ticky2002 30th Anniversary // Hay
#igershay
It was thirty years ago today - on July 29, 1985 - that my Mum and Dad got married.
In '87 my oldest brother was born, '88 the second oldest, '90 I was and in '92 my youngest brother. I'm sure I speak for all my siblings when I say that I/we couldn't ask for better parents.
You've shown us the world, watched and helped us grow and develop in our own ways and continue to love and support us throughout the years.
You've shown us what love, care, compassion, honesty, hard work and commitment looks like, and how a combination of these qualities, and more, can and do make the soul prosper as a single person, but as a whole family unit as well.
I'm not ashamed to say I love my parents. I see them as friends, guides, teachers, helpers, jokers, and whatever else they need to be; but most of all as a loving Mum and Dad - who are always there for each other, and for all of us.
Love you guys!!! :) @annajaneanderson
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  •   ondrae_16 Happy anniversary to them 16h
  •   blackweta Merry anniversary to your parents and congratulations to them breeding and raising a lovely daughter 15h
  •   ticky2002 Thank you very much for your kind words and wishes!! @ondrae_16 @blackweta 15h

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ticky2002 What's The Chance // Lake Hume
#igers_vic
Virginia - @ginyastar - this one's for you.
This sort of thing has happened far too many times in my life to see it as some kind of coincidence, I mean seriously, all things considered, what are the chances of it happening? I simply accept that things like this are meant to be, I can't explain it any other way...
Yesterday afternoon I was rolling in to Albury with 30 minutes to go until sundown. I decided I felt like crossing the border, so over the Murray I went before exiting into Wodonga. Once there I thought of Lake Hume and this reminded me of the photo opportunities that exist with the dead trees there.
I had been past before but not stopped to shoot. I recall seeing and commenting on an image of @ginyastar's a few months ago from there, before we had even met, and saying that next time I went to visit my brother in Albury I would have to revisit the Lake and shoot it for myself. Thus I decided to make my way there and watch the sun go down at the Lake.
While watching the sun's glorious golden glow spread over all, I wondered which of the many, many trees were in the photograph I had seen. Where I was I had a fabulous view but no trees were near the shoreline, rather they were out in the water. I found my way over to a section of sand that jutted our into the Lake more, and therefore had some near/on the shore.
I snapped away until I was happy, only to realise afterwards - thanks to the recognition of particular tree branches - that I had infact ended up shooting the same selection of trees.
*** Twenty square kilometres of area, hundreds if not thousands of trees, and I happen to be in the exact same spot and photograph the exact same ones!!!! What are the chances of that??
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  •   ginyastar That is so amazing Victoria!!! An incredible coincidence to be at the very same spot! You have taken a beautiful photo here and I love the effect of the scene at sunset. I'm so glad you drove this way, I rarely find it a waste of time to go down a path not travelled before. Almost always it's incredibly rewarding. You have such an adventurous spirit and it's so lovely to see. Thankyou for all your beautiful photos and the stories behind them. Safe travels 17h
  •   soulsoleil Beautiful!! 16h
  •   ticky2002 @ginyastar I couldn't believe it!! Out of all the places I could have gone to, all the shore line, all the everything, how on earth I ended up picking that place I really don't know. Aww, thank you for your very kind compliments. It's nice to know that people enjoy the stories as well. Roads less travelled, barely travelled, rarely travelled or where there isn't even one are always fun to explore, because you never really know what you may discover. I didn't know I'd gone so far - yet another 1,100kms travelled in three days - it's still doing my head in that I was sitting in Bright having lunch just a few hours ago, and now I'm back home again in my own bed. Just have to make the most of it !! :) Thank you for your inspiration in regards to travel and photography, as well as everything else that goes with it!!! 16h
  •   ticky2002 @soulsoleil Thank you very much Ålyona :) 15h
  •   edgeofsuburbia Wow! That really can't be a coincidence! I enjoy your stories too. If it weren't for ill health I'd be driving all over the country snapping away just like you do. I will again when I'm able. Xx 15h
  •   ticky2002 @edgeofsuburbia My thoughts exactly!! 'Coincidences' happen way too much to me that it makes me feel like there has to be something more, but who knows what, how or why. I'm glad you like the stories too :) Sorry to hear about your health, I hope you are able to get well and be out shooting your own stories again soon!! 15h
  •   edgeofsuburbia With 20sq kms, no way. Yep, there really are some things that defy explanation. Thank you! 15h

