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Solitude

A state of isolation or seclusion – well i would have felt like this at this location however I had enough mosquitoes to literally carry me away.

Pretty much cloudless except for a few fluffies wandering past but i still liked the pastel tones coming off the predawn sun.

techie stuff:
D7000 coupled with 17-55mm f2.8 @ Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 229s
out front – LEE bigstopper, LEE graduated filter 0.9 and screw in circular polariser (just 'cause i would have had to swat 15 billion mosquitoes whilst getting it off :) )

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed!

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On the Edge

Perched precariously on a small and loose overhang which was sheltered by another larger overhang that seemed to defy the natural forces of gravity, +Rodney Campbell and myself watched the clouds roll in and felt the thunder of the surf vibrating thru the rocks 10's of metres below.

The view is across the Curracurrong Falls which, today was nothing more than a pitiful trickle even after all the rain we have had in Sydney. Further south of this point is Garie Beach, another prime location for photography.

Panorama image with a few dodgy stitching errors :) made from 7 vertical images taken at f8 @ 8seconds shutter using the 17-55 mm f2.8 on D7000

Thankyou to you all who comment and plus my posts, I do appreciate it and do try and at respond to everyone :) Rest assured I am always checking out my commenters streams (when i probably should be doing something else :) )

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The Phantoms new hideout

Skull Cave V2

As is often the case, this morning's sunrise was non-existent, and after a few pretty epic weekday sunrise's – do the weather gods not know that photographers only go to sunrise on the weekend ?!

A short break from the rain and one of the final images from the morning.

Cheers to +Rodney Campbell for braving the conditions and the pushbike ride in and out, hope your legs are ok :)

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As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed!

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Alien Balls come alive

Whilst the big cruise ships departed the harbour, something else arrived, encapsulated in the iron balls and equipped with a mesmerizing red eye dripping with electricity a silent pair of feet emerged….

So, there i was, 1am in the morning after finally getting tickles to sleep and enjoying a bit of quality TV and whilst tidying up the unlimited number of drawings and art and craft items which had found themselves into the cracks of the lounge when I thought – 'its been too many years since i have partaked in a little art and craft' ;)

Thus, the luminous footsteps were born, i don't think Chaos will miss those bits from her craft box!

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Alien Balls

D7000 with the 17-55mm f2.8 @ 17mm cooking the sensor for well over 90seconds, no wonder i got all these hot pixels ;-)

A little walk around the very interesting suburb of Pyrmont revealed someone had dropped some rather large balls in the park. Isuspect they are meant to be art, but they just look like a bunch of old pressure boilers or something from some old boat.
I do now have a neat idea for these to compliment a lightpainting scene – just need a and i'm good to go :)

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Barangaroo Development – crane city

A planet in itself.
On alittle side note anyone actually looked at the CGI images of the project site, they really oversize the green space and trees on the northern side, even to the point where they have swallowed up Observatory hill lol..yet the highrise buildings look very small. Look closely at the scale of those buildings and they are gonna be pretty huge.

I will be sure to take a few more of similar composed shots over the coming years to see the development process.

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Its all fun and games until

somebody spews on ya face! actually for the one doing the spewing its all a bit funny.
Nice one tickles, got me right in the face. FYI, if you ever wanted to know..baby spew does have quite a bit of acidic material in it…my lips were burning afterwards..don't worry..i had my mouth closed..just.

All that said, you can't stay cranky at a smile like this.

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Time for a Rest

Another image processed in +Nik Photography CS6 plugin, was considering going BW for this one, however the polarised blue sky and electric grass (don't look too hard at that;) ) got me over the colour line.

One of my favourite seats atop a old rubbish tip – a prime example of how our society/councils can transform wasteland into useable, safe spaces for the community.

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Wombastic

Nestled into a little corner on the South Coast is a sleepy little suburb called Wombarra which has a sneaky little secret – this delightful little rock shelf. Although, it is like walking on a ice rink ;) Its also delightfully green, my favorite seascape colour :)

Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, Single frame, Aperture: f/9.5 Shutter Speed: 3s. Composed and shot purely for the tentacles of water receding back into the ocean.

A great location for a soul restoring interaction with nature coupled with a smattering of photography :)

Thankyou to you all who comment and plus my posts, I do appreciate it and try and at respond to everyone :) Rest assured I am always checking out my commenters streams (when i probably should be doing something else :) )

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A little Light in your Life

So I am sitting here at some ungodly hour of the morning again, typing with one had, rocking a 4 month old with the flu to sleep who every time i make eye contact with simply starts to smile, doesn't she know its time for sleep? :)

Anyway, no point wasting time, one hand on the rocker means the other hand can be editing pictures :), hence, I edited up a picture from the other month, a pano image with a difference, this one was actually made up from 5 vertical images stitched together, each image was at 11mm , i never really expected it to work but gave it a run anyway. I also bracketed the images, but only used a single exposure from each. With the sun just ready to peek over the clouds there was enough suppression in the dynamic rangle to get away with just the graduated filter.

Thankyou to you all who comment and plus my posts, I do appreciate it even if I do not reply to every comment :)

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed!