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Postcard Project

I've come up with a new photography project for this blog. The idea is based around postcards - a relic of the past that some of you may not be familiar with.

The traditional postcard used to be a generic memento / card with a cheesy tourist photograph on the front that you used to pick up in souvenir shops when travelling abroad. You'd write a small paragraph or two on the back, slap a postage stamp on it, and mail it back to your friends and family at home. 

The idea behind the project

The idea behind this Postcards project is to have a single, strong image that summarises my outings & adventures with a short paragraph or two. It'll serve as a kind of short form journal for me, and a more personal look into my life & adventures for you all. Plus it'll be easier for me to upload more regularly this way (photo essays take far too much work).

I'll be backdating the first lot of Postcards in this project so that I have some content to push out for you all. After that, I'll update as I go. I hope you enjoy this new project of mine. If you have any feedback or thoughts, please drop it in the comment section below. 

Postcard 001

Belmore Falls, NSW AUSTRALIA
27 Jan 2016

The hiking trail down to the base of Belmore falls is a tricky one. We failed to find it on our first visit to these falls. Luckily I spoke to someone who had been before, and we finally made it on our second attempt. The hike was a solid 45 minutes down the side of a cliff face. During the hike, your view of the waterfall is obscured by the thick foliage and trees so you can't see the waterfall during your descent. As you get closer though, the thunderous waterfall gets louder and louder until you peek past the last bush and you are confronted with this beauty.

With the trail relatively well hidden, this natural wonder is mostly untouched. It even has a swimming hole at it's base. Definitely one of the most beautiful places I've been to in my state so far. I will return!


Click here to see more Postcards from my photography project.