Masts on Water
#mastreflections #coffsharbour #coffsmarina #coffsharbourjetty #chilling
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Clouds on Water
#cloudreflections #coffsjetty #coffsmarina #waterbrilliance #saturdayvibes
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Lapping morning tide
(Sound 📢on if you'd like)
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#tides #morningsea #morningseaview #crispnewday #urungaboardwalk #urunga #bellingenshire #oceansounds
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Sandy Wind

#wind #sand #sandwindbeauty #beach #wenonah #bellingenshire #urunga #hungryhead #blowinginthewind
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Stingrays
A special moment watching the gentle fluidity of stingrays.
#urungamagic #urungaboardwalk #urunga #bellingenshire #stingrays #poetryforthesoul #formybelovedsisterkim
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Alley behind Urunga Spar Supermarket.
The neatest, cleanest loading area.
#alleys #alleysofinstagram #earlymorningshoot #instadaily #instapic #urunga #bellingenshire
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Ready for spring.
Infrared.
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#treesofinstagram
#blackandwhite
#blackandwhitephotography
#infraredphotography
#infraredtrees
#naturephotography
#bellingen
#bellingenshire
#farmlandscape
#gumbanggirrcountry
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Leaf in the sand
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#leaves
#abstractleaves
#blackandwhite
#blackandwhitephotography
#beachfinds
#simplicity
#instadaily
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Eggs on a shelf
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#blackandwhite
#blackandwhitephotography
#abstract
#instadaily
#instamood
#eggsofinstagram
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New day.
Grazing land, Bellingen NSW
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#farmland
#newday
#lightanddarkness
#instadaily
#instamood
#coloursofdawn
#bellingen
#bellingenshire
#breathe
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Waterlog
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Tree in the Bellingen River one morning before the wind arrived.
#treesinwater
#reflectionphotography
#bellingerriver
#instamood
#bellingenshire
#bellingen
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Golden pastures.
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As viewed on a recent convoy drive with my nephew, his friend and daughter to the #pubwithnobeer in Taylors Arm.

I haven't been this way for so very long. My dad grew in the foothills of Mistake Mountain in a small farming community of Burrapine. My mum lived in Taylors Arm "Top Town" and Boat Harbour while both their parents eeked out livings the best way they could. Barely.

My dad and mum met at nearish-by Macksville High - the same high school us three kids went to.

As kids, we used to come up and camp and visit dad's old childhood farm to pick citrus, ride tractors plowing up fields for potatoes, and fossick around abandoned farm houses for "treasure".

This countryside community, recently and brutally scared by bushfires, has survived...and indeed is the treasure to be treasured.

#taylorsarm #goldenfields #afternoonlight #farmland #bushfiresaustralia #revisitingchildhood #instadaily #instamood
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COLLECTION: Dad's workshop - Golf clubs
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My dad is an excellent athlete. Football, cricket, basketball, tennis, golf, you name it-he tried it. He was fiercely competitive, impatient, hard on himself (and others at times), did well and loved it all.

When he played at Nambucca Island Golf Club in the 70's, weekends were like Xmas for us. In those days, the golf prizes were lucrative...most of the household appliances in our home seemed to be through his winnings. It was so exciting awaiting his return those weekend evenings to see what he had won....boxes of goodies that made us giddy. Proud.

Golf was the last game he "let go". What sport gave, also took away. Knee replacements, ankle fusion, skin cancers. And unrelated to sport, he now lives with mutiple myeloma (white blood cell cancer). It was tough for him. To let go. His active, sporty, physical identity has been challenged. I try to encourage him to have a hit...but I think it's too sad for him, not being able to be his former self, not his best self. The friendships.

And so it is, these practice golf clubs that live in the shed that he used to swing in the yard throughout the day. I miss hearing the "fwhoomfph" of them slicing through the air, the occasional curse...and then the clatter of them being returned to the shed. Where they rested against each other till his next burst of golfness.

This is them.
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Found objects in my dad's workshop and garden. A treasure trove of bits and pieces he's used over the many years, from designing and building furniture (beautiful and funky 1960's style pieces) vegetable and floral gardens and terraces, chooks pens-anything that was needed because budgets were always tight.
#golfclubs
#workshop
#instablackandwhite
#dads
#blackandwhite
#shotoniphone
#blackandwhitephotography
#honouring
#sportsman
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COLLECTION: Dad's workshop - Chains.

