Showing posts with label australia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label australia. Show all posts

Friday, 2 December 2016

Rustic Australian Countryside - The small town of Rylstone

Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone
One of the Dam's looking toward Kandos 
Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone
On the property, Lindoway looking back toward The Shed 

It happened. A rare weekend when I wasn't shooting for a client! So I threw the camera in the car and headed three hours out of Sydney to the Central Tablelands. 

I visited a friend's property, Lindoway, in Rylstone, a small town with a population of 615 people and at least 10 times that in sheep!

Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone Sheep
View toward the town of Kandos

Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone

There are 65 sheep on Lindoway and this is as close as I could get as they are quite skittish. The leader sheep lets out a massive Baa (he tried to sound scary but Baa still sounds cute to me) then they all take off. 

Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone

Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone

Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone

Today is particularly warm 30 degrees celsius but it did cool considerably in the evening. 

There don't seem to be any mosquitos but the flies certainly make up for it. The great Aussie salute probably originated here! So many flies...

There are always jobs to do on a property and today one of them was to install the letterbox. A little reward to ourselves for our hard work was a little nature walk.

This little spot at the top of the property is typical Aussie scenery complete with Kanagroos. They hopped away as we got close but we did spy the spot where they had slept during the day. I'm just glad that we didn't find out where the black snakes were sleeping!

Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone
Dog in car Australian landscape and countryside photography in Rylstone, NSW
Teddy on the ride back to the Shed
LINDOWAY - THE SHED
Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone
Landscape photography Australian countryside Rylstone
Inside the old Shearing Shed
Rustic Shed Bathroom


According to the bloke who owns the sheep, The Shed was originally a "perfectly good" shearing shed. Now, much to his dismay, it is a quaint, rustic home.

I thought it was just lovely and perfect for where we were. 

Loved the church pews for the dining table and how cool is the bathroom. 

There were lots of little perfectly placed artefacts and pieces of art that seemed to pull the whole place together. Someone clearly has some design talent.

The new room being built off the main sufficed as the perfect setting for drinking our well deserved wine and watching the sun set behind the hills.


      



 DOWNTOWN RYLSTONE


Rylstone NSW The Globe Hotel Beer Garden country landscape photography
Downtown Rylstone. 
The Globe Hotel Beer Garden is the perfect place for a refreshing drink after  a hot day on the farm!


CAPERTEE - A quick stop on the way home.
Old Petrol Station in Capertee, NSW Australian countryside
Petrol Station in Capertee, NSW
Australian Countryside Catholic Church in a shed
The Catholic Church in Capertee


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Nina Beilby is a professional photographer and photography educator based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au



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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Vivid Chatswood 2015


A few people have asked what Chatswood Vivid is like seeing that I live here so i thought I'd walk you through. The story begins at The Interchange. The Jellyfish Chandeliers and light display definitely make this the prettiest train station I have ever seen. 





Look all around, even at your feet. There is a great light story happening as you walk.

There are three levels you can get to, so try viewing from different angles. 

If you get hungry, stop by The District on the top level. An upmarket food court serving wine as well as great food.

Although the light displays are wonderful, it's the atmosphere that is vibrant! 

Walk through The Mall and you will mix with a bustle of people meeting, mingling and having a great time.

You will meet Norbert, The Nautilus and see The Aquarium on your way to The Concourse.


Norbert
The Concourse
Head down to Chatswood Chase for a quick look at Lieutenant Angler.  You can get a bite here or head back to The Concourse where the 4 Pines have setup a marquee. 

Willoughby Council are hosting the event and have plenty of useful information available on their website as well as updates on entertainment and transport. The Vivid Website has more detail and a handy map to keep you on track.


It's definitely worth a visit if you want to do something different on your night out and you didn't want to head all the way into town. Have a great night! #MySydney

Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Sydney Turns Purple


Chatswood









The best thing about November in Sydney is the colour. 

Gorgeous purple flowers against deep blue skies. It is the end of spring. The days are getting warmer and there is a definite lift in mood as summer approaches.

Mostly the colour comes from the Jacaranda Tree's which line the streets of Sydney's North Shore and other suburbs. I have taken these photos around Chatswood and Lane Cove.

Also, flowering at this time are Agapanthus which border many front garden and fence here in our Northern suburbs.
Agapanthus, McLean Ave, Chatswood


Kareela Road, Chatswood
Karilla Street, Lane Cove






Chatswood buildings surrounded by colour


One minor drawback is that it can get messy! Although for all of this beauty, I don't mind a bit of mess. Besides, there is usually a massive southerly at some point which blows it all away. That's Sydney for you!



Nina Beilby is a professional photographer based in Chatswood, Sydney, Australia. You can see more of her work at www.ninabeilby.com.au

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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Tween Portrait Session

What to do with a Tween boy? Not too much actually. Little James was brilliant at having his own fun. His mother had prepared him well and he was relaxed and completely comfortable in front of the camera - the perfect subject!

Rather, it was I who experienced difficulties. Of the technical kind, that is. I had tested my lights the day before and they had worked well. A tricky setup where I am sending my USA lights through a converter and battery pack but apparently I had blown a fuse and didn't realise it. However, we managed to make it work.







Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Sydney Harbour Snap

What a perfect Spring day to meet with my primary school friend, Jo. The Harbour was gleaming. Right before our coffee on the boardwalk at Circular Quay, I had a little chance to try out my new filter..


This is the view from Pier 6 looking northbound.