Sunset at the Memorial Walk

The photogroup I run went for a shoot at the Memorial Walk in Newcastle on Sunday. We were hoping we’d get a nice sunset and it didn’t disappoint! The sky lit up with amazing colours and the light just kept going and going.

I was very happy with all the shots I got but I particularly like the top one. It’s quite simple and just lets the natural beauty of the scene speak for itself. Definitely one of my favourite shots of the year so far.

Photos © CJ Levinson 2021

Old Toronto Station in Black & White

The Toronto railway station opened in 1891 and was in regular use until it closed in 1990. While most of the line has been abandoned, the station itself is in good condition and is now used by the Lake Macquarie and District Historical Society.

I took some photos at the station a little while ago and I’m pleased with how they came out. They lent themselves to black and white very well.

Photos © CJ Levinson 2021

2020 Favourites

My 5 favourite photos from 2020 and a mix of my other favourites below.

Due to Covid the kind of photos I took were quite different last year; I stopped doing portraits for most of the year, for instance, and due to the lockdown and not wanting to travel far I shot much more around my local area than I otherwise probably would have.

The flip side of that was that I think it actually helped me creatively in a way; because I was shooting in similar locations it made me look for different compositions and angles.

I did a lot of food photography throughout 2020 as well, helping some local restaurants get their menus online for deliveries during lockdown. I also had two works featured in the MAC Gallery and helped photograph some of the animals for local shelters. So 2020 was a fairly successful year for my photography, despite Covid.

I’m very glad to leave 2020 behind though. Hopefully 2021 will be a better year, particularly once the vaccines become more widely available.

I hope you like the photos. Happy 2021 and stay safe.

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