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Gerard Blacklock
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Lest We Forget
but also don't forget those who are currently serving

These good lads in the Navy always look so very enthusiastic to be in the marches ;)

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Nice candid +Gerard Blacklock​! Lest we forget! :-)
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This place gives me a tiny insight into what some of the eastern block countries have - I follow a number of photographers from over that way and some of the amazing places and abandoned buildings they have over there make or stunning photography. But, like the saying goes, you gotta make do with what you have, so here you have it Blast Park, the scene of the old smelter works. The bit on the right is the remains of the crucible, now thats a sight to see!

+Tom Testone recently posted a image from a few years back and it got me into the nostalgia side of things and I had a quick squiz at a few images from this time last year, this is one such image , which, like 80% of my images, sits patiently waiting to be given some love ;) geez they are well behaved :)

4 Shot Panorama, stitched in +Adobe Photoshop and corrected with Adaptive Wide angle, since there was some freaky distortions happening here :)

Exif data, 'cause i now ya hanging for it :)
Nikon D7000 coupled with the 11-16mm f2.8 (damn i love that lens) @ 15mm, aperture f/8
Shutter speed 8s
ISO 100
EV: 0

#blastpark #lithgow #panorama
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+Thomas Lindahl Robinson
Unfortunately I have only really ever used digital so I have no experience in film so i cannot say that it may be more time efficient or better, however it only cost me time to produce this image, whereas with film there is a whole additional side to get to the same point, which for me would surely be more time consuming, especially given i am a mere amateur..
That said I have seen great images produced from panoramic film cameras such as teh one you mention :)
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Waiting for dawn

As Sydney comes out the other end of some wicked weather, it seems only appropriate to post this image.

Here it is, the dawn of the end of the wild weather. I hope ya'all made it through OK - my thoughts go out to the families of those who lost their lives in the floods/storms.

Exif love:
D750 (yeah i know the embedded exif says D610 :) ) coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f/13 and Shutter Speed: 1.6s
ISO 400
out front - Hoya CPL and Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x

#littlebay #landscapephotography #sneakysunday #selfie   #sydneystorms
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Amazing shot! Great work! 
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Toothbrush...what toothbrush?

Tickles (well what I reckon what going on in her head):
"Dad you should really try this toothbrush man... its so much more awesome than my dinky little one..... really dad stop taking photos and try it :) mum won't know a thing.. she only uses it to paint stuff on her face you know?"

for the record, mum does not like having her 'brushes' used as toothbrushes :(
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+Elizabeth Testone hehe np have a great evening all of you :)
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Choose the path less traveled
Mount Wilson, NSW

I remember my mum saying, why would you want to visit there, there is barely a native tree in sight ;) or words to that effect anyway. My mum is a pretty staunch supporter of native trees etc.

So, queue Mount Wilson from the left, this place is like a colour explosion against the dull grey aussie bush backdrop - apparently as history has it.. the early settlers of the area were pretty wealthy people looking for a retreat location, they of course wanted a bit of home (England) and hence planted all the usual oaks and elms and stuff (thats my technical term 'cause  i have no idea really:) ) and its pretty well stayed that way since then ;) pretty wealthy people and lots of retreats :)...

But I suppose its now quite the tourist location and of course the much loved destination for many a photographer, from the smartphone wielding high heeled ladies to the tubby 200mm f2.8 bashing pros :) that may be a little stereotypical but...

I am not overly convinced that this experience, for me, was worth the stupid oclock wake up and mind numbingly boring drive up and back  (the apple pie and coffee at Bilpin was pretty nice though) but in the interest of actually producing a image, this is probably one of my favorites from the morning. The early start means you can stand on the road for quite some time snapping away before getting run over :) In fairness though the colour has not fully developed here and the recent rain has smashed alot of the leaves from the tree and muted the colours a bit. I was just expecting to drive down and have my socks blown off by the wondrous colour ;)

So, you choose your path and go on, view it large :)

This is a 5 shot panorama, with each frame bracketed, to be honest the bracketing is a bit of a waste of time here, the extra effort required to process it outweighs the increased dynamic range for only a very small (insignificant part) of the image.

