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Here one day, gone the next

The 142.4mm in the rain gauge at Dubbo airport during March made it the wettest month since December 2010 when we had 167.6mm. That was also the same month we had a flooded Macquarie River. The rain over the past week saw little crops of fungi popping up on front…

Deadvlei Springbok

This week’s big picture is another fascinating entry in the Macquarie Photography Prize, ‘Deadvlei Springbok’ by Graham Morgan.

Stunning, starry night in Namibia

This stunning image, Quiver Tree Forrest, was captured at Keetmanshoop, Namibia, by Graham Morgan – a semi-retired general practitioner from Sussex Inlet on the NSW south coast. A passion for photography, particularly for images of wildlife, has encouraged Morgan to “see the differently and treasure what we have around us”.…

This mob unfazed by PM and media scrum

Not all the residents of Bourke were impressed with Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s visit to drought-stricken properties in the State’s west this week. These sheep were anything but star-struck.

Beauty in dry times

Regular Weekender photographer Steve Cowley was out and about last weekend scouting out possible locations to shoot photos for a competition. It was late afternoon and oppressively hot and Steve says he came across this stubble paddock out on the edge of Dubbo. “With the sun setting, the light changed…

A walk on the desert

This photo is taken on January 25, 2013 and is another entrant in this year’s Macquarie Photographic Prize. The photo shows one of the Emarati Traditions to take a walk on the deserts, in the Empty Quarter Desert in UAE (United Arab Emirates). Here’s a bit more about the photographer,…

Pair in the surf

This incredible photo by Matt Hutton is just one of the current entries in the Dubbo-based (and open to the world's photographers) 2014 Macquarie Photographic Prize. This is how Matt recounted the story behind the photo: "My name is Matt Hutton and I am a self taught photographer. I have…

The best view in a Thai zoo

Dubbo photographer RACHEL VIANT snapped this picturesque shot of the life-like hippo attraction at the Phuket Zoo in Thailand recently. The privately owned zoo was opened in 1997.

A quiet side-street of Anacapri

Parked in a quiet side-street of Anacapri, Dubbo photographer Ella McMillan found the epitome of the Italian stereotype, which they gladly fulfil. Ella’s enjoying exploring the country that will be her home for the next few months.

Home time

Children in the regional Cambodian city of Kampot (which has a population roughly the same as Dubbo) take advantage of a friendly truck driver for a lift home after spending some after-school time watching a friendly soccer match between the Chumkriel Language School (CLS) girls’ team and the children of…

Lake Phewa

Weekender editor, Jen Cowley, was in Nepal this week, and took this shot from aboard a canoe on Lake Phewa, at Pokhara - a a picturesque town nestled at the foot of the Himalaya’s Annapurna Mountains. The freshwater lake covers an approximate area of 5km sq and is 17km long.…

The spectacular things you see while hiking

This village of Manarola is part of Cinque Terre National Park, a World Heritage site in southern Italy. Fascinated by the fact these terraces had defied centuries of stormy seas, Dubbo photographer Ella McMillan snapped this colourful shot after completing the scenic but off-road hiking alternative to Via dell’Amore, commonly…

Best in Show at the Mortimore Prize

LAST DAYS: With just today and tomorrow left to view the 2013 Mortimore Prize while it’s still in Dubbo, art lovers are urged to head to St Brigid’s Hall to see an amazing array of realist works which featured four local artists among the finalists: Kathryn Wilkinson, Leanne Watt, Gillian…