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Merimbula is more than a location – it’s where X marks the spot

By Darren Stones

The evening before a crisp, still morning of potentially fulfilling photography reinforces earlier thoughts of the likelihood of recording Mother Nature’s golden light. With the forecast looking promising, the idea of awakening early from a deep slumber is all the more pleasant given I’ve researched my location and used Google maps to my advantage.


Middle Beach – Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
Photo: Darren Stones

Casting my mind back pre Google map days, I vividly recall relying more on guess work and vigorously scouting locations after travelling hundreds of kilometres for a keeper or two. But how times have changed for someone like me – a research nut who adores Mr Google’s invention and how it’s allowed me to place myself wherever I wish – almost.


Middle Beach – Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
Photo: Darren Stones

When perched in my home office navigating the Monday to Friday grind and attempting to earn a razoo, I cast myself forward a month or two and begin dreaming of “Location, location, location.” My heart begins to race and a clear picture begins to form in my mind. I momentarily find myself imagining where X marks the spot, fiddling with f-stops between 8 and 16, and contemplating which filter to slide into the holder. Again I’m in dreamland and projecting myself forward into the future.

Excuse me for a little while as I’m craving to surf the web. I have another X spot to investigate.

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Comments

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonalmost 4 years ago

    So beautiful Darren! take care, Linda

  • Thanks Linda. It’s a fantastic place to visit and explore. We love it there.

    Cheers.

    – Darren Stones

  • Paul Dean
    Paul Deanalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work has been featured in the Australian Travel Photography and Writing group 11/10/10

  • Hi Paul, thanks for the feature. Glad you liked it.

    – Darren Stones

  • Paul Dean
    Paul Deanalmost 4 years ago

    Like you there is some sentimental value there too, my wife and I spent our honeymoon there and we were accepted as locals by some of the businesses…..

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonalmost 4 years ago
    I like the images with this article Darren and the calendar is a beauty. I especialy like the March and July shots.
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