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Blues Point Reserve, 2009

Blues Point Reserve was one of the very first place where I visited solely in order to take photos. It locates in McMahons Point, the north side of Sydney, and you can enjoy the great view of of the harbour. I remember walking around the water side taking scenic shots, also going through small bushes taking photos of little things in the park. Nice place to hang around definitely.

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The thing really impressed me was this little brass band played and the people getting relaxed and dancing with the music. A couple of years later now, I was going through these photos again, I rediscovered the next few and found them very differently.

The band plays very calm music and the couple dances monotonously, two gentlemen in each photo seem falling in a sleep. When I recall the time and the place back, it feels very strange now. It looks very sweet at first, but something was unatural at the scene and I couldn't and still can't really figure out what it is. Maybe it's just me who is wrong.

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All the images were taken with Canon 40D. At the time I was only using JPEG format , no RAW files. Now I really regret that I didn't use the RAW files.

When I took these shots at the time I didn't really have much affection to them, but now I have developed different type of attachment, got not enough tools to polish them up. Probably this set would be a good lesson for me to keep the raw file ALWAYS. You never know how your mind would change later.


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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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