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ticky2002 Falling // Watershed Falls
#igers_vic
So I slipped and fell in a waterfall,
how's your Monday going?
Wet shoes, socks, jeans, jacket, jumper, scarf, beanie and hair.
My phone's earpiece no longer has sound, but my little Fuji was strapped around my neck and in my hand at the time, so unlike me didn't hit the deck and is thankfully!! so far proving splash-proof.
At least it is a stunningly clear, sunny and not too cold day to be exploring the Victorian High Country. I'll dry off eventually...
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ticky2002 Southbound // Hume Highway
After a lovely little time catching up with my friend/old Kensington housemate and her fab family in the hills - resting, scrabbling, chatting, atrocious movie watching, mustering sheep, playing with pups and a bit of a zip around on the motorbike, I'm now back on the highway again.
Less than an hour to my next destination, I can't believe I'll be back in Victoria (briefly anyway) just one week after leaving!! I had not expected that.
But that's the thing when you get free time, you've got to utilise it, I mean, why not?
As for all these images of juicy green landscapes with blue skies taken in black and white instead of colour; here's what good of' Salgado says of colour: “it is too much real. It doesn’t allow you to have a single degree of imagination.”
** So, imagine it. :)
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ticky2002 Rediscovered Delight // Narrandera
#discoverNSW
Slipped down a side street, surprised at what I saw - revisiting and rediscovering, places I've been before.
It's always a delight to see old places with fresh eyes and a full mind - it's like a whole new experience, turning fuzzy memories into focused photographs.
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ticky2002 Midday Fog // Sturt Highway
#igershay
I'm on the road again... :)
Don't think I've ever seen such stunning midday fog out here before. If I didn't have a four hour drive ahead (and only five more hours of light) I could have stopped for some epic photo opportunities, but it also wasn't the safest to do so with barely more than 100m visibility at times.
I hadn't realised but today is the first time I have been out on the plains so far, in daylight anyway. 20kms on and the fog was no more, instead there's patchy blue sky, juicy green grass and puddles all around. The Hay plains really can be quite beautiful in Winter time, a season I have hardly experienced here for four years.
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  •   msamandadean I drove across the plains almost exactly three years ago. It was a beautiful drive. 3d
  •   ticky2002 @msamandadean Sometimes it can seem like there is nothing there, but I think it's more of a mental thing really. I find myself often intrigued by the sky/clouds/light as opposed to the Plains themselves. Sunrise/sunset is always grand. Glad you enjoyed it :) 2d

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ticky2002 Going Places // Cobb Highway
#igershay
My week's plans have been altered for the better, but there's nothing like squeezing a little 850km road trip into three days anyway.. :)
This was taken last Sunday as I moved myself from Geelong back to Hay in NSW where I had hoped and expected to be trialling a job on a tractor the following day. I'd forgotten about factoring in the weather and the influence it has on work, so when I arrived I found out things had been rained out, only to be followed by more rain on Tuesday night.
As the purpose of this move is to earn travel money, I had been wondering what to do.
Today I got a job back where I used to work through school, as well as for a stint in 2012 when I was paying back my last travel debt, so for that I am grateful. I start Tuesday and hope it will be able to work around the tractor stuff, therefore having both wet and dry weather work.
To have my bank balance building is, after-all, exactly what the next four months are for - but I need to keep myself sane as well.
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  •   ffriday Congratulations on job one (dry?) and good luck for the tractor job (wet?). 3d
  •   ticky2002 @ffriday Thank you :) Hopefully they both work out for their respective times 2d

