Week 36 “Sydney” – Selections

Long weekend this week in Perth means some time for me to catch up on this blog 🙂

.I went back to visit my family in Sydney around two weeks ago so the photos for week 36 & the following week 37 will be from the east coast.

Alot has changed since the last time I visited Sydney two years ago. Lots of development, civil works and a crazy amount of humanity compared to Perth.

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Unwanted trees for development

I couldn’t help but keep snapping photos from the car on the way home due to the unfamiliarity of the city I use to live in .

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Passenger
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Mural

The first stop we went to was the Fish market in Pyrmont. Found an awesome butcher called “Vic’s meat market” Amazing quality meat and produce. I tend to experiment on health and nutrition and I am currently doing a zero carb diet, that is, no vegetables or fruit, just meat and the occasional dairy. I even cut out coffee and teas. So going there was like Disneyland to me!  I was mortified seeing the butcher cut so much fat off the beef whilst there because of all the negativity and misinformation on saturated fat and cholesterol.

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Fat trimming

Anyways enough about nutrition, like i said earlier, what I noticed were the amount of construction happening in Sydney. Roads, buildings, bridges, scaffolding, the city seemed to be in a constant state of growth.

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Exit Speed
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Week 35 “Open Theme” – Selections

Constantly playing catch up with my street photography post. I know I am falling behind quite abit but I am still committed shooting each week and motivated on completing this 2017 project.

As Spring has finally arrived here in Australia, I should be getting out alot more to work on my way of seeing (WOS) Hopefully start getting more gems from the roughage. Fate permitting.

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Outside
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Santa’s little helper
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Fish in a barrel
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Street Life
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Yellow Sign
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Matrix
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Insert Toast
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Big night out

 

Week 28/52 “Art” – Selection

Selections for Week 28 theme of Art.

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Depressed

I did not end up going to any galleries again but instead focused on art/sculptures I encounter while out and about.

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Structure

I thought this was clever way to reuse shipping containers by making them a permanent rainbow in Freo.

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Rainbow

The featured image is a structure a close friend of mine help build and design. Abstracted trees.

 

Week 27/52 “Devising” – Selection

Selections for Week 27. The weather has been terrible last week so I didnt shoot as much as I would have liked.  Potentially getting lazy too…

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Devil’s not allowed

Luckily managed to get a portrait which fits the brief. Another messenger from God this week using his hat to spread the message. I seem to be targeting lots of religious public folk out and about in my city.

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Grateful hatter

 

Week 24/52 “Bracket” – Selections

Shots from last week’s theme (Bracket)

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Busker between Bon Scott

Enjoyed shooting it last Saturday as I managed to take out the bike i recently got and just cycled around Fremantle.

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Groups of people and Seagulls

Amazing how much more time you gain by cycling vs walking.

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Road order

I was pretty sore when I got back home though as I haven’t ridden a bike in years.

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Tail
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A migration

Week 23/52 “Portraits” – Selections

For week 23 I decided to continue with my portrait challenge. So there’s no theme per say. Most of the subject I spoke with and asked but some were taken candidly.

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Captain America

I find since asking people for their photo and having a mini chat, it has made me more comfortable with approaching people. Knowing how to diffuse a situation and just be comfortable with what street photography is.

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Falun gong practicioner

Fear in street photography is weird. There is no ill intent after all. It’s our lizard brain who is fearful.

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The stoic Seneca has a great quote which I like to read before my lunch photo time to help get me out of the fear mindset.

The mind at times fashions for itself false shapes of evil when there are no signs that point to any evil; it twists into the worst construction some word of doubtful meaning; or it fancies some personal grudge to be more serious than it really is, considering not how angry the enemy is, but to what lengths he may go if he is angry. But life is not worth living, and there is no limit to our sorrows, if we indulge our fears to the greatest possible extent; in this matter, let prudence help you, and contemn with a resolute spirit even when it is in plain sight.

Seneca – On Groundless Fears

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Australia

 

 

Week 22/52 “Crash” – Selections

Small pickings again this week. Damn this short winter light.

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Left behind

Stretching the term too with the selections.

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FYI

Considered vandalism, within the confines of the AUSSIE letters.

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Within the letters

But to me its the glasses of this old man which takes the cake. A party crasher like no other.