Archive for July, 2010

July 27, 2010

newcastle nsw australia | worldwide photo walk 2010

so after a morning “photo-walking” at maitland, i had a brief stop for lunch and headed in to newcastle for part 2 of my worldwide photo walk. this time i had no buddies to hold my hand and was a bit nervous, i got there late had a bag malfunction and felt totally out of place. but, i managed to find some people to tag along with, and everyone was friendly and willing to show off there piccies and equipment.  for three hours we wandered through the dead beat streets of newcastle and newcastle west, then on to the glamour of honeysuckle and along the foreshore. then my batteries were dead, not the camera batteries- mine!

when i got home i realised i’d left my name tag on from the previous session, and must of looked like the dork who brought their own name tag, so i was very suprised that anyone talked to me at all 🙂 how embarrassment

and the end result..

                                                                          

                                            

        

                                                         

                         

July 26, 2010

maitland nsw australia| worldwide photo walk 2010

after spending lots of time doing photography research on-line, i stumbled across the website for the worldwide photo walk . i had no idea what a photowalk was, but thought it could be fun and was willing to give it a go. i put my name on the waiting list for newcastle and put my name down for maitland so i didn’t miss out all together. turns out i made it onto both lists and decided to try both thinking they would be very different- city/country, new/old, big group/little group, you get the picture. and i was right they were very different, and i really enjoyed the day, although after five hours of “photo-walking” i was exhausted, with sore fingers and feet.

first up was the maitland walk, which was a lovely two hour stroll through maitland (maitland mall mostly) which featured some beautiful historic buildings and a few interesting characters. i dragged my friend b and my mother along for this one, mum spent more time rummaging through the antique stores than taking pictures, which also provided some great shots.

i met a few fellow photography lovers, and can’t wait to see some of their work on flickr.com

so here are a few shots from the days outing

 

July 26, 2010

little miss lilac | i heart faces photo challenge | purple

what a little poser… this is brianna, the youngest of three little girls, same as me!

such a sweet natured, gorgeous girl, always trying to keep up with those big sisters.

this weeks heart faces theme is “purple”, to see more entries visit follow the link

July 13, 2010

sun, sand and scarecrows| i heart my country | hannah grace photography

 

this is my country, australia. pretty beautiful place, hey?

i don’t know what i love most about it…

the beaches,  beautiful

the country side, breathtaking

the people… carefree

i am an outdoors girl and have always lived in beautiful places. i grew up near coffs harbour a coastal, rural town in nsw, where i felt like the beach was my backyard. swimming, snorkelling, surfskiing, soaking up the sun and sporting quite a nice tan. my dad and i were always looking for adventures, camping, caving, abseiling, bush walking, exploring the land the we lived in and checking out the wildlife

i now live in newcastle, another beautiful spot with more stunning beaches, the beautiful lake macquarie (which is now literally my backyard) and the hunter valley not to far away.

you don’t have to go far to find a beautiful spot, and it’s always different

it’s a great place to be, with lots more i’ve yet to explore

i heart my country, i am blessed

thanks for looking at my random collection of images

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