I have drawn Jacarandas with pastels for my friend’s birthday.
It should be looking like a bit plain work for the occasion.
It will be the last birthday for her to celebrate it in Sydney, under full bloom of Jacarandas, so I hope she will like this. She will be a resident of Northern Hemisphere next year, where there will be framed in coloured leaves when she gets her birthday 😉
There are two whale watching seasons coming to Sydney siders every year. I had boarded on a boat for whale watching, or I grasped binoculars to catch them from high-points nearby ocean, but never managed.
I finally made it seeing a group of them cruising at Byron Bay in an early morning. We were at Lighthouse and did not have binoculars at that time, but still we clearly caught them in silhouette taking morning sunrise.
With my photography skill yet my telephoto lens I had with me, I could not capture that awesome shot. However, it was still sensational event that thrilled me enough to stick on my foot at the spot.
Dolphins were captured slightly bigger simply they swum closer to the coast. The motion of them swimming were beautiful and made me even thought that they were humming in pleasure. I hope these photos could share those vibrations.
These photos were taken at Byron Bay when I went for my birthday trip. It was really short trip but I had really great time entirely.
Anyway, I like these photos because of the slight yet continuous background changes happened behind the lone seagull on the solid rock. I also like form of a series of waves I captured. I usually love watching waves at any seashore and I can watch them for hours, zero boredom. So I had had so many difficulties at Byron, to make myself move from a number of beautiful nature scenes there. Ocean waves were absolutely one of them.