ALYSIA McLennan can’t wait to board the steam train.
ALYSIA McLennan can’t wait to board the steam train. Adam Hourigan

Examiner captures the everyday

“SHOWING ordinary things, differently”; that's the secret to taking a great photo, according to The Daily Examiner's chief photographer Adam Hourigan.

From this Wednesday, an exhibition titled The Daily Examiner: Clarence Valley Images will go on display at Grafton Regional Gallery.

The exhibition will feature the work of Examiner photographers Adam Hourigan and Debrah Novak and will run until April.

Each of the exhibition's 20 wonderful images has, of course, a story behind it.

In one, Adam captures the excitement of a girl as she is about to experience her first steam train ride.

“It's an example of the things we do and the people we meet when we're out and about in the Clarence Valley,” Adam said.

“That one's almost a Harry Potter scene with a train blowing smoke in the background.”

Debrah's photo shows a morning horse swim at a local boat ramp.

“I just loved the ambiance and seeing the horses coming out of the water,” she said.

“And the guy rowing the boat has been doing that for about 50 years.”

Adam and Debrah will give an artist's talk at the gallery from 10am on Saturday, March 12.



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