Dubbo Photo News & Dubbo Weekender


Recreation on the river

Two of our contributing photographers have captured two different ways to enjoy the Macquarie River. These dragon boat paddlers (above) were spotted sharing the river with a kayaker as they made their way underneath the L.H. Ford Bridge. Meanwhile, Colin Rouse took the second photo of his German Shepherd Sheba…

Blood moon rising

Many a local photographer turned their lenses skyward on Wednesday night to capture one of the heavens’ most impressive phenomena – that of a total lunar eclipse, or a Blood Moon. Australians had front row seats for the rare sight, which happens when Earth lines up in a perfect line…

The Freezeman

Pictured is one of one hundred finalists in the Macquarie Photography Prize. ‘The Freezeman’ was snapped by Indonesian Alamsyah Rauf, and is a contender in the Open section. Want to see more amazing photos, just like this one? Get yourself along to the Macquarie Photography Prize exhibition. It’s being held…

Fields of Gold

Weekender photographer Steve Cowley couldn’t resist stopping for a shot during a recent trip through the Merriwa district, with blazing fields of golden canola lining the road on either side as far as the eye could see. Canola is in flower across the region now and will be ready for…

Soap Opera

It was a magical moment for politician Troy Grant when he met the cast of fanciful tale The Magic Flute at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Entertainment Centre recently.

Flashback to the ‘80s

Dubbo College Senior Campus were channelling the ‘80s on Thursday, August 7, for the dress rehearsal of their school musical Back to the ‘80s which hit the stage last night. They’re raising the curtain at 7pm for two nights only. Contact the school on 6882 3744 to buy tickets.

Winter colours

"There was just this moment when the afternoon sun lit up the clouds' bottoms in bright oranges and pinks," says contributor Ellie of her photo taken this week. Nice pic – and thanks for sending it in to Paparazzi, Ellie.

God’s own countryside

Photographer Andy Ryan sent in this awesome photo taken near Wongarbon at that beautiful time of day when the western sky offers a canvas of colours. Thanks Andy! We’re always on the lookout for great photos from great Dubbo photographers. Andy has given this photo the title “Rainbow skies” Send…

Natural wonder

Thanks to Dubbo Photo News reader Norma Hughes for emailing this photo in. Norma was out on a morning walk in the fog when she captured the natural beauty of morning dew on a spider web. Well done!

Magical flight

Dubbo Weekender’s Natalie Holmes captured the serene beauty of an early morning balloon flight when she attended the Canowindra Balloon Challenge incorporating the 19th Australian National Balloon Championships. The photograph was shot from Hamiltons Bluff Vineyard.

Lovely lights

This lovely line-up of lights at Western Plains Cultural Centre caught the eye of our photographer as she was out and about in the rain recently. “It was a picture perfect moment!”

Rockabye baby

Photographer Alexandria Kelly snapped this picture of gorgeous little Addilyn Willner who was all tuckered out on her mum’s shoulder at the New Parents Group last week.