The outback mining town, Broken Hill, has quite a collection of splendid buildings from its boom period and especially lining the main road, Argent Street.
The block in this very wide angle photo starts with the Post Office and its tall clock tower on the corner. To the left of it is the old Town Hall, also with a tower. After it comes the polic station (no towere, just a domed) and finally the court house, also with a tower.
All these buildings were built in the early 1890s.
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delpeoples (44888) 2012-06-07 5:50
These old country towns really are beautiful. Your photo shows us all the classic charm an Aussie country town can offer. Love the architecture and the wide streets. Good low POV and colours. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing, hope you're drying out down there
macondo (17949) 2012-06-07 7:22
Well polarised shot, and pretty good exposure. It certainly conveys a strong idea of the impressive buildings in the town, which I've never been to. Funny, I've never associated it with such elegance. Most post offices these days are just holes in the wall, very ordinary shops, and the original buildings, if they're still standing, are used for various things like community centres or restaurants. I like the expansive view and the cars. Perhaps I would have corrected the wide angle lens distortion; I don't think it would lead to the cropping out of anything significant.
alpi1500 (1376) 2012-06-07 14:29
Nice POV and excelent contrast.I'm sorry because my daily limit is full so ı can't give mark.
altay1364 (0) 2012-06-10 5:20
Guzel fotograf,caddenin bukadar insansiz olmasi biraz kotu ben haraketli caddeleri cok severim. ama fotograf iyi.tebrikler
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9408)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Tamron AF 10-24 Di II, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 0:22