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ticky2002 Dune Days Panorama [1 of 3] // Near Beachport SA
#southaustralia #fjcc
Going through photos from late last year when I joined one of my brothers (and about 20/25? other vehicles) for a 4WD trip to South Australia as part of an FJ Cruiser Club meet. I had never been to that area of South Australia nor experienced sand dunes, 4WDing or anything quite like any of it before.
This was on the last day somewhere on the way back from Robe when we had a fairly solid beach drive, at one point coming across whale bones, and then also an old dude out wandering from one of the nudist camps (warnings to look way may have sounded across the radios). It was a beautiful location to take in so I decided to climb up the dune/cliff behind us in order to make a panorama. Pretty groovy, still thanks to @ando2142 for letting me join in :)
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ticky2002 Dune Days Panorama [2 of 3] // Near Beachport SA
#southaustralia #fjcc
Going through photos from late last year when I joined one of my brothers (and about 20/25? other vehicles) for a 4WD trip to South Australia as part of an FJ Cruiser Club meet. I had never been to that area of South Australia nor experienced sand dunes, 4WDing or anything quite like any of it before.
This was on the last day somewhere on the way back from Robe when we had a fairly solid beach drive, at one point coming across whale bones, and then also an old dude out wandering from one of the nudist camps (warnings to look way may have sounded across the radios). It was a beautiful location to take in so I decided to climb up the dune/cliff behind us in order to make a panorama. Pretty groovy, still thanks to @ando2142 for letting me join in :)
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ticky2002 Dune Days Panorama [3 of 3] // Near Beachport SA
#southaustralia #fjcc
Going through photos from late last year when I joined one of my brothers (and about 20/25? other vehicles) for a 4WD trip to South Australia as part of an FJ Cruiser Club meet. I had never been to that area of South Australia nor experienced sand dunes, 4WDing or anything quite like any of it before.
This was on the last day somewhere on the way back from Robe when we had a fairly solid beach drive, at one point coming across whale bones, and then also an old dude out wandering from one of the nudist camps (warnings to look way may have sounded across the radios). It was a beautiful location to take in so I decided to climb up the dune/cliff behind us in order to make a panorama. Pretty groovy, still thanks to @ando2142 for letting me join in :)
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  •   instaroy Love the panorama, Vicki. 4d

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ticky2002 Dune Days // Near Beachport SA
#southaustralia #fjcc
Going through photos from late last year when I joined one of my brothers (and about 20/25? other vehicles) for a 4WD trip to South Australia as part of an FJ Cruiser Club meet. I had never been to that area of South Australia nor experienced sand dunes, 4WDing or anything quite like any of it before.
This was when we stopped for a photo shoot and I jumped out to take in the Mars-like landscape. I could have spent days photographing out there, it was beautiful. Pretty groovy, still thanks to @ando2142 for letting me join in :)
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ticky2002 Dune Days // Near Beachport SA
#southaustralia #fjcc
Going through photos from late last year when I joined one of my brothers (and about 20/25? other vehicles) for a 4WD trip to South Australia as part of an FJ Cruiser Club meet. I had never been to that area of South Australia nor experienced sand dunes, 4WDing or anything quite like any of it before.
This was when we stopped for a group photo shoot, with this image showing just some of the FJ's involved. Thr full image from her has 18 vehicles in it, but not everybody was there. Pretty groovy, still thanks to @ando2142 for letting me join in :)
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ticky2002 Dune Days // Near Beachport SA
#southaustralia #fjcc
Going through photos from late last year when I joined one of my brothers (and about 20/25? other vehicles) for a 4WD trip to South Australia as part of an FJ Cruiser Club meet. I had never been to that area of South Australia nor experienced sand dunes, 4WDing or anything quite like any of it before.
This was when we stopped for a photo shoot and I jumped out for a walk on the Mars-like landscape. Pretty groovy, still thanks to @ando2142 for letting me join in :)
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ticky2002 Ukulele practice, apparently the Lion sleeps tonight, can't hear what it sounds like though, I really need to get photographing properly again... 5d

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ticky2002 You know you are winning at life when you start making furniture into inverted watermelons!! 5d

