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Gerard Blacklock
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Time
stands still for no one, it does however pause..... for well constructed jetties.

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f13 and Shutter Speed: 307.5s
ISO 100
Out front -  and Hoya CPL and Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x and the LEE bigstopper.

#landscapephotography #longexposure #jetty  
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Wow! A superb image...Love the fast moving cloud.
Beautiful LE work!
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Land of the long white ... periwinkle

so, apparently Periwinkles are gonna become the next big seafood sensation :) I say, good luck with that, especially if your dealing with the dinky little ones like these...

I actually prefer my periwinkles on the rocks, these little guys are awesome for providing that little bit of extra grip when out on the low tide areas, their little hard shells and the super strong suction on the rocks provide that grip for my sneaky sneakers when balancing my ass to get the right composition.... so i put the call out leave the periwinkles there :) plus.. you know how many you would actually have to eat to actually make a half decent feed ?!!

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f14 and Shutter Speed: 1.6s
ISO 100
Out front -  and Hoya CPL and Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x

#capebanks #landscapephotography #seascape
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Ahh so I'm preaching to the converted then +Gerard Blacklock​. Great shoes for waterfall photography other than the soggy socks :-/
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That darn gate

yes, I succumbed and took a picture of the gate :(  (well actually this one was 3 shots ;( )
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+Gerard Blacklock hehehe. Nice shot tho ;-)
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Murky

This place reminds me of a waterhole where i used to go as a kid, myself and other suitably crazy friends would swim in ridiculous murky waters and jump off rocky overhangs - how i made it to adulthood is still questionable :)

Now, many years later, rather than looking at the scene with eyes for what I could jump off, now I look and see how nature has arranged stuff over the last few thousand years and how I can turn it into a worthwhile photo composition ;)

What I like about the panoramic format is 1) well its pretty damn easy to compose and 2) it naturally flows the viewer through the image without the need for complex lines or anchor points 3) there is no limit to the amount you can include in the frame :)

This particular location lent it self very well to a panorama, the rock on the right and the overhang on the left 'bookended' the scene and the falls under the morning light just naturally draws the viewer in, the lines of the water/rock edge also help send the viewer right to the good stuff.

Its a 4 shot panorama (landscape orientation), i did bracket the images so I had a slightly over exposed frame, however found that I did not really need it and I liked the way the left and right extreme frames naturally sunk into the shadows.

ya gotta view this large :)

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4 images stitched in PS CC
D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35mm f4 @ 22mm  Aperture: f14 and Shutter Speed: 2s
ISO 100
Out front -  and Hoya CPL

#waterfall #kellysfalls #landscapephotography

http://blog.avernus.com.au/murky/
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Nice one +Gerard Blacklock. Nice one. Definitely agree about multiple images achieving a larger size print while maintaining detail. Though I know a couple of people are just cropping a 3:2 photograph to a 2:1 to make the pano ratio, due to the large MP's cameras have these days. I still stitch, like you.

Also, like you, I'm doing less and less exposure bracketing when shooting, due to the latest sensors kicking ass with dynamic range. Since I've been using the Sony A7R, I find I hardly bracket at all. Extracting detail out of both highlights and shadows is a breeze compared to my older cameras. 

Anyho - very nice shot, my friend! Definitely a loungeroom wall shot :-)
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Fallen Black

I reworked this (https://plus.google.com/+GerardBlacklock/posts/bnrR3GoBBZ2) image into a BW version - I am not entirely convinced on the conversion and could not decide on whether to push towards a real dreamy scene where teh horizon was masked by the BW conversion or simply go with this, basically a straight BW conversion in LR.

+Chris Sutton this was for you - would have never seen the light of day otherwise :)

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70 f2.8 @ 70mm  Aperture: f/10 and Shutter Speed: 186.1s
ISO 100
out front: Lee Biggstopper
 
#lakewellington #sale #panorama #landscapephotography
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+Gerard Blacklock you're welcome mate! I love checking out your work. You often kick-start my brain when you ask for feedback! ;-)
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The Return

I keep coming back to this rock, it was such a awesome find, the tide was at a perfect level, the sky overcast and ominous, it just said photograph me... lots ;)

I have a whole bunch of compositions of this rock, from horizontal panos (yet to be edited) to vertical ones and straight portrait orientation shots, this particular one grabbed me due to the dinky little orange rock in the foreground, seemingly so dwarfed by the monster rock but also sheltered.

