Hello and Welcome!
My name is Krystal McKinley and i'm a self taught photographer living in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and here's a little fun fact for those wondering what the word 'Novocastrian' means in my banner, a Novocastrian is a native or inhabitant of Newcastle!
My story starts from the day I could walk, I was a very adventurous child and anything outdoors related would ignite a spark in me, so the day I held my first camera, a Nikon Coolpix AW100, it came to no surprise that the outside world would be the place I captured some magic! Anything from landscapes to animals to even the little things like a flower or a cloud in the sky, I found beauty and inspiration in everything and I knew that this hobby would soon become a lifelong passion!
My husband Connor and I relocated to Townsville, Queensland, Australia and this is where my love and interest for travel really took off! Connor was often away for work so to keep myself busy I would explore my new home for photo inspiration, by now I had upgraded to a Nikon D3400 so I was really excited to see what I could create! Far North Queensland has so many beautiful destinations, all within a reasonable drive from each other so my possibilities were endless, I had well and truly caught the travel bug and there was no turning back!
After living two years in Townsville it was time for us to go back home to Newcastle. My time in Queensland inspired me to make more of an effort to see what my own region had to offer and well, there is plenty of amazing places to experience in New South Wales too! I have been fortunate enough to visit some incredible overseas destinations but I still have so much more of my own country to discover and I plan on doing just that. I hope I can inspire you to be a tourist in your home town because when you open your mind and eyes, there is so much to see and do!
I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me and my blogs. Your support is what inspires me to keep being creative and I love showing you all the world through my eyes and experience!