Bill BigShakes Mc Dougall@billbigshakesmcdougall

Genomic Microbiologist 🎓
You need no-one to accept you except you
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Canon 80d
Mavic pro
📍 Melbourne, working 9-5 posting photos taken on other days

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Practicing using the sun to make something mediocre become more interesting.


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I lost the first few days worth of photos off my camera during file transferring to the hard drive, had forgotten I had plucked off this one from natural Bridge using the cameras wifi. Nice little waterfall and cave!


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Had a bit of an early sunrise camera play Saturday morning up at the puffing Billy trestle Bridge.


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A big happy birthday to this lovely lady 😘 😘


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So I got up this morning with the exact shot and location I'd planned visualized in my head. I'd spent ages on Google maps last night finding an incline road close to home that was long enough and straight enough in the direction the moon would set. And all of that went out the window when I rocked up to find 3 bright street lights completely blowing out the shot. So I trekked up well past the lights and could no longer get the shot directly over the centre of the road that I'd wanted. A bit of long exposure on the car tail lights to spice it up.
Lesson learned, keep an eye out for street lights when planning a shot if picking a suburban area on Google maps 😂 #bloodmoon #moonrise


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This was my first attempt at a proper bit of milkyway timelapse from about a week ago down at blairgowrie back beach. Lots more to learn and I want that flicker gone but still a happy chappy.


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Sunset waves around the rocks.


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Nice clear night Saturday down the Peninsula. #vanlife #vanlifeaustralia


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Saturday night was movie night in the van. Far more cosy than a fancy cinema! The bounty hunter 🎥 #vanlife #vanlifeaustralia #movienight


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Happy one year babe, I think it's about time you stop sticking your finger up at me.


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There's this awesome big open spot around the back of cape schanck that's completely secluded and perfect for sitting down and watching the sun set over crashing waves. @chloeingemann


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4:30am Saturday at the pinnacles.
I'd planned this shot all week knowing it was going to be one of my only chances this year at shooting the milkyway curve almost flat above the pinnacles with a half moon positioned right to light the foreground, but the weather forecast kept changing and on Friday conditions forecast only got worse. Determined I was to just try my luck I got to the car park at about 4am. The rain had just stopped and I knew I had about an hour and a half before it would start again (thanks bom radar) , I ran the approx 2km to the rocks with my bag and tripod, but hadn't anticipated the high tide and wild waves, after climbing down the hill I was splashed by every wave that came in and the winds just blew the water hard at me. I couldn't get the shot I wanted and quite frankly was scared I'd get washed away even where I'd set up far from the normal water line. I got about 7 shots and this was my favorite, before deciding the clouds suggested rain might be back sooner so I scurried back to the van. The clouds cover the majority of the sky and I'm disappointed it wasn't a perfect condition night, but sometimes you've just gotta try.


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