ticky2002 Whether This... // Bacchus Marsh
#igers_vic
The roads are busy, keep them safe, you're not the only one out there...
**One hour into my six hour drive home and I've only done half an hour of driving distance (thanks to stopping for photos). This is simply a reminder to any and all out on the roads at any time, especially over long weekends, to take care and take your time.
It takes all but a split second to go from a peaceful drive to a prickly situation resulting with a cross on the side of the road.
Moral: Don't be stupid Cupid!!
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ticky2002 ... Or This // Bacchus Marsh
#igers_vic
The roads are busy, keep them safe, you're not the only one out there...
**One hour into my six hour drive home and I've only done half an hour of driving distance (thanks to stopping for photos). This is simply a reminder to any and all out on the roads at any time, especially over long weekends, to take care and take your time.
It takes all but a split second to go from a peaceful drive to a prickly situation resulting with a cross on the side of the road.
Moral: Don't be stupid Cupid!!
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ticky2002 Prickly Situations // Bacchus Marsh
#igers_vic
One hour into my six hour drive home and I've only done half an hour of driving distance (thanks to stopping for photos). This is simply a reminder to any and all out on the roads at any time, especially over long weekends, to take care and take your time.
It takes all but a split second to go from a peaceful drive to a prickly situation resulting with a cross on the side of the road.
Moral: Don't be stupid Cupid!!
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ticky2002 Solitude // Princes Freeway
#igersgeelong
One thing to remember is that even when standing tall and proud, the most stable of objects can and will be altered and affected by it's surroundings. Being blown about, and off course, is part and parcel of nature's law, a law we cannot fight with, nor control.
We can only wait and see what happens, and hope that more often than not we receive light lashings rather than ghastly gales. After all, everything affects us in it's own little way, and if you can be blown off course, you can be blown back on course too. :)
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ticky2002 In The Dark // Melbourne
#igersmelbourne
Deep in the the depths of darkness, nestled in the night...
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ticky2002 Changing Direction // Princes Freeway
#igersgeelong
So last night as I drove back into Geelong I decided something needs to change. What am I doing in Australia when I could be roaming around the allusive Asia with very little cost, whilst working as a freelance photographer??
I made some calls to contacts this morning, sent off my folio and will be leaving for my first assignment at the end of June!!!! :D Here's to yet another new adventure!!!!
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ticky2002 Trucks, No Trucks // Princes Freeway
#igersmelbourne
Pulled over to see how the traffic on the freeway and this bridge would work, thinking it might be a long drive home... or perhaps I'll pick a different one each night I have to drive back to Geelong from Melbourne? What do you guys think??
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  •   montymelb Great shot 2d
  •   ticky2002 @missmardij I'm pretty sure this was one of the Hoppers Crossing / Werribee exits, so if you were coming from that direction perhaps? :) 2d
  •   ticky2002 @kelseyaustinphotography 😀 Cheers Kelsey! 2d
  •   missmardij We got lost on the way back. No idea where I was but eventually got home lol. 2d
  •   ticky2002 @missmardij Haha, in that case perhaps you were! :) 2d
  •   ticky2002 @montymelb Thanks Zarleen! How are you enjoying your course?? Hope it's all going well!!! 2d
  •   montymelb Thanks, yes, it's going well! Lots to take in! I'm still getting my head around the exposure triangle etc. So much to consider when taking a shot, compared to my usual quick snapshot style! How's your 2nd year going? 1d
  •   ticky2002 @montymelb I'm glad to hear it is all going well for you!! It does take a while for things to sink in, especially when it makes shots more considered, however it is by practicing the techniques and learning bit by bit that things end up becoming second nature, and then it gets more fun!! :) I found writing notes out again, doing little memory tests on yourself and reading helps too. Second year is alright, I've been extremely time poor which hasn't been good, but that's my own doing and now that I have moved to Geelong I can focus on it more again which will be good. 1d

