Full moon of the month

I missed taking her at moon rise on the full moon night because the forecast said that the evening would have been cloudy and I did not bring my camera when I left house in the morning.  The forecast ended not correct that the beautiful full moon rose and I admired her beauty at the house as cooking dinner.

I got this chance next day at dawn.  The moon was already set on the west of the skies but was still there clearly.  Her beaming light could not be missed!


I think I have missed photographing full moon number of times (months?) this year.  Sky condition was main reason of why, but I was not be able to make chances for doing it either (I would like to photograph just after the moon rise).

With the hope I will get some shots for 2 more full moons to come for 2018….

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Full Moon of the month

Captured last night.  Sydney weather was not that good yesterday so I wasn’t expecting her appeared in the evening.  Photographing moon is another challenge for me always.  I eventually did about 90 clicks and turned out five kept at the end.  The below are top 2.  I like the first one particularly just because of the hazy moonlight glow.

Oh my naughty Bleu made a posture looking up, as if he was going to be howling toward the moon.  😉

He will be turning to age of thirteen this weekend.  He had been suffering from eczema which likely came from allergy and he had to wear the collar for months.  So I  completely stop feeding him the food which contained chicken (including all chicken products and bi-products) then he finally was released from the collar.

Bleu, mummy is very happy for you having your birthday with no collar on.  DSC_3543 (1)DSC_3538 (1)IMG_0944 (1)

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A little story at a bus stand

A little story at a bus stop

This photo is a one of them I had done the other night.

And this is my contribution to this week’s

Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole .

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.

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Photos in front of a local Milk bar in Sydney

Olympia Milk Bar was city’s the oldest yet iconic milk bar in Sydney, and was closed down last year.

Myself had not been there for enjoying their serving coffee or milkshakes, but the other night I chosen them for my quick photography spot to do some long exposure.

In front of the shop was a bus stop, and I was standing and watching the shop across the road.  Then I found it fun to train my lens toward the shop because one single spot showed me many little stories performed by people waiting for buses and by buses and cars passed by.

Here are some of them I took there.  I hope I could share with you how I had fun shooting time in that evening.


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The moon and Vivid Sydney 2018

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…

Headed to Circular Quay by ferry.  Photographing on the ferry is always hard….
The moon always disappeared when I trained my camera at her. 
The clouds finally went aside to show me the moon.
Bruce Point Reserve makes me possible to see the bridge and Opera House in straight line.  

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Tokyo Station at night

I managed it doing some night photography in Tokyo a night before I left for return to Sydney.

Here is Tokyo Station, Marunouchi Exit side.  Tokyo Station has two main exits; Marunouchi, and Yaesu.  The each side is very different and I like Marunouchi side better simply due to this classic architecture built in 1915.  It is annexed to a hotel business on upper floors.

I came to photograph this classic architecture a year ago and caught some shots, but at that time there were some re-construction works underway in front of this station building and the construction curtains also covered a part of the building.  It’s why I was glad to be back to the spot again.

Well, the construction was finished, but there were still another bunch of tents installed in front of the building (see below).  Looked like they were for some events to commence at small garden space in front of the building.  I must have got no chance to see utterly full view of the building with zero visual obstacles.  😉

Being so, the station building was still beautiful at night.  I hope you enjoy them too.  🙂

Tokyo Station Marunouchi Central Exit in front.
Looking station building toward the South Exit
Captured some lights at Marunouchi Exit

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Catching evening light

It’s been a while since I had fun with catching light trails, so I played with light at the spot in Sydney city several days ago for the first time.

I have to admit that the lines of light trails I caught here were not great.  I kind of know that the lines are displayed in various patterns by multiple conditions put together on the moments that the shot was caught.  Of course my photography skill is prerequisite.

I often ignore camera settings but photograph with feelings.  I will have to be a bit more analytical to improve my skills.  :p

Well, for now, this is what turned out.  🙂   I will be flying to Japan soon but I will definitely be back to this spot to play with lights when I am back to Sydney.

That night, I certainly had fun with capturing light trails.  It certainly brought me thrills  :-).


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The night of last Blue Moon full moon in 2018

This is nothing new but is subsequent post of another images of full moon, which I had first posted with a monochrome image. .

Like every month do, it fascinated me again.  Sydney sky was perfect for seeing full moon and it made me calm and peaceful in bathing her bright yet gentle light.

I hope these photos are good enough to tell you how beautiful night it was.

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I wanted to come as closest as possible.
I snapped her on the ferry.

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Snapshots of my first full moon of 2018

I like watching and photographing full moon every month.  Full moon is beautiful but I like her especially when she appears.  However, I have been missing to photograph her this year.  I missed first full moon which was on 2nd of January.  At that time clouds built all of sudden in the evening and did not clear out until very late at night.  Second full moon was on 31st of the month and it was the night of heavy rainfall and could not see astral show that happened at night (I was really keen to watch eclipse).

So on the day of first full moon of this month (second full moon is on 31st), I set my camera on the tripod and to photograph her.  I checked the rising point and line of orbit with my astral free app on iPhone.  I was just hoping the moon popping out between clouds that again appeared along to the sun was setting down.

To be very honest with you, I was not sure if the spot I chose was the best, probably not.  Why I chose there was because was eager to take a picture of full moon with Sydney Harbour Bridge together in one shot.  The moon orbit may take one end of Harbour Bridge according to the app so I just hoped to manage it.

The moon appeared.

she, however, rose a little far left than I had thought it must have been, and was setting  behind a high rise residential building.  So I changed position a bit giving up Harbour Bridge and to photograph her with Luna Park together in stead.  The residential building stood out in silhouette in the dark with backlight made by moon.  I was waiting for another several minutes and then she, just came up above the building, now hid into the clouds straight up.

I felt it funny somehow and was laughing as photographing because she reminded me of someone like a little shy girl who hid behind her mum (or dad) when she says hi.  🙂

Anyway, I took several shots of her.  She continued rising only behind the clouds but her bright yet graceful light was enough to make me happy to see and photograph her.

I like the shady full moon also.  It ended up adding some mood in photo.

I already look forward next full moon which is coming the end of this month.


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