‘You can take a photo of me…’, the snaps of the curious gull on the beach ~撮られたがりのジョナサン~

This summer was not as hot as the usual summers in Sydney.

I missed (or almost forgot) making my typical beach time packing beach throw, sunscreen, and the straw hat together with some favourites in the basket.

So I took a long morning walk the other day to soak my foot and appreciate nature and the moment where I felt.

While I started being space out on the beach and just enjoyed the touch of water and sand, a seagull caught me in the eyes on its landing to the edge of the cement pipe.

The lone seagull stood afar.

I enjoyed taking some morning snapshots.

The seagull lost my perspectives, that every look I gave to, it came closer to me.  It was like, as if it never paid attention to me existed there, but it never got out of frame of the view.

It even looks like the gull might have made posing to help my snap looking better.

Finally the gull turned to (the last shot) look at me straight.

‘Sure, you can take a photo of me’

….Is that what you just said to me?

After the last shot I caught, the gull flew away from me.

I wondered what the gull would have commented if I could show it the last shot and ask….

朝の散歩に砂の上を歩いていたら一羽のカモメが目の前のパイプの先端に降り立つのが見えた。

その日は薄曇りで風が出ていたのだけれど、その風を浴びているジョナサンは(カモメさん許して)一瞬孤高にさえ見えた。

私もスマホで写真などを撮りながらふと気づくと、確実に私との距離を縮めているじゃあありませんか。

その都度私の方などはもちろん見ることもなく、独り風を楽しんでいる風だったけれど、ついには私との距離をほぼ目の前に詰めて来た。

そして、グッとこちらをみる。

あれ、ポーズ決めてる?

「撮ってもいいよ」

。。。。って今そう仰いました?

最後の写真撮った後、ジョナサンは何処かへ飛んで行きました。

この写真、見せることができたら、なんてコメントくれるかな。

という朝の一コマ。

Thank you for stopping by.

お立ち寄りくださりありがとうございました。

*Re-post* Patterns and Textures

*This is the repost as the video I had inserted earlier failed so it has been removed.*

今シーズンはまだビーチにちゃんと行ってなかった!

ということで今朝のウォーキングは少し足を延ばして一番近いビーチへ行きました。

これができるから、今住んでいるところから引っ越せないのです(笑)。靴を脱いで波打ち際を歩いき、地球とちゃんと繋がってきました。

I did not make occasions to go to beaches this summer, and I extended my regular walking up to the nearest beach this morning.

It was just before the beach gets busy with people coming out for morning swims.

Water was clear.

I soaked my bear foot on the water’s edge.

It was more than just refreshing,…. it was more like something making me relieved.  ….is it so called the ‘earthing’?

Kept walking along the edge then saw some art works by nature.  Lucky that it was before being squashed by the crowd.

The ripples created beautiful patterns on the sand which made me imagine something like smooth fabric.

Thank you our mother earth for this, i greatly appreciated!

 

Thank you for stopping by.

お立ち寄りくださりありがとうございました。

 

 

Short photography time at Bondi

These were taken on rock platforms laid along the path for Bondi Tamarama Coastal Walk (please refer to here for the coastal walk).  I had had an appointment in the morning at Bondi Junction and I extended to the beach after the appointment.

I rarely visit this Sydney’s most famous beach, simply because it is a little far from my local, but therefore I got to put my camera in my bag first in the morning of the day even I knew that I did not have much time for ‘excursion’ to do after the appointment.

It was just nice day.  As it was a weekday, beach was not packed, and people were relaxed.  I quickly found a quiet spot on the platform and did some long exposure shots.  I had to quickly pack up and head back to city, but it was nice and fun short photography time.

If you are visiting my page from somewhere in winter or cold country, I hope I could share this warm and relaxed tone by the photos below.  🙂

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North Bondi over the beach
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I love the effect brought by long exposure photography
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Mild waves kept crashing

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