The Milky Way Over the Windmill

A friend and I found a windmill near Maitland recently and we thought it might make for an interesting subject with the Milky Way behind it. We weren’t sure if it was going to be dark enough at first but the photos turned out well and I think these might be some of my favourite shots of the Milky Way so far. It was cold but a very fun night!

Photos © CJ Levinson 2020

Belmont Dusk 11/07/2020

What an amazing sky we had tonight. I think it might have been the best one of the year so far. It was like the whole horizon caught on fire. So beautiful and to think I almost didn’t go down to shoot it as it was cloudy for much of the day. Glad I did! 🙂

Photos © CJ Levinson 2020

Sunset at Pelican

It was a pretty cold and grey day today. I didn’t have much hope of there being much of a sunset but I decided to go to Pelican anyway just in case. Luckily the clouds ended up clearing for just long enough and it actually ended up being a very nice sunset. The photos turned out well too.

 Photos © CJ Levinson 2020

Life During the Virus

This is a photo collage I put together recently of some of my favourite photos from the last few months. It’s going to be part of an exhibition next month.

The photos document some of the restrictions and changes that the first months of the pandemic brought to our lives as well as the beauty of Lake Macquarie throughout that time.

During the worst parts of those first months I thought it was important to remind myself that, despite everything, there was still beauty in the world so I focused on going for a walk every day with my camera and photographing the setting sun. We had some truly stunning sunsets and I think those pictures make for an interesting contrast, showing hope and beauty amidst the isolation.

I hope you like the photos. I’ll post a link when the exhibit opens in case anyone would like to go along. It features some really fantastic and inspiring works.

The individual photos are in a gallery below.

Photos © CJ Levinson 2020