Under winter sunlight ~ ある冬の日の午後 ~

Me: Oi Bleu, what are you looking up?

Ah, you are chatting with Gra-Gra.

Hey buddy! Come out here snd lets take more sunshine! – Graham aka Gra-Gra

What did you guys talk about?

Cheers bud. Am happy to stay here for a bit nap. – Bleu –

Bleu & Graham: Mum, it’s secret..🐾🌳

…. just a serendipitous scene in winter Sunday afternoon.

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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.

Sails and top of the bridge

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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 winter sunrise and morning surf

This is a throwback from last winter; July 2017 at Manly Beach, which I just dug up while tidying (or try to do..) my drawer recently.

It was a crisp morning with rough choppy waves banged onto the beach.

The golden morning stuck me on, I could not move but taking morning sunshine over the face for a while.

This photo reminds me of myself being off from sunrise / early morning photography recently.  It may turn to kick me out of bed in one early morning sometime soon..  🙂


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Admiralty House Open Day 2018

I arrived at the gate of Admiralty House on last Saturday, only 10 minutes before the official closing time.  The house and garden however were occupied with many people picnicking or strolling he open area in the mansion.  There was a classic Rolls Royce Phantom parked in front of the entrance, introduced as Queen Elizabeth rode when she had visited Sydney.

The open area in the house was limited to half of ground floor, where salon, formal dining room, all where has been used for guests.

Frankly I enjoyed being at lawn and garden much more than the house and furnishing goods.  They were perfect to view Sydney Harbor and Sydney city to eastern suburbs.  I missed taking snapshots of the garden due to no time left, I would like to share some photos of the Harbor and CBD here…


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Townhall in the morning

This was photographed sometime ago on one weekend morning. I like the ambient I felt there; quiet and surrounded in peace, which I would not see on weekday mornings.

Morning light made it clock tower and other buildings behind it outstanding in the scene. QVB was against the light but still blurry shone by the reflection which came from the building taking sunshine at the opposite.  That’s another point I thought of it good.

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 challengeus about monochrome images. As it is open community, everyone can participate.

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Lofty frutex in autumn sky

I saw this tree at Bronte, on my walk with a friend from a local cafe up to the beach.  The tree was not that high as you would imagine, but because the area was gradient, I looked it up from much lower position.

I thought this photo was taken all right because it was taken almost as exactly as how I saw.

It was very warm and summery day.  The beach and cafes were packed with many people who enjoyed themselves in the vibe of end of summer including myself (actually it was already autumn for calendar).  The mood made me feel that we could still hold a bit of summer time, but I realized that sky and the ripple of clouds were certainly telling me of the farewell of summer.

That was what I saw when I watched and photographed this.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face in the Crowd

This is a photograph of a crowd for weekend Market at The Rocks, Sydney.

It was morning and people just started gathering for checking the market.  Some people seated and enjoyed coffee and stuff.

This is my entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge .

By the way, I had posted photographs of crowds that were crossing street sometime ago.  I am not going to reblog but this could suit the theme as well. DSC_0979

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You are my companion today.

It’s raining outside and I am sick and stay in the bed.

You are my companion today.

Thank you Jakaranda for coming another week full bloomed.

You are my companion today.

What shall we talk about by the window?


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Weekend snapshots 2

Here are another batch of photographs I took on a weekend.  This day, it was beautiful and delightful weather outside.  A large cruise ship parked at Overseas Passenger Terminal and many tourists and locals were enjoying under the bright sunlight.  People in the Rocks market were relaxed and in much of joy while strolling among stalls.  People and seagulls at Circular Quay look happy in hanging out around.  Nice weekend vibe brought me smile into my face in capturing candid shots of them.

I hope you will feel some (or all) of that I got at that time from the photos.

Oh by the way, I am technology retard and I just found that I did not enable Comment section on on my blog!  Now it is on.  🙂  So please feel free to leave and share with me.

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