Nicole Hastings: Blog https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog en-us (C) Nicole Hastings hastings@live.com.au (Nicole Hastings) Wed, 02 Jun 2021 06:33:00 GMT Wed, 02 Jun 2021 06:33:00 GMT Airbnb Aunt Sarah’s – Stieglitz https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2020/11/Airbnb-Aunt-Sarah-s-Stieglitz I had the pleasure of photographing Aunt Sarah’s, a gorgeous Airbnb shack at Stieglitz on the East Coast of Tasmania.  Great sized yard with room for the dog!  Beautifully styled and decorated, and all the essentials you need for a great stay.

 

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hastings@live.com.au (Nicole Hastings) accomodation airbnb client work east coast interiors tasmania https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2020/11/Airbnb-Aunt-Sarah-s-Stieglitz Tue, 24 Nov 2020 16:06:08 GMT
Boho Cottage – Airbnb White Beach, Tasmania https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2020/10/Boho-Cottage-Airbnb-White-Beach-Tasmania BOHO COTTAGE – AIRBNB WHITE BEACH, TASMANIA

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Boho Cottage at White Beach, on the Tasman Peninsula was such a stunning location.  I worked with Samantha at Storied Homes to photograph her beautiful airbnb.  Such a relaxing location and warm and cozy with the fire on at night.  I highly recommend a stay here .  So many thoughtful details and gorgeous decorating.

 

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hastings@live.com.au (Nicole Hastings) airbnb airbnbphotographer airbnbphotography architecture boho cottage client work interior interiors https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2020/10/Boho-Cottage-Airbnb-White-Beach-Tasmania Fri, 16 Oct 2020 23:19:40 GMT
35mm Film and Slide Transparency Scanning https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2020/6/35mm-Film-and-Slide-Transparency-Scanning Hi everyone!

Every time I go to blog I seem to start it with long time, no post!  Once again that is the case.  I hope you are all getting through the current pandemic, and coming out the other side.  I was unable to take many photos during lockdown and have been brainstorming ways I can still work from home for the future.

During the lockdown I was looking through and sorting old photographs and was thinking how best to preserve the memories.  A lot of my old albums are falling apart, and my negatives are just sitting in a box.  I am sure if you have a collection they are probably doing the same!  I sometimes think about what the first thing I would grab in a house fire/flood and for me it would be my computer hard drives or photo albums, but we have come so far with technology that a lot of my digital files are now safe in the cloud, but my negatives are not.

Which brought me to the thought of offering a film scanning service, you entrust me with the care of your digital negatives, and I scan them into digital files for you to save to your computer, or your own cloud service.  At the moment I am waiting on the delivery of my scanner – one of the downsides to COVID, the post is REALLY slow and a bit late to the party, but I am eagerly waiting to try it out and see what I can do with it.

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hastings@live.com.au (Nicole Hastings) 35mm film digital film memories negative negative scanning preserve scan scanning https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2020/6/35mm-Film-and-Slide-Transparency-Scanning Tue, 16 Jun 2020 23:29:57 GMT
Encore Clothing Op Shop - Youngtown, Launceston https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2019/9/encore-clothing-op-shop---youngtown-launceston

ENCORE CLOTHING OP SHOP – YOUNGTOWN, LAUNCESTON

 

Encore Clothing is located on Hobart Road in Youngtown.

Encore clothing is a Self Help workplace, they are unique in the fact they wash and iron all the donations prior to putting them on the shelf. Encore always have a high quality of clothing out for sale and when I went this week everything was on sale for $3!

I found a few bargains.

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414 Hobart Road in Youngtown

Phone: (03) 6344 7133
Fax:     (03) 6343 0651

Monday to Friday: 9am to 4pm

 

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hastings@live.com.au (Nicole Hastings) op shop tasmania thrift youngtown https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2019/9/encore-clothing-op-shop---youngtown-launceston Thu, 05 Sep 2019 06:13:00 GMT
Salvos Youngtown Op Shop https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2019/9/Salvos-Youngtown-Op-Shop I must admit, I am a frequent shopper at this Salvos store, partly because it is closest to me and I am often driving past it, and partly because it always has a good variety of things to rummage through. I have in the past found a Gorman skirt, some Inspector Gadget puzzles and various items of clothing for me and my kids. They always have lovely displays around the store.
 

