Five-Hundred Word Challenge 184: Back From the Field Trip

On Sunday afternoon I returned from the field trip that, as it turns out, I didn’t enjoy that much.
There were moments. There were very good moments and parts that were fun, but overall I have a few beefs about how it seemed to be poorly organised (telling us about things that should have been advised of at least a week before the field trip commenced due to the possible dangers of said things, among other issues) as well as what could be deemed as irresponsible behaviour from a senior authority, but that’s not something I’m going to get into because I want to discuss what I did enjoy about the field trip.

I enjoyed the scientific aspect of it. I enjoyed getting off any paths to log data as well as what the region looked like. I enjoyed going into a lake and walking about one hundred metres from the shoreline, then walking back because it was not deep enough to be floating in the water.

I enjoyed taking a lot of photos and being away from the city. I found parts of it quite relaxing.

I enjoyed coming back without any form of illness of bad injury.

I think that sums it up pretty nicely.

There was a fire at the site the class was staying at at one point and, whilst everyone was away from it, I enjoyed taking photos of the fire.

I enjoyed talking with some of my fellow students (as I still can’t relate to most of them) and I enjoyed the food that was provided for us to eat as it was rather simple and straightforward but covered most of what was required in a balanced diet.

I really can’t think of much else.

I liked the air. The air was nice.

I enjoyed seeing a whole bunch of different insects, as well as the end of a goanna.

I really enjoyed the trip back home as it was significantly faster than the trip there due to when the bus left uni, as well as being able to leave the bus back well before reaching uni, therefore allowing me a much more direct route back home.

I managed to learn very little while in the bush, but I managed to do a fair bit of physical activity (which was mostly the parts that included walking off the tracks that were around) and I came back from it mostly feeling tired rather than sore, which I’m quite happy about as something I don’t always feel like feeling is pain, despite the charming allure that it has when it warms my cold and darkened soul.

I made the mistake in not reading the outline of the field trip properly and was left without sleeping gear, but that didn’t bother me much as I still was able to sleep somewhat decently.

So, that pretty much sums up everything. I’m back and aside from a bunch of scratches and a slight bit of pain, I’m completely fine.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 09:08:28

So I wanted to do a bit of writing to schedule for whilst I was gone.
Obviously it never came to be, but I wonder what I would have come up with.

Anyway, this was slower than I had hoped, but it’s a decent summary if you think not saying much counts as decent when you read a summary.

Written at home.

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Docked at White Bay Cruise Terminal

A few weeks ago I was walking during the night when I saw this ship docked at this terminal.

In processing I tried to make it darker because I felt it made for a better photo, I think.

I was probably subconsciously trying to emphasize the night and reduce detail without eliminating it entirely. I’m not sure.

Anyway, I like the atmosphere of this photo, as well as the lights of the city being more of a pattern that are still giving an idea of the shape of the buildings.

I like that the ship is there, sitting and waiting.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

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Floor Reflection

I was at a friend’s place last week (I think) when I took this photo.

I like how clear the reflection has come through, as well as how it looks with the floor pattern laid over.

To me, the light makes the image feel warmer.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

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More Green Algae

It IS Easy Being Green!” Especially when you’re green algae.

Another shot taken in the Royal National Park. This was taken a few moments before this one, if I am remembering correctly.

I like the texture and detail of this, as well as the pattern that the lighter algae forms (it’s similar to this).

This is my submission into The Daily Post‘s photo challenge for this week.

I hope you enjoy.

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Five-Hundred Word Challenge 183: Some Stuff About a Field Trip

Today is going to be one hell of a day. I’ll be heading to uni after work to catch a bus to take me up north to go on a field trip that I need to be on but don’t want to be on, but at least it will give me a chance to take a whole bunch of photos, so I’m somewhat happy about that.

My bag is too heavy because I over-packed, but I’ll deal with it because I have no choice and whinging about my own mistake that was a mistake of silly proportions is not going to get anyone anywhere, so the best that I can do in the interim is cope and deal with the fact that I stuffed up.

From what I understand, there will be a lot of data collection and collection of data will be at the hand of the operator…

Or my own hands.

I do know that not getting drunk tonight and tomorrow, which is what will likely happen with a lot of the students, will benefit me greatly as it means that I’ll be able to get up as early as I need to in order to capture the sunrise (assuming the weather holds out long enough for it as there’s prediction of rain once more) as well as go for a swim and be able to explore the area before people start getting up, so I’m rather happy about that.

I’m also happy that I’ll probably be function much better than everyone else as it means I’ll have an easier time of doing the things that I don’t want to do, therefore giving me a better chance of being able to relax an unwind for a much longer period of time than everyone else, assuming that everything does work out the way that I hope it does, which, aside from the not drinking and then taking photos and swimming, probably won’t because the great thing about plans is that they are easy to change on a whim.

I have to admit that I am not looking forward to this trip. There are other things that I’d rather do with my time, but it is something that needs to be done, so doing it is what I’ll do, and verily so.

Well, I’ve run out of things to say at this point.

I imagine that Smiths Lake will be pretty to look  upon with my very own eyes, but if it’s storming, then I’m going to have some problems. I’ll have to take photos from a window, or with a lot of protection form the rain to make sure that my camera stays as dry as I possibly can make sure that it stays dry. Otherwise it has to go back into the shop and I don’t have the money to fork out for more repairs after getting it cleaned recently.

The joys of things and stuff.

Well now that that’s out of the way, here is the end.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 06:50:57

Faster than expected.
Probably not worth reading, but perhaps it just be…

Written at work

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My Favourite Beach

Here is a shot of my favourite beach, although the shot doesn’t do it much justice.

I think this photo shows the beach as being quite calm and relaxed, which in some ways it is, but at the same time the waves at this beach are quite powerful.

This is my entry into Leanne Cole‘s Monochrome Madness for this week.

If you like monochrome photography then you should check out Monochrome Madness and consider participating.

I also strongly recommend checking out Leanne Cole’s other work.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

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The Building on top of The Galeries Victoria in the Afternoon

It’s still raining quite a lot in Sydney at the moment, much to both my satisfaction and frustration.

However, that’s not what this post is about.
Here’s a shot of this building that I took last week.

It wasn’t raining at the time and I’ve wanted to get a good shot of this building with a clear sky for a while. Despite it being cloudy, I took this photo anyway as I had the opportunity.

I like how the building looks against the sky and the clouds. To me the sunlight hitting it makes it pop out.

I also like the minimal amount of colours and the patterns that the windows are in.

I hope you enjoy.

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