Found objects in my dad's workshop and garden. A treasure trove of bits and pieces he's used over the many years, from designing and building furniture (beautiful and funky 1960's style pieces) vegetable and floral gardens and terraces, chooks pens-anything that was needed because budgets were always tight. All towards the theme of making life better and easier for all of us. He broke out of the poverty of his childhood and created a richer life. I didn't know it when I took this photo (I loved the textures) but maybe this discarded chain has a more reflective meaning.
#chains
#workshop
#instablackandwhite
#dads
#blackandwhite
#shotoniphone
#blackandwhitephotography
#honouring
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It's a mist theme today... This time the sea...rolling with the waves.
#seamist
#mysteriousocean
#rollingwaves
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Splitting image
Mist rising from the Kalang River defines the line of reflection on a still morning.
#risingmist
#reflectionphotography
#reflectiononriver
#quietmornings
#instadaily
#bellingenshire
#kalangriver
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Exposed
A road and subsequent erosion reveal what lays beneath for this tree.
#erosion
#roots
#tree
#blackandwhite
#blackandwhitephotography
#texturesandtones
#textures
#bellingen
#bello
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Dew on Dandelion
Millions of sparkling jewels, so delicate and perfect.

#dewdrops #morningsparkles #dandelion #naturesgifts #instadaily #dandelionmagic #sparkling
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One misty morning.
#urungamagic #urunga #mistymornings #farminthemist #quiet #bellingenshire
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Land of the Long Legs
#morningwalk #tuesdayvibes #urunga #bellingenshire #sunrisewalks #instadaily
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Intimacy

#plantlife #secretsofplants #intimacy #sheltered #photography #photooftheday #instaplants
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What would we do without reflection.

#reflection #coastalcreeks #livingbythesea #colorsofnature #instadaily #photooftheday #photography #nswcoast
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Walking the boardwalk.
The Lido, Urunga

#morningwalks #urungamagic #bellingenshire #thelidourunga
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Under the rail bridge.
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#coffscreek #coffscoast #coffscoastnsw #railbridgesofinstagram #photooftheday #graphicphotography
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Mornings, when the moon and sun are in the sky at the same time. This is the moon.

#morningmoon #instadaily #dawnlight #instamood #sandbanks #urunga #bellingenshire
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3 birds in 1.
Early morning fishing in the shallows at The Lido.
#birdsofinstagram #morningfishing #clearwaters #urunga #bellingenshire #colorsofnature #coloursofnature
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What an awesome winters day. At the beach. Swimming. Lazing In the sunshine. With friends.

#vallabeach #nambuccavalley #beachinwinter #luckyliving #beachinwinter #clearwaters
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I love swamps.
The stillness, yet all the sounds, smells and activity - An apparent contradiction.

#swamps #swampside #stillness #froglife #urunga #kalangwetlands #murkywaters #bellingenshire
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Beyond: Right
This is a sequel to Beyond posted a couple of days ago. From Muttonbird Island to South Wall to beyond.
#clearblueday #colorofthesea #colouroftheocean #landscape #breakwalls #coffsjetty #coffsharbour #coffsharbournsw #muttonbirdisland #wintersdaywalk #anglesandhorizons #horizon #instacolor #instasea #coffscoastnsw #coffscoast
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Fruit of the Pandanas

#coastalfruit #coastalfood #tropicalfruit #coastalwonders #texturesandtones #texturesinnature #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #instatextures #vallabeach #nambuccavalley
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Beyond
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#clearblueday #colourofthesea #island #landscapephotography #landscape #oceanphotography #coffsharbournsw #coffscoast #muttonbirdisland #coffsjetty #wintersdaywalk
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Groovy
Sandscapes

#sandscapes #sandybeaches #landscapesphotography #seascapes #coast #grooves #instadaily #instablackandwhite #sandstories #belloshire #bellingenshire #northbeach #australianbeaches
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Nunguu Mirral or Mirlarl
(A sacred mountain for the local Gumbaynggirr men)
also known as Pickett Hill.

Nunguu means kangaroo and Miirlarl is a place in Gumbaynggirr language.

This is a view I'm fortunate to enjoy several times a week walking along the Urunga Boardwalk.

#gumbaynggirrcountry #gumbaynggirr #picketthill #nambuccavalley #valla #sacredmountain #sunrise_sunset_photogroup #sunrisespecial #instadaily #instalandscape #landscapephotography #landscape
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Grass twine
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The early stages of a beach hut.
#beachhouse #beachlife #instabeachlife #grassandbranches #driftwood #valla #vallabeach #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #basichutstructure #nambuccavalley
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Monday morning
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#coloursofsunrise #mondaymornings #everymomentcounts #naturephotography #naturelovers #instasunrisesky
#urunga #ilovebelloshire #australiansunrises #winterinaustralia
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Ocean waves
I feel so relax relaxed and calm when I look at this...

#icmphotography #icm #oceanphotography #wavescrashing #urunga #urungaartspace #mutedcolors #instaart #instamood
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Mangroves in the rain along the Kalang River
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#mangroves #kalangriver #urunga #bellingenshire #reflectionsonwater #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #abstracts #abstractshapes #instablackandwhite #rain #rainonwater
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Twisted Limb
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#blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography #sculpture #instablackandwhite #instanature #sculptureart #olympusphotography
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Rock Art
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#rockart #lichen #yellowlichen #yellowlichenonrocks #vividrocks #rockon #naturephotography #naturelovers #naturelover #blackheadbeach #instarock
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