View at Point Danger

I did not think that i really enjoyed taking shoreline photos at Point Danger; the headland locating at the south end of Queensland state.

Here are collections of which I particularly like for the way how waves were caught by long exposures.

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Did you find any one of which caught your eyes? 🙂

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Views at Tumgun Lookout

I passed by local surfers at the walk path in Burleigh Head National Park, most of whom scurried the path reaching for the point beneath Tumgun Lookout.  They then rushed down the graveled slope to the seashore and puddled the board to catch the wave.

The below photo caught the shoreline looked down from Tumgun Lookout.  I enjoyed seeing various patterns appeared and swept by waves.  I also enjoyed seeing dotted local surfers on the water paddled and surfed.

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If you move your eyes to the right, you will see the Gold Coast shoreline toward the end which is at Snapper Rocks.  Underneath the lookout is the entry point of Tallebudgera Creek, that was taken in deep emerald and blue and was not cold (yes, I touched the water before I came to this lookout).

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It was a nice walk of total 2 hours.

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This was literally the first shot I took in Gold Coast.

We took a very early flight (departed Sydney at 6:10am) and put our luggage onto the accommodation to head to a local cafe (a particular cafe which my friend loves) for the breakfast.  I caught this on our way to the cafe walking along the beach.

I thought this photo was as good in contrast of bright yellow of Life Guard shed in the bright blue sky.  Then I turned it into black and white, and found it good too.

Can you see the skyline of high-rise buildings?  The symbolic Surfers Paradise skyscrapers never get absent its existence, but it actually helped me to make my photo a little bit unique in perspectives.  Yes, they are caught in frame in number of photos I took in GC.  😉  I will share a few more in later posts…

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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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Camp Cove emerald

So I had got a guest from Chicago for last five days.  She headed back to Chicago this morning.

We have been long standing friend which has been over twenty years, and she visited me in Sydney last time ten years ago.

Here is a snapshot I took when we went to Watson’s Bay.   Water at Camp Cove Beach was breathtaking.

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Plain, old fence divided us to rail tracks

Oh dear, I have been trying to keep active on WordPress posting at least one note or photo everyday as often as possible, but I have been on completely opposite way for several days. 🙁

Well behind non-posting gap period, I have experienced a several small coincidences occurred to me in a sequential manner.  Those coincidences in a series brought me jaw-dropping surprise, then laughs because it was funny to see the coincidences in multiple times.  Well, I then kind of realized that miracle is not anything special to see in your day-to-day life, but it must happen every day to everyone in some form.  It might be our issue if we do not receive or accept it.

By the way, the photo below was taken in Japan (not on last trip but one in early May).  I took a short walk on the path along with rail tracks of a local train service.  In Japan, 5th of May is national holiday for celebrating children (Boy’s Day), and behind of me in this photo, there were many hand-sewn carp figured streamers hanging over a local brook (Carps have been used as symbols of boys’ growth and prosperity).  The local community in the area made this every year in this season and kids participate making / painting the streamers.

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My first pastel workshop in Japan

So this is one reasons why I kind of gave up carrying my DSLR and tripod with me.  🙂 One of my plans to accomplish during this trip was to do a pastel workshop for whose who had expressed interests to me since last year.

Due to the pastel drawing needs a suite of tools to do, despite the method was to use your finger(s) and rub them over the paper, it is apt to be rather bulky to carry by yourself unless you drive.

The workshop was made successful.  The participants who had never done this before, expressed their beautiful souls onto a piece of square paper to the full extent.  It is hard to tell you of how thrilling time I had with them as watching (and guiding) the whole process of the unique beautiful artwork was born out.  Japan, which has turned to rainy season, have got Hydrangea in full bloom, and I suggested them to draw Hydrangea.  Their touch and expression demonstrated during the work gave me inspiration and motivation.  🙂

I personally interpret this drawing process is quite similar to that you are meditating, which it may make you feel quite refreshing.  I am so glad that I shared those aspects with them.

Thank you beautiful souls for having me share this time with you.

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Loading up the aircraft

This was photographed by the window of the aircraft which I boarded on my last trip from Tokyo to Sydney.

There were several aircrafts parked and loaded at boarding gates for the departure.

I thought I was lucky to capture the aircraft from rear angle.

I posted as wishing myself being lucky again to see something interesting on my boarding to Sydney tonight.

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