Exif love:
D750 coupled with 24-70mm f2.8 @ 31mm  Aperture: f/10 and Shutter Speed: 1.6s (normal exposure), 1/5s (highlights) and 13s (shadows)
ISO 100
out front - Hoya CPL

#autumn  #mountwilson #landscapephotography #panorama
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+Gerard Blacklock....there is a whole wonderful Adeladian world to explore Gerard.... :-)
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Hairy Falls
I would call it a waterfall, but its more like a trickle.

Waterfall Reserve at the end of Waterfall rd on the Waterfall loop walk, i suppose I better take a picture of the waterfall.

3 frames stitched together in +Adobe Photoshop 
Exif love:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 29mm  Aperture: f/14 and Shutter Speed: 25s
ISO 100
out front - Hoya CPL and lots of mud.

#waterfall #waterfallreserve    #mountwilson #landscapephotography #panorama
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thanks +Claudio Beffa , like alot of things in photography for me, its a bit of a phase :) I really like waterfall images with the falls dropping down from the top of the frame ..
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A regular visitor on a saturday morning, also every other morning too i suppose.

Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 300mm f/4 AFS and 1.4 TC-14EII @ 420mm  Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 1/2500s
ISO 200
EV: -0.3
out front - plane

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+Gerard Blacklock your welcome Gerard :-))
Thanks for sharing my friend
Have a great day
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On a carpet of green and gold

#landscapephotography #littlebay #sunrise #fishermen  
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Wow absolutely beautiful it's breath taking picture
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Running to stand still
running to where? why? and why away? not back ?

whilst running is probably the natural thing our bodies were made for i find it rather ... lets say.. onerous. A swim though is much more enjoyable, don't need to worry about boring things like staying upright or balance :)

3 shot panorama (or was it 4?)

D750 coupled with 85mm f1.4 @ 85mm  Aperture: f/7.1 and Shutter Speed: 1/400s
ISO 400

#bw #blackandwhite #monochrome
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+Gerard Blacklock You are welcome!
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Waterfall Verdant Reserve
hidden deep in the gulley away from the blue sky, a trickle quietly creeps over the rocks

Its pretty cool when you can get to 30 second shutter speeds without filters and its 10am in the morning. Mount Wilson is well known for a few serious canyoning routes, this is not one of them ;) however you can certainly see how the area is well suited to it. The walk down is pretty mild and access to the various little falls is easy and there is plenty to see and photograph, but what I did like was the sweet greenness of the rocks contrasting with the deep black of the rocks - fav combo right there so i forgive the falls for being only a trickle.

single frame, no gimmicks ;) just alot of green rough balls..

Exif love:
D750 (yeah i know the embedded exif says D610 :) ) coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 30s
ISO 100
out front - Hoya CPL

#waterfall #waterfallreserve #mountwilson #landscapephotography #sneakysunday
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Waterfall Cradle
Kellys Falls, number 2

The misty spray was just enough to be painful on keeping the filter clean but not enough give that misty look in the scene... :(

I love panoramic shots of waterfalls, they can add such a different perspective to a scene and to be honest, composition wise they are much easy than a single 6x4 frame :)

3 frames stitched together in +Adobe Photoshop 
Exif love:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 24mm  Aperture: f/14 and Shutter Speed: 5s
ISO 100
out front - Hoya CPL and lots of darn water drops

#kellysfalls   #stanwelltops #landscapephotography #panorama
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+Gerard Blacklock your welcome Gerard :-))
Thanks for sharing my friend
Have a wonderful new week
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Plane Doctor, Frustrated Photographer and Chaos and Mayhem chaser - Sydney, Australia [insert clever tagline here later]
6'6" and pretty hard to miss in a crowd (thats cause I am so damn good looking ;) )

other than that I am pretty boring, currently spend my spare time (what is not used up chasing chaos around) taking the odd picture and the rest is working in the salt mines ;) . I like just about anything that flys (the metal and composite type) and love getting outdoors.

Interests: Photography, engineering, aircraft and getting outdoors.

I really enjoy discussions about photography, images and basically anything related to them, I originally joined google plus to broaden my photographic horizons and connect with like minded people. I have met lots of very interesting people here and I really enjoy the stream of images from my circles and the connections with those people.

If I have not circled you but you believe we have a common interest please do not hesitate to drop me a message, I am always looking for original and quality connections out there in google plus :)

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