REGULAR followers of the Medowie Community Group were in for a visual treat this week when local resident Rod Daniels posted a series of photographs to the Facebook page.
The first set featured the double line of deciduous autumn trees that line a driveway on Ferodale Road.
Naming the photographs ‘Autumn In Medowie’, the stunning landscapes immediately gained the attention of the page followers.
Mr Daniels does not use fancy or expensive camera equipment to take his photos, telling News Of The Area, “All I have is my Samsung phone, which is a hand-me-down from my wife.”
“I do take the photos using a high resolution.”
Mr Daniels who retired at the end of 2016 worked at the Tomago Smelter for more than three decades.
He and his wife moved to Medowie a number of years ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Of the photos of the trees on Ferodale Road that have garnered so much attention, Mr Daniels said, “We were driving back from the gym and I spotted the line of trees.”
“It was a bit rainy that morning.”
“I had only joined the Medowie Community Group Facebook page a few days earlier.”
“I was reading the posts and that there weren’t really any photos of Medowie.”
“I thought I would make the posts a bit more colourful”
“I was staggered that so many people liked the photos.”
Mr Daniels does have a background in photography, having worked alongside his son for many years assisting with wedding photography, in the main.
He says, “I have always been interested in photography, but nothing professional.”
Stay on the lookout for more photos by this talented local.
By Heather SHARP