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.
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.
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..
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.