Taken last night by my 8 year old son Sam. It was so good to have my boy there helping me shoot one of the cameras. The hardest bit was trying to keep him calm enough as every time he saw the lightning and knew he had got it he got excited and would move the tripod. He got an even better shot that you might have seen on my Insta story last night. I. The car on the way home he wanted to look at the images on the camera and was so excited to show his mum that he accidentally he deleted his best shot over Burleigh Headland 😞. We were both a bit devo but that's one way to learn a lesson. I wouldn't have got 1/2 the photos from last night without his help and I'm stoked he loves it too. P.S. I am still trying to retrieve the deleted image. Ha.
COMPETITION TIME!!! With the holidays less than a month away, I'm giving away a FREE family pass to The Australian Reptile Park to use during the Easter holidays to help entertain the kids!! Don't worry interstate & international followers, for you I'm giving away a signed copy of Season 1 of "The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner". All you need to do is Like & Share this post and comment where you are from below to enter!
Competition closes Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 5pm, winners must use pass by Tuesday 25th April 2017. A family pass is for 2 x adults & 2 x children
Where better to see the northern lights then in the Arctic Circle in winter…
We’ve just arrived in Lofoten a few nights ago & we hit the ground running! The forecast was for a partly cloudy evening, but after sunset the sky was perfectly clear (and a very cold minus 10 might we add lol). We hoped mother nature’s electrical phenomenon would make an appearance, so we got to work scouting a few potential locations.
Shortly before 8pm it started to show signs & we got some stunning shots at a nearby beach (which we will share later on). We thought it was all over & headed to this location around the Fjord on our return home & all of a sudden…a jaw dropping display of purple & greenish streamers of light filled the sky above our heads! What a way to start our 14 day trip here with even more clear nights ahead, so stay tuned.
As always, we’d love to know what you guys think & tag a friend who might like this too! :D
For those interested in how we took this, it is a single image captured on the Nikon D810 + 14-24mm Lens. Camera settings were: 6” | f/2.8 | ISO4000. For anyone interested in a ‘One on One’ photography workshop, or some excellent prices on any NiSi Filters Australia, feel free to send us a message!
New South Wales detectives have made a major breakthrough in one of the state’s longest mysteries - the abduction and murder of toddler, Cheryl Grimmer, at Fairy Meadow Beach in Wollongong, 47 years ago.
Strike Force Wessel investigators travelled to Frankston in Melbourne and yesterday arrested a 63-year-old man over the three-year-old’s abduction in January, 1970.
The child was visiting the beach with her parents and three older brothers when she was kidnapped.
Detectives from the Wollongong Local Area Command, working with the State Crime Command’s Unsolved Homicide Team, re-examined the case late last year, focussing on witness accounts and the evidence gathered in and around the local surf club almost 50 years ago.
Around 1pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 March), Strike Force officers, acting on fresh information, took the suspect into custody, with the assistance of Victoria Police.
He faced Frankston Magistrates Court where police successfully sought his extradition to New South Wales.
The man is being taken to Wollongong Police Station and will be formally charged later today with Murder and Detain for Advantage (abduction).
He is expected to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Friday 24 March 2017.
Kicking off my first Easter recipe for the year in style.... this BOOZY EASTER CHOCOLATE COCKTAIL is made with baileys, vodka, nutella, milk & a sneaky easter egg hidden at the bottom! Absolutely. Freaking. Delicious!!!!
The #StPatricksDay party started early in Howden, Tasmania! ☘️ Sophie Fazackerley caught this green #aurora australis on 2 March 2017. Green auroras are caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with oxygen atoms in our atmosphere. Energy from the particles is absorbed by electrons around the atoms, and as the 'excited' electrons then return to their normal state they release the energy in the form of light—the same process that occurs in neon lights.⚛️