Featured Photographer – Lainie Shean

10 October 2016

If I had to pin down one thing I love to photograph the most I’d say sunrises – every one of them is a surprise. My photography is really an accidental byproduct of my love of bushwalking, and photographing sunrises has evolved out of circumstance. Juggling a demanding career/family life, I ‘m up and out pre-dawn to make the most of the early hours. The upside to a 4am start is that I see some spectacular sunrises, and I’ve done a lot of bushwalking in the dark to be in the right place at the right time.

I’m a vey passionate supporter of NSW’s national parks, we truly are spoiled. From the picturesque Solitary Island Marine Park in Coffs Harbour to the world famous Blue Mountains National Park, and all the way south to the wild Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains, we have the most amazing protected areas. It’d make me really happy if any part of my accidental photography inspires people to visit and fall in love with these places.

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Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow

Zig Zag Railway, Lithgow. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Grose Valley from Faulconbridge Point

Grose Valley from Faulconbridge Point. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Inside the waterfall at Dorrigo National Park

Inside the waterfall at Dorrigo National Park. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains

Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Mt Warning, Murwillumbah

Mt Warning, Murwillumbah. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Mt Solitary, Blue Mountains

Mt Solitary, Blue Mountains. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Mt Solitary from Wentworth Falls

Mt Solitary from Wentworth Falls. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Sunrise at Woolgoolga Headland

Sunrise at Woolgoolga Headland. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Sunrise at Woolgoolga Headland, NSW North Coast

Sunrise at Woolgoolga Headland, NSW North Coast. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Sunset at Lincoln's Rock, Blue Mountains

Sunset at Lincoln’s Rock, Blue Mountains. Image credit: Lainie Shean

Climbing the Korrowall Knife-edge on Mt Solitary, Blue Mountains

Climbing the Korrowall Knife-edge on Mt Solitary, Blue Mountains. Image credit: Lainie Shean