Dec 182011
 

In the Sydney Harbour, ferry workers have a quick cigarette before the next hop on, hop off. Ladies wearing their best dresses converge to the Opera for the evening performance. And a few lone souls spend long minutes scrutinizing the horizon, dreaming of great adventures in far away lands.  (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph.

Dec 172011
 

The coathanger is the nickname of the gigantic Sydney Harbour Bridge (obviously due to its arch from). Opened back in 1932, it allows cars, trains, bikes and even walkers to cross from dowtown to the North shore. I could not help thinking about the many commuter, travellers or migrants that saw the changing face of Sydney from its deck over the last 80 years. (click on pictures for high res)

Leica M8 with 35mm Summilux Asph

Dec 162011
 

A flashy hopscotch was drawn right in the middle of Sydney's downtown and instantly got the attention of the many passer-bys. Young kids tried a few hesitant steps, teenagers made it feel like it was only yesterday, and elder people passed by with a smile, wishing that their old legs could still bear with a little jump. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph.

Dec 152011
 

Yes, one can definitely do street photography at the beach. Here is a demonstration by Pelayo Gonzalez from Gijon, Spain with a picture taken in February.

Nikon D700 with 24mm prime lens.

This is what Pelayo wrote about his shot :

I was walking by the beach when realised about the cool framing shadows were projecting on the sand surrounding the surfer. I guess his location was not random. He was warming up so probably he chose the place where sun was still shining. I specially like the moment of concentration and the loneliness of the man.

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Dec 132011
 

Located one hour West of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are a weekend favorites for city dwellers. The landscape is stunning and the mountains do indeed look blue (due to a chemical process involving Eucalyptus trees). Still, some visitors seem to have a hard time relaxing straight away. (click on pictures for high res)

Note that the panorama was taken using the X10 special panorama function. Works pretty well, though obviously not for pro usage.

All pictures taken with Fuji X10