This blue hour artwork of Tamworth, NSW captured from Oxley Scenic Lookout was one I was surprised about. I wasn't as focused as normal this night as we had just arrived in Tamworth earlier in the afternoon after a stressful couple of days getting our caravan stuck and then unstuck, but Amanda & I both needed to get out and do something we love, and we are so glad we did.
Not only did we enjoy this amazing lookout, a warm summer evening and capture this artwork, we met another travelling family and immediately became friends. This then led to a wonderful couple of days meeting up and enjoying all the Tamworth das to offer. Another thing we love about being on the road exploring and capturing, making life long friends and memories.
Cows wander through their farm as the clouds above light up.
This extremely rare formation of clouds formed over Namingha, near Tamworth, NSW. We were in the middle of dinner at our caravan as we travel around Australia, when we spotted the cloud formation beginning to light up.
We abandoned dinner and jumped straight into our truck, determined to capture something with this epic formation. We drove out to a spot I had previously scouted and checked out, with an amazing gully and hill behind it.
Moonbi Lookout, about 20 minutes North of Tamworth on the road to Armidale provides amazing views down the Tamworth Valley. This lookout was built in the 1930's as part of Australia's infrastructure projects to drag us out of the Great Depression.
A huge granite boulder sits on top of the hill, and a staircase and railings have been built next to it, providing an amazing place to view the valley from, and even free camp at.
We didn't think this farmhouse photo would happen. I had to abandon my dinner halfway through to jump on my bike and race over to this beautiful old farmhouse next to where we were staying at Camp on Allyn. The vines have been slowly taking over this farmhouse for years, reclaiming it bit by bit. Watch our Capture story here on our Youtube - https://youtu.be/Sh4VSiqkHzs
This image was commissioned by a customer, to whom this area was very special, particularly the Yellow Rock Bluff above. We spend a few days in the area around Broke looking for compositions and testing them out. We then made a few trips out to the Valley when the clouds looked like they may light up, unsuccessfully, until finally this night we got it! The Cherry tree is in full bloom next to a farm dam, and the Yellow Rock Bluff looks down over the scene.