What is good about winter season for me is that sunrise comes in later in the early morning window.
I like summer because day goes long due to longer hours of sunlight yet bright and warm, but often it is hard for me to get up even earlier to catch the beautiful sky art before the sun pops up. Well, I generally get up not that late, sometime between 0530 and 0600, but it was not enough early if I want to catch beautiful dawn.
Whereas, winter often describes as miserable season that makes people gloomy due to shorter sunshine hours and coldness (and dark, perhaps).
However, sunrise and window of my morning routine fits much better here in Sydney in winter.
My motivation to morning photography is getting to quiet these days but that sky canvas I saw yesterday pulls my chin up for it once again. 🙂
I was not particularly interested in this when I was scanning through all the photos I took on the day. However, I came back and took a look at the photo again just by coincidence, which happened while I was tidying up my storage space, I found it interesting at the part, where the glass panels reflecting afternoon sunlight took a role of leading line reaching for the gate of Luna Park Sydney.
Also, edge of palm tree leaves that came into the frame, looks like as if it tickles the nose of her face. And it may become why I feel a bit favor to this photo, I guess.. 🙂
This morning I was completely failed my morning plan. I was supposed to get up before 5 am for catching sunrise but turned out staying in bed until past 6 am, my lovely two fellas kept banging me and mate in order to wake up.
So I was going to touch and do a little work on my incomplete art work after I fed them, however, once I looked ahead from my balcony, I saw that there was a heavy milky colored blanket covered entire Sydney city.
It’s not hard to imagine that I stormed off from my place next 10 minutes with camera on my hands, to dash out to the spot below.
The heavy fog was getting to be rolled away by the time I arrived. However, since it was just after the sunrise, the view all over wrapped in soft and mystic mood tinged in pink tone.
On top, it was almost a year ago when I photographed foggy Sydney last time, I was quite excited at this meet-and-greet this big blanket again.
Forecasts say the rain will be back tomorrow through to this weekend. Although I missed a morning photography as I had initially planned, I thanks to my luck as it ended up having this fantastic shooting time in stead of it!
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.
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…
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.
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.