Featuring on this post are two images taken during a boat trip on Parramatta River running from Parramatta Wharf to Circular Quay Wharf. The estimated travel time is an hour and a half. It is a daily service provided by Sydney Ferries.

It normally stops at Rydalmere, Sydney Olympic Park, Meadowbank, Kissing Point, Drummoyne, Cockatoo Island, Greenwich and Darling Harbour. However, on this Sunday, the ferry has been fully packed with passengers at Rydalmere.  The ferry crew decided not to stop to take more passengers until it arrived at Darling Harbour.


The crew

The crew


In Sydney, you only pay AU$2.5 the maximum amount for taking all public transport if you own a Opal Card travelling on Sundays. But I guess very soon the state government will find it is far too cheap and will abolish this cheap fare.  Otherwise, you can buy a paper ticket for this voyage.

I took the Leica M with the Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0. I also used a B+W 0.6 ND filter.  The sky was overcast but the contrast between light and shadow was small at all. The UV rating was also very high. The wind was strong so I stayed in the cabin most of the time.

The featured image, named “The Hand”, was taken in the cabin at aperture f/2.0, at a speed of 1/500 sec and ISO200.  I like the dramatic effect of using aperture wide open and it tells you a really interesting story.



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