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Parramatta Park

Parramatta Park is very close to where I live. One interesting thing about this park is that you can't really find dogs. Yes, I said right. There are hardly any dogs in this park. Why?

The Parramatta and Westmead which is the suburb right next are well known for big population of Indian people and I have to say (even endangering the possibility of over generalisation of the race) having a dog doesn't seem to be a big part of Indian culture. That's all I have to say. Instead you can easily find many groups of people playing cricket on weekends.

Don't get me wrong. I have no single problem of enjoying a park without dogs. I usually do my jogging here so less dog means more pleasant running for me too. Just it's funny to find these sort of cultural differences in the park in certain suburbs. Unlike this one you will find more dogs than humans in the park near Newtown on weekend.

Anyway one of the weekends, I had a chance to have a quick walk with my family and playing with my camera to capture them in my frame.

"Walk"
Facing the sun in front, I was trying to limit the amount of light being exposed in the scene by fully utilising the lens hood to literally cut the sun. I think I kinda manipulated the shot as I wanted.

"Walk"

"Skate"

"Road"
It's a really nice place to visit in my opinion. The most stereotypical Australian park I ever visited, it's way too typical so that it would make you think that this is how the every park should be. No distinct features available but it has everything that the park needs to have. Plenty of trees, people enjoying various sports, BBQ, relaxing time with the loved ones. What else do you need more anyway ? :)

All the shots were taken with Finepix X100.

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


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