Our road trip to Lithgow and Mayfield Garden, Oberon, NSW, Australia

I do love a road trip. Especially when it’s with 3 other photography buddies who love doing what I love doing – taking photos – lots of photos:)

We specifically went to visit the Mayfield Garden in Oberon, NSW Australia. We decided to stay overnight in Lithgow before visiting the gardens and explore the surrounding areas of Sodwalls and Tarana.

The countryside around Lithgow is beautiful. We found old school houses, beautiful flowers, rural scenes, Tarana railway station and even a church. There is something so nourishing about being in the bush and being able to stop whenever you feel like it because you’ve ‘seen’ a photo or a scene that you’d like to explore.

We had such a fun day which was finished off by a visit to the Lithgow blast furnace. The remains of the pump house and furnace foundations gave us plenty of fabulous photographic opportunities. We stayed until the mozzies threatened to carry us off 🙂

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The second day we hit the road early bound for the Mayfield Garden in Oberon.

What a fantastic, well maintained garden paradise this is – I would thoroughly recommend a visit.

The gardens are split up into different themes and all of them are breathtaking. For those that don’t know me, colour and flowers bring me to life…so you could pretty much say I was one very happy photographer!

There were many varieties of beautiful flowers bursting with colour, a lake, waterfalls, bridges and lots of greenery all surrounded by wide open spaces.

We ate lunch at the cafe which had a beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. The vegetables in our zucchini fritters were picked from the Mayfield kitchen garden.

What more could you want?

Thanks to my buddies Judy, Lorraine and Sonia – lets do it again soon 🙂

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

Update on the ‘Grateful Project’

Hi everyone,

I hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend…I’m grateful for some beautiful birds in my garden and another trip!!!

What are you grateful for today?

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics 🙂

Day twenty  – I am SO grateful the Rainbow Lorikeets have come back to the tree behind our house. Their bright colours and unique squawk make me smile all day…..

_BP_9268

Day twenty One  – I am SO excited and grateful that I get to do SO MUCH travelling!! Tomorrow I leave for six days at Ayers Rock!! I can’t wait to explore the Red Centre…I am also grateful that everything fitted into my bag 🙂

20140928_161306

 

Update from the ‘Grateful Project’

Hi everyone,

The last few days I’ve been grateful for places I’ve been, people I’ve loved and things I have – The geraniums in the garden, my Nan, and my Go Pro Video Camera.

What are you grateful for today?

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics 🙂

Day seventeen  – I’m grateful for the beautiful colours in my garden that make me smile…I love the geraniums….they remind me of Italy…xxx rockin the ‘nifty fifty’ 1.4 prime lens

_BP_9199

Day eighteen  – Today my brother and I were talking about my Nan, a wonderful woman who had a huge impact in my life….I’m grateful that I had her in my life and that now I stay connected with her by wearing her wedding ring – which fits on my pinky…thats how tiny she was…miss you Nan xxx

_BP_9251

Day seventeen  –Today I’m grateful for my GoPro. Not only is it an awesome video camera, it takes great pics up close and really distorts the image. I’m also grateful to my supermodel – Miss Molly and the fact that we got back from our walk before the storm:)

DCIM100GOPRO

More from ‘The Grateful Project’

Hi everyone,

What are you grateful for today? The last couple of days I’ve had a lot to be grateful for…

Day six – I’m grateful for the beautiful spaces we have in our wonderful city. This shot was taken at the Botanical Gardens at Auburn…

_BP_9072

Day seven – I’m grateful for some time to myself today, to catch up on lots of personal projects and to enjoy the  beautiful spring weather.

_BP_9096-Edit

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics 🙂

 


More pics from ‘The Grateful Project’

Hi everyone,

I’ve had a lot to be grateful for over the past few days. Some time with friends and family, a photography exhibition and FINALLY some beautiful spring weather…

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics 🙂

Day two – Today I’m grateful for the colourful flowers in my garden that make me smile…. 

Day Two

Day three -Yesterday I spent the afternoon with beautiful friends. I am grateful for every moment I spend with them.

_BP_8842

Day four – Yesterday was Fathers Day..a day to be grateful for family and loved ones…This is my gorgeous husband Ray, a wonderful loving Stepdad to Ryan and Bryce..

20140907_193335-2

Day five – My passion is photography. One of my images was included in the ‘Captured 50 year Exhibition’ celebrating 50 years of photography at Ultimo Tafe. I am SO grateful to have learnt so much from my teachers and peers at this wonderful institution and to have been included in this exhibition._BP_8850-Edit

_BP_8847

Renee & Aydin….a day of love….

Renee and Aydin are a very special couple to me. I have had the pleasure of getting to know them and their family over the past few years.

They decided to tie the knot in November last year at Burnham Grove , a stunning heritage venue near Camden.

It was a beautiful wedding…

Aydin and the groomsmen dressed at his parents home in Cecil Hills. We had so much fun, thanks to Aydin and all the groomsmen for making my job so easy!

Renee and the bridesmaids dressed at Aydin and Renees home in Bradbury.

She looked absolutely stunning and the girls looked gorgeous in pink and silver….

We took lots of pics and before we knew it, it was time to go…

Aydin arrived at the ceremony on his Dad’s Harley, fully escorted by some other Harley enthusiasts.

The groomsmen were in a Red chevy and Renee arrived in a pink cadillac (envious, aren’t you?)

It was just fantastic!!

Lots of dark rain clouds threatened but held off for the entire afternoon.

The ceremony was lovely, it was held in a hedged area of the garden.

We then spent the next few hours taking pics of the bridal party, the cars and of course the happy couple.

The reception was held inside a beautiful marquee on the lawn and was complete with some very funny speeches (by the best man), wonderful food and music and a real party atmosphere.

Congratulations again guys, I wish you all the happiness in the world..

Don’t forget to click on the first photo to start the slideshow.

Please feel free to contact me in the comments section below or on Facebook , twitter  or pinterest.

South Coast Winery..what a great place to stumble upon…

_MG_9062

I’ve had a super busy week.

I took Tuesday off though 🙂 and went to Nowra on the South Coast of NSW. I’d forgotten how wonderful it is to take off out of the city and appreciate the beautiful green countryside.

It is really good for your soul….

Looking for somewhere for lunch, we stumbled upon Silos Estate, a beautiful winery situated just minutes from Berry on the Princes Highway.

What a gorgeous place. The only problem was it was blowing a gale. And I mean seriously blowing a gale.

We had a fantastic lunch, drank some very morish wine and then set off to take some photos of the glorious vineyards and landscapes around us..

Enjoy the pics and have a wonderful weekend 🙂

_MG_8992

_MG_9002

_MG_8987

_MG_9009

_MG_9035

_MG_9042

_MG_9047

_MG_9045

_MG_9068