Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Canowindra Photo Shoot

Misty morning by Lucie Loane

The East and North Africa sub-set of the F8 Group organised another annual "ANZAC Day outing", this time for six nights to Canowindra and Cowra, west of Sydney. While taking in the Age of Fishes Museum and some historic buildings in Canowindra, and the Japanese Gardens and various internment camp relics in Cowra, their visit also coincided with the National Hot Air Ballooning Championships.

This spectacle was worth the trip on its own, with early mornings amongst the grape vines and travelling back roads to track down the balloons as they took off just after dawn.

Early morning balloons by Alan Stern
Balloon abstract by Glyn Patrick
Firing up the balloons by Fay Burdon
Lest We Forget by Alan Stern
Local Lad by Fraser Burdon
Rustic Retreat by Glyn Patrick
Old Sheep Farm by Lucie Loane
Rail tracks by Lucie Loane
HDR Landscape by Carolyn Grattan
Balloon rise by Carolyn Grattan
Other highlights for different members of the group of nine included a stop at Lithgow to photograph the old blast furnace, a side trip to historic Carcoar, and some wonderful country hospitality for lunch on ANZAC Day.
The dawn service was photographed at Canowindra, and the march at Cowra. Accommodation was in local self-catering cottages, where some red wine was consumed...
Balloon silhouettes at sunrise by Fay Burdon

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