Going for Broke…

Each year my local camera club which I’m a member of organises a weekend away somewhere. It’s a chance to just get out somewhere and focus on photography for a couple of days with very like minded people :).

Usually we just rent a large house or two somewhere relatively remote somewhere in our state and we spend two or three days in good company with good food and just go out shooting and talk photography, life and anything which comes to mind :).

A Lovely Box of Chocolates

A Lovely Box of Chocolates

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 160 mm, 1/50 sec at f/11, ISO 250

This year we headed out to Broke in the Hunter Region of New South Wales (about 160km North West of Sydney).

This whole area is wine country and little vineyards dot the landscape everywhere. In fact the two large houses we stayed in were right next to a winery.

We stayed at the fabulous Cicada and Hunter Moon Country Houses and I have to say they really have done a very nice job doing up these properties and our hosts did a great job prepping the place for the sixteen of us.

These two shots were taken looking down into the driveway of one of the other winery’s on the lovely drive out to Broke on the first day. It was a little past prime time for the Autumn leaves but it makes for a lovely chocolate box image none the less :). One of many more to come in the coming days.

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Going for Broke

Going for Broke

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 160 mm, 1/50 sec at f/11, ISO 250