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Sneaky development

Ya gotta be careful in this day and age, developments will sneak up on you when you not watching... eating up that green space and invading that skyline.

My tribute to the westconnex program..

Have a read of this page for some great spin..

http://www.westconnex.com.au/library/did_you_know/index.html

if they used the phrase 'world’s best design standards' any more i think I would barf - can anyone educate me on what this actually means, is there a world best design standard ? does that mean the tunnel will be as good as the ones in Norway ;) ?
'WestConnex will remove traffic from local roads'
really ? how do they figure that ?

Anyway the image is actually from the other side of the park where there is a bunch of new apartment development going on.. i guess they are all gonna have cars and drive on local roads :)

#westconnex
#sydneypark
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Park Couple
careful, that kinda snuggling leads to other things :)

you really have to view this large, you just cannot appreciate the expansive vista from just a thumbnail, plus, you need to zoom into really see what this couple are up to ;)

5 landscape images stitched together to give the panorama, noting that nothing else was cloned out, all pure timing to get only those two in the shot :)

Taking on a slightly different processing and feel for this one i really wanted to let the texture and shape of teh sky talk rather than bold colours.

D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8 @ 70mm  Aperture: f5 and Shutter Speed: 1/160s
ISO 100
Out front -  nada

#sydneypark #panorama #landscapephotography  
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Home Time


Exif love:
D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 24mm  Aperture: f13 and Shutter Speed: 2.5s
ISO 100
Out front - LEE graduated 0.9x filter and CPL

#landscapephotography #sydneypark #panorama  
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Sunday Park Sessions

Sometimes.. and only sometimes do things in life (with kids) line up nicely, this was one such time and it has nothing to do with the people in the image :)

I noted earlier on in the arvo, whilst chained to my domestic duties, that the clouds were pretty cool, as luck would have it, Chaos and tickles were both pretty zonked from a big day at the zoo yesterday so it was off to bed during the daylight hours for them :) and at 6:30pm.. yes you read that right! i was cruising to the park with both girls in bed asleep (some credit to the better half there too i suppose ; ) ) which meant I got there just in time for some very cool clouds and sunset :)

Exif love:
4 frames stitched together and a few strays cloned out ;)
D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 @ 70mm  Aperture: f5 and Shutter Speed: 1/160s
ISO 400
Out front - CPL only

#landscapephotography #sydneypark #panorama  
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Storm Runner Triptych

The basic concept of a triptych is to link or tell a story with the images, for me, i started with triptychs mainly since I could never decide on what image I liked out of a series, this has morphed into triptychs that mostly follow the landscape or, more likely a series of images of the kids which lays out what happened :)

Sometimes, and only sometimes, do a get a few images that are related and when combined create a story or a link.

I reckon this is one such example, now whilst the viewer may not know the 3 images are all from the same location but basically lookign in different directions, this fact is not really important to anyone else but me. In this image the flow of the land lines up between the images to form a landscape, the seat and the building create points of interest and raise question marks for the viewer, the middle image throws in the human context and links the two.

Taken at Sydney Park, one of the City of Sydney Councils success stories, lets hope the west connex interchange that they are putting next door does not stuff it up :)

3 images
D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8 @ 24mm  Aperture: f8 and Shutter Speed: 1/50s
ISO 400
Out front -  umbrella, rain and lclouds

#pano #thunderstorm #runner   #sydneypark  
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It's a long way to the top....
if ya want a rest

3 shot panorama, all birds where there, some got stitched out in the processing, but I could not work out how to get them back :)

The things we do for a bit of exercise, its rather amazing how many people will happily trot for a run in the run, thunder and lightning :)

D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8 @ 24mm  Aperture: f8 and Shutter Speed: 1/50s
ISO 400
Out front -  umbrella, rain and lightning.

#pano #thunderstorm #runner  
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Forever and a Day
or until someone....

not that I am a pessimist or anything ;)

you could roll out a hundred different cliches together with the image, however, this time, i think the following is appropriate..

this day
is one where you are not alone
but are with the only one
on top of the world

congratulations peeps, whoever ya are :) partially taken at my favorite park in Sydney  #sydneypark  

#wedding #panorama #blackandwhite  


+Kitten KaboodleInc , wait until you see the tiny planet :)  #tinyplanet  
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Watching, waiting

We have had some pretty bizarre storms in Sydney in the last week, from gale force winds and wet season style rainfall to hail, we have had it all.
Yesterday, about 30 minutes after this image was taken myself and the girls drove home through some streets covered in ankle deep hail stones to find our place had been turned into a winter wonderland (without any leaves or foliage left :( ).
No need for that thredbo visit this year ;) we got our snowman built in the backyard and ice slide (albeit only big enough for a kid) in the front yard.

As we climbed to the top of the hill at the park amongst growing darkness and increasing lightning, Chaos rightly stated that we should not hang around due to the lightning, luckily she mentioned it when she did, since we pulled the pin on our regular park bash and just as we got to the car it started raining.

I processed this image a few times and then realised, it looked best straight out of the camera. Thus the only PP on this image was the stitching of the frames into a panorama. This will make all ya #SOOC lovers happy ;)

I hope ya'all survived the weather.

13 shot panorama (portrait orientation)

Exif/setup:
D750 coupled with 85mm f1.4 @ 85mm  Aperture: f/2.8 and Shutter Speed: 1/4000s
EV:-0.3
ISO 200

#landscapephotography #panorama #sydneypark

http://blog.avernus.com.au/watching-waiting/
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Running to stand still
running to where? why? and why away? not back ?

whilst running is probably the natural thing our bodies were made for i find it rather ... lets say.. onerous. A swim though is much more enjoyable, don't need to worry about boring things like staying upright or balance :)

3 shot panorama (or was it 4?)

Exif/setup:
D750 coupled with 85mm f1.4 @ 85mm  Aperture: f/7.1 and Shutter Speed: 1/400s
EV:-0.3
ISO 400

#bw #blackandwhite #monochrome  

http://blog.avernus.com.au/running-to-stand-still/
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Shopping Planet
its a wild world out there, luckily we got our hard hat

A recent gift from nan and pop was just perfect for this incarnation of a tiny panet, planetoid or what ever ya want to call them. This was the wet warm up session to the #triplejhottest100 for which we are now at #37  (Alison Wonderland - I Want U)  damn i love the public broadcast system in this country :) I reckon there would be a revolution if they cut funding to tripleJ ;) not only of the young folk, but also the old fogeys who grew up with the jj's.

This image is panorama of three images, manually stitched together, there was basically nothing for the programs to be able to stitch it together except the grass and given the lightning speeds tickles was belting down the slope with her shopping trolley ( rice cakes and sugar included) there was plenty of discontinuity between the frames :)

cheers to +Kitten KaboodleInc for the idea of the tiny planet - it did not quite work exactly how I wanted, but chasing two kids at the same time whilst trying to set it up was...lets say challenging :)

Exif/setup love:
3 Landscape orientation images manually stitched
D750 coupled with 24-70mm f4 @ 70mm  Aperture: f/3.2 and Shutter Speed: 1/3200s
ISO 200
out front -  grass, tickles, trolley and hard hat.

#tickles #tinyplanet #planetoid  

http://blog.avernus.com.au/shopping-planet/
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