Hunter Valley

As I touched in previous post, I made catch up with my friend who we met six years ago as the last.  We talked a lot about us what’s happened after our last catch-ups, and I found that she had had very difficult time to get rid of and had suffered from anxiety and depressions.  She was getting back and she decided to make a visit me and Sydney again as she has lots of good travel memory in here.  I was so glad that she chose here for her refreshment with a touch of rehabilitation.

The photographs below were taken in Hunter Valley winery I went with her.  August is downtime at vineyards, but it’s also a kind of ‘fruit’ time because new products of the year or new batch are being bottled with new labels around this period.  We went to five cellars which included her favorite cellars.  It was great day and we filed another good memory in our memory.

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Boo!

The first bloom of the year.  This orchid soon will have got its second year at my place.  It carried along with a friend of mine last year who runs restaurant at a region of 3.5 hours away from Sydney and visited me for my birthday.  Glad it seems be happy to be at my place.

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Hello via fish-eye lens.
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You guys will adore me with blooming this year again..!

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The world of Tricolor

I snapped the head part of Hornby’s Lighthouse at South Head, Sydney, when I took a walk around Watson’s Bay and Camp Cove with the guest I had from Chicago.  I did not bring my DSLR but my old iPhone6 still did a fair work.

It was nice, clear day.  I think the photo caught well about how sparkle the lighthouse body was in white and red stripe with in bright blue background.

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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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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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