Category Archives: Visit Newcastle

Check the sky tonight because it’ll be sporting a full moon.

Full moons are traditionally associated with temporal insomnia (inability to sleep), insanity (hence the terms lunacy and lunatic) and various “magical phenomena” such as lycanthropy. Psychologists, however, have found that there is no strong evidence for effects on human behavior around the time of a full moon. A full moon is the lunar phase that… Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEEK – Dwight D’Cruz

This week’s Blue Mountains Photographer of the Week is Dwight D’Cruz. Dwight is a Sydney based photographer who has a passion for the Blue Mountains region.  He says this about himself. I got serious about photography after I had a motorcycle accident in June 2014. This left me with a lot of free time on my hands,… Read More »

Newcastle Photowalk

Newcastle Photographers and budding photographers have a new activity that captures both the imagination and some great shots. Newcastle Photo Walk is the brainchild of Dave Bean (David Bean Photography) and Paul Beatty and it launched at Merewether Baths last Saturday. Dave and a host of photographers have been generous enough to share the experience… Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEEK – Brian Skinner

Brian commenced his professional photography career in 1987 as a Wedding & Portraiture Photographer. He resides in the beautiful surrounds of Morpeth and is an associate of the AIPP (Australian Institute Of Professional Photography). Brian is the deserved and proud recipient of many awards in landscapes, weddings and other categories:• Certificate of Attainment Australian APPA… Read More »

World War II gun emplacements – Fort Tomaree

If you’re interested in Australian military history, make sure you take the short walk along Fort Tomaree walk to Tomaree Head. The headland, part of Fort Tomaree, played an important role in Australia’s east coast defence system during World War II. Fort Tomaree included search light stations, a radar tower, torpedo tubes and barracks, where… Read More »

Coast to Country – NSW

‘Coast to Country’ is my exploration of NSW in 2014. 25 scenes from across NSW, from the central coast to the snowy mountains and many from my home town of Sydney. over 17,000 images have been put into the creation of this short film, I hope you enjoy. All your likes, shares and comments are… Read More »

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEEK – David Whiteman

David studying the art of still photography for almost 60 years… still learning but loving the challenge of finding the perfect shot. “A keen photographer for over 50 years (yes I started with a Kodak Box Brownie) but only really serious about it for the past 6 or 7 years.  I have won awards in… Read More »

Newcastle to consider bidding for the Commonwealth Games

ABC Newcastle reports: After a glittering performance hosting matches in the AFC Asian Cup, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle believes the city can now aim to stage bigger international events. In recent times, the parallels between the NSW city of Newcastle and Queensland’s Gold Coast have been drawn on a regular basis. The Australian Bureau… Read More »