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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Resting

This was photographed when I explored path in a park which I had seldom visited.

The main part was made open for sports people that tennis courts and field were available to play. At that time there were people with their dogs unleashed while some others were playing football.

I found some small boats including this after I passed those area and stepped into the path led to a bit of bush. I liked the quiet ambiance produced by the boats and surrounding. It was a good contrast with the ambience at the sports field.

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.

Resting

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Morning delight

I would like to post one more photo out of the morning photography I did and had posted in here sometime ago.

That morning was exactly the one I liked, with complicated yet beautiful world in gold.

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Rolling, Swirling, and Dancing

I had an opportunity to take a short photography time at Watson’s Bay, where I hadn’t been for ages.

Looking ahead ocean from The Gap point was fabulous as always.

I took some photographs of the bottom of the cliff and this is one of them.

Watching water flow never got me bored as always.

A slight curse I had had to my self was that I did not have a tripod with me, which I love what the long exposure brings to the photos as always and I wished to take them with it.

So I put it this way – an another chance will come again or I will be decisive to set a plan the revisit there for taking these beautiful traces of water flow with long exposures.

And…

This is my submission to Monochrome Madness this week 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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Which photograph do you like better?

These two were photographed at Hyde Park in Sydney.  I went to this particular spot in the park 3 times in 2 weeks because I struggled with determining the composition, which I had not even thought about it.  I just had a rough image in my head as to what I would capture, so I stopped by the spot one clear evening after work.  I had my camera but I did not have tripod.

Once I checked the all photos I took at home, I found that they were all under satisfactory quality, most of which were caught unstable or inconsiderate angles.

So, I returned to the spot in my earliest possible evening to do, which was a week after from my first shooting.  This time I did not forget my tripod to bring with, and I took number of photos with no worry about image stability.

I loaded all the photos I took at home and checked them, then, I realized that every single shot missed something.  For example, one did not have enough background (sky) as space so Sydney Tower looked stuck and tight on the top, while, another one chopped off the fountain hence total balance was lost in the image, etc, etc….

I was urged to be back next day, but it was raining and further to the next day I had another plan to do, so I had to wait until another free evening to have clear sky back on.

Well, third time, I had my camera (ticked), I had my tripod (ticked), and I also carried another spare lens at the spot.  Actually the spare one ended up to make me satisfied for taking the scene.

Voila, these were the best two of the spot after I visited three times (or I’d say, so far?).  🙂

There is one more question leaves me, that is which shot looks better?  For this one, I would like to have a help of you.  🙂

Well, I can hear you saying ‘It depends on what did you intended to capture’.

Of course that is.

But, I am still curious about your reaction / response in terms of which image you like it (or to say, comfort you), because these two should give you a little different impression though they shot at only 2 meters distance each other, so…

Your feedback is appreciated. 🙂

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Chasing reflection on the morning stroll in the Park

I took a morning stroll in the nearest park from my mother’s house.  It was pleasant warm morning that a mild cool and dry breeze stroked my cheeks gently yet you could feel early summer that was being right next to you.

The park has a pond in the center of the premises. It’s being busy with boats and swan boats ‘cruise’ around by visitors during day time.

The one I saw in the morning was incredible, the surface on the pond was sleek smooth as if a mirror installed on the pond. 🙂  Sometimes the mild breeze stroke raised small ripples on the surface of the water.  Evert ripples produced different touch on the water and objects of which were reflected on were seen with various effect.

It was the morning making me proud of myself for catching up this beautiful world of fresh green, on the last day with the perfect weather.

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Boats off duty

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Parked swan boats that will be busy later.

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Movement amid stillness

A fountain create water ripples on the quiet pond.

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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Muttering at departure gate

It’s 8:25pm and final call for boarding will be called soon.

It’s already long day today and I am going to take a 9 hours night flight for to be landed at my destination.

See you Sydney in two weeks. I will miss you 🙂

Hello Japan, stay still and here I come.

I will stop mumbling as moving toward the gate for boarding, with the beautiful morning shot at Manly beach, NSW.

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Waterfall at Milford

When the cruise boat I was aboard approached to the biggest waterfall at there, I was quite excited and clicked shutters many times, as I remember.

The flow of exuberant amount of water produced beautiful lines leading down to the bottom. I was just keen to capture them while releasing shutters.

I made one of the shots processed for my submission to this week’s Monochrome Madness 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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The original.
Processed to monochrome.

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