Behind the scenes up north

I was privileged enough to meet some great people in a short period of time.


For those of you who don’t know, my name is Sarah Coulton and I am a full time photographer for Queensland Country Life.

Each week I travel to many different locations throughout Queensland and meet a variety of people who are both interesting and passionate about what they do.

During these adventures I snap away and capture moments that don’t always make the cut for the paper or online. Therefore, I have decided to start my very own blog calling it, Coulton’s country.

A 'once in a lifetime' moment. To snap a sunset like this, while sitting in a jet, flying at 11887 metres above the Australian Outback... and so the sun sets on another glorious adventure. Click on the images throughout the blog to see a photo gallery from my travels.

Life is like a camera. Just focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't turn out - just take another shot. - Unknown

The name reflects my adventures, the people I meet, the places I go, and the many different scenes I get to photograph.

I hope through this blog you, the viewer, will see everyday things being caught through the lens and you too can see just how beautiful people are and how magical this country of ours is.

Northern travels

IN mid-May I was given the opportunity to fly to Cairns, Karumba and Cloncurry with the Deputy Premier of Queensland, Jeff Seeney.

Flying up to the Gulf of Carpentaria was a highlight for me during this Royalties for Regions Northern Queensland trip. The furthest north I had been prior to this was Cairns and Mt Isa, so to experience flying into Karumba was a moment I will never forget. seeing the sand flats for the first time was an impressive sight.

This trip was in aide of the Royalties for Regions program and was a new experience for me, along with flying in a government jet and visiting Karumba.

Cairns and Cloncurry were places I had visited in my previous career.

Cloncurry at dawn.

This assignment is not the norm and usually I cover many kilometres driving around in my Rav4.

It made for a very nice change and I was privileged enough to meet some great people in a short period of time.

I hope you enjoy flicking through my pictures and I look forward to this new chapter in my life at QCL.

It astounds me how trees can grow out of the cracks in rocks - and on the sheer cliff of one as well.

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Sarah Coulton

Sarah Coulton

is a photographer for Queensland Country Life
Twitter: @QCLSarah_C
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2/06/2014 12:02:26 PM

Australia's an amazing country, great photos Sarah. I like the Cloncurry shot. I drove there once, hell of a long trip, but something everyone should do once in their life.
25/06/2014 9:16:06 AM

Thanks @fordonfood. It was great to be able to get back outback. Even though it was very short lived and we flew this time, I too have driven that road a few times and have fond memories - Everyone should experience the outback at least once in their lifetime, especially the lovely country towns out west. They wouldn't be disappointed! Friendliest people I know...
Coultons CountryQueensland Country Life photographer Sarah Coulton shows you a glimpse of rural Queensland from behind the lens.


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