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ticky2002 Pointer Peeping // Geelong West
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Peeping through a part in the partition a pointer is presented, partly peering down into the dim dark depths of the night.
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ticky2002 What A Handful // Geelong West
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Moral 1: READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!
You've got to laugh about it...
So. It turns out that Sun Yellow Gloss Acrylic Enamel and Gloss Enamel are two very different things. Not only does the colour change between the two (the tins looked very similar and share the same colour name), but the texture, thickness, drying and fumes should have all been warning signs too. Whilst painting I thought the new paint (Gloss Enamel) was better than the other stuff I had used,but that was only until I went to wash the paint off the brush, leading to one of the silliest times I think I've ever experienced...
Water did not work. As I tried to wash the paint off the brush, both my hands themselves became totally covered in paint, paint that just would not wash off under water, instead, it just spread, all over everything and everywhere. Hands, arms, taps, sink, wall, door, laundry appliances, toilet, phone, camera, it seemed like there was no escape. I tried wrapping my hands in toilet paper so I could attempt to touch things without spreading the paint further, but it just made things sticker and more annoying, however I could at least open the door to get back to the living room.
Once there I was able to unlock my phone, however there was no way I would have been able to get it to make a call properly. I read the paint tins, discovering that yes, it was fine to wash the other paint off with water, but this new stuff required mineral turpentine!!
It was then that I remembered I bought some rubber gloves a couple of days ago, and somehow managed to open doors and a cupboard to get to the packet, which I could open with my teeth. I didn't want my hands to then get stuck inside the gloves, so I lathered them up with soap and put the yellow rubber gloves onto my yellow hands with only a tiny amount of yellow paint getting onto the outside of the gloves.
I just got back to my phone and was about to contact my housemate when I heard the gate open and realised she had returned home. The front door opened, I explained the situation, and then the lovely Laura went off to find me some turps.
Man, I could marry that stuff!!!
Moral 2: USE TURPS!!
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ticky2002 Colour Clash // Geelong West
#igersgeelong
Nominated by the lovely Morgan @writtenbymorgan to post a picture of what I'm doing now (#widn), I was just about to add another coat of paint to a tiny old table I'm currently working on improving, but.... it's clearly not the same, however I still like it.
So, what are you doing now @emilynelson101, @eason80 and @zoewato ?? :)
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ticky2002 1am Wonders // Geelong West
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Late last night I nipped outside to get a shot of the night sky and the big gum tree that resides in our back yard, by far the biggest tree in the area. I underestimated the size it would take up in the frame compared to the sky, but was happy none the less (besides being hammered by mosquitos!). Looking at it again this morning though, I can't help but see it representationally - a projecting platform for many messages making their way up the twists and turns and out into the ether in the same way our dreams, thoughts, hopes and wishes do.
It's a shot of a section of a tree at night time, but that's what I see...
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ticky2002 Wicked Waterfront // Geelong
#igersgeelong
Well, today I couldn't help but keep telling myself this... I get to live here!! Granted solid sunshine makes a mega difference wherever you are, today it was well received and helped to boost my mood and make me realise how lucky I am to now live in such a place where so much is so close... this isn't even two kilometres from our house!!
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ticky2002 Sunny Skatepark Shadows // Geelong
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Superb sunny day spent getting to know Geelong - meandering markets, watching walkers, scouting shops, finding food, soaking up sunshine and now hibernating at home whilst slowly studying. On another note - I have so many photos from the past year to go through, hardly know where to start...
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  •   missmardij Cool. Thanks. Welcome to your new city. There's lots of fun to be had. 4d
  •   ticky2002 Thanks Kelsey!! 4d
  •   robstanmore Cool! 3d
  •   fox_cottage Hunt for Joe's cafe & ask for a shawarma (if you eat meat) or one of their felafels. Best in town, if not the world! 3d
  •   ticky2002 @fox_cottage I'll have a look around and scope out that Shawarma.. Only a non meat eater in February's!'n thanks Anna :) 3d
  •   ticky2002 @robstanmore Cheers Rob!! 😀 3d
  •   fox_cottage Noooooooo I meant Sam's cafe! Geez! It's my fav place in the world & I forgot the name. I'm so old! 3d

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ticky2002 Sweet Memories // Geelong
#igersgeelong
Whenever and wherever I come across stroopwafels, I am filled with fond memories from back in 2009. After touring around Europe and returning to England, I travelled back across the channel where I spent some more time in the Netherlands. It was whilst there that my friend introduced me to these said sweet treats, also known as syrup waffles. I watched what happens when you place one on top of a hot cup of tea, and quickly learnt to love the delicious delight that followed. Forever and for always I will be associating sweet, sticky stroopwafels with the lovely Roxana - @loftyrox. Thus, I couldn't resist when I spotted them today whilst doing a spot of shopping. On my cup, on my mind... Hope you don't mind Rox!! ;) #stroopwafel
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ticky2002 Pulau Peering // Pulau Weh, Indonesia
#igersindonedia
Picture-perfect pitstop to peer and endear the exotic and elusive environment we were entering into. Hands down one of the greatest holidays I've had, full of phenomenal first experiences. I love reflecting on the many moments and memories made...
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ticky2002 Nan // Wagga
One year has passed since this lovely lady slipped into a silent sleep. Missed for now and always, until again we meet...
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  •   matt.montgomery Not long now 2w
  •   ticky2002 @matt.montgomery Nope, that crepe was just about ready... Oh. The project? Haha. So much sugar, helped me out a fair bit :) 2w

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