Sunday, 28 December 2014

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas in Sydney: Cafe Of The Gate Of Salvation

The Cafe of the Gate of Salvation is an exciting a cappella gospel choir, based in Sydney, inspired by the African-American vocal tradition.

In the spirit of Christmas, The Cafe of the Gate of Salvation were invited to perform under the Sydney Christmas tree in Martin Place.

Check out their Facebook page for future performances.

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Sydney Roosters Pre Season

On Saturday, the Sydney Roosters opened their doors to to the fans to watch them in pre season training, here are some images from the day.....

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Sydney Christmas

Summer in Sydney means one thing..... Well two things, but Christmas is one of those things !!

Here are a few pics of Christmas in Sydney.


Saturday, 29 November 2014

Welcome to the Family: HMAS Canberra

On 28/11/2014 the Royal Australian Navy commissioned the Adelaide class LHD, HMAS Canberra, into active service.

Today, I had access to the ship thanks to a family and friends open day.

For more details on HMAS Canberra: http://www.navy.gov.au/fleet/ships-boats-craft/lhd

© mafphotography

Thursday, 9 October 2014

BLOOD MOON 08/10/2014


The final Lunar Eclipse for 2014

With 98% Cloud cover, it was a long wait for the show but one well worth it !

The next Blood moon is set for August 2015

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Monday, 1 September 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 25: Newcastle Knights Vs Newtown Jets

Images from the round 25 clash between the Newcastle Knights and the Newtown Jets

Final Score: Newcastle Knights 26 Newtown Jets 24

Venue: Hunter Stadium, Newcastle, NSW

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

City Focus: Auckland, New Zealand

City Focus: Auckland, New Zealand

The City Focus series takes a look at landmarks locations and people which make the city.

The next City Focus takes in the city of Auckland in New Zealand

New Zealand's biggest city, Auckland has a vibe which reminds me very much of Melbourne. From the old ferry building, to the Skytower, the lane way restaurants to the White Lady food truck, Auckland likes to show off it's heritage, but also show it's cutting edge. 

From wine and fine food, to regular and extreme sports, Auckland has it all

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 24: New Zealand Warriors Vs Newtown Jets

Images from the round 24 clash between the New Zealand Warriors and the Newtown Jets

Final Score: New Zealand Warriors 28 Newtown Jets 30

Venue: Mt Smart Stadium No.2, Auckland, New Zealand

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 23: Wests Tigers Vs Illawarra Cutters

Images from the round 23 clash between the Wests Tigers and The Illawarra Cutters

Final Score: Wests Tigers 24 Illawarra Cutters 16

Venue: Leichhardt Oval, Leichhardt, NSW

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 22: Penrith Panthers Vs North Sydney Bears

Images from the round 22 clash between the Penrith Panthers and North Sydney Bears

Final Score: Penrith Panthers 68 North Sydney 12

Venue: Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

NSW Waratahs - Super Rugby Champions - Civic Celebrations

After their first Super Rugby Grand Final victory in 19 years, the NSW Waratahs celebrated with over 2000 Waratahs faithful in Sydney's Martin Place. 

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014


Sunday, 3 August 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 21: Newtown Jets Vs Wests Tigers

Images from the round 21 clash between the Newtown Jets and the Wests Tigers 

Final Score: Newtown Jets 30 Wests Tigers 14

Venue: Henson Park, Marrickville

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014


Saturday, 26 July 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 20: Wests Tigers Vs North Sydney Bears

Images from the round 20 clash between the Wests Tigers and North Sydney Bears

Final Score: Wests Tigers 30 North Sydney 22

Venue: Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Campbelltown

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014


NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 20: Canterbury Bulldogs Vs Newtown Jets

Images from the round 20 clash between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Newtown Jets

Final Score: Canterbury Bulldogs 22 - Newtown Jets 38 

Venue: Belmore Sportsground, Belmore NSW

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014


Sunday, 20 July 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 19: Newtown Jets Vs Penrith Panthers

Images from the round 19 clash between the Newtown Jets and the Penrith Panthers

Final Score: Newtown Jets 31 - Penrith Pathers 30 

Venue: Allianz Stadium, Moore Park

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Panthers out class Jets - STEELE SPORTS

Panthers out class Jets.


Written by Emma Duxbury Rugby League News at Sportingbet Stadium


Panthers out class Jets.
Penrith’s VB NSW Cup side have kept their winning streak alive and remain on top of the table, after a hard fought 36-20 win over Newtown at Sportingbet Stadium on Saturday.

