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Art Gallery NSW

The museum is an interesting place. Whenever I visit any type of museum and make myself surrounded by all those beautiful art works, it gives me a good deal of satisfaction of being an artist who I am actually not. Similar satisfaction that you can get while putting items into your wish list while browsing eBay as if you are going to buy all of them. I confess that I do have many cameras in my eBay shopping cart, just haven't checked out yet :)

Art Gallery NSW was the place where my first ever photography course teacher brought the group for outdoor shooting and she was really emphasising how to create a good composition by changing the perspective. So I was fiddling with my camera, changing angles, close/far from subject, sitting down, climbing up and so on, that was in 2009. I don't think my photography got any better since but at least I have trained my eyes to recognise how boring and pointless those photos I took.

Anyway finally I went back and there was something about Archibald Award (whoever that is...) going on so the gallery was incredibly crowded.

These were all Chinese people watching Chinese china from various dynasties. You know they have had many dynasties :)

These ladies were so into this painting and I was thinking they might understand why the bride looks so sad at her wedding.

Many photographers I encountered at the museum all busy at looking for the right picture.

"Mirror Mirror"
Funny things do happen with optics.

"Porcelain Reflection"

"Japanese Room"

"Pink Hat"
I just didn't want to have the last picture in B&W as her hat was way to gorgeous. I loved how she dressed up as well.

All the images were published under the "Creative Commons" licence.


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One thing I always wanted to do well is a water sport which I can't do at all. Watching people enjoying themselves on the continuous waves from the ocean makes me smile and slightly jealous at the same time.

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