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Meet the Artist Behind 'The Sunrise Swimmers' Exhibition by Brooke Tunbridge


Local artist Brydie Piaf is showcasing her exhibit 'The Sunrise Swimmers' at Newcastle Region Library and will be there on 9th March 11am - 12pm for you to meet her. The ocean loving community of Newcastle will appreciate the collection and understand the connection shown between people and the sea.

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PLACES WE LOVE: NEWCASTLE by Kian West

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Anzac memorial walk 2Greatest city on Earth? We certainly think so. Where else are there such incredibly beautiful beaches stacked up practically against the inner-city with this amazing working harbour that connects us with the rest of the world. Where the people are this funny mix of creative - laid-back - working class-free spirit fun and generally helpful folk. Passionate and driven, we don't always see Newcastle the same way, some people come to division over fig trees or railway lines, but it is really this passion that unites us, the passion for the city and how we as a community want it to evolve. Maybe the one thing we are missing is a leader with a vision so big and bold they are able to pull apart those divisions and paint a picture that everyone can agree upon. IMG_7177 night view of Newcastle from Stockton

 

 

 

 

 

Place: Newcastle, NSW Australia Address: 2300 Hours: All Day Every Day

Why We Love it: It is the way we love coffee just as much as Melbourne or Europe, our chilled outlook similar to Byron Bay, It isn't Sydney but you could visit there if you need to, with this rad little scattering of hipster bars, restaurants galore, so many venues with views of the water and a general realisation of everyone that this really is the best place ever.

 

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Joel Alston Photography - January Image by Kian West

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Joel Alston Photography

Joel Alston Photography

LOOK AT THE PHOTO ON THE BELOW. ISN’T IT NICE? JOEL ALSTON TOOK IT. LOOK AGAIN. IT’S EVEN BETTER THIS TIME., WE SPOKE TO JOEL BACK IN ISSUE #4 ABOUT HIS PHOTOS, AND WE THOUGHT HE CAPTURES SUCH NICE ONES WE’D GET HIM BACK TO SHARE HIS SECRETS WITH YOU GUYS.

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Set Up: Canon 7D (1.6x crop sensor) Canon 50mm f1.8 Settings: Shutter Speed:         1/250 sec Aperture:        10 ISO:            100 Focal Length:        50mm

 

This day was so amazing for me as a photographer. The storm was so strong, dark and moody over Nobby’s beach whilst the sun was still shining from behind me which enhanced the contrast between light and dark.

This day was difficult because I only had a fixed 50mm fixed focal length to with me to work with, which didn’t allow me to use a wider angle which is more appropriate for landscape shots. For my landscape shots I tend to use an aperture no lower than f.9, this is to enhance a greater depth of focus (field). When I adjust the shutter speed to account for the aperture, if it goes below 1/100sec to get an appropriate exposure, I tend to try and always use a tripod to ensure no movement blur from unsteady hands. But I got lucky in that there was enough light to be able to use 1/250sec.

For questions, hints or tips contact Joel Alston on: facebook.com/JoelAlstonPhotography