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Day 60 #Project365

60-365 keep left

So it’s been raining since last Sunday and is going to stay raining until Sunday. It is hard to find a subject in this type of weather. It’s dark, not to mention wet outside, I really felt the limitation of the indoor.

Trying to brave it out and capture this wetness I went outside. The street was totally empty with people inside having dinner at the time. So I stood in the middle of the street trying to capture the wetness surrounding the sign.

Now we all know it was a failed mission. I captured the sign alright but the photo didn’t look wet enough. It was medium raining when I went outside wearing my rain jacket, its a bit harder than just a drizzle, but it turned out that this kind of rain was not hard enough to make a nice rainy wet look.

I was totally aware, of course, that given harder rain than this it would have been harder to take the photo. Imagine the struggle to keep my iPhone dry, or should I had better sense and taken an umbrella it would have been quite a struggle managing the umbrella and the iPhone, trying to keep my index finger dry for easier tapping and waving to my kids looking out of the window at their kooky mother at the same time. Imagine.

This made me wonder about those amazing storm photos I’ve seen taken by great photographers. How did they do it? I’m sure it’s harder to keep bigger camera dry and everything.

Oh well, baby steps for me, I will find out about the storm photo taking eventually, for now let the attempt to capture rainy and wet days with my puny iPhone camera continues. I have until Sunday.

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Day 56 #Project365

56-365 manuka swimming pool 1

We went to a local pool for ms.4’s friend birthday party. Not exactly my local it was at other suburb. This was our second time going to a public swimming pool, we have a small pool at home so we never really had the need to go else where to cool off. I didn’t realize what we missed out. It was really nice experience.

It was our first time going to this pool after living in Canberra for nearly 6 years . The Manuka pool was really pretty. It’s an old place but very well maintained and clean. It had that old swimming pool look I have seen only in Western movies. The wooden benches at either sides totally complete the whole oldies look.

Another thing that I found interesting was the number of signs they plastered all over the walls. I’ve noticed the signs because it was a hot topic between me and one friend just a week ago. We were talking more about how funny the content of some signs were back when we were growing up in Jakarta. And I pointed out that I’ve noticed signs here too, that they seemed to be more of them in public places. Some of them are necessary, of course, but some I found just ridiculous.

Back to the pool, some of the signs in this swimming place were old, served more decorative purposes only (my assumption) and some are new, you know the usual ‘shallow end please don’t dive’ type of thing. I love the old ones I found them quite funny, it’s just the sheer number of the signs all over this place really caught my attention.

I took photos of these signs, and I’m in the mood to share.


56-365 manuka public pool signs

56-365 manuka public pool sign

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