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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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Don't be fooled by that little cute face...
thats the sister of Chaos and Mayhem.
Little E. 4 months old - i reckon we got about another 6 months before the true self is shown....i dub thee Havoc.
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Now how cool would have this sculpture been plonked on the grotto near the sea ;)
Admittingly, logistically a bit difficult, but.... not impossible
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Metal Beetle.

There is one positive of lots of light pollution in Sydney, when you get a bit of cloud cover and some pretty hectic wind you end up with some interesting clouds.
I really liked this sculpture, simple and clever..

#sculpturesbythesea
#2017
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SxS
I found the grim reaper..

I gotta say this particular sculpture at Sculptures by the Sea this year did not really match the prime spot by the ocean, previous years sculptures seemed to compliment the spot better.. maybe its just the fact that it's a rather small sculpture. However given that the sculpture does not gain benefit from the stone grotto or outlook onto the ocean it may have been better suited up on the hill..
hey Sculptures by the Sea, I'm available for consultation next year ;) feel free to contact me ;)

#sxs2017
#sculptures2017
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Halloween

yups, you guessed it, tomorrow night is halloween night.. lock up your houses, shut the gates, close those curtains and pray those sugar crazied children walk on by.

If this one knocks on ya door, i can suggest..
1) don't make eye contact
2) empty anything with sugar in it onto the porch, that includes raw sugar.. thats a winner
3) and most importantly of all.. do not .. i repeat.. do not engage in any conversation, the power of this childs ability to talk anything down is second to none :)
4) close the door quickly and pray, if not pleased, this one will knock again.....and again .. and again.... her persistence is resolute.. your resistance futile.

good luck ya'all and spar a thought for those who have to get them to sleep ...

#chaos
#halloween
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Epson Pano Awards 2017

Every year I see the results to this coveted competition come out and every year I have said to myself, next year I'll put a few in there..well this year I finally did, albeit at the last minute, but thats my life at the moment :)

Firstly, if you have not done so already, spend 10 minutes or even better grab a cup of tea and spend half an hour to sit down and look through the winning images in the open and amateur categories, there are quite a few since they publish the top 50, but it is certainly worth it, there is some stunning imagery in there. It's also great to see such a large representation of Australian photographers in there, we clearly punch well above out weight for our population size.

https://thepanoawards.com/

This year a mate named Ray Jennings smashed a home run in the Amateur category with an amazing image of some smelly lake.. its not even a lake :) its a dam.. ;) .. out past Mudgee, in all seriousness check it out, its a great shot and a prime example of how to make a stunning image from regular joe location, there are no snow capped mountains there.. there are no wild scenes.. just a dam with a bunch or dead trees and some birds :) Great work Ray.

So i put a few images in, i really had my heart set on my macro panorama, i felt it had a bit of something extra but not enough to get it over the line.. anyways. my image from Queenslake back in the Easter holidays seemed to gel with the judges and got a gold for a place at number 32 :) , for me its a nice image.. but its just a bit cliche... i guess I have spent so much time there over the last several years I have forgotten to appreciate it's beauty.

So anyways, here are the set of images that I put in and got a result.

As mentioned, be sure to check out the website and see some absolutely stunning images, btw Jesus won.. no really :).. a dude called Jesus from Spain won.. check him out :)

#epsonpanoawards2017
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Misty Blue Mountains and the 3 Sisters

#bluemountains
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Remember the Grim Reaper TV Ads of the 80's? i don't remember what they were about besides being scary as crap ;)

Found this one trolling around in the Blue Mountains ;)
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Troll Corner

Slot Canyon - Garden of Stones
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