 

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Address:

405/407 Hobart Road
Youngtown TAS 7249

Phone: (03) 6344 8546

 

Weekday Trading Hours

Mon – Fri

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Weekend Trading Hours

Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday   Closed

 

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hastings@live.com.au (Nicole Hastings) op shop op shop guide tasmania thrift shop young town https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2019/9/Salvos-Youngtown-Op-Shop Wed, 04 Sep 2019 21:30:21 GMT
Poatina Village Op Shop https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2019/9/Poatina-Village-Op-Shop POATINA VILLAGE OP SHOP

 

My husband, son and I took a drive up to Poatina last Saturday.  Poatina was once a town built for the purpose of housing the workers for the Hydro Electric Commission.  Now it is a time capsule featuring several amazing mid century buildings, and an op shop!  The Op Shop is unattended, so when you have selected your items for purchase you need to pay at the General Store which is in the middle of the town centre.  I was lucky enough to find some corduroy jeans whoo!

 

Poatina is located 163 km north of Hobart and 60 km from Launceston via the Bass Highway and Poatina Road.

 

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hastings@live.com.au (Nicole Hastings) op shop op shop guide poatina tasmania thrift store https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2019/9/Poatina-Village-Op-Shop Sun, 01 Sep 2019 22:14:57 GMT
BACKING UP DIGITAL IMAGES IN 2019 https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2019/5/backing-up-digital-images-in-2019 BACKING UP DIGITAL IMAGES IN 2019

 

Hello!

I don’t know if anyone even reads my blog anymore but anyhoo…

In the process of rebuilding my blog and trying to get all my content back online, I began to go back through my old hard drives.  A few years ago on Australia Day we had an instance where our street received a bushfire warning and we had to evacuate!  One of those moments where you grab your most precious things and hope for the best.

The first thing I grabbed was my external hard drives that I have backed up my digital files on and a plastic box of film negatives and photos.  If I had tried to lug all my photo albums that would have been a nightmare – but in saying that I do not have all my old images scanned.

Some “helpful” person dropped one of my hard drives on the way out the door – eeek!  Thankfully it still works (just) but this week I decided I need a better plan.  I tested another old hard drive and it doesn’t even want to load the stuff I have put on there for safe keeping!!! Not very reliable at all.

So I am uploading my really old back ups to the cloud.  There are MANY options for cloud back up and I won’t go into them all but for now I am using Google Drive and faithful old Flickr (although that keeps getting dearer)

It’s going to take some time to get them all backed up and I probably should go back and scan photos prior to the digital age for extra safe keeping.

Here is an article I found about me when I first started photoblogging back when I still used the name astrogirl 😀

What would you grab if you had to evacuate your home?

 

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hastings@live.com.au (Nicole Hastings) back digital drive flickr google images up https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2019/5/backing-up-digital-images-in-2019 Wed, 08 May 2019 06:13:00 GMT
COUPLES POSING WITH HAN & LEIA https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2015/11/couples-posing-with-han-leia COUPLES POSING WITH HAN & LEIA

NOVEMBER 5, 2015 

Earlier this year some friends of mine got married on May the 4th. Yes that’s right, Star Wars Day! So I decided to make them a personalised wedding card for the day. I took Han and Leia on a photo shoot to the front yard.

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I had to go out on two separate occasions as it was a bit windy and the couple keep falling for each other. 

 

Holding Hands whilst gazing into each other’s eyes

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Side By Side – Looking at camera with or without blank expression

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Now look at each other…..awwww

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Cheek to cheek

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Give her a hug Han!

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Her behind him

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You guys are so cute!

 

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Now hold hands and face each other

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hastings@live.com.au (Nicole Hastings) couples engagement engagementsessionlaunceston launceston lego photographer posing https://www.nicolehastings.com/blog/2015/11/couples-posing-with-han-leia Wed, 25 Nov 2015 05:13:00 GMT