Beautiful Beasties is an international network of professional pet photographers, of which I am very privileged to be a part of. Within the network a group was formed for photographers who wanted to participate in a project, a 52 week project. Each week a theme is chosen and posted, then we all go out and take a photograph or series of photographs to fit the theme, then we all post onto our own websites and form a ring by linking all the websites. That means you can look at my images and then follow the links all over the world to see what other pet photographers are capturing.
The theme for week 3 is – “My Town” – chosen by Sue Collura from Massachusetts, USA – ” I thought it would be fun to see special things about where you live showcased in your photos…a cool sign, great architecture, a special view…something that shows your city’s personality! ”
I had better start of this weeks post with a bit about where I live….I live in ‘Bensville’ – a small suburb of the NSW, Central Coast.
Why do I say small? According to Wikipedia (yes I looked up details about where I live) Bensville is only 2 square Kilometres (which is 0.8 square miles). But while Bensville might be small in size, we love it here!! Why do we love it so much – well one of the main reasons is there is not much here but there is so much here at the same time.
Our place backs right onto the Bouddi National Park – loads of native plants, animals and birds – which goes over the hill and down to the beach (which has a great off leash area for the dogs) and the Tasman Sea. On the other side of Bensville there is Brisbane Water, where the dogs love to swim and the big Boys like to water-ski. Right next door to Bensville is Empire Bay – where the kids go to school and the dogs go every morning to the off leash park for running, swimming and play time.
Bensville is named after a pioneer of the area, Benjamin Davis. His father had been a school teacher at Kincumber and Davistown is named after his family. Benjamin started a shipbuilding business around 1850 and also owned 1,000 acres (4.05 km2) of land there. When a post office was opened, it was named Bensville, in honour of the pioneer.
As I mentioned above we also spend a lot of time at Empire Bay…..
Now as always, this is a blog ring, so settle in and get comfy, follow the links through all the blogs and see where all the other photographers live, starting with Nicole from NCS Pet Photography in Windsor Ontario, Canada, keep clicking the links until you get back here.
See you next Friday S.