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Gerard Blacklock
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Plane Doctor, Frustrated Photographer and Chaos and Mayhem chaser - Sydney, Australia [insert clever tagline here later]
Plane Doctor, Frustrated Photographer and Chaos and Mayhem chaser - Sydney, Australia [insert clever tagline here later]

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I have come to judge people on the way the argue.

After quite some time I have come to realise that often,
its not what perspective or opinion which is considered 'right' or 'wrong' or even which one you actually end up agreeing with or/and connecting with, but more the way the argument is put forth by each person. This is what determines respect and worth of a person, particularly so in the social media scene where you may never physically meet the person.
Its when you can see the reasons and justifications of the other side and it is put forward in a way that encourages open minded debate with respect have you reached a acceptable level of civility.

Civility and restraint have seem to have been lost somewhere along the way and there are too many people acting like boneheads and they seem to be attracted to photography communities ;)

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Time to Re-align - Diamond in the Rough.
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Portal to the sea of sh$t

Contemplating the Diamond Bay Raw Sewerage outflow.

Sitting here on the edge of the cliffs of Diamond bay one could not help but notice the rather over bearing stench of shit coming from the churning waters below.

So, lets sum this up.. apparently its been proposed a few times to build a tunnel to link this raw sewerage outflow into the nearby ones including the Bondi deep sea outfall, why the feck would a bunch of rich people in mansions put the hell up with an ass bent smell wafting thru their windows on a sunday night ? Sheesh... Rod and I were here only for a few hours and it had me longing for my inner west shoebox..

So why not fix it ? too expensive ? god knows.. but there is/was an action group called CROSRS (Concerned Residents Opposed to Sewers on Residential Streets)... like wtf .. apparently it would be traffic chaos if they dug the streets up to put this poo tube in! lol.. can anyone say westconnex :)

Anyways enough rantage for a tuesday night - its been several years since I been to this spot including the actual 'Diamond Bay', not much has changed beside things getting a bit greener :) This little arch way which i had buried in the back of mind turned out to be a pretty cool little subject for some star trails and light painting shenanigans - Rodney Campbell did a great job standing still for an hour and a half :) Its also the start of a pathway down to some mad fishing spots, if you enjoy heights and tiny rock ledges that is...
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Tickles and the flowers
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Selfie Madness

For all ya selfie lovers out there, take care, whether your on the edge of cliff or in a boat, in a train or whatever. Do it safely.

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I'll be here until the end of gplus, sadly the content here is where most of my stuff starts, you can find some of it over on;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28108513@N03/
and
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010225217085
I have a webbie also avernus.com.au
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One can never have too many images of rocks in water with a nice sunrise - as the sunset somewhere, remember the sunrises somewhere else.


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I'll be here until the end of gplus, sadly the content here is where most of my stuff starts, you can find some of it over on;
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28108513@N03/
and
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010225217085
I have a webbie also avernus.com.au
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Spring

Just some little guy chasing some aphids in our community garden plot..

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Sunrise Seascape.

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Library

These places have changed alot since i was a kid, i remember the days of the old catalogues and trying to find books, but mostly remember just picking out books based on their cover and titles :) from Tintin to the Hardy boys, i read alot of books (i mean alot! probably scarred me for life since i very rarely read books now lol ) and its probably the only reason why i did ok at english, although it was mostly a waste since now i'm an engineer and speak in as little words as possible and draw pictures :) .. my competent grasp of the english language could now be argued ;)

For the record, she (tickles aka mayhem) had run off (yup shes a runner :( ) found a bunch of books and some somewhat comfy chairs (not in the kids area).. fyi Canada Bay Library, i love that you have a awesome kids section but damn, put some seats there so that any adult larger than a hobbit can actually use them for more than 3 seconds. ;)

I feel pretty old when i have absolutely no idea how this new fangled system of borrowing works, seems to have just reduced the number of librarians.. are there still such people?


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Waterfall.

Zoom in for all that cool high res detail.
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