An hour before kick-off we got confirmation that Isaah Yeo would be backing up from rep duty, alongside Sam Anderson and Waqa Blake. Kieran Moss also made his return from injury, scoring a try and setting up another.

Newtown put the first points on the board five minutes into the match after being awarded a penalty just short of halfway. They then carried the ball up to their line and sent it right across the park, drawing Penrith’s defenders in and leaving a hole on the left side, where centre Samisoni Langi dived over to score. The conversion was waved away so the visitors took a 4-0 lead.
A few minutes later the Panthers hit back when Matt Robinson put Kieran Moss into a hole on halfway and he took off down the field, before passing to Tom Humble who carried it the rest of the way. Wes Naiqama kicked it straight through the posts to put Penrith ahead 6-4.

It was another 15 minutes before the score changed again, and it was the home side who added to their tally. Matt Robinson put a beautiful grubber kick over to the left corner where it bounced perfectly for Will Smith to run onto and ground. Naiqama converted from the sideline, extending Penrith’s lead to 12-4.

Kevin Kingston had to leave the field soon after this after copping a knock to the head.

Three minutes later the Panthers were over again after Smith broke through several tackles and took off down the sideline, before passing to Luke Capewell who steamed over the line from 10m out. Naiqama’s boot took the score to 18-4, with 13 minutes until the half time break.

In the next play, Isaah Yeo had to be helped from the field after going down in a tackle.

Seven minutes before the break Kieran Moss scored our fourth try after barging his way through some very soft Jets defence, to jog the ball over the line. Naiqama was slightly off target with the kick this time, so the score went to 22-4.

Newtown scored the next try after a questionable bounce off the shoulder of one of their players left the Panthers a little stunned, and their winger Brett Lane dived over to get the ball down. With the kick, the Jets narrowed the score to 22-10, with three minutes on the clock.

Good news for the Panthers heading into the second half with both Kevin Kingston and Isaah Yeo returning to the field.

Things got even better in the 48th minute when Tom Humble went over for his second try of the day after the ball was picked up from dummy half and sent to him a few metres out from the line, and he dived under a group of Jets defenders to score. Naiqama’s kick drifted to the left, so the home side extended their lead to 26-10.

Ten minutes later the Jets went over for their next try after forcing repeat goal line dropouts and putting the Panthers under intense pressure up their end. After driving hard at their line, Brett Lane eventually got enough momentum to push his way over in the corner. The conversion was missed though, so the score went to 26-14.

With nine minutes on the clock, Newtown crossed for another one when hooker Kurt Kara took a brilliant ball 10m out, and ran straight through a couple of Panthers defenders to plant the ball down under the posts. The kick went straight through the posts, meaning the visitors were now just six points behind.

But in the next set, flying Fijian Eto Nabuli made that gap a little bigger when he crossed in the corner after collecting a pass on the sideline and taking off down the field, beating several Jets players to the line.

Tommy Humble sealed the deal for the Penrith side when he crossed for his third try in the 77th minute, after finding a hole in Newtown’s defence and sprinting 30m to dive over the line. Will Smith took the kick this time and sent the ball straight through the posts, to give the Panthers an unbeatable 36-20 lead, with less than 30 seconds remaining.

In what is a real anomaly in this year’s draw, these two sides will do battle once again this round, this time though it will be a Jets home game, played at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.

Penrith Panthers 36 (T Humble 3, E Nabuli, L Capewell, W Smith, K Moss tries; W Naiqama 3, W Smith goals) def. Newtown Jets 20 (B Lane 2, S Langi, K Kara tries; S Taukeiaho 2 goals) at Sportingbet Stadium.
Pics Mario Facchini MAF Photography.


