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    Capturing another side of Centennial Parklands

It often takes an outsider to capture a scene or moment that we, more familiar with Centennial Parklands, may miss…or may even, heaven forbid, take for granted. We continue to celebrate the arrival of the Head On Photo Festival in Centennial Park with some photos taken by Sydney-based British photographer, Mark Condon.

These are just two stunning shots Mark has shared with us and provided the Parklands to use. We loved them and wanted to share these with you.

 

This image is taken from the top of Mt Steel, Moore Park. In the foreground is Bat and Ball Field - image by Mark Condon

This image is taken from the top of Mt Steel, Moore Park. In the foreground is Bat and Ball Field – image by Mark Condon

 

This stunning image of a horse was taken at the Equestrian Grounds in Centennial Park - image by Mark Condon

This stunning image of a horse was taken at the Equestrian Grounds in Centennial Park – image by Mark Condon

 

A little about Mark…

Mark has become a Centennial Park convert. Our work here is done!

Mark has become a Centennial Park convert. Our work here is done!

Mark Condon is a British wedding photographer at Gold Hat Photography. He has lived in various countries around the world (Japan, UK, Australia) and most recently has been living in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for the last five years.

After Mark sent us his photos to share, he revealed that – despite having lived relatively locally for five years – he hadn’t really spent any time in Centennial Parklands. We were abhorred!

He has spent some time running around the perimeter, and more recently riding his new bike in the Park, but only recently did he come to appreciate the amazing amount of activity that occurs here every day.  He has since assured us that the combination of a great park, great weather and the spaces provided, Centennial Park has quickly become one of his favourite places this country has to offer.

He recently undertook ‘Project 35′ which aimed to capture 35 photos taken on 35 consecutive days with a 35mm lens. Some of these (two featured above) are from Centennial Parklands. Check out his great results!

Mark’s blog and Facebook page provide more examples of his work, and his Gold Hat Photography website outlines his professional photographic services.

Thanks for sharing your shots, Mark, and making them available for the Parklands to use!

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Think you can compete with these great photos? Why not share your great photos of Centennial Parklands with us. We’d all love to see them.

 

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