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Eye of the Tiger

Somebody put some tigers in the Argyle Arch.... then all these people came down to have a look :)

Luckily the projection sequence is relatively short because I tell ya what you get pretty cold sitting on road looking up at this!

h/t to +Samyang UK - UK Digital and the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 lens, this is one stellar little lens - even shooting at f2.8 and taking a educated punt on the manual focus results in pretty sweet results. This thing craps all over my Nikkor 16-35 f4 lens, even looking at low res files between the two lens the results are quite apparent.
My only regret is not getting it sooner ...

#vivid2015 #argylearch #vividsydney #tdc

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out front - some happy couple ;)
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+Gerard Blacklock your welcome Gerard; )
Thanks for sharing my friend
Have a wonderful rest of the week
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Bringing new life to a 1845 circa building
Customs House Sydney

Another TDC production item at the Sydney Vivid Festival 2015, the focus has definitely been on animation and 3D this year and the Customs House display does not disappoint in that regard.

To the average punter it does look awesome but looking deeper into there are quite a few intricacies to really make it stand out, the detail and complimenting animation with the building structure is actually quite well thought out and also the way the scenes utilise building structure is clever, h/t to the content providers and TDC.

This one is a contact sheet of some of my favourite scenes from this display, nice sharp and high res, zooom on in to check it out.
Vertical goodness just for google plus.

#vivid2015 #customshouse #vividsydney #tdc (www.tdc.com.au)

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 24mm  Aperture: f/5.6 and Shutter Speed: 2s
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out front - Customs House
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Nice one Gerard! Some VERY cool light work happening here!!
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Pull da Lever
no need for mind altering drugs when TDC are on the job

TDC are responsible for a large number of the projections at Vivid Sydney this year (and previous ones) and once again they have pulled some great displays out of their top hats.

This one was a particular favorite of mine and is sure to be a real hit with eh punters on opening (and subsequent nights)  - its fully interactive with  sensors so that a number of people can control the display, including the levers :)

This is a couple of shots after the pull the lever sequence that really work well, the 3D nature and clarity to the animations and images is quite amazing and its great to see the content provider's and TDC really stepping up to plate in terms of new and innovative displays.

Be sure to get down there and visit Vivid Sydney, the best nights are typically mondays since its a bit quieter, but don't tell everyone ;)

#vivid2015 #cadman #pullthelever #vividsydney 

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 24mm  Aperture: f/5 and Shutter Speed: 1/5s
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out front - Cadmans Cottage
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omg the flower one is beautiful.  I lived in Sydney until my late 20's and haven't lived there since .. so sucky that I never get to see such things but lovely that you and others share the beauty :)
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Gif-tastic

under the big levitating O

Let it load, you know you want to, then count the clouds as they pass through the circle ;)

#vivid2015 #centralpark #lifeat14mm #gifage #gif #animation #vividsydney  
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Roo food

'c'mon roo-ey this bit of grass is sooo much better'
'why you not want my piece of grass?'
'here, again i am holding it just for you roo-ey!'
'fine, then I 'll sit down here and wait for you then'

These roos or wallabies were quite incredible.. they were so docile and used to humans that the though did cross my mind that they had been doped or something ;)

This particular one had its tail patted, ears delicated stroked, fed bags and bags of food and generally fawned over by tickles, i thought she might end up as roo food too, but nope, all good, I did wonder about those sharp claws too... i certainly would not get in the way of one of these animals!

#tickles #roo #feedingroo #symbio  
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Adorable scene!
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From little things, big things grow

tickles looking after the little stuff for us :) hopefully big things will grow :)
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Very well thanks, Gerard. They were both helping me with my gardening today.
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Parallel Universe

Damn street light shadows make me look like I got man boobs.. ahhh wait.. dammit...

I had to do something to amuse myself while waiting around, this light sculpture seemed fitting and also the moon phase actually changed quite regularly...
#vivid2015 #vivid #vividsydney

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D750 coupled with Samyang 14mm f2.8 @ 14mm  Aperture: f/5 and Shutter Speed: 1/6s
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out front - some clown in a hoodie :)
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Customs House
264 frames culled down to 150 odd and its still pretty large.
Check out the clown who walks out and stands face first in front the camera, some people have absolutely no situational awareness - don't fret, i was polite in asking him to move ;)

#vivid2015 #customshouse #vividsydney
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Ok no worries .. thnx +Gerard Blacklock
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Colour Explosion

well, you would not want to be an introverted person wearing this right ;) ? Certainly a crowd pleaser and attractor!

I remember way back when.. at the start of the vivid festivals there was a similar concept but with a couple of people in all white which worked really well, hence its great to see another  incarnation of this..

#vivid2015 #colourlady #vividsydney 

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 24mm  Aperture: f/3.2 and Shutter Speed: 1/100s
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out front - lady in a million colours..
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thankyou +Tutik Sriyani Muyono  and +Mike Sartiano (nice comparison too)
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Australian Manufacturing

Congratulations to Myles Tomkins and team Airwork Helicopters for achieving CASA (APMA and STC) approval for the manufacture of advance Composite Tail Rotor Blades on the Bell 206 Helicopter.

Whilst there is plenty of negative press about manufacturing in Australia its great to see innovators and people like Myles dedicated to pushing Australia into a new realm of manufacturing, high tech and advanced.

The Bell 206 TRB (AMT-206-1) is a replacement for the standard Bell TRB option and provides an improved life (twice the OEM blades) with a 30 percent cost saving not to mention using less power for equivalent thrust values, oh also, its heaps quieter too :) it looks great too by the way :)

So next time you see a Bell 206 fly overhead, or jump in one for a joyride, tour or charter, remember, Australian Manufacturing is alive and well thanks to companies like Airwork Helicopters!(http://www.airwork.com.au/)

More info in Vertical Mag

http://www.verticalmag.com/news/article/31636
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cheers +O. Sydney , it is a big milestone and a result of in excess of 4 years work and alot of money :)
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Gif-tastic

under the big levitating O

Let it load, you know you want to, then count the clouds as they pass through the circle ;)

#vivid2015 #centralpark #lifeat14mm #gifage #gif #animation #vividsydney  
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Vivid Divot

Well, its here again, standback for the onslaught of the crowds with cameras at the ready :) i suppose i can't really talk ;)

I think if I do go again, I really want one to wear oneof those cool bright blue trackies that the girl down on the grass is wearing - what a way to stand out :)

This is Central Park, once was Carlton United Brewery, now apparently a green, liveable village. If you like that kind of thing I suppose, then its pretty cool.. :) I liked the Brewery better, back before all these damn craft beers hit the market, sure some of them are nice, but some are terrible, makes me want to have a cider instead ;) I digress..

I did like the way the plants on the building matched the garden beds and multiple green spots within the image, very fitting.

#vivid2015 #centralpark #lifeat14mm  

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D750 coupled with Samyang 14mm f2.8 @ 14mm  Aperture: f/3.2 and Shutter Speed: 1/3s
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out front - central park and some lady in a blue trackie
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Plane Doctor, Frustrated Photographer and Chaos and Mayhem chaser - Sydney, Australia [insert clever tagline here later]
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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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Still alive.....still with the woman I love and still have some of my sanity left. 🙋
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