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This photograph was captured mid morning at The Farmers Hotel, Vacy in the NSW Hunter Valley. A very large number of Harley Davidson riders were converging on the township of Dungog (north of Vacy) for a weekend at the Thunderbolt Rally.

Here, the sun was not only playing havoc with me photographing but also people in conversation. Yes, yes - I know I cut it very fine on the left side but I had to zoom in across the heads of other hotel patrons who were seated at outside tables finding warm in the sunrays after an early ride toward the rally.

When grabbing this photo I felt as if the young lady was looking directly at me - so I took quick aim firing one nervous shot. Hope you like the end result :/

Some history on Vacy taken from the web is "...a tiny village on the Paterson River. Vacy, 9 km north of Paterson, and located 184 km north of Sydney and 27 km north of Maitland, appears a very small collection of residences on the roadside in the middle of nowhere. To the west is Mt George (452 m), to the north is Mt Breckin and looming over the town to the south is Mt Johnstone (341 m).

Vacy came into existence around 1828 as a private township established by the Cory family. John Cory Sr came out from England with his sons Edward and John Jr in 1823 and they soon received grants in the area. John Jr owned Cory Vale and John Sr owned Vacy. By 1839 both grants were in the hands of another son, Gilbert, who arrived later and became the town's real patriarch. It remained in the family until the land was subdivided and sold in 1927".

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  • Copyright: Graham Maranda (burraburra) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 263 W: 7 N: 217] (1219)
  • Genre: Gente
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-05-15
  • Categories: Vida cotidiana
  • Exposición: f/5.5, 1/350 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2010-05-15 21:00
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