Northern New South Wales Dronicles, Australia

The title to this post emerged on a chilly night in northern New South Wales. Two good friends joined me around an open fire after my drone descended safely within gumtrees. Wow, what a thrill. ‘I wish I could draw comics from the footage of the drone.’ Megs said. ‘Imagine the reaction people have, hearing a drone flying above their property. A monthly copy of the Northern New South Wales Dronicles can be obtained at the Nimbin Health Club. Too funny. Nice one, mate.

Bellinger River and Kalang River Delta @ Urunga, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Over the past few months, I have been keeping even busier, believe it or not. Thanks to my new camera assistant ‘Maverick’. He’s got some real skill. Sure, there were a few anxious moments. But he prevailed in style, knock on wood. Not with the drone.

Shark Bay @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Anxiety still exists though, once the rotors start spinning. But it’s an anxiety of a different kind. It changed to excitement.

Diggers Beach Headland @ Coffs Harbour, Northern New South Wales, Australia

What is my target? Where is the sun in relation to the target?

Tidal flats from Bellinger River and Kalang River Delta @ Urunga, Northern New South Wales, Australia

What maximum or minimum height will I get up to? How many different angles will I be able to capture. Will I start with stills?

Vertigo Bellinger River @ Bellingen, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Panoramic maybe? Or is a self guided video the better option? It’s a stressful time, let me tell you. I have only 35 minutes before my battery runs low. The combo version of this aircraft includes an extra two batteries and multiple spare parts. Let’s giddy up again.

Low hover over Bellinger River @ Bellingen, Northern New South Wales, Australia

For me as an avid photographer, I am still coming to terms on how incredibly accurate and sharp the footage actually is. 

Just lion around

You would be kidding yourself, if you don’t think the photos add perfectly on cushions.

Pelicans in the mist

Or canvas.

Hexagon canvas of one of my favourite stories at Makgadikgadi National Park, Botswana

Of all sizes, including split canvas and a hexagon options.

Kangaroo sunset on woollen blanket

Printed on metal, paper, wood or even blankets.

Cheeky coffee companion

Mugs, calendars, puzzles, mousepads, shower curtains, wall art, you name it. The options a are endless with nowadays technology, it’s mind blowing. Perfect gifts for birthdays, or just to say ‘thank you’. However, there’s a another option. You can add your own creative flair with these photos. Some are uploaded onto my picfair account. Many more will follow. It’s easy to do.

Log onto the picfair website and search my name. These photos can be individually bought and can be used for any project you have going at the time. This print can only be used once, or purchased again. A different angle maybe? They make perfect gift for anyone that appreciates nature and photography.

Cloudy reflections Bellinger River @ Bellingen, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I would have my house covered. The only thing is, that my house lacks on space inside. But even people that don’t enjoy photography would have another look at these, confidently speaking.

Boardwalk at Bellinger River and Kalang River Delta @ Urunga, Northern New South Wales, Australia

On that very same tune, do yourself a favour and share these photos and post with your family and friends. And ask them to share just as well.

Headland and reef @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Por favor, this favour would be a fantastic favour for me. I truly think that this drone will have the edge to my photographic career. That’s right, imagine that. No more sweating behind the oven.

Yummy croissants @Harvest cafe, Newrybar, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Or freezing rolling croissants.

Selection of sourdough bread @Harvest cafe, Newrybar, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Olive and rosemary ciabatta, the most basic ingredients added and mixed.

Happy Baker @Harvest cafe, Newrybar, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But I really do enjoy working in bakeries still.

Fingal Head Lighthouse in crystal clear waters @ Fingal Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Adding this drone to my ultimate outdoor collection is just the cream in an iceberg. Most of my toys combine well and can be varied at any time.

Kalang River @ Mylestom, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s an amazing world out there, you have no idea. Probably too busy, huh?

Early mornings over the Bellinger River @ Bellingen, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But that’s how I bring the world to you. Dave Graham of Depeche Mode’ did that musically in the ‘90 ies. The world in my eyes.

‘Let me take you on a trip,

Around the world and back.

And all you have to do is sit still.’ 

Crystal Clear Bellinger River @ Bellingen, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I do that visually. We all know in what state our planet is in. Enjoy it while we can. 

Fingal Head Lighthouse from afar @ Fingal Beach, Northern New South Wales, Australia

With more travelling comes the option to visit your area. Anyone has a favourite spot they would like to capture in perfect height. Or explored on my Olympus. Backpacked on my kayak. Mountain bike? Hiking?

Early explorations @ Stirling Ranges National Park, Western Australia

Camping in remote places, exploring the surroundings. My happiest spot.

Sandbars at Nambucca River Delta @ Nambucca, Northern New South Wales, Australia

And this is where everyone comes in, again. Sharon is Karon. And please don’t feel pressured to do anything you don’t want to. But if by accident, you find yourself in one of the following positions and travelswithben is stuck in the back of your mind, than, maybe;

@) Share this or any other of my posts and photos if you like them. It’s still free and will be. I am not a car salesman, I believe in this product. Even if you just comment with a cheeky remark, bring it on. Those comments may be seen by friends on your playlist. And so on and so goes on. 

b) Talk to people, even strangers you meet on the ski slopes. This generally creates the snowball effect. 

Not funny @ Iluka, Northern New South Wales, Australia

c) If you’re talking to friends or family about certain animals, birds, areas, countries, please revise them to my photo stories. Informative, positively happy, funny! The photos, not the text.

c) If you, or know someone that enjoys a creative, photogenic presents. You won’t run out of gift  ideas ever again. Happy days for all.

d) If you, or someone you know is travelling to an area I have been to and added photos and text to an informative post, then just quickly jump on my travel blog. My travel blog is a world of information on where to go to and what to do. 

Nambucca River Delta @ Nambucca, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I know for fact, that most of my friends appreciate my photography and it’s those I am calling out to.

Bunjalung National Park @ Woody Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Okay, rant over. I won’t mention Sharon and Karon again. 
Just remember. This creates a perfect circle in my life, that orbits the atmosphere. And I can’t wait. 

Rock Oyster @ Scott’s Head, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This oyster is my world. 

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