Drones lift the image of Mosman Park in new calendar

Kwinana drone photographer Nick Rafferty won the competition for pictures for the 2019 Mosman Park calendar. Picture Andrew Ritchie.
Kwinana drone photographer Nick Rafferty won the competition for pictures for the 2019 Mosman Park calendar. Picture Andrew Ritchie.

THE riverside beauty of Mosman Bay has been captured by Kwinana drone photographer Nick Rafferty in his winning cover shot for the council’s 2019 calendar.

“Originally I went to get a mirror image of Mosman’s Restaurant, but when I put the drone up I though ‘Wow, what a great picture of the bay’,” Mr Rafferty said.

The council had more than 90 entries from professional and amateur drone photographers for its calendar, before the 13 featured shots were chosen.

Photographers were told to follow the theme of ‘From a Bird’s Eye View’ and reflect the town’s diverse locations including beaches, rivers, parks and reserves, mixed with man-made features in places such as Mount Lyell Park.

The youngest entrant was Mosman Park’s Tate Fairbanks (13), who captured an image used on the calendar’s inside cover using a drone bought with money from the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council’s Youth Encouragement Grants.

Mosman Park Mayor Brett Pollock said given the strength of this year’s entries, a theme of the town’s classic and vintage cars was being considered for the 2020 calendar.

The 2019 edition is available for residents at the council and The Grove Library.