Gostwyck Chapel, NSW.

When your heavily pregnant wife reckons she wants to go on an overnight camping photo-shoot adventure with you, even though the forecast is 3 degrees C overnight where you are going, then you drive more than 7 hours, arrive after dusk, do a little photographing, climb into the swag, then wake up in the morning and you get this
To top it off, this was a Sunday morning, so the sound of the church organ wafting through the fog and morning light was a lovely addition to the morning.

This is Gostwyck Chapel, near Uralla in the New England Region of NSW.

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Cheers 🙂

Wattamolla Beach in Royal National Park – Sydney, NSW.

Wattamolla Beach in Royal National Park, Sydney, NSW.

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Stormy light at Iluka, NSW.

A recent overnight visit to Iluka and we were presented with a considerable storm system and some fantastic, and rapidly changing, light.

Iluka 2AM-003104 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Iluka 2AM-003105 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Cheers 🙂

Weather – an East Coast Low and a low pressure trough approaching Australia’s eastern seaboard.

A very powerful weather system is impacting a considerable portion of the east coast of Australia this weekend. Here is the Bureau of Meteorology link and the ABC link.

Here are three images: the first is an aerial image (drone) at Scarborough showing clear weather conditions before the system began to directly impact this section of the Illawarra Coast, and the remaining two images from Bald Hill show the first wave of weather making its way to the coast.

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Scarborough-2AM-0014. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Bald Hill 2AM 2771-2772 Panorama. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

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Bald Hill 2AM-002769. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Here’s to hoping the farmers and graziers get good rain where needed.

Autumn colour, toadstools, and a train station in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

This past weekend I spent a brief couple of hours photographing near Mount Wilson and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, Australia.

Although it is the end of the season, remnant autumn colour abounds at Breenhold Gardens. I went looking for colour and fanciful toadstools on a brisk and breezy dusk and was fortunate to find both.

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Autumn Leaves 2AM-008205 © Andrew McInnes

 

This quintessential toadstool, Amanita muscaria, is commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita. I looked hard but unfortunately I failed to find any gnomes or fairies 😉

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Amanita muscaria – Toadstool 2AM-001323 © Andrew McInnes

 

A bit more colour…

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Autumn Colour 2AM 8175-8177 HDR © Andrew McInnes

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Autumn Leaves 2AM-008172 © Andrew McInnes

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Pink Spider Lily 2AM-001341 © Andrew McInnes

 

More fungi – clumps of mushrooms.

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Mushrooms 2AM-001314 © Andrew McInnes

 

On the way home after dark I stopped in Katoomba as the train station caught my eye. The first two images were on the way to the platform…

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Katoomba Railway Station 2AM-008226 © Andrew McInnes

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Katoomba Railway Station 2AM-008229 © Andrew McInnes

 

This is the view of the Katoomba train station that enticed me to stop and photograph on what was fast becoming a bloody cold evening.

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I hope you enjoyed this very limited discovery of a portion of the Blue Mountains.

Cheers 🙂