Saturday, October 13, 2012

way out west...

In the middle of last month the fella and I went on a four day road trip to Walgett. Where you ask?? Walgett. No, I didn't know where it was either. But it's the place where Richard was born. And as far as I could tell that's its only attraction! I shouldn't be rude, but I have to confess it's not a place I could ever live.  Still, we had a great time at his Year 10 school reunion and it was lovely to see people who hadn't seen each other for 35 years having a fine old time :)
I took the opportunity to put the trip to another purpose, taking photos for the latest assignment on the photography course I'm doing. We had to choose a theme: so mine was rural NSW | people, places and things!  Here's a selection of my favourites...
There's been a squillion canola field pics on instagram in the last month or so, but gee...I never tire of them.  And I can't tell you how chuffed I was to work out how to do the slow moving water thing too...although I won't tell you how many attempts I had before it worked!
When we were in Walgett there was an aboriginal rugby competition on with teams from all over the place. I am pleased to report (as a born and bred Novacastrian) that the Newcastle team won! There were kids galore having a fabulous time...
And on our way back to Canberra we just had to stop in and stay with Julienne...I was allowed to take photos of her stuff...and what a rich source of stuff there was!
Coat stand in the longest hallway in the world! And here's the woman herself giving Richard a tour of the homestead :)
Had the best time, loved experimenting with the camera and even better, got to meet new people as well as see dear friends.
I had been scheduled to go to Shanghai with work but my participation got cancelled at the last I got to go to Walgett instead...
...the Shanghai of the west!! Oh well, there's always next year.
If you would like to see a few more images head on over to my Flickr account.
all images by Kerry Martin


  1. Kerry you have taken the most enormous steps in your photography and the canola paddock and water shots are just breathtaking but I have to say I am more amazed at your shot of the hat stand!!!! I had to go and have a close look at it to see the beauty that you brought out so clearly. I also loved meeting Richard and you know I love having you visit. Hugs Julienne xx

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  2. Is it called serendipitous? The fact that you got to travel to the Walgett Shanghai instead of the other Shanghai? I mean look at those photos - no, really LOOK! They are so stunning Kerry, and the enjoyment you are so obviously getting out of taking them is so evident. Thanks for the wee catchup! It's so lovely to see a blog post.
    Amanda x

  3. Lovely lovely shots Kerry, especially the first one. What is it about Walgett? I have a feeling someone on an old Aussie tv series came from Walgett. Was it someone from Kingswood Country?
    Jules's home looks stunning!
    Hugs, Sarah xx

  4. Oh my giddy aunt, the things you have learned with that course, makes me think I should get off my ... and learn to really use my camera. As the mother of an Aboriginal daughter, I love the shot of the girl. Some of those western nsw towns just need to be seen to be believed! You should be so very very proud of yourself with your recent journeys, in every way!

  5. Wow, your photos Kerry! Over to your Flickr account for me...

  6. Excellent!
    Bravo on the moving H2o!!!!
    xo, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  7. Your pictures are beautiful, Kerry! You are definitely going to pass the course with flying colors!

    So good to visit you again. Hope you are well!


  8. Such a heartwarming post, Kerry. Your photography skills are improving at the speed of light. The first two in particular are just mesmerising. And lucky you to spend some time with Jules. Delightful. J x

  9. Wow... I absolutely love the first photo. You will have to frame it. I would love to learn about photography.

  10. Kerry your photography has developed so much. Stunning pictures on this post, thank you. I am a big fan of canola, as you well know. I never tire of it's vibrant colour. Deb

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