Capturing a fleeting moment | VIDEO

Kathy Toirkens and her camera are a familiar sight at community events in Braidwood.

Capturing the full range of subjects and events, Mrs Toirkens also regularly contributes sporting photographs to the Braidwood Times. 

Mrs Toirkens also a familiar site at the preschool, where she has taught multiple generations of Braidwood children.

One of Mrs Toirkens recent photographs of April’s Capture of the Clarkes was recently featured in a recent Visit NSW promotional video.

Kathy Toirkens photograph captured starbursts of gunpowder bursting from the Clarkes' guns.

Kathy Toirkens photograph captured starbursts of gunpowder bursting from the Clarkes' guns.

And it’s only by chance that she found out.

After hastagging the photo #IloveNSW she was contacted by Visit NSW for permission to use it in a campaign, but thought nothing more of it. 

Mrs Toirkens happened to watch the video, when she noticed the photograph. The distinctive starburst pattern of gunfire captured by a quick shutter speed of 1/250th told her it was hers. 

Mrs Toirkens has been taking photos since her final year of university, before she moved to Braidwood in 1983.

Kathy Toirkens at the Braidwood Golf Course.

Kathy Toirkens at the Braidwood Golf Course.

She enjoys the experience of capturing a fleeting moment in time.

“I’m always trying to learn and improve, and I just like capturing things because things change” she says.

“I’m always trying to learn and improve, and I just like capturing things because things change.”