‘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。

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お立ち寄りくださりありがとうございました。

Happy 2020 ~ 明けましておめでとうございます ~

Happy new year my WP friends.  Best wishes to you all for 2020 and the next decade.

Sydney missed new years day sunrise.  The beamed summer sun appeared occasionally between overcast, but it was muggy and hot day.

I can not write much at present, but I blessed that I got new years day healthy and safe.

Well, I am going to do more posting in here in 2020.  🙂

明けましておめでとうございます。ここに立ち寄ってくださった皆さんにとりまして、今年とそれに続くこれからの10年が悦びに溢れるものでありますように。今年もどうぞよろしくお願いします。

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Snapshots of Sydney CBD

…with my new iPhoneXR.

I have upgraded my phone first time in four years.  I quite enjoyed my iPhone 6 but it was getting harder and harder to keep up the software upgrades.

It’s time to farewell.

Thank you iPhone 6 for being my always buddy supporting my everyday life.  You made me easy to connect to the world, and you made me addict sometime too.

Now, here are the random test shots I caught with XR…, I like the outcomes and I will look forward my life with this guy as long as it stands.

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Arizona beauty

Aerial views of Arizona geography I watched on the fright from Houston to Tucson.

Well, I do not have sufficient / enough vocabulary to describe how beautiful they are, so I will skip to try in here.  😉

They just froze me having my face stuck on the window to look the amazing world spread underneath..

And this is my contribution to this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge #32: Shadows hosted by Tina Schell.

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Snapshots of Blackwattle Bay in one summer afternoon

These were photographed a few days before I flew to Japan to close my 2018.

I procrastinate taking additional half hour for photography after work, but that day was only exception.  I would have not tried any big shot but simply hoped to catch a summer afternoon in Sydney.

Then why didn’t I choose somewhere near or under Harbour Bridge?  I don’t know.  My house is not in the direction where Anzac Bridge leads to, but Anzac Bridge adores me for its architecture and keeps me coming back to, and that day seemed be one of that.

Being so, I did not take a walk the path alongside Blackwattle Bay and I found number of small challenges in taking snapshots.

It was a little fun afternoon.

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Glebe Island Bridge under Anzac Bridge.

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Anzac Bridge leading to central Sydney.
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Looking Sydney Centre Point between the masts.
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Glancing central Sydney.
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Last shot before I left the area.

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