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ticky2002 Good Intentions // Hay
#igershay
Last night I thought I'd be good so set an alarm for 7am to wake me up in order to go for a walk and see the sunrise. I was midway through an interesting dream when it went off, so a) felt disturbed, and b) it's cold!!!!!! A weather check informed me that the 'feels like' temperature is and was a mere 1.7°C.
Thus, I'm still hiding away in bed and no walk has occurred. Looking at the glorious light I may attempt to get up early again tomorrow, but all rugged up to take photos instead!!
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  •   sandiibeachoz Nice shot if that is looking out your window from your bed! ... I didn't want to get up this morning either... Then again I never do! 5d
  •   ticky2002 @sandiibeachoz Thanks, it sure is!! :) I've been watching the light change colour on the tree and the shadows move as the sun rises as well. It's like a Weetbix yellow now, with only about ~35mins difference in time. Hahha. This is my problem too!! Not many occasions when I try to get up early does it actually eventuate. 5d
  •   sainters2015 That photo was meant to be! 5d
  •   ginyastar Well it's lucky you didn't jump out of bed! This pic is superb!!! 5d
  •   ticky2002 @sainters2015 @ginyastar Cheers guys!! I really need to get some exercise going though, but shall take my camera with me when I do :) 5d

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ticky2002 Charles - @ando2142 - I'm going to call you Henri from now on.
I found your old Yr 7 art book with mine, I think I kept it for spare paper way back in the day?? Quick flick through and I came across this, your interpretation of 'Woman in fear(fur) coat' by Joy Hester. Straight away it reminded me of these Henri Matisse card prints I bought in Paris.
** Can anyone else see the similarities that I can?? So cool.
#instantgramming #cleaningcupboards #henrimatisse #mybrotherisanartist
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ticky2002 In Year 7 art we had to combine two creatures in order to create a new one. I can still recall asking what lady-beetle feet looked like, but we had no idea.
Anyway, meet Wheetle - a ladybeetle/whale, circa 2003.
I really do think I should have been advised to study biology instead...
#instantgramming #cleaningcupboards
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ticky2002 Hey ewe guys, I need some rea-Shaun-ance regarding a cam-ram-era bag...
#instantgramming #cleaningcupboards
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  •   edgeofsuburbia Yes! Think of it this way, you'll get away with photographing almost anything / anyone because it will make people smile, a free pass to places you might not normally be allowed access. Or perhaps that's my wishful thinking... 6d
  •   ticky2002 @edgeofsuburbia Hahha, I hadn't thought of it like that but it is a very good point. I might have to try it next time I go out. Shaun's stomach pouch is about the right size too!! Haha :) 6d
  •   soconnie1 Haha! Yep, it'll make a baaad ass camera bag 6d
  •   ticky2002 @soconnie1 Baaahaha, I hadn't thought of that one :) 5d
  •   fa.theme.ma Bahahahah dudeeee youre funny !! 5d
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ticky2002 So I really need to sort through all my things, and decided to try and start today as it's a wet and rainy morning anyway.
The greatest find so far... an old shooting jacket filled with Nerf bullets. @tilly_jak @chillhilla @the_krill @zoewato I think you all may know why this might be!!! Hahaha. :D
#instantgramming #cleaningcupboards
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  •   ginyastar You're a crackup'! Love ya!!!!!! 6d
  •   ticky2002 @ginyastar :D I was wondering why it was in my cupboard. I used to shoot at weekend competitions but not with that, then I saw the bullets and remembered why. Hahah. Good times :) 6d
  •   tilly_jak Haha! That day was ace. Must dig out the pics. I'm still finding darts rotting down in the garden 6d
  •   soconnie1 nerf guns are awesome fun and that jacket LOLOLOL 6d
  •   the_krill Awesome!🏼 6d
  •   ticky2002 @tilly_jak Hahah, I imagine there would be so many scattered. I did check the pockets for green discs but there weren't any. 5d
  •   ticky2002 @soconnie1 So much fun!! We had some pretty good shoot outs a few years ago 5d

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