Stillness on off duty time

This was photographed at a local park in Tokyo where my family house locates nearby.

It was rather still early and the recreational boats were all rested at small bay on the pond.

The boats interested me as subject to catch because of their gathered form which was nicely aligned.  I took some photos from various angles.

This photo was my contribution to this week’s

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.

By the way, the pond had Swans boats too.  They also beautifully parked in a row.  I would like to post the photo of them soon.

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The moon and Vivid Sydney 2018

Vidid Sydney 2018 opened up this year celebrating their 10th anniversary.

I am not that big fan of Vivid simply due to the festival, which runs a little too long (three weeks?) and which hence makes me feel at them a kind of light pollution (sorry for those who love and look forward Vivid every winter).  However, if some nights were on the period where the moon became full circle, it gave me a perfect motivation to night out into glowed and crowded Sydney.  Two nights later, I set tripod at a spot where lets me take Sydney iconic architectures in straight look.  This spot was off-the-vivid area, but it was enough for me to feel festive vibe from a bit afar.

I do not know if I take more occasions for photographing Vivid this winter, I would like to share some of photos I took on the two nights…

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Headed to Circular Quay by ferry.  Photographing on the ferry is always hard….
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The moon always disappeared when I trained my camera at her. 
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The clouds finally went aside to show me the moon.
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Bruce Point Reserve makes me possible to see the bridge and Opera House in straight line.  

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Weekly Photo Challenge (Final): All-Time Favorites

It is very disappointing that there is no more Weekly Photo Challenge open because it has been a great opportunity and community for me to keep up my motivation and see great posts contributed by other participants.

Here are my last submission.  These represent my all-time favorites .

I live in Sydney and I do love the view of Sydney particularly at sunrise and sunset.  Well, every cities must be beautiful in these hours, but to me, Sydney is one of most picturesque cities in the world.

I appreciate my lucky to live in here also because it is close to nature.  They have beaches and many bushes and mountains to walk and hike.  There are many Australian unique wild creatures and vegetation seen in there.

And on top, my lovely two fellas; Bleu and Shiraz.  The pair have been great companions / family who ‘talk’ a lot, sleep a lot, and bring me and mate laugh a lot.

Thank you very much for Daily Post community for all your time and works giving us these great motivation every day and week.  I hope one day this will open again to get this community back.

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A hazy sunset in Tokyo

I am glad to have this week almost finished because I am a bit tired already likely due to a ‘bullet’ super short trip to Tokyo I did on past weekend by taking night flight on Friday last week after work, then gone through some meetings on Sat/Sun, then I was already in Sydney by Tuesday morning.

Well, I am not bitching about it because the all on the trip scheduled was worthwhile to do and I am happy to get the all itinerary completed.  I will have to do this once again this month, and I know the only challenge for me to get over on next trip will be the temperature gaps between the two sites; winter Sydney vs rainy sticky Tokyo, that’s all.  Appreciate minimal time-zone difference laid between the two countries  🙂

Anyway, since the trip was short and packed with plans to carry out, I took little chance for photography.  Last day, however, I managed to a short time for it and dashed into Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on its 45th floor’ lookout.

I wished to catch a sunrise seeing the sun sinking down to the end, but it was hidden in the clouds way before its setting itself down, which was this.  🙂

It’s not my first time to visit there but I have not got the luck to catch sunrise.  Though I could not tick off this time for the photography,  I still enjoyed the view; every sunset is different.  🙂

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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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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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