Our stunning coastal scenes have yet again proved to be an inspiring landscape for Sam Nerrie, local landscape photographer.
Sam has recently been awarded two bronze in the International Loupe Awards for two photos taken at Bournda Island. These awards come on the back of several other international awards in 2012.
Sam said: “I love the challenges of photographing our coast, of being out on the beach in storms and on balmy summer evenings. The wilderness that we are surrounded by on this quite isolated coastline is an inspiration and I feel I have only just begun to capture this coast’s beautiful and unique gamut of colours and moods.
“Taking good images requires taking several ‘bad’ ones to get the idea of what will not work. Then it is a process of refining what you like and waiting for a magnificent sky that will add that unique glow to your image.”
In the international 2012 Creative Asia Photography Awards Sam Nerrie’s image of Tathra beach with two life savers sitting on the beach whilst a storm cloud gathers overhead was placed in the top 25 finalists in its category and gained her a silver award.
“I have had a fairly successful year for images taken on the Sapphire Coast. I also gained two bronzes earlier in the year from the Epson International Photographic Pano Awards.
“It is heartening to gain these awards as photographers generally work in isolation, that is the nature of the business, and these awards are your ultimate form of peer review,” Sam said.
“I feel that I am only at the beginning of photographing this coast and I guess if I run out of inspiration then the coast to the south around Mallacoota or the coast around Narooma will keep me busy for a long time to come.”