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Natalie Ralston
Works at Freelance Session Stylist/Photographer
Attended TAFE, Ultimo
Lives in Sydney, Australia
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Twas a very wet day on Saturday, went out for a walk and thought I'd try out my double glass with a bokeh lens for this traffic shot.
It is my first try at this style.
#Traffic #Lensbaby #Bokeh #pentax #PentaxK-30 #Sydney 
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Woke up at 4:20am on Saturday and made my way down to Cronulla to catch a ferry which +Michael Sutton  had organised for anyone wanting enjoy the sunrise.
Yep.. Another addiction! Book me in for the next cruise, come winter time!
#pentax   #Sunrise   #Polariser   #Cronulla   #RealShire   #Sydney #Australia — at Cronulla & National Park Ferry Cruises.
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Dinner Time - Ibis style

A few weeks ago I saw an oddity! The closer I got the more laughable the moment became! Head and beak digging deep into the bin!
Dinner is served..

#Ibis #LensBaby #Monochrome #StreetPhotography #PentaxK30 #Sydney #Australia #B&W
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Thanks +Ana Andres! Nice to catch something silly for a change!
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Barbed Fence #1/3
Experimenting with #lensbaby  telephoto kit.
#Pentaxk30   #pentax   #LensbabyTelphoto   #monochrome   #TheGap   #OlympusImageShare  
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Thanks +Alison Christensen 
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Earthly Delights

Another glimpse of last Sundays sunrise adventure. It was the first time I'd used the 1970's manual lens and the first of many sunrises experiences to come.
+Ana Andres +Jason Baker +Michael Sutton +Paul Carmona +Rodney Campbell 
#Pentaxk30   #cronulla   #28mm   #sydney   #australia   #bluehour  
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Thanks +Ben Smith :)
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A Little Bit of Sunshine..
The weather was over cast, pleasant for a wonder around the Botanical Gardens. After sitting in an a alcove, changing filters and being bitten by a persistent mosquito, (thirteen bites), I wonder off to an area I haven't been to for a while and found this sunflower, the others had all been and gone but this one was standing there with a few wilting petals looking ever so sunny.
I hope it puts a smile on your face, it did mine!
#lensbaby   #LensbyApertureKit2   #pentaxk30 #art      #botanicalgarden   #sydney   #sunflower #sunflowers     #FlowerPhotography   #flowerpower   #Flowers   #bokeh   #bokehlicious   #bokehphotography   #nature  
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Happy New Year +Paul Gunther  and thanks!
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After trudging for so long in the green, we all smiled when we saw you Jason, agh another human being!! lol!!
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Picnic + Photowalk
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Went to Cronulla Beach for my weekly sunrise challenge, no sun but that's okay, mother nature gave me a challenge!
Thanks +Paul Carmona  for your little snippets of photographic advice, 1/30seconds!
These were just before walking down to get a closer shot.. That's the second thing I learnt, be aware of your surroundings and footing,(moss is pretty in colour but unforgiving on the slip)! Ouch!
Thanks +Michael Sutton   for taking be bandaged up by the Life Guards.
#CronullaBaths   #TheRealShire   #PentaxK30   #Sydney   #australia   #LifesAbeach   #experimental  
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Experimenting with tones and monochrome and of course my Lensbaby  Composure Pro, double glass and telephoto lenses.
#monochromeartyclub   #monochrome   #monochrome   #pentax   #pentaxk30   #Lensbaby   #sydney   #australia   #experimental   #OlympusShareApp  
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Thanks +Edward Dirks! :)
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It was a beautiful sunrise wake up +Mary Jerums
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Education
  • TAFE, Ultimo
    Make - Up, 2011 - 2011
  • Australasian College of Hair and Beauty
    Hair and Make Up, 2009 - 2011
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Gender
Female
Other names
MadBird, Nutty Tart, Space Cake, Fringe Babe
Story
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I caught a virus from the city ocean,(sudden loss of hearing syndrome) in January 2006 which changed my life in so many ways and with it I could no longer work in an office. Some changes are scary but can be a good thing! I now dabble as a session stylist and photography and love it. I've given up taking life too seriously, it doesn't make you happy just takes the life out of living! Enjoy it and if you do something you regret admit to it and move on.
Introduction
Born in England, immigrated to Australia when I was a child, got addicted to traveling, photography and anything creative. I'm a jack of all trades - I learn through curiosity. I get bored easily in most areas of life! I read anything and a lot of it!
My passion is portrait photography and creating the whole image.. I love getting out there and making people feel comfortable in front of the camera, having a laugh and just plain enjoying life.
I would love to get the backpack on and take my camera and make-up kit and enjoy both as much together as apart..
I love black and white film but love my digital cameras too!
That's the shortened story!

Bragging rights
My 21st year was celebrated with three earthquakes, a hurricane, mudslides, being brought back to life after going under from a major three way rip.. Life has been a tad quiet since then! Pardon the pun!
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Freelance Session Stylist/Photographer
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    Freelance session stylist, present
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Currently
Sydney, Australia
Previously
Glasgow,Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland - Amsterdam, Holland - Paris, France - Luxembourge - Barcelona, Spain - Manchester, UK - Lymington, UK - LA, USA - NYC, USA - Koh Samui, Thailand - London, UK
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