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Lets Take Photos is a mixed group, led by Bill F.

 The group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month. This interest group is for anyone who likes to wander around some of the stunning Sydney locations, and take photos, whether it is on a DSLR, Phone, Tablet or Point and Shoot Camera, is welcome to come along, as is anyone who likes to walk around wonderful places with people who like to take photos.

The group is NOT a "learn how to take photos" group. The Lets Take Photos group has a closed facebook page and members enjoy posting and sharing the photos taken on these days out.

IMPORTANT : Activities for this Interest Group are restricted in numbers until further notice (Refer to the “Health and Safety Updates” page for further information)

 

* December Report – Little Hartley 

Let’s Take Photos visited Little Hartley on Friday the 10th of December 2021. It was more like a winter visit quite cool, wet & windy not typical December weather.

Little Hartley is a small village with a big history. The banks of the Lett River were set aside as a Crown Reserve in 1823, Hartley was not gazetted until 1838. By then a new police district had been established and a courthouse built, making Hartley the centre of justice and administration between Sydney and Bathurst. For over 50 years it remained one of the most prominent towns west of the Blue Mountains.

When the Great Western Highway bypassed the village, Lithgow and Bathurst took on the role of regional administrative centres.

It was, despite the weather, a great day out.

Bill

 

  Courthouse Facade

 

  Courthouse Rear

 

  Cottage

 

* June Report - Auburn Botanic Gardens

A winter’s day at Auburn Botanic Gardens – the weather was kind to us, beautiful sunshine and a light breeze. When we arrived we were dodging chickens and peacocks that were wandering the road leading into the gardens.

The gardens were in winter mode – not many blossoms but plenty of beautiful coloured leaves on the trees and on the ground. We also checked out the Aviary after we exited the gardens.

Overall a good day out!

 

 

 

* May Report – Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Mt. Tomah (second try )

Wow! We finally had our photo visit to the Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens at Mount Tomah. The weather was perfect, bright and sunny, beautiful clear and clean blue sky. Coffee and cake at Bilpin on the way up and lunch on the return trip. Always something to photograph any season you visit. Another great day out with the Let’s take photos group.

   

 

* March Report - Sackville and Ebenezer

Let’s take Photos visits the Sackville Ferry and the Church at Ebenezer.

Despite an ominous weather forecast for Friday the 12th March, we took a punt and went ahead  with the Let’s take photos outing.

Meeting at Tractor 828 Café for a beverage to start the day – it was well worth the visit.

After refreshments we continued down the road to the Sackville Ferry to capture images of the area. After this we headed down Tizzana Road stopping at an historic cemetery, secondly at the winery and lastly arriving at the historic Church at Ebenezer – a great place to take photos.

While the sky was mostly overcast no rain fell and we all enjoyed exploring the Hawkesbury area.

Cheers Bill

 

Sackville Ferry                                                           Tizzana Winery

Ebenezer Church

 

*February Report - Pitt Town Nature Reserve

Let’s take photos visited the bird hide in Pitt Town Nature Reserve on Friday the 12th of Feb. We had an early start at 7:00 am in the morning, a lovely fresh morning and we finished before it got too hot. We were well  covered cloths wise and used insect repellent to keep the mozzies at bay.

The bird hide is quite a nice structure with all the necessary slots to point the cameras out. It was another good  LTP outing!