Blue Mountains Bicentenary Flyover Glenbrook


Parachuting in
Parachuting in

Last Saturday 25th May was the official celebration of the crossing of the Blue Mountains by early explorers Blaxland, Wentworth & Lawson some 200 hundred years ago. To mark this Bicentenary event an historic aerial  Flyover was organised to help celebrate this day in the Blue Mountains. I was one of a number of photographers who was asked to cover the event for Blue Mountains Lithgow & Oberon Tourism (BMLOT).

So with camera in hand and my trusty partner hauling all the gear at my side, thanks hun, it was off to Glenbrook to cover the event. We arrived for the lighting of the hot air balloon at dawn. It was such a great atmosphere from the word go, lots of activities for the kids and adults to enjoy. After the hot air balloon tethered rides were over it was time for the parachutist to land in the middle of the oval, see above pic. With clear skies and a swelling crowd, 2000+, it was perfect weather for the Flyover to commence…. An assortment of planes proceeded to fly directly over the event giving the crowd something to cheer and aim their phones, ipads, camera, kids, fingers at. It was so great to see the Blue Mountains community getting behind and embracing such an historic event.

I really enjoy event photography as their is normally a great atmosphere to capture. I had recently taken photos of an endurance event, seen here and I will continue to cover different events as you can get some great shots. In Katoomba, my home town, we are soon to have the annual Winter Magic event. So hun….are you feeling strong….just kidding, it should be fun too!

Have a excellent week and if there is something going on in your neck of the woods, grab your camera and go take  a look.

cheers ben                                                                                                                                                                                           more from the day…

best seat in the house
best seat in the house
Up up & away
Up up & away
flybuys
flybuys
balloon fun
balloon fun
Fairy floss & ferris wheels
Fairy floss & ferris wheels
horsing around
horsing around
Comfy views
Comfy views
planes high in the sky
planes high in the sky
fairy floss beards
fairy floss beards
yummy food
yummy food
great crowds
great crowds
cute animals
cute animals
the planes...the planes
the planes…the planes
happy faces
happy faces
and the occasional fierce warrior
and the occasional fierce warrior


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  1. BrigitteG

    The Winter magic festival will be a great one…Love it !! just hope it doesnt rain though :)…
    Nice coverage of the Bicentenary flyover Ben… yes indeed, perfect weather !! (consider day before it was so cold…wet and miserable!!)

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