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Stormy Sunrise over little bay..with a glimmer of hope.

hey look +Kitten KaboodleInc, there's another stick of death that I could do a selfie on ;)

#selfiestick #longexposure #littlebay

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ISO 250
Out front -  Lee Graduated Filter 0.6x, Lee Bigstopper ND filter and Hoya CPL
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Surfs up

I am never surprised now to see surfers at the strangest locations, rest assured if there is a wave to be had, its guaranteed that some surfer will sniff it out!

As I was walking out onto Cape Banks I noticed the swell was pretty favorable on Cruwee Cove, which probably does not happen that often since its relatively sheltered from the open ocean, then sure enough the little dots bobby up and down in the whitewash were there...shark food?

That was not the only sight I saw, silly me thought there would not be many people out here on a Monday night :), so on I walked and past, one model shoot on the cliff top, one engagement shoot (i assume), one wedding couple next to the old shipwreck and finally a bunch of enthusiast photographers :) Definitely not the quiet stroll i was thinking of :)

Anyway's, out here on the gateway to Botany bay the waves were pumping, after setting myself up on a very large (and high) rock I was surprised to find that the rock I was standing on vibrated quite a bit when the waves smashed it at the base... after which I found another rock to rest my ass on, one which did not shudder everytime a wave came thru!

2 shot pano, it was meant to be a 3 or 4 shot one, but the poor old stitching algorithm in PS struggled with all that white water :)

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Out front -  Lee Graduated Filter 0.6x and Hoya CPL

#capebanks #pano #landscapephotography #seascape  
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#seascape #bw #blackandwhitephotography #longexposure #littlebay  
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Out with da old.. in with da new

Just a little something I have been meaning to do for awhile now (not burn down cars btw) - burnt out cars are not overly common where I am, however common enough that in the space of 3 minutes of me setting up my tripod for a couple of quick snaps I had some good friends from the fuzz turn up :) I think the baby/kids seats in the back convinced them i was not gonna burn a car down lol..

A little rusty on the light painting and it took a few goes to get what I wanted
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Out front -  busted burnt out car

#lightpainting #burntcar #car  
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If your going to suffer the experience of flying in something small, you might as well do it in some reasonable level of comfort. I have been squeezed into plenty of little bugsmashers over the the years and whilst the PA-32is not built for real sized men ;) its actually not too bad to sit in (the rear seats anyway) and providing your not sitting opposite another freakishly tall person then its not a bad way to spend a bit of airtime...

This is also a bit of a blatant plug for mate of mine who does aircraft interior refurbishment's - this old Saratoga (PA-32) was looking pretty tired, but with a bit a helping hand from Airside Interiors ( it looks great again :), top stuff Grant!

Don't be fooled too much by the spacious interior shown here tho.. it was taken with the 14mm superwide :) that makes a outhouse  look roomy ;)
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Probably not the best to compare a bunch of poles in the bay with ones family, however when I took it, i had them in mind ;)

On the left we have my wonderful partner in crime, in da middle is chaos and on the right tickles aka mayhem.

I really gotta break this minimalist phase.. every where i look at the moment everything seems.. cluttered :) my new challenge is to portray clutter with a sense of minimalism ;) now thats a task worth tackling :)

Originally a 4 shot panorama, the images cropped down to about 3 landscape orientation images to get the right positioning of the poles within the frame, oh btw, the rule of third gods will be pleased with me ;)

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#panorama #botanybay #sansouci

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Seals? Botany Bay?

This is gotta be a first for me, in Botany Bay, Sydney - 3 seals just hanging out like its nobodies business :)

They certainly checked me out :)

I love this little old lens, the 135mm manual focus f2.8, such a compact lens and pretty damn sharp...

D750 coupled with Nikkor 135 mm f2.8 @ 135mm  Aperture: f8 and Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
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Out front -  3 cheeky seals...

#portbotany #seals  
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Wheres Wally Fisherman
Fishing at Snapper Point

I dunno whether the fishing is really any good here, but everytime I head out this way there is always a plethora of boats just off the coast trying their luck.

See if you can spot the rock fisherman, hes pretty small in the frame, and the only other dude (besides me) to be silly to be out at this early hour. :)

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f14 and Shutter Speed: 30s

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Out front -  Lee Graduated Filter 0.6x and Hoya CPL

 #chinamans   #sunrise   #seascape   #landscapephotography

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Chinaman's Beach

The very most southern point of Chinamans beach and the limit of where you can go unless you have 'authorised access' to enter the bombing range ;) I have always found these kind of signs quite humorous, since they will often state you must be authorised.. well it does not say I can't authorise my ass over the line :). This place did have a slightly expanded version of.. 'proof shall lie upon him'.. referring to the authorisation.. I did think that if it was a woman you would be sweet, it does not apply ;)

I am sure the lawyers would disagree with me tho...

It was a bland morning (the next was absolutely stella, yes I was in bed for that one!)

but the low tide flows were interesting and I did not mind the warm sunshine from the rising sun it did at the very least create some nice tone in the sky.

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f22 and Shutter Speed: 3s
ISO 100
Out front -  Lee Graduated Filter 0.6x and Hoya CPL

#chinamans #sunrise #seascape #landscapephotography  
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time to lose all sense of reality

I don't think I really need to put many words to this, except ... look closely.

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Here I'll stand, and here I'll stay.
Let the storm rage on

For those in the know, or should i just say, if you have a child around the age of 6, then these words would be pretty familiar. Its a excerpt from the song "Let it Go" in the Disney's animated movie Frozen.

I hear this song about.. 15 times a day now, so i pretty well know the lyrics off by heart ;-) But, I gotta say, I can't get it out of my head now, those chaps and ladies at Disney who write these things have a lot to answer for , damn catchy tunes which just stick in your head. Next I will be doing the movements!

Anyway, i found the words seemed to fit with this image, originally starting life as a 6 shot panorama it was then cropped down to get to the view you now see and mixed with a little bit of gerry's special sauce processing and voilà there you have it. The little nav aid standing out there, just where it will stay, while teh storm (or fog) rages on ;)

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70mm f4 @ 24mm  Aperture: f18 and Shutter Speed: s
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#panorama #botanybay #sansouci #frozen #elsa  
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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.

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