Photographer's choice: Brendan McCarthy

Emergency services at the scene of a light-plane crash in Maryborough. Picture: Brendan McCarthy
Emergency services at the scene of a light-plane crash in Maryborough. Picture: Brendan McCarthy
Allison and Rod Campbell. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Allison and Rod Campbell. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

McLean Brothers owner Allan McLean. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

McLean Brothers owner Allan McLean. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

ATSB investigators at the site of a plane crash near Bendigo. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

ATSB investigators at the site of a plane crash near Bendigo. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Taylor and Courtney Matthews celebrate Australia Day. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Taylor and Courtney Matthews celebrate Australia Day. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Golden Gloves winner Danny Taggert. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Golden Gloves winner Danny Taggert. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Justin McPhail tastes a home brew. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Justin McPhail tastes a home brew. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Golden Gloves winner Danny Taggert. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Golden Gloves winner Danny Taggert. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

SEABL. Bendigo Braves v Frankston. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

SEABL. Bendigo Braves v Frankston. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Sutton Grange dairy farmer Bradley Broad. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Sutton Grange dairy farmer Bradley Broad. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Denise Andrea and Marlene Hall from the Bendigo Budgerigar Club. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Denise Andrea and Marlene Hall from the Bendigo Budgerigar Club. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Jenny Dwyer comforts her mum Barb Templar after her cabin in Castlemaine was flooded. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Jenny Dwyer comforts her mum Barb Templar after her cabin in Castlemaine was flooded. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Castlemaine Art Gallery Director Peter Perry. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Castlemaine Art Gallery Director Peter Perry. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Members of the new Central Victorian Poultry Club Mark Doherty, Doug Moulden and David Pickles. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Members of the new Central Victorian Poultry Club Mark Doherty, Doug Moulden and David Pickles. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Norm Quin. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Norm Quin. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

BSSC Student Nina Robertson. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

BSSC Student Nina Robertson. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Rehearsals for Sharon Saunders dancers 21st birthday celebrations. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Rehearsals for Sharon Saunders dancers 21st birthday celebrations. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Stan Meier with Angel the Shiba Inu. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Stan Meier with Angel the Shiba Inu. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Chinese Cresteds. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Chinese Cresteds. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Georgia Scarce checks out a contestant at a dog show in Bendigo. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Georgia Scarce checks out a contestant at a dog show in Bendigo. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Rochester farmer Geoff Elliott with Midge the dog. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Rochester farmer Geoff Elliott with Midge the dog. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Rochester farmer Geoff Elliott with Midge the dog. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Rochester farmer Geoff Elliott with Midge the dog. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

The Federation Room at the Shamrock Hotel. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

The Federation Room at the Shamrock Hotel. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Carisbrook residents Maurice and Joan Marshall. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Carisbrook residents Maurice and Joan Marshall. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

CFA crews at the scene of a fire at the old Gillies factory. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

CFA crews at the scene of a fire at the old Gillies factory. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

A missing gnome discovered by the Addy team. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

A missing gnome discovered by the Addy team. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Fiona Wicks, Marcus Seal and John and Leslie Wicks at the Grace Kelly exhibition. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Fiona Wicks, Marcus Seal and John and Leslie Wicks at the Grace Kelly exhibition. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Visitors at the Grace Kelly exhibition. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Visitors at the Grace Kelly exhibition. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Tom Walsh from Trentham at the Kyneton Saleyards. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Tom Walsh from Trentham at the Kyneton Saleyards. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Kyneton Saleyards. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Kyneton Saleyards. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Author Alex Miller. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Author Alex Miller. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Groovin' the Moo festival goer Nicole Carusi at Bendigo's Big4 caravan park. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Groovin' the Moo festival goer Nicole Carusi at Bendigo's Big4 caravan park. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Australian Open action 2012. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Australian Open action 2012. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Sutton Grange dairy farmer Noel Broad. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Sutton Grange dairy farmer Noel Broad. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Keith Macdonald shows off his favourite hat. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Keith Macdonald shows off his favourite hat. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Cpl. Sam Malone poses for a picture before his deployment to East Timor. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Cpl. Sam Malone poses for a picture before his deployment to East Timor. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Sarah Perry. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Sarah Perry. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Steph Truscott puts the finishing touches on Kim Barlow for the Scope See Me September Ball. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Steph Truscott puts the finishing touches on Kim Barlow for the Scope See Me September Ball. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Peter Ebdon and Barry Hawkins during the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open final. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Peter Ebdon and Barry Hawkins during the Australian Snooker Goldfields Open final. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Charlie Bovalino. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Charlie Bovalino. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Wine grower Gilles Lapalus. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Wine grower Gilles Lapalus. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo Returning Officer Tony McDowell looks on as council votes are sorted. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Bendigo Returning Officer Tony McDowell looks on as council votes are sorted. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Traditional Karen scarf weaving. Picture: Brendan McCarthy

Traditional Karen scarf weaving. Picture: Brendan McCarthy