feel so because of another beautiful view appeared in front of you.

I also skipped captions to put under each photo because I think these are not necessary.

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy them.  🙂

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My first New Zealand 2 : Chasing Trams in Christchurch

My stay in Christchurch was only two days, but trams circulating the city saved me to cut the travel time inside the city.

Tram operations aimed for tourism and Tram operator acted as a guide and explained about Christchurch as driving the carriage.

The classic looking old yet pretty carriage that used a lot of woods on it, was beautiful and was enough to make us feel extra ordinary with a hint of fantasy.

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Entry / Exit of New Regent Street Precinct.  Shops, cafes, bars and restaurants were aligned on both sides and tracks for tram were laid on the street.
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A tram turned into the precinct.

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Tram went into Cathedral Junction.
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At Cathedral Junction.  Tracks split into two ways.  Right tracks route to heart of Christchurch.  Left tracks lead to tram shed.
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Tram operator manually switches the route for either direction, using an iron stick (or magic wand..).
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A tram departed the stand in front of cathedral (beyond the photo).
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Inside the carriage, full of classic goodness.

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An another tram turning in front of museum.
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The tracks leading to tram shed.

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Waiting for the departure

‘Waiting for the departure’.  This is the title of the theme of the month by Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.  And below is my submission for this week.

She is a professional fine art photographer, and I started participating into the community under MM because it gives me a very good opportunity to work for monochrome photography, which I did not really touch them before.  I like taking landscape pictures but somehow I always had got a feeling of limitation in expressing what I see in colours with monochrome, which is untrue.

The community is excellent that many participants submit beautiful works every week.  I am inspired and learned from them each time.  For those who stop by and read this, it is recommended to check her page and participate in too!

Thank you for stopping by!

プロフェッショナル・フォトグラファーのLeanne Cole氏のページの中に、読者(フォロワー)の投稿からなるモノクロ写真のコミュニティーがあります。Monochrome Madness (リンクは上記からクリックしてください)というそのページは、毎週木曜日に彼女のブログの中で紹介されます。モノクロ写真がお好きな方、ぜひ彼女のページを覗いてみてください。或いは参加されてはいかがでしょうか。

私のブログに立ち寄ってくださりありがとうございました。

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Doors over the doors (and over..) – ドアの向こうにドア(そしてその向こうに..)

‘Door/Doors’.  This is the theme of the month by Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness.  And below is my submission.

She is a professional fine art photographer, and I started participating into the community under MM because it gives me a very good opportunity to work for monochrome photography, which I did not really touch them before.  I like taking landscape pictures but somehow I always had got a feeling of limitation in expressing what I see in colours with monochrome, which is untrue.

The community is excellent that many participants submit beautiful works every week.  I am inspired and learned from them each time.  For those who stop by and read this, it is recommended to check her page and participate in too!

プロフェッショナル・フォトグラファーのLeanne Cole氏のページの中に、読者(フォロワー)の投稿からなるモノクロ写真のコミュニティーがあります。Monochrome Madness (リンクは上記からクリックしてください)というそのページは、毎週木曜日に彼女のブログの中で紹介されます。

今回のテーマは「ドア、扉」でした。そして、私が投稿したのが下の写真です。

私はもともと風景写真が好きなのですが、モノクロ写真に対しては苦手意識がずっとあり、避けていました。というのも、私の目はカラーでその景色を捉えているので、その感動が白黒では表現できないような気がしていました。その苦手意識を払拭する良い勉強の機会と思い、去年の終わり頃から、私もモノクロ写真を投稿するようにしています。まだまだ、勉強は続くのですが、それでもモノクロにする事で出る味のようなものが出せたら、と今ではとても楽しんでいます。今、これを読んでくださったいる方で興味のある方は是非クリックして彼女のページを覗いてみてください。

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Train Car at Central Station

This was photographed before I jumped into the car for heading to Penrith.  I just thought the angle and lights made this photo a little dramatic.

I generally like train ride largely because I like watching views which come and go.  Also unlike driving a car, I do not need to worry about anything around me but just can focus on the views (yes, I sometimes feel stress to drive a car!).  Well, of course driving a car have different type of joy which I am sure, but sometimes I am delighted take a train for transport option.  🙂

シドニーのセントラル駅のプラットホームからの一枚。ちょうどこの車両に乗る直前に撮りました。光と遠近感が、なんとなく良い味になったかなと気に入っています。:-)

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