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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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The Magic Vortex at Magic Point

No umbrellas harmed in the making of this mage and mostly no humans were hurt
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The long and the wide of it...

There are always a bunch of ways to see things, this is the complete opposite from the previous shot from here which was a vertical pano - a bit like life really, depending on which way you looking at things will depend on what you see...

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Planet Vivid.
It would not be a complete vivid without some tiny planet /planetoid abuse :)

Horns up Sydney.
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Reality is overrated...

Boom.. single shot straight of the camera ;)




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Vivid gif

Just some more gif and vivid abuse, for all ya'all who missed it or lamenting the fact that its over ;) here's your chance to recap :)

I was not overly impressed with the opera house projections this year, last year was certainly more impressive.

Also, Vivid peeps if you care, overall my experience was pretty crap, I felt more like a sheep being corralled thru fences and paths then dosed with mediocre bits of art, my suggestion for people visiting next year, keep it simple, see the big ticket items like the bridge and opera house projections, head in at 5pm or after 9pm...avoid any food or beverage stall, bring your own and have a picnic. Maybe vivid should bring in some 'real' street food vendors, you know, the ones which are cheap and of somewhat dodgy quality but what you expect, not some wannabe glamorous boutique food stalls. Maybe talk to the people who run the Addison road night markets they have better food which is somewhat still expensive but a damn sight cheaper than what was on offer..and more interesting.

ON a positive note - i did like the opera house projection sequence with the fern and fungi, very cool
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The Gerry and Little E chillout sessions.

So whaddya do when its midnight on friday night and you got 10 month old with 3 top teeth coming thru and won't stop crying - well of course, thats pretty obvious right..

1) put on some epic instrumental music from youtube (yes go google it..it's such a thing and not too bad)

2) give said baby something random :) old mint tin with an allen key in it, who pays for rattles these days anyways ;) that got her to stop crying pretty well straight away :) gerry ftw!

3) edit some crazy light painting photos from Malabar.

and as such we both end up bug eyed to the screens, rocking to some tunes like we are traveling to another universe and rattling a tin and this is where we end up.. one finished photo and one baby fast asleep..
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d: "Hey Little E, whatcha doing.."
E: "oh hey dad, i have this cool hammer and it was not working on the horse can you help me out ?"
d: "ahhh. i see.. how about you try it on my head " :-/
E: "yup, thats better it still works...thanks dad.."
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Pano'ed

Its been over 4 years since I last came to this spot to take some images, I did visit some time ago with the kids and family but not for serious photo taking ;)

I made it all the way to the bottom here at the falls then went to setup my pano bits and realised rather rudely that yes.. that bit i left on my desk at home was still required and that my other parts had not magically grown the ability to support my camera without it. Nonetheless, one must persevere and that I did. This shot is 7 images stitched together to form a vertical pano, it was soo wide i had to clone my toes and tripod out from the bottom of the frame near that big rock. The perspective looks a bit odd because of it, but its growing on me.

Its still pretty dry up there but given the last week of somewhat steady rain, typically a few millimetres each day the falls were at the very least flowing.
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Searching for that break.
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Reverse engineer this, a single flash, uncropped, an upside down camera :) and two muddy knees.

Coachwood Glen is probably one of my favourite places in the blue mountains, you can be almost guaranteed to have the whole place to your self and find a bunch of weird looking fungi. This particular one reminded me of the children's cartoon 'Octonauts' and the octo-pod , which for those uneducated amoung us, is the octopus shaped mission control centre for the Octonauts.
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