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Gerard Blacklock
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Fallen

Whats really cool in this image is the fact that if you look closely you can see a casualty on the petal of the flower, a fallen bug who lies there in an almost comical way which looks like it flew right on in and went splat onto the flower.....

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 300mm f4 and TC1.4 @ 420mm  Aperture: f6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/1600s
ISO 800
-0.3 EV
Out front - flower, a bee and a splatted bug :)
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I guess he didn't need that other leg after all ..... :/
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Nanchang CJ-6

I just love this aircraft cause it's name is soo cool - and 'cause its based on a russian design with an equally cool name, the Yak18 :)

‪#‎wingsoverillawarra‬

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 300mm f4 and TC1.4 @ 420mm  Aperture: f14
Shutter Speed: 1/200s
Out front - plane with a hole in da front of it :)
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The lost bridge to the Isle of....
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This is so cool +Gerard Blacklock​ and beautiful also
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Jetty Shadows

A place which is becoming a favourite for a rest stop on the way home from up the coast, there are also a couple of nice fish chip shops nearby which make for much better break than the freeway roadstops.I think I can also handle all the people too smile emoticon of which there are always lots here.

2 shots blended together in PS

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f18 and Shutter Speed: 1/10s and 1/1.3s (over exposed shot)
ISO 100
Out front -  Hoya CPL and Lee graduated filter

#longjetty #landscapephotography  
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Thankyou +Krzysztof Felczak
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Spatial Disorientation

This scene reminds me of many stories told about spatial disorientation, basically a condition, usually when flying, where one loses sense of which way is up or down, typically results (for the inexperienced at least)  in a graveyard spin, no guesses for what that means :(

In this case, whilst the the removal of colour adds to the effect, in reality it was a struggle to distinguish a horizon, couple this with the blurring of the ridges from sand being whipped up by the wind and I reckon it would not take much to end up walking on ya head :)

Luckily I was not doing much walking at that point :)

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f16 and Shutter Speed: 25s
ISO 100
Out front -  Hoya CPL

#stockton #BW #landscapephotography  
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Thanks Gerald! Once I finish exploring my country perhaps I can put my truck on a boat and come explore your beautiful country! :-)
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Peaks

I had a very enjoyable first visit to Crescent Head on the mid north coast of NSW, lots a really cool spots with very interesting rocks, even met a another crazy photographer nut out in the rain :)

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f20
Shutter Speed: 10s
Out front - Hoya CPL and Lee Graduated Filter 0.9X

#crescenthead #sunrise #landscapephotography  
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Awesome shot
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Blocked

So, after a pretty cool weekend which involved street food markets, kids, sunrise and planes and long queues (at both the street markets, Addison Road Centre I am looking at you here ;) and the airshow - i waited 20 minutes for a coffee :) ) I jumped on the train to head to work and tap my Opal Card (transport card) only to see it flash -$40 and a low balance - geez man... I thought that last trip musta been a cracker for that amount ;) anyway after getting on the train I fired up the opal.com.au website and tried to login... "Blocked, please call 13 67 25" to unblock.. wtf ?

no probs I thought, I'll ring 13 67 25 (notice I have typed that twice now, I have it mesmerized now cause of the large number of times I called it ;)

So I ring the Opal Customer Care number and its a completely automated self service system, no option to talk to a operator and no option to unblock your account, yes, i tried all the menus, 3 times ;)

So in frustration and in the need to vent, I rang the Transport hotline and spoke to a very nice young chap (these people are under appreciated)  who said, you need to press '0' when you ring 13 67 25 to go direct to a operator, righto I says, and ring back the 13 67 25 number and double check see if that menu is read out, nope.. anyways, pressed 'zero' and life was grand again after speaking to another nice operator, who I also politely mentioned to that their automated system did not provide a option to speak to a operator..he was very helpful accepted my feedback :) normal programming resumed :)

onto much more interesting things :) my blocked opal card inspired me to process this image which I titled it Blocked - the rain squalls and heavy cloud held back what was a pretty epic sunrise and after a few minutes won the battle and forced the sun into grey submission...


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3 image blend
D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f16 and Shutter Speed: 14s (under) 22.7 (normal) and  63.19s (over)
ISO 100
Out front -  Hoya CPL

#bellambipoint #bellambi #landscapephotography  
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+Carolyn Fahm
 exactly. I really like your last sentence, really rings true for me, well said!
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Sabre
CAC Avon Sabre A94-983

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 300mm f4 and TC1.4 @ 420mm  Aperture: f5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/500s
Out front - plane with a hole in da front of it :)

#wingsoverillawarra #sabre  
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Thankyou +RICARDO MARTINEZ
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Long Jetty Sunset

ya gotta view this one large!

I used a pano head to capture the shots which made it alot easier to stitch the frames together, in this case I used PTGUI, however even with the pano head there where still a few dodgy stitch errors, one you can see if you zoom next to the sun you can see the horizon is not quite perfectly aligned (did not notice this until it was all finished :( ), however another issue was the slight misalignment of the jetty poles and also the distortion in them, even after using PS adaptive wide angle to correct the image and straighten things up there was still some funny bent jetty poles, not that bad, but just enough to be annoying. I used a new technique (for me) to tweak this, I used the liquidify filter in PS to just to squeeze the poles back to a straight profile, worked relatively well i reckon .

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5 landscape orientation shots stitched together (each shot is bracketed 0EV and -3EV)
D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f16
Shutter Speed: 4s
Out front - Hoya CPL and Lee Graduated Filter 0.9X

#longjetty #sunset #landscapephotography  
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Fabulous!!

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Storm

I got very wet this day, in the space of a few minutes a front of rain crept up behind me and and dumped a load, then to add insult to injury the sun came out :(

It was very dark and the sun was trying it's hardest to pierce the clouds, it was meant to be a larger panorama, but the edges just sucked out some the juiciness from the headland and sunrise :)

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4 landscape orientation shots stitched together
D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f16
Shutter Speed: 4s
Out front - Hoya CPL and Lee Graduated Filter 0.9X

#crescenthead #sunrise #landscapephotography  
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Thanks +Anthony Million , hope all is well over your way.
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Oasis
I journeyed for days and nights to finally reach the oasis that lay between the death that is...

well kinda of , I did walk a really really really long way and all there was sand and more bloody sand:) I did however fall back in love with a old lens of mine, one which has been neglected for many a year now, relegated to the bottom of the bag or the box of photographic stuff, which is actually remarkably small :) This is the Nikkor 105mm f2.5 lens, I always forget what a joy it is, so very sharp and punchy and in such a small form factor, in recent times I have been swayed by the neat luxuries of the autofocus lens, but no more ;) anyway enough gaff :)

ya gotta view it large, go on, zoom in and find that naked person ;), - this pano is actually half of the what it originally started out 16 portrait orientation images at 105mm

16 images (portrait mode) stitched together - shot handheld
D750 coupled with Nikkor 105mm f2.5 @ 105mm  Aperture: f8 and Shutter Speed: 1/250 seconds
ISO 100
EV -0.7
Out front - oasis

#landscapephotography #oasis #stockton  
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+Gerard Blacklock​ you're welcome mate! ☺
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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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