53 fine photos from 2018

October 18: Lifeline volunteer Rob Woodcock puts the last books onto the desks at the Illawarra Sport Stadium in Berkeley ahead of the Lifeline book fair. Photo: Adam McLean, Illawarra Mercury
October 18: Lifeline volunteer Rob Woodcock puts the last books onto the desks at the Illawarra Sport Stadium in Berkeley ahead of the Lifeline book fair. Photo: Adam McLean, Illawarra Mercury

How do you whittle down thousands of photos taken across the course of 12 months into one selection?

Well, you try but you prepare to upset someone/everyone.

This is by no means a comprehensive collection of the photos taken across the Australian Community Media network this year.

Hit Princess Leia to check out all the photos

It’s not the best, not the worst – just some of the photos we’ve published across 100+ mastheads this year.

There are the tragic ones, the eye-catchingly wonderful moments gone in a split second and, of course, the heartbreakers and head-shakers.

Another day, another truck stuck under a bridge. Photo: Noni Hyett, Bendigo Advertiser

Another day, another truck stuck under a bridge. Photo: Noni Hyett, Bendigo Advertiser

How did we magically arrive at 53? Scientifically?

Well, no – of course not. We just don’t want to overwhelm you all at once.

here are probably another 53 waiting in the wings to be published. When we’ve heard from the photographers who missed out!

John Talbot, Murray Bridge, with his kelpie Queenie. Photo: Stock Journal

John Talbot, Murray Bridge, with his kelpie Queenie. Photo: Stock Journal