Dance time

..until humans are back.

This was caught last month when Night Noodle Markets 2018 was held in Sydney. All tables and chairs set tidy in daytime and the figures made me thought of them dancing in the circles.

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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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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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Sails and top of the bridge

Photographing tourist (or popular) spot and/or architectures become a challenge for me to do sometimes because in most of times I would like to capture them without humans (or have them but in minimal like silhouette).

It was a good sunny weekend when this was taken and there were many people out for enjoying their leisure walking and sun-bathing.

I did not have my tripod with me and there was no ideal solid spot to set my camera fixing for doing long exposure, so I gave up making people disappeared from my image.  Instead I changed idea trying to make these people a part of the landscape.  I took some shots in changing a bit angles and timing to see how people passing in front of me came into the frame.

I think the below one was made my favourite, and..

This is my contribution to this week’s Monochrome Madness 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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Big circle in Darling Harbour

Another shot out of the same night photography at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

This was one of many photos I took of ferris wheels.  The front side of the wheels (the shot caught its back) lit up with colours and it was reflected on the hotel window.  I took many because I would have caught the both of the actual wheels and the reflected one, but never worked out with my skill and position where I was at, so I changed my view to go bit far which turned out as below.

And this is my contribution to this week’s Monochrome Madness 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.

A little more about Leanne’s recent project work she started this year.. she opened a membership community page in Facebook .  In the page, Leanne provides workshops about various subjects about photography (i.g. photo processing, introducing artists etc).  Leanne also runs tutorial sessions regularly to her members with about works via video communication tool.  In there, Leanne and the members exchange ideas, views, and suggestions to each of all photos the participant submit for the session.  I have took the one for myself recently and it was really helpful.  For those who are interested in the community, please check about the community from the link above, or contact her from her blog.The big circle at Darling Harbour

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Out of my recent night photography

I don’t know why, but I can not kick my bum to get up early for morning photography.

Here Sydney is in the middle of winter season, it is perfect to do sunrise photography as it comes up rather late, right?

I don’t know why, but I can not take extra half hour for evening photography after work or weekends.

Here Sydney is in the middle of winter season, so it is perfect to do sunset photography as it sets down rather early, right?

Am I facing motivation issue?

Maybe….

Am I getting old and tired?

Well perhaps…..

So I tried to hitch myself up for it no matter what, and I did some night photography at Darling Harbour, Sydney, after work.

It was good choice because I do not like Darling Harbour and I hence do not head over usually, which means, I rarely took shots of it and there are plenty of challenges to take or try things.

A little confession here, that eventually I took three consecutive nights in a row to photograph at the same spots at Darling Harbour.

Why, because I was shocked at the quality of those I had photographed on my first evening, then I went back on the next evening.  The shots on second night were slightly better than first night, but still some were not good.

The third time’s the charm.  The photos taken at third night was somehow satisfiable.  Same time, I was feeling comfortable at myself having some focused time with photography.  And, I found myself that I have never had motivation issue (but I still don’t know what made me sluggish then).

Anyway, please let me share some of them out of the struggled three nights in shooting.  🙂

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Retired monorail station and Centre Point in background.
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Busy traffic for commute
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Busy traffic ahead of monorail station

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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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