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Heavenly splendour

Former Dubbo photographer and inaugural winner of the Macquarie Photography Prize, Luke Peterson, took this shot at Devil’s Marbles – a spectacular rock formation in the Northern Territory – while on a mid-winter camping expedition. Luke says it was the middle of the night, and “absolutely freezing” but the crisp,…

Sunshine at Spring Ridge

This extraordinarily beautiful image was captured by former Dubbo photographer and inaugural winner of the Macquarie Photography Prize, Luke Peterson, in a series of six photographs put together in a technique called “stitching”. “It was taken at Spring Ridge, on the Liverpool Plains back in January. I was driving to…

Winter has well and truly arrived

Dubbo has definitely felt the chill of winter this week. While it’s not uncommon to have fog along the low-lying Macquarie River at this time of year, it was so widespread on Saturday that even at 8.30 in the morning it was still lingering in Victoria Park. It was in…

Fog on the water

It was a moody, misty day at Devils Hole when photographer Jess Pease snapped this stunning image. Although frozen and soggy by the time she finished, Jess said the end result was well worth the effort.

The sun sets on a mob

The green grass has been a welcome sight for farmers, and no doubt for these sheep too, spotted grazing on a Central Western NSW farm recently. Photo: Dubbo Weekender/TP

Country light

With shorter days upon us, the diminishing Winter sunlight makes for a stunning photo opportunity on this Central West farm. Photo: Dubbo Photo News/TP

Seeing eye to eye

This curious creature was photographed over the June long weekend at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Dubbo Photo News photographer Jess Pease was a little nervous around the big bird. “We had an understanding that I would photograph the emu’s flattering side if he/she didn’t try to taste-test my camera…

Flying rodeo clown

Weekender photographer Steve Cowley was fence-side for all the action of Coonamble’s famed Rodeo and Campdraft held over the long weekend. The undisputed heroes of the bone-jarring, adrenaline-pumping sport of bull riding are the “protection clowns”, who throw themselves in the path of tonnes of rampaging animal to ensure the…

Vivid and breathtaking Sydney

Weekender photographer Steve Cowley was just one among the thousands of people to have been mesmerised by the stunning vista of the Vivid Sydney celebrations held over the past two weeks. As part of the dramatic after-dark light show, the sails of the city’s iconic Opera House are lit up…

A good drop of rain

This different view of Dubbo’s familiar LH Ford Bridge was captured from inside our photographer’s car on Sunday morning after more than 25mm of rain – an inch on the old scale – had fallen on the city.

The Big Crane

As far as cranes go, it’s one of the biggest seen in recent years on a Dubbo construction site. Dubbo-based photographer Brian Harvey, who operates Vision Communicators, took this photo flying above the Dubbo Base Hospital construction site on Monday, showing just how long the arm of the crane reaches.…