Sunday, 13 July 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 18: Penrith Panthers Vs Newtown Jets

Images from the round 18 clash between the Penrith Panthers and the Newtown Jets

Final Score: Penrith Pathers 36 - Newtown Jets 20 

Venue: Sportingbet Stadium, Penrith

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014



Sunday, 6 July 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 17: Newtown Jets Vs Cronulla Sharks

Images from the round 17 clash between the Newtown Jets and the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks

Final Score: Newtown Jets 16 - Sharks 36

Venue: Henson Park

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014



Monday, 30 June 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup Round 16: Cronulla Sharks Vs Canterbury Bulldogs

Images from the round 16 clash between the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

Final Score: Sharks 24  - Bulldogs 37

Venue: Henson Park

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014


Sunday, 29 June 2014

NSWRL VB NSW CUP 2014 Round 16: Newtown Jets Vs Wyong Roos

Images from the round 16 clash between the Newtown Jets and the Wyong Roos 

Final Score: Newtown Jets 40 - Wyong Roos 26

Venue: Henson Park

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014



Thursday, 26 June 2014

Tigers stall Jets to be 5 from 5 - STEELE SPORTS

Tigers stall Jets to be 5 from 5

http://www.steelesports.com.au/index.php/25-carousel-news/426-tigers-stall-jets-to-be-5-from-5

Written by Michelle Boon Rugby League News at Leichhardt Oval


Sunday, 15 June 2014

VB NSW Cup 2014 Round 14 Newtown Jets Vs Newcastle Knights

Images from today's VB NSW Cup round 14 clash between the Newtown Jets and the Newcastle Knights

Final Score: Newtown Jets 26 - Newcastle 28

Venue: Henson Park

All images: ©mafphotography 2014

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

City Focus: Melbourne, Victoria

City Focus: Melbourne, Victoria

The City Focus series takes a look at landmarks locations and people which make the city.

This first City Focus takes in the city of Melbourne in Victoria.

Australia's 2nd biggest city, Melbourne has a vibe about it which is matched by no other City in Australia. A strong mix of old and new, the city is extremely photogenic, almost as if she wills you to take photos of her.

There is always something to find in Melbourne, from the street art, to the lane ways, park lands and sporting venues.... There is always something to photograph in Melbourne.

Images available for purchase, contact mafphotography@hotmail.com


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Monday, 9 June 2014

Queen Victoria Markets, Melbourne Victoria

A center of the trade for the City of Melbourne since 1878, the Vic Markets as known by locals is a vibrant marketplace for fresh foods and produce, as well as a hub for small goods and purveyors of fine foods.

Taking a stroll through the markets, you can't help but take in the sights and sounds, the colours and smells, certainly a place that stimulates the mind and the taste buds.

Images available for purchase, contact mafphotography@hotmail.com


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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Vivid 2014, Sydney Australia (Gallery 2)

Vivid Sydney (Gallery 2)

The annual festival of light, music and ideas held for 18 days between May and June.

Please enjoy this selection of images from around Circular Quay.

Images available for purchase, contact mafphotography@hotmail.com


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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

VIVID 2014, Sydney Australia

Vivid Sydney

The annual festival of light, music and ideas held for 18 days between May and June.

Please enjoy this selection of images from around Circular Quay.

Images available for purchase, contact mafphotography@hotmail.com


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Sunday, 1 June 2014

NRL Telstra Premiership - Round 12 - Sydney Roosters Vs Canberra Raiders

Images from NRL's round 12 clash between the Sydney Roosters and the Canberra Raiders

Final Score: Sydney Roosters 26 - Canberra Raiders 12

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014


NRL U 20's Holden Cup - Round 12 - Sydney Roosters Vs Canberra Raiders

Images from the Holden Cup round 12 clash between the Sydney Roosters and Canberra Raiders

Final Score: Sydney Roosters 30 - Canberra Raiders 29

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014




NSWRL VB Cup 2014 Round 12 Newtown Jets Vs Mounties

Images from today's round 12 clash between the Newtown Jets and Mounties

Final Score: Newtown 36 - Mounties 18

All Images: ©mafphotography 2014



Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Newtown Jets V Cutters Match Report from the Cooks River Valley times

Photo Courtesy of mafphotography

http://www.localnewsplus.com.au/story.php?ID=63338

Jets flew highest in first half hour


Daniel Mortimer goes in to score for the Newtown Jets against the Illawarra Cutters on Saturday, while his team captain Kurt Kara lends close support.

THIS season's best crowd at Henson Park saw the Jets put on an authoritative display, scoring five tries in the first 25 minutes to defeat the Cutters by 42-22.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Sunday, 18 May 2014

NSWRL VB NSW Cup 2014: Round 10 North Sydney Bears vs Newcastle Knights


Images from today's VB NSW Cup round 10 clash between the North Sydney Bears and the Newcastle Knights

Final Score: North Sydney 18 - Newcastle 10

Venue: North Sydney Oval

All images: ©mafphotography 2014