The Difference Time Makes…

Frankly, I don’t think I see images any better now than the day I got my first DSLR 🙂

This is a great example, I visited the Ellenborough Falls back in 2007 (Dec) back when I had just got my first fresh D80 DSLR, i was shooting jpegs then 🙂 I had also just gotten my first tripod (the same one I have now, albeit, corroded and with significantly less paint). I took this shot and it was one of the first.. actually along with a picture of the falls the first ever canvas prints, one is still in Chaos’s room and the other at my mums..

So, I went back recently, i delibrately did not look at my previous images since I really wanted to see what I woudl come up with :)..the result, compositionally pretty well the same, however the newer gear, the processing knowledge and other little tricks I think have helped, so I am probably incorrect in saying I am not any better now, well I certainly hope I am 🙂

onto the images.

Tallowood Tree 2007 (Dec)

Ellenborough Falls - Tallowood 2007 (c) Gerard Blacklock

Ellenborough Falls – Tallowood 2007
(c) Gerard Blacklock

Tallowood Tree 2015 (Feb)


Ellenborough Falls - Tallowood 2015 (c) Gerard Blacklock

Ellenborough Falls – Tallowood 2015
(c) Gerard Blacklock

Junction Falls

A real gem of a falls, reminded me of the falls down in Valley of the Waters, jet black rock with whispers of water drifting over the edge to finally tumble gently on golden paths

lots of landscape shots stitched together to provide a panoramic view of this falls, 5 images from memory.

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 12mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 6s
out front – Hoya screw in circular polariser and neutral density filter (3 stops)

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

Let the Fairies and Elves out

No elves, nor any fairies but there was leeches and I was kind enough to give one a ride all the way home, bloody hitchhiker.

Bridal Veil Falls, the land of endless compositions and water flows – whilst this is not actually the published 'Bridal Veil' falls I reckon this little subset of falls is just as worthy of the name. The real Bridal veil falls was also pretty damn spectacular but icovered in mist and i would have needed my 2mm f2.8 lens to have any hope of encompassing the entire scene 😉

Techie data:
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 hanging off the front @ Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 30s
out front -Hoya screw in circular polariser and neutral density filter (3 stops)

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

This is why I take pictures, I love getting out, particularly in nature and being able mix a couple of hobbies, outdoors and photography, something I must remember not to take for granted

you don't even need to go to spectacular locations (although I would not say no to a iceland trip or Antarctica or Hawaii 🙂 ) to see some really great countryside. I am also very lucky to live in a country where I am close to this kind of nature and have the ability to live a comfortable life and pursue a hobby, something a larger portion of the worlds population do not have.

I did try and move that bloody stick.. but thought nah, i should do the right thing and leave it there..

+Mountain Monday curated by +Michael Russell
+Moody Monday curated by +Philip Daly , +Carole Buckwalter
+NatureMonday curated by +Rolf Hicker , +Jen Baptist
+LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel
+Tree Tuesday curated by +Christina Lawrie and +Shannon S. Myers
+FlowingWaterFriday curated by +Rolf Hicker and +Kate Church
+DesertSandDay curated by +Tuan Le
curated by +Rolf Hicker
+HQSP Landscape curated by +***** , +Delcour Eric , +Blake Harrold
+HQSP Natural Other curated by +Delcour Eric +Blake Harrold +Rinus Bakker and +Sime Wareham
+Landscape Photography curated by +Margaret Tompkins , +Carra Riley , +paul t beard , +David Heath Williams ,
+Bill Wood , +Jim Warthman , +Ben T , +jeff beddow ,+Jeannie Danna , +Tom Hierl ,
+Vishal Kumar
curated by +Jarek Klimek

boating around the harbour

I never thought I would do it, in so many aspects..
+Rodney Campbell made me do it.

+1212Scenery +Sydney +Visit NSW

+Promote Photography

+PixelWorld curated by +Alberto Carreras
curated by +Jarek Klimek
+10000 +10000 PHOTOGRAPHERS curated by +Robert SKREINER
curated by +Rolf Hicker

+HQSP Landscape by +Rodolfo Seide +
110673815601430443389 +Terrie Gray +Nicolai Neijhoft and +Lani Banadera +Aamir Shahzad

+HQSP Natural Other curated by +Valesa Diamontes +Blake Harrold +Alison Thurston

+LandscapeArtTuesday curated by +Christina Deubel

+Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Carra Riley +David Heath Williams +Bill Wood +Jim Warthman +jeff beddow +Tom Hierl +Michael Blyde +Carolyn Lim +Steve Gould +Jay Gould +Kevin Rowe +Dave Welling

curated by +Patrick Cheatham
+LongExposure Thursday curated by +Francesco Gola , +Luca Gerardi

curated by +Peter From and +Lorena Masi
+Photo Manipulation curated by +Josh Adamski

holy shit batman it takes along time to tag that sh$t

The faces of ANZAC Day

For awhile now I have trundled into the city and battled the crowds to remember those who have served for our country, each year brings fewer familiar faces, but at the same time new faces appear and others take up the memory, not to mention the new generation of returned serviceman and women.

This lady is one I have noticed for the last few years, the wife of one of the under 16's who has passed away. Here she is over the last 3 years and not looking that much older 🙂

+Sydney +Visit NSW

Western Sydney, probably even classified as the Hawkesbury, all I know is I probably need a passport to go there its so far away

I think its also commonly referred to as the food bowl for sydney, since most of the local fresh produce is grown around this area.

Anyhows, there was a nice fog and some cows hiding in there and some very nice predawn pinks, followed up with a tasty steak sandwich, all that looking at cows made me hungry 🙂