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single image
D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35mm f4 @ 35mm  Aperture: f16 and Shutter Speed: 2s
ISO 100
Out front - Lee graduated filter (0.9x) and Hoya CPL

#seascape #coalcliff #landscapephotography

http://blog.avernus.com.au/the-return/
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thankyou kindly +Hyun Kyung Kim
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Apartments

these things seem to be springing from thin air lately ;) with the hot property market in Sydney its very interesting watch private enterprise move so fast - if only our government worked this quickly on even just 10% of their plans :-/

I like this shot, from bunnings right through to the container terminal, its all there with a smattering of cranes to boot..

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5 or 6 images stitched together in a panorama format
D750 coupled with Nikkor 300mm f4 +1.7 TC @ 508mm  Aperture: f11 and Shutter Speed: 1/1250s
ISO 800

#a380 #singaporeairlines #aircraft #parklife  
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+Gerard Blacklock this is pretty cool if not just because it's not surrounded by 20 million other units! Great image Big G :)
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I do it outdoors

This dude was about half way through the 6,300 steps in the Charity fundraising event known as Stadium Stomp

The event is run in a number of capital cities, as part of the Sydney event the participants (thats the polite way of saying 'these crazy nuts who like to actually run up stairs') got to run around the Sydney Cricket Ground and also the smaller Allianz Stadium. I am sure the.. participants really enjoyed the fact they got to see the stadiums in very different views, but really i think the majority were concentrating on the pain involved with running up all those stairs.. ya know they invented lifts/elevators for a reason ;)

Anyhoos, the event did raise in excess of AUD65K in Sydney alone and around the AUD180K for the total thus far. They money I believe goes to a number of different charities, you can check out more at the webbie http://stadiumstomp2015scg.gofundraise.com.au

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D750 coupled with Nikkor 300mm f4  TC @ 300mm  Aperture: f6.3and Shutter Speed: 1/1000s
ISO 160

#stadiumstomp2015  
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+Gerard Blacklock this is a very cool pic! I like the textures and the scale provided by the guy! 
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Row MM
just bring your binoculars :)

Allianz Stadium, or whatever its gonna be renamed to tomorrow has some very nice curves and features, if you can keep it all together!

I have always wanted to try and get some shots within a stadium when its empty, particularly a symmetrical panorama. I learnt a few important lessons with this image and a few other panos I took, 1) technique has to be spot on in terms of camera rotation and position between shots 2) proper pano head would make life a crapload easier 3) Photoshop gets very confused when trying to straighten these kind of wide angle panorama's ;)

This is a 3 shot (bracketed) pano using the Samyang 14mm f2.8, a real gem, damn sharp (even if you miss the focus like i did here) and then stitched and smashed over the head in photoshop to get the horizon kinda straight and the footy goalposts kinda vertical.

Taken as part of Stadium Stomp 2015 with +O. Sydney 

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D750 coupled with Samyang 14mm f2.8 @ 14mm  Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 1.6s (normal exp) 1/5s (under exposed) 13s (over exp)
ISO 100
out front - a very bendy Allianz stadium

#pano #allianz #allianzstadium #stadiumstomp2015 #stadiumstomp  
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epic shot big G :) 
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Jabba the Hutt
swallowed

see if you can find jabba, the original slug from the Star Wars movie :) or maybe just a toad :)

I love these kind of scenes, lone rocks seemingly to resist the sea's surge to reclaim them to the depths.

Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm  Aperture: f13 and Shutter Speed: 98.9s
ISO 100
Out front -  and Hoya CPL and Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x and some ND filter

#coalcliff #landscapephotography #seascape

http://blog.avernus.com.au/jabba-the-hutt/
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King Queen of the Scooter Planet

Tickles has been steadily increases the use of her sisters scooter, so much that she has pretty well claimed it for her own, noting that now if her big sister even comes near it there is a guaranteed on ya back tantrum ;) Lucky I suppose that Chaos has out grown it :)

The phrase, "me scoot" has become synonymous with tickles, wherever we are, school, park, shopping centre, front door :-/ .. it's "me scoot"... I have even taken to ditching the pram in favour of the scooter, otherwise its me pushing a darn empty pram around half the time ;)

So, in tribute to your scooter prowess tickles, its only appropriate that you are given your own planet for it :)

tickles, queen of the scooter planet, a very Rocky Balboa moment :)

#tinyplanet #planetoid #tickles #scooter  
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+Gerard Blacklock hehehe mate if there was anyone suited to beta testing anything it's me! Three wheels or not I am living proof of Newtons Law... if I'm up, I'll go down...somewhere. . seriously it's a curse :-/ and I'm very well acquainted with vitamins.. lemme know anytime you need advice on some! :p
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Scooter

catch me if you can...
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+Gerard Blacklock oh dear lol! :)
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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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